Art & inspiration blog of an illustrator and recent RISD grad

mjackson@risd.edu

erikamoen:

Today at Oh Joy Sex Toy, famed porno cartoonist extraordinaire JESS FINK talks to us about erotic comics!

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

dipthatpen:

*aggressively spells theater with an -er at the end*

*most of the time*

(via cryptovolans)

t-wei:

Nudies.

t-wei:

Nudies.

(via natashaklineawesome)

hekateis said: hi - just popping by to say that your blog is amazing for illustration inspiration :) especially loving the bakery comics and the Moon print!

Aw, thank you! Those are two very different projects so I’m glad you like both kinds! 

mordinariness said: Your bakery comics speak to me!

Thank you! That’s great to hear :)

motleycraft-o-rama:

By Yumiko Higuchi

Sure it’s gross to have a fly in a case I totally get that, but I also can’t exactly mind control it out…

Welcome new followers! Glad you like the Bakery Comics! (◡‿◡✿) 

I have a bunch of other projects in the works so I hope you will enjoy those as well!

(On Tapastic)

erikamoen:

"I Want to Live"
I drew this comic yesterday and today it’s up on The Nib.

erikamoen:

"I Want to Live"

I drew this comic yesterday and today it’s up on The Nib.

(via ktshy)

crable said: Ahhh I just saw one of your bakery comics on my dash and I'm so happy to have found your art! I work in a bakery too and your posts are just too relatable. (Omfg can I please borrow your laser beam eyes?) Anyhoo, your art style is really cute and I love it and I'm very excited to see the other things you make!!!

Hi! Thank you, I appreciate it! It’s the best to hear that anyone can relate to the comics, and I wish I had the laser beams too haha!