Conversation snippet: Mouse splat

“I don’t want the mouse in my room when I’m studying!”

“Hey, it could be worse. It could be prowling your room when you’re sleeping.”

“Argh! I don’t want to step out of bed and hear, ‘SPLAT!’”

“Well, at least that would get rid of our mouse problem.”

Conversation snippet: Zombies at the beach

“You’ll have fun at the cabin. WHERE THE ZOMBIES WILL GET YOU.”

“No, they won’t. Zombies never go near the ocean.”

“Why is that?”

“Salt water. Too corrosive.”

“But their flesh is falling off anyway.”

“What’s this?”

“Zombies don’t go near the ocean because they get in contact with salt water and just disintegrate.”


“Ohhh, so that’s why they’re always in urban areas!”

“Yeah, you always find them in the middle of the country. . . .”

“Is that why there are never any zombies in Hawaii?”

“Ohmigawd, now I want to make a movie: ‘Zombies in Hawaii’!”

“That would be so awesome!”

“We could launch a series! ‘Zombies on Spring Break’!”

“‘Zombies in Cancun’!”

“‘Zombies Gone Wild’!”

Conversation snippet: Dumb waiters

“We should get one of those. . . what do you call it? Lazy butlers?”

“Dumb waiters?”

“Yeah, that’s it! . . . Lazy butlers, dumb waiters. . . .”

Law & Order: SVU Valentine's Day cards

Like I told F, if I could send Valentine's Day cards right now, these would absolutely be the sort I'd send to show my love.

(Keep on clicking the images/"Next" to see the whole collection. Fabulous.)

Ta, Dr Sketchy's Madison

Olive, me, Glenn

I’m late on the ball with this one — only just found out that there is no more Dr Sketchy’s Madison, at least not from the original founders and organizers. Angela “Olive Talique” Richardson and Glenn P. Watson (with official Sketchy’s photographer wife Kandy) are hilarious, fun, talented individuals, and they created a community that met up monthly for a whole year. That takes a great deal of love and effort. I attended all but the very last Dr Sketchy’s (and that was only because I’d left the country by then), and I can say that it contributed to some of my favourite Madison memories.

Thanks for the great times, guys!


T-Rex eating Triceratops

Six states, four days, three time zones, two countries.

I’m here, baby.

Dr Sketchy's this Sunday!

Fancy some tied-up bellydancer? You’re in luck! The April edition of Dr Sketchy’s Madison is this Sunday, 2-5pm, at the High Noon Saloon! Be there for some fun ol’ kink times!

Dr Sketchy’s Madison also will turn one year old then, and my, what a milestone. I’ve been there since the beginning — missing only one session when I was out of the country — and I can’t tell you how much thought organizers Glenn and Olive have put into it to make it such a fun, rousing success. It’s almost like a Sketchy’s family. Way to go, guys!

I feel a bit sad that this will be my last Sketchy’s event here. They know how to rock it with star power, hoots and giggles, and saucy sassyness. I know Vancouver supposedly has its own Sketchy’s chapter too, but from what I can tell, it looks pretty much dead. Certainly not half as fun as this one, I’m sure. If only I can bring Sketchy’s Madison with me. Wah!

Be there this Sunday for some debauching-fun times, people!

Batman ice-cream

Just had to share this: Guess what flavor’s in a Batman ice-cream!

I can’t wait to find out the recipe — not only that, the conversation snippets are hilarious:

“Tasty, tasty Batman.”

“If Batman were to sit down with a pint and a tear-jerker movie (say, one afternoon with nothing better to do—a broken leg maybe?) COULD THIS BE THE ICE CREAM HE PICKS UP?”

“Does it taste like vigilantes?”

NIGHTWING ice cream! Great thought! It would need to have a hint of ‘chip on shoulder’, I’m guessing? Just how would that taste, I wonder. Could I somehow include sour grapes without being over the top?”

Love it!

Can't fault a guy for his enthusiasm

There is nothing like a bird randomly giving his chirpiest of chirps as he sits on your left shoulder, and you find your left ear ringing and deaf for the next few minutes.

Oh, Peepster. You don’t know your own strength.

Dr Sketchy’s Madison, round 2!

Dr Sketchy's Madison 2 - Crackerjack

On the right: from this past Dr Sketchy’s Madison. You should visit its pool, where there’ll be more stuff from other artists.

Our model was Crackerjack from the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, and boy, is she cuter than any of your buttons. She was a delight to draw, and moreso to just watch, frankly. Times like these when all I want to do is take pictures.

(As an aside, going to Dr Sketchy’s invariably makes me want to be a life model. Dude. . . .)

Another cool thing to happen while Stacie and I were there was that someone came over and told us he had attended the workshop I co-hosted with Studio Antithesis at last year’s Madison Zine Fest. He said it inspired him to get going with his comic, which was fantastic. He gave us his website link, but I’m afraid it’s in Stacie’s sketchbook right now so I can’t point it out. But it was great to meet someone who remembered me — us — from that workshop!