Three months later I am still drawing musicians in black and white! Vaughn shared some brushes earlier today so now I am derping around with them before starting on work again. WORQTom Smith, referenced, very quickly!

Three months later I am still drawing musicians in black and white! Vaughn shared some brushes earlier today so now I am derping around with them before starting on work again. WORQ

Tom Smith, referenced, very quickly!

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Quick Neko I drew back in June. I want to be her very much.

Quick Neko I drew back in June. I want to be her very much.

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That Book Meme

There is that meme making rounds on FB that I considered doing there until I remembered that I don’t use it for anything ever. So yes, in no particular order:

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List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me so I can see your list, too. no

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
I, etcetera by Susan Sontag
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez
Hand-Drying in America by Ben Katchor
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd
How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Bonus: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. I haven’t finished it so I can’t put it up there but boy does it s t a y with you regardless. I love DFW also.

And: SuperF*ckers by James Kochalka. Crucial detail in one of my favorite dates ever, hyuk hyuk.

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It’s pretty trail mix-y in nature and only a few of these are in my favorites list but there’s a pretty lengthy story behind each of them, involving people/habits/interests/sad, sad feelings.

If you have any suggested reads I am most open to them! I am a book hoarder of the highest order. I read ALL THE THINGS.

books meme my book hoarding is a sickness enable me please

Anonymous

Hi! What kind of job do you have right now? :)

The kind where I, as part of a team, deal with brands and worry about how they should walk and talk to attract the right kind of people, ideally making significant others patrons out of them later on. I translate our solutions visually; my job description on print is “Graphic Designer”.

It is the challenging yet ultimately fun and fulfilling kind, also. Hello!

As a naturally shy person I try to form habits that I feel will help in making me less shy, such as calling servers by their names through their name tagsUNTIL

As a naturally shy person I try to form habits that I feel will help in making me less shy, such as calling servers by their names through their name tags

UNTIL

comics my waking life it's not NATHS it's not possible

Anonymous

Your work is awesome! How did you find yourself doing art for the newspaper/online things/other work things? Did you shoot them up an email? Did they contact /you/? I've always wondered how awesomesauce artists like yourself find work o:

Ahhh wow thank you! It’s a mix of both? I sent my work to Stache when they were accepting contributions, then later applied as an illustrator when they had their open call. The illustrations I’ve done so far for the newspaper/Young Star are for people I know personally (Maine from Stache, Marga from high school). It’s kind of a domino effect and uh my dad being right about not burning bridges? Or something!

Um for other things I either send embarrassing emails or people find this Tumblr. Generally putting yourself ~*out there*~!

Anonymous

your art is so lovely by the way where did you go for college :)

Oop I just checked my inbox after 3246 years. I went to UP Diliman, anon!

Hi I am more creepy-looking in real life + I look like my high school self again

Hi I am more creepy-looking in real life + I look like my high school self again

self portrait SHRUGS... everything about my face is big

Remember how you used to do certain things and why you stoppedAnd: I love you but I can’t be you

Remember how you used to do certain things and why you stopped
And: I love you but I can’t be you

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Post-Indieket thing

Hello and thank you to everyone I met/talked to/bought from/made awkward eye contact with today at Indieket! It was my first time exhibiting solo (not part of the original plan, truthfully) and it came with vomitrocious jitters but everything turned out well and peachy. Thank you to everyone who supported my work whoop sorry about my weird poop feelings and the things I could not sell lmao zedong.

I hope I can make more comics soon!

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