Bald Eagle NO MORE! Written on January 31, 2011, by Zack.
“Powerful, large, loud, and threatening to animal species the world over–I was the high-flying symbol of the American dream. I was adored by presidents, immortalized in song, bedazzled onto jean jackets. Video of me flying in slow motion featured prominently in everything from National Geographic specials to Tea Party fundraisers’ PowerPoint presentations. But still, I [...]
The Music Lesson Written on January 28, 2011, by Zack.
Monday I mentioned I’d created a comic largely inspired by music I’ve been enjoying (i.e. listening to obsessively) lately. In the earlier post, I called this music neo-classical/ambient, though honestly this doesn’t really encompass the genre. Even its practitioners are at a loss as to how exactly to term it (except for Marcus Fischer, who’s [...]
The Many Loves of Derby Gillis Written on January 25, 2011, by Zack.
Another poster from the store (remember the store?). I’ve never been in a soapbox derby myself, so it was difficult to really capture the intensity and thrill of barreling downhill in a rickety old cart your dad and you built last Saturday in a rare bout of paternal love before he went off on a [...]
Thar be Golden Arches in them thar hills! Written on January 24, 2011, by Zack.
Few would be surprised to learn that American corporations are rampant with secret histories. From the horse that gave Henry Ford the designs for the Model T, to Walt Disney’s invitation-only beheadings, to John D. Rockefeller’s closet heterosexuality, the foundations of Corporate America are so rotten with deceit it’s hardly shocking when an institution’s facade [...]
When I first announced I was returning to university to get an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, I may have intimated that I’d be keeping everyone abreast of my various class projects via THIS VERY BLOG. As it turns out, I sorely under-appreciated how my free time would be sucked beneath [...]