Nice, France

The attack in Nice that happened on Bastille Day really hit home for me. Alexej’s mom lives in Nice, and we’ve visited her every August for the past three years. Our next visit is in just a few weeks. My family didn’t really have a recurring vacation destination when I was growing up, so Nice is the closest thing to a family holiday spot. It’s such a relaxed, beautiful city, full of delicious food, gorgeous nature, and vibrant culture. For such an idyllic city to be the target of such a tragic and senseless act on a national day of celebration is just unthinkable. We’re so lucky that my mother-in-law escaped with just a few minor injuries. My thoughts are with all the family and friends of t

Wedding animals

It's (sort of) summer, and that means weddings! As I've said before, I'm a big fan of weddings. I completely understand all the arguments against marriage, but I think it's precisely because marriage isn't necessary any more that I think we can start reforming the concept of marriage and weddings into whatever we want them to be. Free from the societal, religious, and historical baggage, we can redefine these concepts for the 21st century. If you want to show your commitment to someone else, you can celebrate that in whatever form you choose. After all, who doesn't want an excuse for a party? Of course, if you know anything about my work, you will know how much I love animal designs. Last ye

Those very buckets turned upside down …

I’m back! It’s been a long hiatus since my last blog post, but I’ve now returned to working on my children’s book project. I’ve only just begun working on the final drawings, but if I’m able to keep to schedule, I should have the book finished by early next year. As I mentioned in my previous post about the project, it brings together a random assortment of influences, from Alexis Deacon to the Slow Movement. Oddly, it seems that more and more of the music I’ve been introduced to lately has been making its way into the book in some form. Alexej and I recently went to a Saul Williams gig at the Jazz Cafe in Camden. I admit, I hadn’t really listened to much of his music beforehand, except for

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