This doodle is a mashup of Weebl from the web animation series Weebl & Bob, and Cedric from the classic adventure game King's Quest V.
My husband and I watched A Fish Called Wanda for the first time a few months ago. I was kind of scarred by the live-fish-eating scene.
This one needs some explaining...
My husband came home in stitches after greeting card shopping at CVS. He had seen a card that had a little old woman from the old country on the front, saying something to the effect of "It's birthday, so you make wish! Wish no come true, but making wish fun anyway. This year, I wish for goat!" The inside of the card just said "Why no goat!?" The more he tried to describe this card, the more he broke down laughing. Now "Why no goat!?" is a staple punchline in our household.
What happens when you mash together the opening theme song of Azumanga Daioh and the comedian Gabriel Iglesias (a.k.a. "Fluffy")?
Gnomes + Half-Life + Star Trek... this is how my brain thinks early in the morning. (That's a lie, this is how my brain always thinks. Luckily my husband appreciates my sense of humor).
Fantasy creatures aren't mythical, they just discovered space travel first and emigrated.
So when man finally set off to pursue strange new worlds, he was going where gnome-man had gone before.
The half-life "Little Rocket Man" achievement is just a tip-of-the-[pointy]-hat to this great truth.
"Fun conspiracy theory #6,000,050"
[on rocket ship: "U.S.S. Pointy Hat"]
I'm not sure exactly why, but lately I keep hearing anime referred to as "animu." I've heard it used as a joke, I've heard it used as a cutesy form of endearment for the art style, and I've heard it used in a derogatory manner to bash the genre and its fans. Maybe this is a well-known thing, and I am simply late in noticing it, but the term just sounds weird, and grates on my ears when I hear it. I can't help but picture anthropomorphic cows with all the anime tropes: big eyes, floating sparkles, glasses, braided hair, pop-up bangs, hovering emotion symbols, making cat noises to sound cute... so, that's exactly what I drew here - my interpretation of what my brain thinks whenever I hear "animu."
Today's "note" is a play on Sound of Noise, a music-themed Swedish-French film that is incredibly clever, refreshing, comical, innovative, quirky, and entertaining. I highly recommend that you go find a copy of the movie immediately after finishing this post.
This doodle was inspired by Ernie's "Rubber Duckie" song from Sesame Street. Not only did I grow up watching the show, but I also played the dos version of "Ernie's Big Splash" obsessively. On top of that, a local car wash company used this song as a jingle for their radio ads, so it was pretty much always stuck in my head as a kid.
My name is Shannon, and I draw silly things.
"You're not a guitar, but you're still my hero"