Catch as Catch Canary Written on July 9, 2012, by Zack.
A canary-kidnapping criminal kitty, inspired in part by this awesome series of mugshots from the 1920s. These old perps really knew how to dress for success. They obvious didn’t find success, but still. —————- Remember, you can always find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!
Bird brain Written on November 8, 2011, by Zack.
For the final Nancy Drew adventure I worked on at Her Interactive, The Captive Curse, I was tasked to create an illustration for a card game featuring made-up folk tale characters. FOR SOME REASON, they assigned me the character named “Professor Sparrow.” Go figure. Given I basically only had a name to work from, and [...]
Field Guide To Critical Birds, Entry #12: Lesser Williamsburg Warbler Written on September 6, 2011, by Zack.
How To ID: Lesser Williamsburg Warblers* Found nursing hangovers amongst city arbors Their life ambitions are vague and quixotic Their t-shirts and mustaches: all ironic Subsists on a diet of warm PBR Tries to migrate on fixies (though never gets far) Will often fall prey to nasty fauxhawks Never chirps, only taps out a tweet [...]
Field Guide To Critical Birds, Entry #31: The Existential Vulture Written on August 8, 2011, by Zack.
How to ID: Existentialist Vultures Rarely seen without a volume of Sartre Sport black, crooked feathers and matching beret Prefer perching in Parisian cafes Nihilistically gnaw on carrion-stuffed croissants until nauseously bloated with gristle and angst Their gaze: deicidal, and shrouded in smoke Their call: a cantankerous death rattle croak:
To what purpose, April, do you return again? Beauty is not enough. You can no longer quiet me with the redness Of little leaves opening stickily. I know what I know. The sun is hot on my neck as I observe The spikes of the crocus. The smell of the earth is good. It is [...]