Thursday, October 22, 2020
I drew another CookieDoodle art parody. One of the iconic comic book covers from the 1970's was by Bernie Wrightson for DC's House of Secrets #92. Len Wein and Wrightson created the character for a one off story in that DC anthology comic, but the character is still going strong today.
There is nothing too ominous about my parody of that cover, unless you wish not to share your baked goods.
Sesame Street characters @ Sesame Workshop
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
It is the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. I was thinking about Johnny Appleseed.
From what I have recently read, Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman, actually planted cider apple seeds. In colonial times cider was the most common beverage. Water was often not safe to drink and most homesteads had an apple orchard.
Friday, April 03, 2020
From Smart News, Smithsonian Magazine. Read the article here.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Here is my attempt to draw a cuter tanuki for Halloween. The more I worked on it, the weirder it became. Maybe something cute and scary is more disturbing than either just scary or cute!
Well, in Japanese the words for cute, kawaii, and scary, kowai, sound very similar to my American ears.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
I wanted to have some fun with a Happy Halloween drawing for this year before I became busy with other projects. The Japanese at the bottom of the pumpkin art reads, "Kabocha Goblins" and "Happy Halloween."
When I asked a native Japanese friend to check my script, her corrections were mainly concerned with the direction and order the strokes had been put down. This is her approved version.
I was told "kabocha goblins" is the closest translation into English for how I wrote "kabocha no obake." Other friends have told me "obake" is like a ghost or spirit of an object.