1. dept-of-research-and-development:

    Ronald Searle is featured on BBC2’s Late Night Line-Up in 1969. He talks about the importance of graphic satire, and how he developed his facility in drawing while captured as a POW during World War II:

    I began to overcome the technical weaknesses in my drawing, simply with a desire to get down what was in front of me.

    (Source: youtube.com)

  2. Why I love you: Tawny Frogmouth, Ostrich

  3. dept-of-research-and-development:

    Watch Eleanor Davis give a watercolour painting demo to Syracuse University illustration students.

  4. Why I love you, Elephant on roller skates, Kiwi.

  5. Why I love you, sloth, gull.

  6. Don’t underestimate anyone’s ability to turn a blessing into a blunt-force object. 

  7. Why I love you, pig, hedgehog.

  8. Why I love you, sheep, manatee.


  9. Examiner Artist Spotlight

    Had a lovely time answering these questions from Meagan Meehan for The Examiner. She’s been doing a spotlight series on cartoonists and illustrators that so far has also included Estrella Vega and Alexandra Beguez.

    Also in which I give away my plans for the future, which may or may not involve badgers.

  10. Why I love you, armadillo, bat.


  11. comicsforgrownups:

    Comics for Grownups Episode 38 with Joshua Malbin, Alex Rothman, and Andrea Tsurumi is now out on iTunes. Direct RSS link for Android users here, or listen on the Web here.

    This episode we begin by discussing a few great new resources like The Tiny Report, a new source for…

  12. I like ridiculous action movies, but every time I pass the concentrated brick wall of old manhood that is the Expendables 3  poster, I can’t help but think:

    1. Eeesplosions.

    2. What would a movie with that many actresses look like? Who’d be in it?

    3. I would watch the shit out of that. 

    4. How cool would that be?