My Freddie Mercury t-shirt pushes my hoodie aside because he wants to rock
The Myth of The Underdog
Read the rest at The Nib HERE
I think about this often, we all imagine that if we lived back in olden times, we’d somehow have that moral foresight to see the injustices of the day and stand on the right side of history. But, the truth is that most of us would do no such thing.
We really do love the underdog story, but it’s hard for us to transfer that love onto the existing underdogs of today. We want to excuse their circumstances, find ways to blame them for their own misfortune. We don’t like the underdogs who’re unable to overcome their circumstances, even though that would clearly be the majority of them, because their existence undermines one of our other great American myths: that of the Self-Made Man.
#Inktober Day 6 - these two girls in the rain at the campsite, again.
I took another stab at drawing the image of my daughter and her friend wearing their ponchos and smiling in the wet weather. I don’t know if it’s better or worse, but I liked trying a different take on it.
#inktober Day 5 rainy rainy morning at Camp Taylor in NJ
This was a quick one, because we just got home and I’m tired. It’s a drawing of my daughter and her friend in their ponchos in the rain. It’s a scene that occurred as I climbed out of my tent yesterday morning and saw the two of them standing there, wet but cheerful.
I’m not claiming these kids can’t be brought down by bad weather, because believe me, as the rain continued on for hours, those smiles went away (as did the adults), but I was happy enough to see the two of them making the best of it, if only for a short while.
We did the kind of camping where you drive your car up to an assigned space and put your tent up right next to your vehicle. It’s not hardcore outdoorsy stuff. It’s akin to tailgating, except you have a very uncomfortable night’s sleep. It’s good enough for me that my daughter experience it and enjoy herself. If the rain had kept up all day, I wouldn’t have felt like a quitter packing up and going home. I’ve got nothing to prove. Thankfully though, it only lasted until noon, and after that we had a nice (still damp) day in the woods. We saw some wolves, we had a campfire, we went to a haunted house. My daughter played with her friends while the grownups cooked dinner. I loved it.
#calvin and hobbes
It’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow and I’m making my wife and child go camping with me because it’s my birthday. They don’t have a choice, they can’t get out of it.
#My Little Pony
#inktober Day 2 - daughter in her going-to-school outfit
I need to learn how to draw bike helmets better. Maybe we’ll try this again tomorrow.
Batman and his utility belt #inktober
Right under the wire, Batman getting some useful stuff out of his utility belt.
Work in Progress
I should have an honest-to-goodness, actual new comic up online next week.