The last cartoon, 2003

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Back in 2003, after I had been drawing the business-card cartoons for around half a decade, I had reached a point where I was thoroughly fed up with them (not to mention, equally fed up with life in general).

So I decided I would stop drawing them. Forever. I would move on. Immediately.

I would just draw one last one, this one above, and that would be it. Finito. Basta.

Like a person swearing of the Internet, alcohol or overeating, my resolve lasted all of about five minutes. Not only that, I’ve drawn thousands more since then.

I’m glad my resolve didn’t stick. I think my work has gotten a lot better since then. That wouldn’t have happened had I been made of sterner stuff.

Make of that what you will.


Favorites from “Ignore Everybody”, 1998-2008

[These are some of my favorite business-card cartoons ever; they all appeared in my first book, “Ignore Everybody”, and were all drawn in that first decade between 1997-2008. These are the seminal ones; this is as good as my work ever got etc.]

91301_commitment 91303_lifestyle

91305_complete_asshole

91307_henry

91309_artists_bar

91311_the_poor

91313_complete

91315_eric

91317_glorious

91319_scared

91321_lie

91323_suffer

91325_jesus

91325_upgraded

91329_expensive

91331_otherplans

91333_happy_coincidence

91335_tackyandgross

91337_filmstudent

91339_hislies

91341_snatch

91343_mistakenly

91345_thursday_night

91347_stupid_fuck

91349_please

91351_crap_enough

91353_four_year

91355_the_price

91357_currentlevel

91359_glamorous_looking

91363_survive

91365_choose copy

91367_disposable

91369_greatest_city

91371_threelittlewords

91373_fabulousness

91375_useful_device

91377_the_gaps

91379_frankly

91381_phone_number

91383_after_that

91385_hell_even_a_dime

91387_I_dont_have_friends

Badasschick112

InsanitySkunkworks112

QualityIsnt112

ReadMyBlog

SomethingtoBelievein

TheShortTail112


Page 98 (drawings from 2003)

Adult life
adult life

Freshly baked bread
freshly baked bread

I'm in advertising
i’m in advertising

Inequality of pussy
inequality of pussy

Untitled
untitled 01

I feel my own wrath
feel my own wrath

I am so fucking hot
i am so fuckling hot

I hate feeling deranged
i hate feeling deranged

Broke him like a twig
broke him like a twig

Satan is my banker
satan is my banker

2003-02
sun shining out of my ass

This one is one million dollars
this one is one million dollars


Page 71 (drawings from 2003)

Before I ask you
before i ask you

Celebrity art collectors
celebrity art collectors

Lot's of low paid jobs
lots of low paid jobs

King Midas the second
kind midas the second

Blogging on the toilet
blogging on the toilet

Can I have your babies
can i have your babies

Integrity
intergrity

untitled
untitled 01

Before we started dating
before we start dating

Capitalism sucks
capitalism sucks

No longer believe in
no longer believe in

Your sad life
your sad life

All is vanity
all is vanity

Named my kid after him
named my kid after him

Prefered style
preferred style

Brought to you by
brought to you by

Blogging before 9/11
blogging before 9/11

How to make it as an artist
how to make it as an artist

Their own secret language
their own secret language

All she really wanted
all she really wanted

Between whining sessions
between the whinging sessions

Express myself
express myself

Oversized tic
oversized tic

Untitled
untitled 02