Friday, December 29, 2006

Hat In The Ring

A few brazen polititians have already thrown their hats into the ring for the 2008 Presidential Nomination. Below are a few of the Dems ( cause I tend to like dem better) who have thrown or soon will throw their hats into the afore mentioned ring. If my roommates wouldn't whine like little babies everytime I try to watch CSPAN I might actually know more about the political world but ignorant as I may be, I will now, this early in the game, make my prediction for the Democratic ticket in 2008: Edwards/Obama. That's it. That's what they should do. It's a winning ticket. Obama/Edwards would be great too.
Anywho, this here's the start of many political type sketches to come.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Lauren and I have made our Rabbi proud. Yes! Our second Christmas party was a great success. Guests from all over the world were in attendance. From New Brunswick to Washington Heights, folks flocked to our humble living space for traditional Christmas Latkes. Also, Lauren's famous sherbet rum punch was a huge success. I think. I can't remember much after my fifth cup. Alls I know fer sure is I woke up at 2pm and the apartment was cleaner then the day before the party.
I don't know what that means. Hope ya'll are having wild, happy holidays!


Monday, December 11, 2006

I, Evan4sh, have AGAIN accepted the

BlueSky Studios Challenge.

This week - draw something inspired by Melville's "Dick"
You remember Herman Melville, one of those ancient musty authors that no one really likes but all those damn ancient, musty academicians are afraid to say the emperor has no clothes.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sketches & The Full Cleveland

"Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It" Lest we forget
The Full Cleveland

Monday, December 04, 2006

Smell ya later.

Today I went to the Post Office early, you know, before Noon and there was a tremendous line. I over heard people saying "it's The Season." I didn't know there was a Mail Season. Luckily I could buy stamps from the vending machine and get out of there quick. I had other errands to run. Most important on my to-do list was a new stick of anti-persperant. Everytime I go to there are 20 new varieties. Special Spice or Manly Musk or Minty Fresh. It's anti-persperant. My goal in procuring this product is NOT to smell. Well, short story short, I may soon be extra stinky cause I can no longer find Unscented Anti-persperant. Of course I didn't search more than one store but I'm afraid to exert myself. I might start sweating.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I, Evan4sh, have accepted the

BlueSky Studios Challenge.

My SuperHero is Roachamon! Destroyer of pests!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Where's the Toons at?
What kinda cartoonist has a blog with no art?
Sure, I haven't updated in 3 months and I'm writing this so quickly I can't even take the time to spell out "three" but I'm telling you, this blog is now ACTIVE. I'll be writing, posting pics and drawings and maybe even a pie chart or spread sheet just to add a little variety. You know, mix things up a little. Awwww yeah!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Man I missed The City. Seriously.
Last Monday Lauren and I flew back to NYC from Cancun.
They view of NYC from the air is almost as pretty as one of those Aerial photographs.
We had a great time in Mexico and met some other cool couples who were also Honeymooning.
One couple we hung out with a few times were from the UK. I thought they said they were from Wales, but once we sorted out their crazy accents, we found out they're actually Whalers. They hunt whales for a living! I wasn't too comfortable with that, especially when they confided in us that what they do is illegal. But aside from a penchant for killing majestic, oceanic mammals, they're very sweet people. AND, that sample of powdered Narwhal horn they gave us really turned our Honeymoon into a Honeymoon, if you know what I mean.

Well, the Honeymoon's over and it's time to get into WORK mode.
Don't worry, Lauren, I don't really mean the Honeymoon is "over" it's just resting.
I've never been in WORK mode so I'm not sure what to expect.
But my wife tells me I have to do it.
"Wife" how great is that? I now have a wife and a mother-in-law.
Do you know what that means?
It means I can now start doing Stand-Up Comedy!
I'm gonna call Lauren right now and get some material.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I am now a married dude. It's dynamite. I highly recommended it.Having now experienced 3 full days of married life, I feel qualified ot make such a recommendation.
I'm currently South of The Border - the Mason/Dixon Line that is - in cloudy, rainy Florida. It's beautiful here. My old lady is passed out in the other room as I'm typing this. Actually I'm at the home of my groovey new In-Laws.

Unfortunately, while I'm away from NYC, no new PARANoiMAL cartoons will be posted until the very end of the month. The programs I need to finish and upload my toons are my laptop. Iwasn't able to bring my laptop with me on the plane because it's full of explosive gel.

So, no new toons, but, I'm on my Honeymoon, so I've got lots of time to add new stuff to my blog. 5, maybe 10 times a day.

Check back every 3 to 5 minutes.

Hope you're having a carefree, pleasently scented August,

Thursday, August 03, 2006

So much rejection, so little time!

I called my voicemail and no one answered. It just kept ringing.
Now I'm afraid to call. What if somebody does answer?

"Are you nervous yet?"
WIth a wedding exactly one week away, I get this question MANY times a day.
I have been feeling this... build up of pressure. that's the best way to describe it.
I'm not nervous about getting married just about all the shit we have to do for that day, especially the ceremony, and only one week left to get it done.

If anyone has any - time management tips would be greatly appreciated.
If anyone has one - a gold watch that stops time would also be appreciated.


I've been sending out a lot of "add me as a friend"'s on MySpace. Some folks add me, some dont'. A few confused folks write and ask, "Do I know you?" but this exchange may be my favorite so far:

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Jessica
Date: Jul 30, 2006 10:53 PM

who the hell are you

----------------- Original Message -----------------
Date: Jul 31, 2006 11:25 AM

Who the hell am I?
I am one complex dude.
Some people know me as a cartoonist,
others as an astronaut
and most recently I've come to be known as a MySpace Whore - contacting groovey people I don't know hoping they will check out my
absolutely free, no strings attached, CARTOONaDAY website:

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Jessica
Date: Aug 2, 2006 3:05 PM

no thanks

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I'm flying back from Indianapolis and boy, my arms are tired already. You probably didn't know I was in Indianapolis. Not something I felt the need to brag about.
It's a nice little city, don't get me wrong; just very misleading. It is, in fact, NOT a city full of Native Americans.
Unless you count the hotel staff who seem to be Native South Americans.
Oh, good. The woman in the seat in front of me has pushed her seat back so the screen on my lap top now bends forward and is harder to see.

The most amazing thing in Indianapolis was the bowling. I'm not surprised they have bowling but the game there is slightly different. Instead of ten frames they play 12 per game and only have 8 pins, not ten. An employee explained that most bowling in the US had converted to the metric system but in the midwest they still bowl in the original, olde english style. That made it a unique bowling experience for me but the most incredible thing was, in NYC, when you get bowling shoes, they hang on to one of your shoes as collateral. They don't trust you not to walk off with their shoes. In New York, the shoes' built-in ugly factor is not enough to deter some from walking off with them.
Now the woman infront of me is bouncing about, doing some sort of inflight, inseat tai chi or jazzercize. Does she not realize her antics are annoying a genius at work? This portable computation device I use rests on a tray which is connected to her seat and is therefor effected by her actions. In Indianapolis, they give you bowling shoes and don't take one of yours. I had their shoes and my shoes! Okay, it doesn't seem like any big thing now. You had to be there, man. It was freaky.

Just ahead of me in the next isle I see a gentleman catching up on his reading. He's reading The New Yorker. I can tell, as he turns the pagesMadam! Please stop shaking your seat!
as he carefully reads his magazing I can tell from the cartoons it's a few months old.
I don't know the exact date but I'd guess it's from June. Probably June 23rd. Issue number 22. But again, I'm not exactly sure.
The afore mentioned gentleman is wearing earplugs that match his shirt. Some new trend I'm not aware of? Does Calvin Klein make earplugs?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Lauren & I got our marriage license yesterday. On our way into the city hall building, NPR's Brian Lehrer crossed our path! Seriously. I can only hope the old wives tale about NPR hosts crossing your path just before getting your marriage license is true.

My Paranoimal Cartoon-A-Day site is finally up and going well. There's actually a new cartoon appearing every day! Who ever's doing that, thank you.

Now we ( when I say 'we' I mean Lauren) are working on the paranoimal/CafePress store because - who doesn't want a coffee mug with a cartoon on it?

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Still working on getting that webtoon up. But there's another countdown that may take presidence, that is, of course, the Wedding Countdown. Yep. I will soon no longer be a single dude. Soon, I'll be two dudes! No, wait, that's not right. Anyway, I'm thinking of designing my own ketubah. Until a few months ago I thought a ketubah was a brass instrument. It's a Jewish wedding contract with nifty designs and/or pictures on it.
Ours will be very traditional. My hebrew is a little rusty but if I'm reading it right, I think ours will say something like Lauren's family promises me a dowry of a three acre olive grove, fifteen baby lambs and a lifetime subscription to Netflix.
It all sounds great but there's so much about this marriage thing I don't know. I must confess, I am a bit nervous. I mean, if Jessica & Nick couldn't make it, what chance do Lauren and I have?

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Countdown to MOCCA

1:17am, about 9 hours to MOCCA. I'm debuting a new little "mini" sketchbook BUT it probably won't be there tomorrow (Saturday) cause I won't be there. I've got a caricature gig from Noon-4pm. By some miracle I may pick up my book early tomorrow at Kinkos and get it to the show at the PuckBldg and race back up here to my gig. Maybe. Otherwise, I'll be there all day Sunday. Right now I'm frantically trying to create a decent website - including my webtoon PARANoiMAL. This here blog was created to go along with the webtoon and just make my site that much more Suavé.

Let's see if it works!