My proverbial Significant Other Half just finished designing a small bunch of Valentine themed e-cards for Bag Magazine, an Argentine ‘zine (you guessed right!) aimed at and produced by, ya know, those people who are of the Greek Persuasion — not that there’s anything wrong with that!
I simply love the way she plunders my catalogue of minuscule doodles and dresses them up into something actually worthwhile publishing! Have a look:
… and my personal favourite:
Our mission: to design a birthday card for my godson Isken — in less than an hour, on a Sunday.
Fair enough. First draft, pen and ink:
Scan! Colorize! We’ve about half an hour to go. This is where Gaby’s talent comes in:
Print! Glue! Scissors! Viola.
Happy birthday Isken. :)
I’m European — not American — so strictly speaking I shouldn’t be poking my leftist communist anti-capitalist Old-European nose into this matter, however: it appears some 70% of all Republicans reject Darwin’s theory of evolution, opting for the Creationism “theory” instead. Pardon my Freedom French Fries but: that is downright ludicrous, and quite scary to boot.
I get the impression that the US majority is silently sliding down toward some medieval perception of the world whereby the earth is flat and has all the other planets and stars revolving around it. Dunno about you, but that scares me.
Frank Zappa, sorely missed these days, had this to say about the matter:
The essence of Christianity is told to us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the Tree of Knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn’t asked any questions.
… and also (back in ’86):
We are moving toward a fascist theocracy.
Hopin’ for the best, and so glad I’m not living in the land of the free right now…
Remember the drawings/collages Gabriela and I made for a documentary called Freak Out In Cucamonga? Here’s the trailer! Click to play:
My drawings in a movie that features Paul Buff, Motorhead Sherwood, Don Preston, Frank Zappa and Weird Al Yankovic — it’s all downhill from here ;-)
I unsubscribed from Everyday Matters. Let’s just say it didn’t turn out to be my idea of a good time.
Now then: how about some alternative superhero’s?
Cleese-Man loves dead parrots. He “farts in your general direction”.
One word: lips.
Aah, Raggedy Rabbi. Where there is existential doubt, Raggedy Rabbi comes to the rescue.
Has-No-Purpose-Man has, well, no purpose.
China Girl carries bricks. China Girl carries a grudge. You do not want to mess with China Girl.
Flakey Foont Senior
Few are aware of the fact that Flakey Foont had a dad. Here he is. Flakey Foont Senior can’t but love his son, regardless of the hideous acts Foont Jr. committed.