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Magazine Wars

Budget Travel, February 2011 and Afar, November/December 2010.

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The way I pray

Father in Heaven May you be honored for who you are By all people Of every language, culture, and religion May your Kingdom continue to invade this world And all of human activity May things happen the way you want them to Here, just like they do in Heaven Give us today what we need […]

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I’m heeeeere, and I’m singiiiing…

2010: A Nate’s Odyssey Grew a scruffy beard, then shaved it into a nice goatee Took a trip to Vermont for a few days, including a day-trip to Montreal Designed and published OCSPLORA Volume One (goal) Used Kickstarter to promote and sell Vol. One to a whopping 22 people Redesigned the logo and made t-shirts […]

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Snow White vs. Sleeping Beauty

The other day I posted ‘Am I the only one who didn’t know Sleeping Beauty and Snow White are two different things?’ Andres did a great job of explaining the differences: Ahhh…. Well, Snow White ate an apple and went into a coma. Sleeping Beauty was just cursed. Snow White was presumed dead, Sleeping Beauty […]

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The paradox of freedom

Here’s the paradox: freedom kills creativity. Imagine this scenario. You hand a kid a #2 pencil and a blank sheet of 8.5 by 11 paper and you tell her to draw a bug. You’ve just severely restricted the amount of freedom she can take in the assignment. Pencil, paper, bug. But you do this with […]

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Screwups, etc.

Do you ever feel like you screw up more consistently and more spectacularly than other people? Yeah, me neither. I was just wondering. So, last week I was working with my friend Cheech (real name, Ciro – it’s Italian) and he asked me to hitch up his trailer to his truck while he was brushing […]

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[wpvideo 1aeA8cqG] So, I don’t know how to even begin to try to explain this. Let’s just say my friend Jason is pretty amazing, and also has a slightly disturbing sense of humor. He was able to take the pure, innocent (some might say beautiful) thing I made and do this to it.

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Aliens on christianity p.2

This post is part of a series. Here’s part one. Before they killed him he had been hanging out with a posse, like in the cowboy movies. What? No, they didn’t ride horses. Well, no they didn’t go around shooting people. No, no guns at all actually. Okay, maybe it wasn’t like the cowboy movies, […]

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Joseph & Donkey, step by step

Here’s a look at how I do illustration work. This is from ‘The Donkey Speaks’ by Dave Wilkins. It’s actually the only thing I’ve ever illustrated for someone else, and only the second thing I’ve really taken seriously, step by step, all the way through. This is the second step of the process, sketching the […]

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Aliens on christianity p.1

This post is part of a series. Here’s part two. Listen kids, says the little green alien. I’m going to tell you a story. There’s this planet I went to once called Earth. That’s the planet where I got those cool cowboy movies with the guns and horses. Remember? Yeah, I love Clint Eastwood too, […]