What is a Runcible Owl?

What is a Runcible Owl?

Since the launch of the Runcible Owl, people have been asking me what “runcible” means. It’s a nonsense word that first appears in a poem by Edward Lear called “The Owl and the Pussycat,” who get married by a wild pig on a tropical...
March Favorites — Pottymouth Edition

March Favorites — Pottymouth Edition

This is a roundup of all the neat new things I’ve discovered this month. Podcast: Holy F*cking Science A new podcast by the inimitable Hank Green and SciShow crew, HFS is an hour-ish-long podcast where grown adults talk about the science news that excites them,...
Painting a Platypus

Painting a Platypus

A couple of weeks ago, I painted up some animals for my friend Garrett’s son’s nursery. I took a timelapse of the process: I actually designed the characters digitally, and applied a transfer to the plywood to paint over. It worked out pretty well. I want...
Five Things to Do When Someone Criticizes Your Art

Five Things to Do When Someone Criticizes Your Art

Hello, young artist. I saw you on a forum, timidly asking how to deal with people who leave rude and critical comments on your art. You got a lot of answers, and I thought I would weigh in. I’m not the world’s most skilled artist, but I’ve been...