I was diddling around with an old picture of myself in Photoshop the other day (who else likes to play the Photoshop plastic surgery game?) and made a gif of the before and after.
Looking for the perfect card to deliver a mushy missive to your loved one?
These cards are flying out of my Etsy store in anticipation of Valentine’s day. Don’t wait until the last-minute, order yours today!
I am in no way affiliated with Jack Daniels or Brooklyn Magazine but I wanted to share the animation contest that they’re having because it is so great. It combines two of my favorite things, which are funny stories (told from the perspectives of 8 different bartenders) and animation!
These 8 great videos are in the running. The winning bartender will get to tour the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, TN (WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMATORS?!).
“The Trouble With Pee Wee” featuring Jesse Sullivan, animated by Sam Ferri
“The Pride of Brother Paul” featuring Jeffery Yokum, animated by Andrew Zimbelman
“Fairytale of Brooklyn” featuring Mary Guiteras, animated by Danielle Ash (this one is even stop-motion!)
“Snowbunnies, Pirates, and Painters Oh My!” featuring Rusty James, animated by Erica Pérez
“The Regular” featuring Jan Bell, animated by Marina Gagarina
“The Puppy Always Knocks Twice” featuring Diane O’Debra, animated by Leah Shore
“The Third Man” featuring Selma Slebiak, animated by Jake Nelson
“Vince’s Birthday” featuring Danny Hastings, animated by Zack Williams
You can vote on which one you think should win by clicking here but be sure to get your opinion logged by January 29 because that’s the last day they’ll be taking votes before announcing the winner at an event in Williamsburg on January 30.
Remember this sneak peek?
Here’s the full image (sans title)!
I drew this to accompany an article about a friend’s (Rachel Crawford) experience working as a caterer whilst being an undercover vegetarian. This was fun because I had to draw it for 2-color printing for it to be eligible for submission.
We didn’t make it in that issue but who cares, look at my cool calf saint!
Check out this music video that I assisted on for Elin Ruth, directed by Magnus Göransson.
Catchy song, no? I bet you’re ready to watch it again so here are some insider production notes to entertain you along the way.
0:14 The bar scenes were shot at Claret in Sunnyside, NY
0:18 That handsome devil to the right of Elin is her husband!
0:27 See that fancy hat she’s wearing? That’s just one of a number of fancy hats that have a habit of appearing on peoples’ heads when they’ve been drinking. Exhibit A.
0:33 SMOOCHY SMOOCHY. To get this scene, the director practically had to crawl under the covers with them. Ooo la la!
0:36 Claret’s owner, Justin, played the part of the bartender.
1:04 This was shot on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
1:10 At 5’9″ I’m no shrimp but both Elin and her husband clock in at over 6′ tall. In this shot, I’m just off-screen jumping and throwing feathers around like crazy to get them high enough to rain DOWN on two people who are significantly taller than me. (I am also simultaneously having a heart attack about getting in trouble for littering the street with lovely white feathers.)
1:15 The following gorgeous views were shot on a roof deck that was over 39 stories up!
1:18 Elin’s own bathroom (and toothbrush).
1:53 I don’t think this scene was on the schedule but when half of the train car we were in cleared out, Elin and the director sprang into action to take advantage of the great shot.
1:58 Another New York landmark, the Flatiron building!
2:12 Well, hello little squirrelio. Another unexpected but great moment. I had recently been accosted by squirrels in this park for nuts (yes, I am an old lady that carries a bag of nuts around with her at all times) so we put a nut in Elin’s hand and tried not to let the squirrel steal the show.
2:22 Real talk. Standing in a room, tacitly watching someone bawl their eyes out is a hard thing to do.
2:56 Director, Magnus Göransson, pulls a Hitchcock and makes a cameo as an irritated bar patron.
3:12 Look, ruffians outside the bar! (And I’m one of them!) In an effort to be authentically tough, I smoked a cigarette for this part and promptly made myself ill. ~METHOD ACTING~
So there you go, I hope you enjoyed it!