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illustrator/graphic designer.
I make Motherworld. Updates every week.
latergram. baked a cake para mi mamá for mom day.

latergram. baked a cake para mi mamá for mom day.

— 2 months ago with 29 notes
Anonymous asked: Your comics make me happy- they're great. Keep doing them :)


Answer:

You’re great!! Thank you. I’m happy to know that they make you happy.

— 2 months ago with 6 notes
Anonymous asked: I feel sort of bad, because I really like your work, and I almost always reblog it, because I want a ton of people to see it. But, I didn't really dig the comic you posted that got a ton of notes. I felt it was sort of an unnecessary glorification of the culture that was grown around modern day technology and media. I feel like not like that comic is sort of like turning up my nose to what could be a big break for you, I'm sorry.


Answer:

Thanks for supporting me and my work! And also thank you for telling me this. I like hearing people’s thoughts on technology and social media. It’s an interesting topic to me. I don’t get to talk about it often. Since I met a lot of my friends online, we’d all more or less defend its legitimacy. There’s a lot to talk about, but I’ll just focus on the comic.

Personally, I prefer physical interaction. When I’m out with people, I make the effort not to take my phone out. Whether or not looking at your phone is poor social etiquette depends on who you’re talking to, but I wouldn’t fear the decline of civilization over something I feel is way too benign. Some of it is a legitimate concern, but times are a-changin’ and the options we have for experiencing things are expanding. Some of those options won’t be for everybody, and I can’t fault anyone for having a lifestyle that doesn’t jive with mine. People are way too complex for me to build assumptions on their character based on me seeing them look at a phone at a time that I wouldn’t.

That’s a bit of what Edward is getting at. But more so the focus is on whether or not these emotions we experience and the relationships we foster are genuine, and I’d say that they are. There’s always some people who are vain and want attention, but I want to give the benefit of the doubt. I feel like an overwhelming majority of people just want to share their lives, whether it’s through writing essays or taking photos of their food. We might not physically be there, but knowing you’re not alone could be enough sometimes. I didn’t intend for the comic to be a glorification, but more a celebration of social media, and a message to naysayers to stop worrying so much about how people are choosing to live and just let them figure things out for themselves. It might seem like I’m preaching to the choir what with the notes that thing has been getting, but from a few responses I’ve read and that “look up” video floating around, it looks like it’s a lifestyle people still have to defend, which is kinda bonkers to me.

But I’m a part of the generation that grew up with it, not the one that was born with it. (’90s kids will understand??? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Welp, I wrote a lot! Way more than I needed to. And no need to apologize. We can’t agree on everything, and there’s no need for that either (but you might like the follow-up). Thanks for wanting a big break for me! I’m just happy to know people like reading this stuff.

— 2 months ago with 20 notes
a lot of people really liked that comic, and I just wanna say thank you and you’re all nice and beautiful and I’m happy to know so many of you feel the same! also, I’m sorry in advance to everyone who started following me based on that comic because next week’s is probably just gonna be a dumb joke.

a lot of people really liked that comic, and I just wanna say thank you and you’re all nice and beautiful and I’m happy to know so many of you feel the same! also, I’m sorry in advance to everyone who started following me based on that comic because next week’s is probably just gonna be a dumb joke.

— 2 months ago with 79 notes
#comics  #motherworld  #he actually didn't do a complete cartwheel but he didn't notice and no one was there to correct him  #he's still proud though 
no. 6the kids are alright
I feel like too many people think “online” and “fake” are interchangeable words.

no. 6
the kids are alright

I feel like too many people think “online” and “fake” are interchangeable words.

— 2 months ago with 69051 notes
#comics  #motherworld  #artists on tumblr  #internet 
here’s a dumb thing for May 4th. I got all jazzed up with some ideas for translating other scenes into a cop drama setting with Scorsese dialogue, but eh.

here’s a dumb thing for May 4th. I got all jazzed up with some ideas for translating other scenes into a cop drama setting with Scorsese dialogue, but eh.

— 2 months ago with 31 notes
#may 4th  #star wars  #comics 
Alvin (chipmnk) tweeted my biography.

Alvin (chipmnk) tweeted my biography.

— 2 months ago with 17 notes
milkbarista:

no.5
origin story

I updated a little late last night so here it is for the early crowd. I did a month of these! even though it’s just once a week, it’s more than I’ve ever committed to something. I wanna keep this going. thanks everyone, for liking it.

milkbarista:

no.5

origin story

I updated a little late last night so here it is for the early crowd. I did a month of these! even though it’s just once a week, it’s more than I’ve ever committed to something. I wanna keep this going. thanks everyone, for liking it.

— 2 months ago with 140 notes
#comics  #motherworld  #artists on tumblr 
I was a little occupied last week and didn’t make anything. life, man! but an unintentional break was good I think. more comics will come soon. I just have to put my brain back together.
week recap: did everyone see Adventure TIme last week? dang! this week’s was great too. also, basketball has been stresstown USA. I’ve been playing Tokyo Jungle and Super Stardust. the end song for Clarence has been stuck in my head. it’s beautiful. I missed y’all.

I was a little occupied last week and didn’t make anything. life, man! but an unintentional break was good I think. more comics will come soon. I just have to put my brain back together.

week recap: did everyone see Adventure TIme last week? dang! this week’s was great too. also, basketball has been stresstown USA. I’ve been playing Tokyo Jungle and Super Stardust. the end song for Clarence has been stuck in my head. it’s beautiful. I missed y’all.

— 2 months ago with 35 notes
#comics  #motherworld 

PLAYOFFS

I’m so pumped aahhh!!! my heart’s in Chicago, but I’m rooting for the Thunder.

which team do you want to win? who are your favorite players?

I have projects I need to work on but I just wanna draw everything basketball. 

— 3 months ago with 10 notes
this is the burger I painted for this piece. I did it all in color and then converted it to b&w and all that other junk. my head just couldn’t wrap around painting the burger in b&w from the get go. more work, but on the plus side, here’s a burger.

this is the burger I painted for this piece. I did it all in color and then converted it to b&w and all that other junk. my head just couldn’t wrap around painting the burger in b&w from the get go. more work, but on the plus side, here’s a burger.

— 3 months ago with 53 notes
#illustration  #artists on tumblr  #food  #burger 

The greatest battles you’ll ever face exist within the mind.

— 3 months ago with 119 notes
#illustration  #food  #burgers  #artists on tumblr