#18: When the page stares back at you.
Another year, another uncomfortable self-portrait.
Dec 16, 2022
Every year around this time I use my 'warm-up sketches' time to scribble a self-portrait. It depends on whether I’m at the drawing board or sitting at the Wacom Cintiq. I don't meditate on these; I just start drawing and see what comes out. It’s usually a reflection of my feelings about that year.
I seem to be trepidatiously opening my eyes to see if another shitty year is over.
Pretty obviously the end of a harrowing ordeal of a year: Becoming overly familiar with masks, gloves, and social distancing. Coming out the other side of a battle for my lungs.
Working on deadlines right up until Christmas morning. Again.
Finally becoming one of the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine.
The year of the GIF.
An homage to the great Stan Chow, a brilliant caricaturist, and illustrator.
Me and my pal, Ginger.
Flat line drawing while waiting for my Green Card to be processed.
I'll see what falls out of my pen for the 2022 portrait.
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