News from September 2012

EVERY YEAR

Sep 05, 2012

Each year in fantasy football, I feel good about the guys I’ve drafted. Then as the weeks go on just about every player, that I’m excited about, gets injured and is out or most of the season. If it’s Darren McFadden, he’s silently out for the rest of the year with no real reason at all. Then after my elite starting squad of the best backs in the league goes down, I have to resort to the crappiest unheard of backups. You might say, “But Nathan, surely there’s other guys you can pick up that aren’t that bad.” My main fantasy team is a 14 team league where most of the owners are part of a local newspaper’s sports department… Yup. I watch those fantasy football “sleeper pick” shows on ESPN, “you can pick this guy up now, he’s a great value!” BULLSHIT! He was picked up as a free agent on a hunch 5 weeks ago. Now I’m stuck with hurt and scrawny white guys, to ride out my failure of a year…

At least I get good draft position for next year.

Nathan

I'm Hairy

Sep 12, 2012

Ok so I’m not hairy like people normally think, I don’t have back or chest hair and it takes forever for me to grow a beard. I’m a very small percentage of Native American decent, so I don’t have “overgrowth” but the hair I do have is thick and curly. So it appears that I leave behind huge volumes of hair when I shower, because my hairs are so easy to spot. Big thick ass long curly ones, stuck to everything, that you can see from a mile away. Do I leave anymore impact in the shower than any other person? No, no I don’t, but I’ve seen some crazy looking characters stuck to my bar of soap in the shower.

I’d love to do this for real with real hair and a bar of soap, then hot glue it to a canvas and sell it for $8,000 at a gallery in Downtown Asheville. I missed my calling as the hair soap art guy.

Nathan

Spreading Ideas

Sep 19, 2012

Some times I don’t have any good ideas, or I have one but it’s not topical for the season or current events (I don’t have one). I think when I’m just drawing a blank I’m going to pick a really funny scene from a movie and just try and do my version of the characters. It’s kind of a cop out on the idea front, but the idea is to keep doing fresh stuff and not always be some “Before and After”.

Also, “GOD DAMMIT WALTER!”

Nathan

Recognizable

Sep 25, 2012

Tom Selleck’s stash is so recognizable, I was able to pretty much draw him with only hair. I had a version with no background at all but it felt like cheating so I added in that power jaw and a Hawaiian shirt background because FUCK YEAH Magnum P.I.

Nathan