A while back, my friend Lucas Turnbloom, cartoonist of Imagine This, came up with a really great character: Do’Raath, The Klingon Barista. Do’Raath works at Starbucks and serves up lattes, mochas and cappuccinos…with honor!
Do’Raath isn’t a regular character in Imagine This (he only appears from time to time) but he never fails to crack me up. Below is one of my favorite Do’Raath strips. Other Do’Raath appearances are: Here, and here, and here.
And if you have never read Imagine This, do yourself a favor and go through the archive. It’s a very funny strip.
One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Merry Christmas from the Family" by Robert Earl Keen (whoever posted the YouTube video below misspelled his last name). I discovered this song a couple years ago and it quickly became one of my favorites of the holiday season. I love this song almost as much as I love Christmas classics like, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Silent Night," and "Jingle Bells."
Here’s how Wikipedia sums it up:
"Merry Christmas from the Family" describes the Christmas gathering of a fairly dysfunctional Texas family whose merrymaking—which includes drinking alcohol, carving a turkey, watching a televised ball game and smoking cigarettes—seems to be punctuated with Christmas music and the need to run to convenience stores for additional supplies such as fake snow.
"Merry Christmas from the Family" is pure genius. Take a listen and enjoy the excellent video.
I hope you had a very merry Christmas. And Happy New Year!
The blog Mill Valley Life did an excellent write-up about the new Mill Valley Map, which is being distributed in many fine establishments in downtown Mill Valley. I was hired to illustrate the map.
Thanks to Bob (my friend and owner of Two Neat) and Sylvia "Chipps" Barsky for conceiving this project and rallying local merchants to be a part of it. I enjoyed working on this.
For fun, we put (Mill Valley resident) Bonnie Raitt on the map. You can’t see her on the low-res version below but on the print version, she’s visible. Barely. If you live in the area and pick up the map, you can have some Where’s Waldo-type fun by looking for Bonnie Raitt.
This cartoon of Santa reading Rudolph’s Facebook page has been making the rounds on the internet.
Did you know it’s a Christmas card? You can spread holiday cheer to your family and friends! It’s available for sale here!
(‘Tis the season for shameless plugs.)
Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, and Feliz Navidad!