Saturday, April 14, 2018

LIFE AS A RABBIT ARTIST


MY LIFE
I thought I would share a little bit about my riveting life as a rabbit artist.
So, join me as I part the veil and allow you a very personal look into my life as a rabbit artist.

I draw rabbits.

That's pretty much it.
MY HOMELAND
Often, my travels through life seem confusing. There is no roadmap for this thing called life.
Although I am the common denominator to all things involving, well, me – couldn't it be possible that at least some of the fog has to do with my environment?
Actual street signs in Toledo, Ohio

ART DEGREES
Are they really necessary to succeed?
I would have to say a resounding, “YES!”
(I have to say it because I have art degrees)
From Art School Confidential by Daniel Clowes
*See panel #2.

For more of Daniel Clowes:
More Daniel Clowes


THE CRITICS
There are always critics.
ALWAYS.

By Sara Zimmerman

See all of her prolific work:
TEAM ZIMMERMAN

THE FANS
The best part of being a rabbit artist, besides the rabbits, are the fans!
I receive photos of rabbits, my art on their walls, rabbits, fan art, rabbits
and
rabbits!
Penny: Irish Rabbit Woman
This adorable portrait was sent to me by a young man named, "Ian".
I stare at it. A LOT.



Behold some creative fans' use of postcards!
Not that *I* have never thought to do this, mind you --
(I didn't).

As always,
I love hearing from all of you!
[Pro Tip: There is a CONTACT tab ^up there]
I try to answer all correspondences. Please be patient, however.
I get swamped. If you don't hear back - write again!
It isn't you. It's me.


THE REALITY

Imagine that tiger being a rabbit.


I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING


IN THE END


Saturday, March 31, 2018

AROUND THE WORLD


DIVIDING THE SKY
Look for this coming up on the REGARDING COMIC page.
And remember, rabbits CAN divide the sky.
At least in my world.

IT'S A HOLIDAY!
Sarah Jackson, a reader, opted to take Lance on holiday to Europe! See the exciting times here:


FAN ART
I am always astonished when a reader sends me their version of the Regarding Characters. This was sent to me some time ago. I happened to stumble upon it again today and thought I would share:



EASTER IS HERE

Easter is here.
Everyone who pre Easter dumped has dumped their unwanted rabbits with the thought that "someone will want a rabbit for Easter".
Couple that with the naive impulse buys that come at Easter.

All rabbit advocates: put the local (or closest) rabbit rescue number on your fridge. I don't know about you, but people come to me with their little ones wanting to "rehome", asking if I "know anyone who would take a rabbit?" Usually, a photo is inclusive.

Usually, a cage is in view. Usually, there is no hay in sight.
Do your best to be patient. Try not to feel guilty if you can't the bun -- BUT do direct them to that local rescue. If they can't take the bun (trust me, they will be full to the brim), they can help relocate the little one.

The following link takes you to the House Rabbit Society's national list of rabbit rescues for the United States.

NATIONAL LIST OF RESCUES


IN CLOSING
Every year, the word spreads a little further:
(Video from a subsidiary of  USA TODAY)

Friday, March 23, 2018

NEW YEAR — NEW WORK

Greetings!
Why, yes, I am a little late. Thank you for asking.

New Stuff ... Sort of.
1. If you cast your gaze to the right (on a desktop view) and God knows how much scrolling and cursing it will take to find on your version of a cell phone -- you will see a thumbnail to the most recent REGARDING THE SECRET LIFE OF RABBITS comic!

2. I also changed the banner to fit the "look" of whatever look I sometimes imagine my branding to be.

3. You will notice a tab for the REGARDING STORE which is nowhere near ready. So there is absolutely no merchandise on it. It's just there. Teasing everyone. I am currently working on it.

All of the above called for a nap.

OF THE RED EARTH


Another ink and color pencil on Dura-Lar. I am still learning the canvas and whatnot.
Initially, I was going to crop this closer. I, however, happen to like the raw look of this.

It's chock-full of symbolism and I wrote a very pithy description for just such occasions. I cannot seem to locate it though.

The overall theme is humanity's mortality. I wanted to render a dystopian dreamscape.
The hare as spiritual messenger has survived whatever happened here.
The daylily illustrates how quickly our time here is done.
And, of course, the human skull long since buried by the ravages of time. Or maybe buried by sassy hares.

If you wish to dig deeper:
The mythology of Adam (the first man) plays a powerful influence here. His name, "Adamah" means "of the red earth". From earth, we are created and to earth, we shall return.

Please feel free to comment any of your own observations. I am always fascinated with what people bring to the work.


HIT SOMEBUNNY!
A commission.