With Turn OFF the A C campaign coming to a close in the next few weeks, new projects shall begin! I've got a fun personal project to work on involving groups of animals, four new books, and a t-shirt design for "Threat Level Midnight." Yes, that last one is a play on Michael Scott's screenplay from the Office. SO AWESOME. I'm also super excited to create my very first Skillshare class! More on that later. Thanks for reading. Here's a cute panda! >.<
Here's a little bit of what I worked on today for Memphis Pets Alive! I love making watercolor textures and drawing cats. Speaking of cats, I've kind of been itching to make a drawing of Max & Nev from Catfish, just for fun, so I'm going to work on that now. Stay tuned!
It's no secret that I don't want Mayor A C Wharton to serve another term. I'm a bit disheartened that someone removed my campaign signs, then replaced them with his campaign signs in front of a local business. The business owner bought my signs, and they are his property. Someone stole his property. That is illegal, and really poor sportsmanship. I would expect nothing less from Wharton cheerleaders.
This is something I'm working on for Memphis Pets Alive! There will be shirts, Memphis Flyer ads, pint glasses, and more! This will be a dog-friendly event on October 24. Maybe I'll bring Lisa! Here's the Facebook event, so you can RSVP and get updates. There will be lots of goodies and it's at High Cotton Brewery, which has the best brewskies ever.
Today I had the pleasure of drawing lots of funny cat faces for Memphis Area Cat Rescue. I'm working on a graphic for their social media cover pages. I think it's pretty on point. After that, I helped with laundry at Humane Society and then photographed stray pups at the high-kill facility. I met an old beagle boy that I want to adopt so bad. I hope he gets out. Look how freaking cute he is!
Today was okay. Not too BAAAAAH-D.
MAS is having a kitty sale, so if you're looking to add a new feline to your life, then check this out!
I'm getting a cold and it's summer. Blah.
I was delighted to hang out with my sweet friend Marianne yesterday and get burritos. We had a blast, and she wore a Turn OFF the A C shirt, designed by yours truly. It was so awesome to have a couple of strangers compliment the shirt, and a lady even bought one right there in the restaurant! Here's Marianne modeling it!
When we got back to midtown, I spotted a Turn OFF the A C sticker on a car! It's so cool seeing my work out in the wild! I hope more folks join the movement so we can make our city a better place to live and visit.
I'm working on a series of illustrations for that project that will create more awareness toward issues that I haven't addressed yet. I'm calling it "Thanks, A C!" (You know why if you've had the displeasure of seeing his latest television commercial.)
No reason. Just asking. JK. T-shirts coming soon!
I can draw other things besides mayors and cats! This isn't finished, but it's cute enough, I think, to add to my neglected blog. More later.
I've been so busy with Turn OFF the AC that I haven't even picked up a pencil this week. But, good things are on the horizon, I can feel it. And in the sky! Like balloons and kittens! Please go adopt one or two from Memphis Animal Services.
Many, many thanks to everyone who has donated, distributed and simply stuck a sticker on their cars! I've met some incredible people with compelling stories over the last two weeks, and it's making me happy to be in Memphis. Because of them, I met my first and second sticker goals, and the new design is going into production today! Since the originals were such a hit, we're getting another 1,500 of those printed as well! Stickers are free. Contact me to arrange pickup or delivery of your stickers today!
Like Turn OFF the AC on Facebook! Also, I'm still raising money to get the next 1,500 of the originals printed, so if you can spare a little, then I'd appreciate it! I want to keep the stickers free for employees of the city.
Here's what dealing with #Memphis Animal Services is like. MAS tells one person that a puppy has til the end of the day to live. I emailed about the same puppy, and THE SAME DUDE told me the dog can't leave because he's a part of an investigation. I asked why he's giving us two different answers, and he told me to FOIA. Sigh.
I imagine he rolls his eyes and lights a new cigarette every time my name appears in his inbox. It's a losing battle to try to have him get off his bum and go check on an animal. Their computers are full of so many errors, but that's how he gets his information when we ask for it.
Check out my new logo. I sketched it with pencil, then digitized it and roughened it up a little. My initials - ABS - aren't exactly monogram material, and the cat diverts attention from the letters. I guess. Anyways, I think it's cute, and represents me and my work pretty accurately.
I'm on vacation and haven't done much except eat, sleep and play with cute cats and dogs. Made some cute characters for an MPA project. ALSO sold three stickers, and according to my calculations, have earned 78 cents. Baller!