28
Jul

I celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago, and - as a wonderful surprise - I received a couple pieces of Insert Image-related fan art.

The first comic was drawn by Wesley Willard. He’s a wonderful cartoonist with a great first name. You can see more of his comics on his Facebook page.

The second cartoon was created by the amazing Ariel Chan. She’s currently enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago and she’s rad. You should totally subscribe to her Tumblr.

Thanks for the birthday art, you guys! You both rock!

25
Jul

Here’s another greeting card design I made for my day job at Centerpoint. I channeled my inner Bryan Lee O’Malley and Chris Sanders for this one. Tons of fun to draw!

23
Jul
*Click comic to enlarge.
Parker hates bibs. Hates them. I would go so far as to say he resents them.
As soon as I put a bib on the boy, he starts pulling and yanking on it. This is accompanied by horrible grimaces on his face and a furled brow, so it causes me to worry if he’s hurting himself. It also makes me wonder if one day he’ll grow up and become some heartless dictator whose sole purpose in life is to eradicate all bibs from the face of the earth. Should that ever happen, may God have mercy on us all.
So, in response to my son’s bib hatred, I’ve relented. I typically don’t make him wear a bib when I’m feeding him anymore. I try to bargain with the kid not to make a mess, but it seems the guy is messier without the bib. He starts blowing raspberries with his mouth full of banana yogurt, and it’s just plain disrepectful if I’m being honest.
Do your children express hatred toward bibs? How do you handle the issue?

*Click comic to enlarge.

Parker hates bibs. Hates them. I would go so far as to say he resents them.

As soon as I put a bib on the boy, he starts pulling and yanking on it. This is accompanied by horrible grimaces on his face and a furled brow, so it causes me to worry if he’s hurting himself. It also makes me wonder if one day he’ll grow up and become some heartless dictator whose sole purpose in life is to eradicate all bibs from the face of the earth. Should that ever happen, may God have mercy on us all.

So, in response to my son’s bib hatred, I’ve relented. I typically don’t make him wear a bib when I’m feeding him anymore. I try to bargain with the kid not to make a mess, but it seems the guy is messier without the bib. He starts blowing raspberries with his mouth full of banana yogurt, and it’s just plain disrepectful if I’m being honest.

Do your children express hatred toward bibs? How do you handle the issue?

22
Jul
22
Jul
Inked! Time to color! #illustration

Inked! Time to color! #illustration

22
Jul
I’m really digging this Tombow pen for odds and ends stuff.

I’m really digging this Tombow pen for odds and ends stuff.

21
Jul
Something I’m working on for our kids’ ministry.

Something I’m working on for our kids’ ministry.

21
Jul

Centerpoint Podcast - Faith and Film: The Lego Movie - Centerpoint Church - Chillicothe, OH 45601

Here’s the podcast of my message at Centerpoint yesterday. I talk for 40 minutes about God, LEGOs, and bullies. Good times for everyone.

21
Jul

What is going on with your children's book? And the other picture book your illustrating? Your blog as been quiet lately...

- Asked by Anonymous

Haven’t had much feedback on the children’s book I wrote and illustrated. I’m working on Different is Awesome as we speak, though.

When I started my new job, everything got busier and I haven’t time to blog much, unfortunately. My apologies!

16
Jul
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One of the things that first surprised me about fatherhood was how surreal it felt to be a “dad”. It seemed so strange when I stopped to consider that I was now a father, especially during the first few weeks after we brought Parker home.
Here’s the thing, though: the ACT of being a father has felt natural to me since the moment my son was born. When the boy cries, I want to hold him. When he has a dirty diaper, I want to change it. When he’s hungry, I want to feed him. I’ve never wanted to be one of those dads who didn’t know how to do stuff, so I’ve taken it upon myself to be as involved as possible.
I shared these thoughts with my Dad, and he told me that I was “feeling the responsibility of fatherhood even though the title wasn’t sitting right yet.” He nailed it.
It took a month or two, but I’m finally comfortable with the concept that I am, in fact, a father. The title no longer feels “weird” to me.
Are you a parent? How long did it take for you to feel comfortable with your parental title?

*Click on comic to enlarge.

One of the things that first surprised me about fatherhood was how surreal it felt to be a “dad”. It seemed so strange when I stopped to consider that I was now a father, especially during the first few weeks after we brought Parker home.

Here’s the thing, though: the ACT of being a father has felt natural to me since the moment my son was born. When the boy cries, I want to hold him. When he has a dirty diaper, I want to change it. When he’s hungry, I want to feed him. I’ve never wanted to be one of those dads who didn’t know how to do stuff, so I’ve taken it upon myself to be as involved as possible.

I shared these thoughts with my Dad, and he told me that I was “feeling the responsibility of fatherhood even though the title wasn’t sitting right yet.” He nailed it.

It took a month or two, but I’m finally comfortable with the concept that I am, in fact, a father. The title no longer feels “weird” to me.

Are you a parent? How long did it take for you to feel comfortable with your parental title?

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