I love bread, and email, and learning stuff from Youtube. And 30 Rock and air travel. And so many other things!
INFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WAS YOUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHER NICE OR MEAN?
She was crazy mean! I named the only lobster I've ever cooked and eaten after her.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DRAW?
I love drawing people. People, coffee mugs, boobs, and foxes.
WHAT DID YOU DRAW AS A CHILD?
I had a character I called the Masked Avenger that I drew a lot in the back of my English classroom, though I had no understanding of the concept of "avenging." I drew this troupe of gymnastic mice. They were always in pyramids or doing cartwheels. I drew a lot of ice skating costumes and even drew my own ice skating costume catalog where I designed the costumes and gave them prices. I happily drew whatever my art teacher told me to draw. I have a strong memory of drawing a tube of toothpaste and toothbrush in kindergarten and thinking it was the best tube of toothpaste and toothbrush that had ever been drawn. Nobody gave me any immediate praise for it so I went to my teacher and showed her how good it was. She put me in timeout.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PERSONALITY TEST?
Enneagram! It's so good. There are 9 types and it helps you understand yourself as a range of characteristics based on how many of your needs are being met, rather than a static list of qualities.
HOW BIG A HIPPIE ARE YOU, ANYWAY?
I regularly go to a naked hot springs resort, but when I'm there I have trouble keeping a straight face.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Me and Tina Fey write a tv show together. I also create all of the graphics for the fake products and fake media that we use in the show.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
At a young age, the collected genius of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake entered my bloodstream and never left. There's nothing I do that isn't trying to capture the level of imagination they reached.
Everyday I troll for art online. It's these people who inspire me daily: Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss), Nigel Peake, Thoka Maer, Oamul Lu, Ryo Takemasa, Monica Ramos, Carson Ellis, Pascal Campion, Naomi Elliott, Sari Cohen, Keith Negley, Lauren Humphrey, Emily Seider, and Sam Brown.
When I feel serious I take pictures. When I need to draw or write, I want to feel humorous. To get myself there, I watch 30 rock. I watch it all the time. I owe Tina Fey & co forever.
Then there are the greats who just did such good stuff and I am humbled knowing I will never be so good. Charley Harper. Picasso, etc.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
#1 - Making people laugh
#2 - Capturing the feelings I feel
#3 - Getting myself to a situation where I can finally get a dog