Friday, December 25, 2009

Ishmael #33: "Christmas Party"

Friday, December 18, 2009

Forgive me, for I know not what I do

I don't have a comic this week, but there's no need to crucify me about it.

As a token of my regret, here's what Ishmael would look like on the crucifix...

... just in case you were wondering.

I don't really have an explanation for this. I was doodling, and with one line after another, it just sort of... happened.

If there are any new readers out there, this blog isn't usually this "dark". Unless you're into that sort of thing, in which case, yes, it's pretty much always like this.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Photos from High School Art - Part 2

Here are the rest of my favourite photos from Art 11 and 12.

(Note: If you see your property in one of these photos and would like the picture removed, e-mail me at buckleylerose (at sign)


It looks almost as if this tree is spelling out the word "IF". IF I were more perceptive, I would have noticed that before now.

"If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you may live in Canada." - Jeff Foxworthy

I could probably handle walking up a set of stair every time I wanted to leave my property. Getting my car from the garage to the road would be the only challenge.

The Christmas lights juxtapose nicely with the flower pots.

I feel like his shadow is pointing at me.

"Children at play in rainforest."

If they don't want you to eat the manhole covers, why do they make them look like waffles?

This was actually taken at eye level, those are just really big rocks.

... Okay, not really.

The sewer seems like as pleasant a place to end as any.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Photos from High School Art - Part 1

Here are some of my favourite photography projects from Art 11 and 12 in high school.

(Note: If you see your property in one of these photos and would like the picture removed, e-mail me at buckleylerose (at sign)


The first two are from Art 11. The idea was to take photos of things "around the house". So, please enjoy this cactus and old radio.

In Art 12, we went out for a walk one day to take photos of things around us. We were lucky enough to get out on the one day of the year there was no snow.

This is a branch lying on the side of a road. I think it speaks for itself.

The colours in this photo of a house are cartoonishly bright. It works.

A _oyota. Race fast, safe car. A _oyota.

If they had action movies in the 1800s, there'd be a lot of scenes with the hero jumping through this kind of window while on fire.

Fun fact: My hometown is on a mountain, so the incline is so great, I got this picture despite the fact that I was holding the camera parallel to the ground. Wait, that makes no sense. Moving on.

Here is a photo of what appears to be one and a half trees sewn together.

Tune in this Wednesday for the thrilling conclusion!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ishmael #32: "Perception"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jokes that Seemed Funny at the Time

Have you ever come up with an obscure joke, just off the top of your head, but you can't think of any way to fit it into conversation? I must have a million of them:

Q: What do you call a singing salt water solution?
A: Saline Dion.

"I wanted to be an object-oriented programmer, but I just didn't have the class."

Q: What do you call a really short linguist?
A: Gnome Chomsky.
Q: What do you call the DNA code that made him that way?
A: Genome Chomsky.

...Okay, so I only have three. Any suggestions?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ishmael #31: "Dream Psychology 2"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Projects from Directing and Scriptwriting 12

Here are some of my least-unfavourite projects from Directing and Scriptwriting 12 in high school. I've been hesitant to post them because I wasn't sure the world was ready for this level of weirdness, but I think you humans have proven your worthiness.

Here they are, in the order in which I created them:

"Learning to Juggle":

"Linguist Rap":

"Mr. Smeagol":

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ishmael #30: "NaNoWriMo 4"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ishmael #29: "NaNoWriMo 3"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ishmael #28: "NaNoWriMo 2"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ishmael #27: "NaNoWriMo Part 1"

(I know, it's a simile, not a metaphor. I still say the joke was worth it. Well, not really).

For those of you who don't know, I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this month, and as you can see, so is our friend Ishmael. I've scheduled the comics to go on autopilot for the next few weeks so I can focus on writing my crappy novel.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ishmael #26: "Hallowe'en"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ishmael #25: "Resemblance"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ishmael #24: "It Takes Two"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ishmael #23: "Defensive"

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ishmael #22: "Mindfulness"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ishmael #20: "Paradox"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Paintings from Art

Here are some of my projects from Art 12 last year:

I know what you're thinking, and yes, one of these paintings inspired the character of Ishmael. He was originally intended to be a giant crazy bird mask, but I wisely decided against it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ishmael #19: "Dream Psychology"

Monday, August 3, 2009


For a few days last week, I decided to practice my drawing skills by finding some photos I liked on the internet and sketching them out. I'm not strictly an artist, but then again, many famous composers, statesmen and writers in history took up art as a secondary pursuit. When it comes to art, I may not be the next Hitler, but I just might be the next Chopin.

This would be Radovan Karadzic. I saw this picture of him on Time's website and thought to myself "Now this would be neat to draw!" This is sort of what got me started.

Yes, this bird in the photo did look as angry as I drew it.

This is the futurist Jacque Fresco, next to a failed attempt at an eagle (I turned the page upside-down to draw the eagle because I'm left-handed and didn't want to smudge the sketch of Jacque Fresco).

This is an elephant. I figure learning how to draw elephants will be useful if I want to become and American political cartoonist, or if I ever want to make Kugelman look more realistic.

Here are an eye, a hat, and a failed attempt at drawing a squirrel, for which I have no witty comments.

Here's Vladimir Putin, and a tree frog. Is their proximity to each other a profound political statement? No... or is it? No.

And finally, your friend and mine, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Man, what is is with me and corrupt world leaders?

Friday, July 31, 2009

Ishmael #18: "Bad News"

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ishmael #17: "Language"

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ishmael #16: "Time"

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ishmael #15: "Tense"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Random Doodling from School

While the other students at my school were "paying attention" in class and "studying" for "tests", I was doing something productive with my life.

(Click for a larger view)

Sure, it was wasting time when I should have been doing school work. But hey, isn't this what Chemistry is really about?
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