A Life of Epic Compulsion: Salvation Mountain

I’m fascinated by the lives and processes of compulsive makers. Individuals who dedicate so much time and so many resources to their craft, regardless of a conventional skill level. I’ll be seeking out these individuals and bodies of work in a new series A Life of Epic Compulsion. This past weekend I ventured to Coachella Valley outside of Palm Springs, CA to document the […]

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Ghost + Ruby

Gearing up to head down to Desert X this weekend and looking forward to some quality headspace. Thought I’d share a new comic I’m working on, Ghost + Ruby, documenting the adventures of my sister and our incredibly anxious pup, Ruby. A canine literally afraid of everything and her best friend. More of a light-hearted look at anxiety. Longer post next week! […]

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Rejection and Work-Work Balance

If you know me, you know I don’t believe in a work-life balance. I strive for the work-work balance. Day job to support the night and weekend hustle. Workout and/or meditation every day to fight off crushing anxiety and depression. Cut out sugar to stay awake long enough to get all this shiz done everyday. Sip tequila when needed. Repeat. This is […]

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Sustainable Incrementalism

Incrementalism, aka baby steps. The path to improvement you don’t even know is happening. Freakonomics has a fantastic episode In Praise of Incrementalism that’s worth a listen right now. I need a good reminder of this unforeseen force often. In general, I am not a patient person. Efficiency brings calm, focus. The ability to accomplish something right NOW is powerful, while my […]

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The Importance of External Accountability

Starting a personal project or changing a habit on your own is daunting. Honestly, why freaking bother? I’ve got a running list of project attempts and life hacks that never came to light. Not for lack of trying – when work/life gets busy, priorities shift. But the recurring ideas I keep coming back to encourage me to keep trying. If illustration […]

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Weekend Listening

If you’re anything like me and can’t get work done if you have Netflix on in the background, you’re always on the lookout for good jams, informative podcasts, something to keep you company. I want to suggest some solid weekend listening to help with that side hustle. Always looking for suggestions as well! What Spotify playlist are you on right now? […]

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List, life, love.

I talked about the importance of list making in my last post, because it’s a creative tool I routinely come back to during times of stress or anxiety. Something about seeing everything bulleted, numbered, or drawn out is incredibly soothing. Breaking down seemingly insurmountable tasks is much more manageable in smaller, achievable tasks. I don’t reserve lists for just written to-do’s […]

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