Thursday, December 18, 2008

Burger Dude Issue #2

Originally released during the first quarter of this year, I remember I was particularly proud of the fact that the two stories were happening separately and then merge together on the last page. I'm not sure how I feel about how the crayons worked out on this one. It kinda gives it a blotched and uneven look. Oh well, enjoy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Al Green Says "Peace Be With You""

Sometimes you just got to stop and think about how awesome Al Green is. In all likelihood, God sent Al Green to this world to tell the rest of us not to stop stressing out and start loving each other 'cuz everything is gonna be just smoooooth. I mean, he's pretty much the human incarnation of suavity and romance. Right?

Earlier this year I made a series of construction paper portraits with the hopes of selling them for $10 a pop and making a quick fortune. I'd hawk them on eBay or Etsy or what-have-you and settle into retirement at the ripe old age of twenty-three. But after I made this portrait of Al Green, I looked down into his squinting eyes and realized, this isn't what Al Green would want me to do. He wouldn't want me to be making money. He'd want me to be making love.

So thanks Al Green. For helping me get my life together. I hope you're doing well.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

NY Food Diary

Now that I'm back in California, people are always asking me, "Hey Dylan, what kind of food you get out there in New York? I hear they've got some of the best eats in the world!" Luckily, I had the foresight to keep an illustrated food diary during my entire trip. But sadly, I left most of my notes back in the city. In fact only one day's worth of documented food journaling made it back to the West Coast. So, here's everything I ate on Dec. 4th, 2008.

Now most people think, "Yuck. How can you just eat boiled tusk and plain "manilla" all day? It just sounds so bland and unhealthy." Well rest assured dear readers, a quick dip of either of these NY delicacies into a bucket of Golden Blend™ brings their delicious flavors and naturally occuring anti-oxidants right out. A highly recommended diet.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Love The Fun That We Have

I'd been to New York many times before, but never with friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Burger Dude Issue #1

Here's the very first issue of Burger Dude in all it's crayola-crayon glory. Strangely, I decided on working out an origin story for the antagonist The Bad Burger but nothing for Burger Dude himself. I guess his eating powers are more of a natural ability than an acquired one and therefore need no explanation? Whatev. (Sorry the image is a little small; if you click on it you can get a larger more readable version.)

I'm heading out to the NY in a couple days with my good friend R. Scott so there probably won't be any posts until mid-December. See ya!

Friday, November 21, 2008

James Rabbit Bird Costume

Due to popular request, I'll give a little info on how this number was made. This is the costume I made for James Rabbit shows. The idea was to make something in the ol' JR blue/green theme that was light and comfortable.

1. American Apparel 2408 Tank
2. Scissors
3. Felt
4. Hot Glue Gun

1. Cut out the feathers
2. Glue em on the shirt
3. That's it!

At first I was thinking about sewing each feather on individually but that probably would've taken forever. Hot gluing went much more quickly and I was able to finish the thing in an afternoon. So far I've played two shows with it on. Unfortunately, by the end of each show, it becomes very sticky with sweat and hard to take off. So I'm maybe half-way there on useful show outfits.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Burger Dude

Earlier this year I created a weekly comic for the elementary school kids I worked with. It was called "Burger Dude" and featured fantastic adventures in eating. Here we see Burger Dude admiring The Best Burger Ever about to go to work on it. Burger Dude's super powers are eating large amounts of food very quickly.

Hopefully I'll be able to post the rest of the series bi-weekly, maybe?


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hip Hop Miracle

Here's a picture I made on MS Paint a couple of years ago. The model was a TA in one of my classes. He had a very large forehead because he was balding.