Speaking of Germany (congrats!), here’s a recent spot for New York Times Magazine.  For a great Maud Newton column about the obviously controversial and rarely-supported theory that Yiddish might originally derive from German.  Having only so much non-controversial imagery to play with for a story like this, this one ended up a pretty nerve-racking-but-fun challenge.

If you’re curious what a diverse, modern-day Mississippi looks like, here’s a great Jackson, MS version of “Happy”.

I’ve had a love/hate thing with this place my whole life, but it really is a beautiful city to call home, I have to admit.

PS. keep an eye out for a Dan Akroyd-type at the end!

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The Putter (by Shaun Bloodworth)

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield is the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors. In an age of soulless machinery, watch Cliff Denton doing it the old fashioned way.

So cool to watch this kind of craft.

A quick, kinda wonky Monday afternoon sketch from one of my favorite photos of my wife.  It’s a photo from the time we first met, back in college at a way-too-lit bowling alley.  A creepy (but well-meaning) guy in our group was hitting on her and it had the fortunate effect of her standing a little closer to me.  ;) High-res

A quick, kinda wonky Monday afternoon sketch from one of my favorite photos of my wife.  It’s a photo from the time we first met, back in college at a way-too-lit bowling alley.  A creepy (but well-meaning) guy in our group was hitting on her and it had the fortunate effect of her standing a little closer to me.  ;)

Here are two recent spots for New York Times Magazine I was particularly fond of.  The mouth one appears slightly different (and probably better) in this weekend’s issue, but I really liked this early version.

These accompany some tiny, interesting articles about cutting garlic out of diets and a study of how the formation of your mouth (an ‘e’ shape or an ‘o’ shape) can affect how you enjoy cartoons.  Possibly a pointless study, but hey!  

Hey! John Krasinski spotted at a local coffee shop here this week (possibly location scouting for “The Hollars”).  See? This is what I’ve been saying! Mississippi is cool as hell, guys.   

Sneaky Beans, Jackson, MS.

Got some advance copies of Art History Paper Dolls.  Not sure what I can/can’t share yet, but here are some (secret) sneak peeks of what’s in store.  

16 Artists, over 100 props.   

ONE.   HUNDRED.   PROPS.

Pre-order now!  In stores August 5.