• Modern Antithesis of Appropriation

    Shawn Carter is a recording artist from Brooklyn, NY.  He's known as Jay Z.  He's married to Beyonce Knowles.  Their combined net worth was reportedly somewhere around "a billion" USD as far back as 2014.  Amidst a rocky personal life made public (to say the least) Jay Z released a new album in July along [...] Continue Reading
  • the Oddworx of Alex Solis

    Icons Unmasked-a series by Alex Solis- If you want to buy me one, trust your instincts. I found Alex on Instagram last week.  He has a number of illustration series involving pop culture staples ranging from the 1970s to the mid 2000s.  This particular set caught my attention; he takes popular characters and boils them down to... [...] Continue Reading
  • Canadian illustration: NBA toons

    In my opinion, these images are the perfect blend of playful objectiveness.  I hope they had as much fun in concept and execution as I feel when I see the finished product here.  These mascots make me envision coaching 29 little league teams and winning 29 championships.  Enjoy the carousel and judge me for my write-ups [...] Continue Reading
  • Train Up a Child

    Don't let the preview frame stop you from reading the comic.  It's hilarious.  It deals with how children learn from adults. Often times children are regarded as tiny, irrational humans; but, if the iPod doesn't fall too far from the MacBook, maybe we're all giant irrational babies. There's a verse in the 22nd chapter of Proverbs [...] Continue Reading
  • Comic Relief

    Disclaimer: The comic you are about to read is unusual.  Calvin and Hobbes is regarded as one of the greatest comic strips in history by many and a modern literary marvel by others.  The comic centers around a young american child [Calvin] from the middle class.  His best friend is a tiger [Hobbes].  Together they [...] Continue Reading
  • Writer’s Block, a pun.

    This is a comic by Stephan Pastis- synopsis: A rat walks into a bar... This rat, the main character, orders a shot.  The bartender says: "Rat, would you like anything else with your tequila?"   Rat says: "Yeah, gimme a chaser."  Then a sweaty guy in shorts walks up and says: "Okay, start running."  Rat, now annoyed, turns to the writer [...] Continue Reading
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Lips, Blackface.

    "I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind." - Theodor S. Geisel, as Dr. Seuss Before he was the eclectic children's author we know, Theodor Geisel was a cartoonist. One of his works [for hire] was recently auctioned. There were no bids. First, a [...] Continue Reading
  • Dancing in September

    transcription HOBBES: "Well, summer is almost over. It sure went quick, didn't it? CALVIN: Yep. There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." Continue Reading