Wednesday, February 20, 2013


My Grandfather was 94 years old when he passed away. He appreciated a good joke, cheesy wit included and was taken by a Marx Brothers movie in which a deaf mute attempts to gain entrance to a private establishment. The door keeper asks for the password, and the would-be enterer, not able to speak improvises by holding up a sword and a fish.

My grandfather enjoyed that story so much that he took on 'swordfish' as his own house's password and asked it of all (family members) who would knock on his door.

Grandpa, I say to you 'swordfish!'

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Chip Butty for a Chip Buddy

A delicious + joyful Valentine's Day to all the "foodies," "gourmands," and plain ole food lovers out there. Here's a card I made for my own home grown foodie to celebrate the day.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Modern Couple

"I've missed our movie nights."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Wonderful In-Between World of Chinglish

The New York Times has a brilliant article and slide show about the many wonderful phrases that at times emerge when Chinese is translated to English. Here are a few illustrations to accompany some of the very poetic results.

The Little Grass is Sleeping. Do Not Disturb It.

Slip and Fall Down Carefully
See the original sign here.

Fragrant and Hot Marxism
(outside a restaurant)

Execution In Progress
(on a Caution - Wet Floor sign)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Inventions that should be

"Check out this new heartbeat app!"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Graceful Jellies

I'll get back to stories soon... but here are a few drawings from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Even if you don't live in CA, they have a ton of webcams that help you 'pop over' whenever you need a fix of penguin, sea otter, the kelp forrest or more!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Crime or Punishment?

I did the cartoon above for Columbia's BWOG this Sunday on 'Crime & Punishment' the book that all students read must read as part of the 'core' or general required class.

And then I did the following sketch based on the idea if there were a Crime or Punishment
board game. Retro-style to what Electronic Arts is doing and just the kind of thing for masochists & neophyte burglars.