Thursday, March 29, 2007

Yau Man - Survivor dude

Blatant, mainstream, pop-culture reference -- but I was watching Survivor tonight with the family -- it's the last reality show that I follow on a regular basis. So I sketched up Yau Man after finding the hidden idol.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cats & Dogs Living Together

Did a fast sketch at the end of the day before heading off to see the tax man and went for a less 'terrifying' and 'odd' concept that make some wonder about my mind... don't get used to it. keep wondering.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

airplane creature

Drew this on my flight from PHL on American Airlines. What a difference an airline makes. American rocks. USAir does not.

On this doodle, I took a photo of it with the digital camera this time, rather than the cell phone. came out somewhat better, but think i need to sort out macro mode on the camera to get it optimized/focused.

03-28-2007 UPDATE: here's a scan of the sketch. looks much better. Need to buy me one of those portable scanner thingies.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

wild things

This is an old doodle from the archives. We're in San Antonio, TX this week. Today before visiting the NCAA South Regional shootaround at the AlamoDome, we took the kids to the Animal Sanctuary of the United States Wild Animal Orphanage. It's amazing to the see the number and kinds of wild animals that people try to keep as pets and entertainment. Lots and lots of tigers, cougars, a couple bears, and even a couple of ligers -- test tube crossings of tigers and lions.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

laptop discomfort

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Off to NCAA South Regional Finals

I'll be having a meetup on San Antonio's RiverWalk with those folks in Texas that are nice enough to spend time looking at my doodles. Perhaps I'll post some pix from that.

I'll probably dig into the archives and post them this week from San Antone.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ear Guy

Doodled while listening to some Iron & Wine after Duke made a hasty exit from the NCAAs at the hands of the sharpshooting VCU. Love love love the upsets. Damn your brackets!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

US Airways Baggage

Did this rough draft at the PHL Monday morning as my 7:30 a.m. flight was delayed and delayed on a perfectly sunny day. I stopped working on this and would have added a few more bags to the list:
  • flight delayed til 12:00 noon
  • can't board until 12:15 because crew wasn't there
  • got an automated call to my cell phone as I boarded, from US Airways letting me know that my flight was delayed 230 minutes and to call them if I needed to make new arrangements.
  • sat on the plane at the gate until finally moving out and taking off at 12:40.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Chimping around

made this the other day on and since I haven't solved my doodling-on-the-road issue, this will have to do for now.

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Friday, March 09, 2007

toothy fellow

The new job has me pretty busy all day, especially in meetings so I've been trying to squeeze a doodle in here and there at night before bed or when I first get up at the crack before dawn. I'll be traveling next week so hoping to get some airline doodles in and submit mobiley or wait til i get back if I can't perfect the quality off the cell phone camera.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

"Gallon Man" by Special Guest Artist in Residency

From my daughter, filling in for her slacking old man. We were discussing how many cups in a gallon and she broke into a song about it and then described The Gallon Man and drew up a diagram. Apparently the G-man is a popular figure in elementary learning. No liquid measurement left behind.

UPDATE Oct 2008:
I get a lot of hits from people searching for "gallon man" through Google and other search engines. And today received an email from a teacher in Texas asking for the words to the "Gallon Man" song. In the interest of advanced education here's a link for Gallon Man (aka Mr. Gallon):

If you go to Laura Candler's website she has a ton of teacher resources. Among them are a bunch of Gallon Man resources. Go to this page and scroll down to Time & Measurement for some "Mr. Gallon" information.

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Mobi doodle

trying a little mobile doodling blogging by taking a photo of my doodles and then using bloggers mobile blogging service to email it to my blog. not real pleased with the initial test

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Apple a day

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Return of the annoying concert goer

My wife and I have gotten back into the concert-going thing over the last 6 years. We've focused on select artists or bands we really like and venues where we can really get close-up and have that 'intimate' feel with the performer.

Friday night we spent the evening with Chris Difford of Squeeze fame at Philadelphia's Tin Angel. By having an over-priced dinner at Serrano downstairs we were able to have reserved seats for the show upstairs.

At virtually every show there is an 'annoying fan' sitting way too close to us. At this show, it was the guy and his wife in front of us, which put them in the front row and saw the need to push having a personal conversation with Chris throughout the show. And when he wasn't doing that he was continually turning his head around looking for the waiter with a buggy eye and then resuming conversing with his wife during the songs. His head would turn a la The Exorcist kid and that buggy eye would roam the back of the room.

Other annoying fans in the past have been the drunkard at the Joe Jackson/Todd Rundgren show that heckled opener-Joe and then spent the whole Todd show, yelling "Todd, yeah, Todd, yeah, Todd" even during Can We Still Be Friends.

The rest are an odd collection of boomers that think we paid out top dollar to hear their lousy renditions masking the folks on stage. Our dream is to start hosting shows in our own living room or back yard.

That's enough of the rant for the weekend.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

What was it Hondo said?

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