Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Post-apocalyptic fairy tales: Hansel and Gretel

I spent a morning re-imagining Hansel and Gretel as survivors of a terrible plague in a post-apocalyptic dystopia. It was kind of awesome (I was procrastinating at the time). Here are a couple of character sketches.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel found each other one evening in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. They assumed these names because they had long since forgotten their real ones. "Fuck that shit," said now-Gretel. "Our old lives are over so we don't need those names anyway." Now-Hansel shrugged tiredly and made a tentative estimate of the time in relation to the sun's position in the sky. "What should we do now?" he asked. "Whatever we want," replied Gretel, grimly.

Now that humans are an endangered species, Baba Yaga spends most of her days feeling bored and hungry. "I just need a little snack," she tells unwitting visitors, before clubbing them over the head with her giant pestle-cum-walking stick.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Gelatin Monotype

Gelatin plate, acrylic paint, poster board

Fried egg supernova or single-celled organism?

Oil pastels, boredom, cheap paper, a cotton bud

Drifting on soundwaves

How's that for a pretentious title? Inspired by Sunil


Marker on paper plate
Unfortunately my scanner is too small to fit it all in.

More doodles and terrible poetry

Originally done using a newspaper article, it was so messy that I cleaned it up.

Ink, Gold sharpie
This is an interactive piece. Each panel features the beginnings of a pretentious sentence, and it's up to you to fill in the blanks!

Poochie Collabs

Both of these were drawn with Poochie, the littlest sibling. They're a couple of years old, but aren't they sweet?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

What the

I like to
Break up my
So that they
Look like

Pater on holiday


Scanner sessions - Drifting with flowers

Scanner sessions - Banana


Time does not stop for heartache,
Though it likes to linger
Takes you places backwards instead of forwards
Because time likes being nostalgic.

(A taste of the past is good,
But too much bittersweet
Will rot your mind,
Your heart
And teeth.)