Inspired by this tweet from Daniel Kibblesmith:

"Why do they always say LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT'S SKELETON FIGHT if they're never actually gonna show the skeletons fighting"


This is one of those beautiful, complete pictures that was whole the moment it came into my head, the kind of brain chemistry that makes you think of Grecian muses or divine inspiration. Which makes it WAY funnier to me.


Thanks again to Daniel, who is a pip! His twitter is great. Follow him!




Scripted butts



I did the pencils for these a while back when @femscriptintros was blowing up. Forgot about it until today, when I ran out of paper and went hunting for scraps.

Describing butts is so much fun.

A dusky ham.

A wintery dugout of flesh and flannel.

A sun dappled shelf.

Tweed poppins.

Dime steak in a Wentworth suit.






Huntington doodles



Drawing stuff at Huntington Library and Gardens.


The sequel


This comic is a callback to this one.


This week has been an avalanche of bad news.

Here's an uplifting speech from one of my favorite movies. ("Pride")

If you're in Los Angeles, here is a link to a list of representative you could write to and a sample letter to help you get started.

 Asian Americans are also crowdsourcing a letter to explain Black Lives Matter to their relatives.






Between Brexit, the past week's Batman-like political combat in the House and Senate, Trump's pile-of-lead-pipes-loosely-tied-in-a-pickup-truck-speeding-down-the-highway campaign prowess, the murder of Jo Cox, and the massacre in Orlando... it's been an ominous couple of weeks. If I were a psychic, I'd be freaking out.


You should be interested in Brexit.

Here's John Oliver's bit on it.

NPR's Politics Podcast and Planet Money did some brief, informative reporting today. Here, also, is an interesting bit about the country's Google patterns as the results were coming out. You can, of course, get more up-to-the-minute information from the BBC.

 The razor thin margin in the vote calls up a lot of intense feelings. Any time someone says, "I didn't think my vote would matter," my heart flips.

There's a reason Planet Money's podcast was rushed and brief. A lot of people didn't think it could really happen. They didn't prepare for this. 

November is coming. Prepare your vote.