News from October 2011

Not Really

Oct 04, 2011

Yay a new iPhone is out and it’s going to wonderful magical and change the world… Like the last iPhone did… And the iPhone before that… And the one before that… And the one before that.

The new iPhone 4S isn’t some new amazing device, it’s just an updated version of the thing everybody already has. It’s going to be a great phone, don’t get me wrong, but it can’t possibly be as bad as my scratched, cracked and can only talk for 30 minutes before the battery dies… iPhone 3G. Sarcasm asside for a second, the single best feature I’m looking forward to from skipping 2 iPhone versions is the new camera they added.

What I’m really trying to do with this drawing is just take a dig at all the mysticism behind the iPhone and the marketing. I mean, sure the device will be a lot nicer and probably run faster, but it’s not really going to change your life if you already have an iPhone. Getting this new iphone will just be like buying a new set of the same clothes, you’ll feel up to date for a while and it’s something you’re used to.

Nathan

As Seen in the Houston Airport

Oct 12, 2011

I had a layover in Houston on the way to San Francisco yesterday. Our flight was supposed to leave at 8:50 but was delayed until 11:00 because of “airplane flow problems” We couldn’t leave because they couldn’t handle the traffic of airplanes THEY SCHEDULED THEMSELVES. Anyhow, so I was stuck in a crappy airplane seat with only an hour and 45 minutes of juice to knock this one out.

I’m not too fond of formal situations or being the constant center of attention, so by the time I got to the whole cake cutting thing I wanted to hop a helicopter to some place with shorts, t-shirts and flip flops.

Nathan

The End of the World... ETC

Oct 18, 2011

So continuing on my airline antics from the honeymoon, we were coming back and scheduled on a 9:50 AM flight out of San Francisco when our plan started to smoke where it wasn’t supposed to while taxi’n to the runway. Our pilot, confident it could be a quick fix, took us back to the terminal. After sitting at the terminal for an hour, we went back out to the runway and more smoke. MECHANICAL FAILURE SO SAD YOU ARE GOING TO MISS ALL YOUR OTHER FLIGHTS. Que standing in line at customer services for 2 hours then the only flight back is a 9:50PM redeye to Newark then back here to Asheville. So we spend 8 hours in the airport just wandering around and not having power for my laptop and eating two meals at the airport.

BONUS POINTS! The airline also lost our luggage, so I had to spend 45 minutes on the phone trying to figure out where our bags where and how to get them home to us.

Fast forward to now, I haven’t slept in like 36 hours and I’m digging out some old artwork to throw up today. I’d draw something shitty, but this is a good time to bring up Michael Stipe again what with the REM breaking up and making it a really hard month for white people. Plus, if you’re just now starting to follow my work here, this will be 100% new to you!

collapses

Nathan

Smores

Oct 26, 2011

Who the hell doesn’t like a smore? I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like them, and if you don’t you’re probably not from America or weren’t allowed to have campfires as a child. I guess then it doesn’t make sense that I combined American boy scout food with a British rock band’s album cover.

The other day I was at the grocery store, and apparently they make flat square marshmallows specifically for smores. I didn’t really think it was that hard melting the mallow enough to where it was all liquid enough to squish between the cracker and the chocolate. This new flat shape seems to make it more of an ignite and extinguish affair instead of a roasting.

Now that I’m not working like crazy to pay for a wedding or on a Honeymoon I can actually focus on the T-Shirt store some more. I’m trying to create as many products as direct ports of the drawings, and I’ll be making 100% new merch for some of the more popular shirts that I can’t sell in their current form for copyright reasons.

Nathan