Veeptopus is in the Motherf***ing New York Times!

Yes. Veeptopus was mentioned in this article about political art on Etsy today. This largely came out of the blue and I’m completely stoked. By the way, if you’re interested in getting a Tim Kaine print, you can do so here.

Note: I’m not actually a programmer.

Naked Trump at the G7

I saw that famous picture of Trump and Andrea Merkel from that disastrous G7 summit last week and I knew I had to draw it. This was the result. I call it "Backpfeifengesicht" - a German word that means "a face that deserves a fist." I'm guessing that Merkel was thinking something along those lines as that photo was taken.

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Bedtime AKA The Hour of Madness

This is a verbatim quote from the lad.

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How To Fight a 4 Year Old

More cartoons drawn from true events at the homefront.

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Cartooning

Here's something else I've been experimenting with - cartoons. I've always liked doing cartoons. Back in high school, I got into trouble for a few of my cartoons in the school newspaper. So it feel nice going back comics. These days, of course, I have a lot of fresh material.

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A couple more comic journal entries

A couple more comic journal entries in the style of the previous post. I'm trying to get better at perspective, refining an image down to its basic graphic elements and playing around to see what pen-style I like. The first one is from the Philz Coffee in the gleaming new "town center." It doesn't feel like a town center, by the way, but it's not a bad mall.

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And this second one was drawn in Social Policy in downtown San Jose. I like how this one came out. Feels like something you might see in The New Yorker.

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Veeptopus Quiz: Which Vice President Are You?

A Letter From Joe Biden

A couple of months ago, I sent off my book Veeptopus: Vice Presidents with Octopuses on Their Heads (which is for sale on Amazon, by the way) to three former vice presidents - Walter Mondale, Al Gore, and Joe Biden. I figured Pence and Quayle wouldn’t appreciate the book and I vaguely feared that sending one to Cheney would result in me getting spirited into an unmarked van by masked men.

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While, of course, I fantasized that one of these august figures would publicly and enthusiastically endorse my book, I really just hoped to get some kind of response. And a few days ago, I got a letter from Joe Biden.

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Sure, it’s a form letter but I’m still getting it framed.

Veeptopus On The Cover of The Santa Barbara Sentinel

As I write this, Apple is having their annual event in its new gleaming headquarters. The building - which I like to call Steve’s donut - is literally down the street from Veeptopus International. So in the spirit of the new iPhone 8 and Apple Store getting mysteriously dubbed “Town Squares,” I too have something to report.

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Veeptopus is having its first-ever book signing this weekend, September 16 from 8 - 11 pm, at The Rondo (202 W. Canon Perdido St.) in Santa Barbara. I love this because Santa Barbara is where I first started to put cephalopods atop elected officials. Having a signing there sort of feels like completing a circle.

 

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So you can imagine how stoked I was to learn that my event ended up on the cover of the Santa Barbara Sentinel. I’m pretty overwhelmed. This is the first time I can get the physical book out in front of people, which is great because people who see the book tend to really like it. It is — if I do say so myself — a very pleasing object to hold and read.

I will also have a handful of posters and T-shirts for sale from the Kickstarter. So if you’re in the area or you’re in LA and looking for an excuse to try some of the fine Santa Ynez wine, stop by and say hi.

 

 

Hey Look! I made a Veeptopus commercial!

I made this quick 9-second long video for the Veeptopus book, which, if I didn't tell you yet, is available now on Amazon! I'm pretty happy with both the book and the commercial. Check the vid out below.