1. 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.

    Jake is amazing. I love it when I can learn something about life from a fellow artist.

     
  2. moth-eatn:

    thegreyninja:

    tumblr…. Tumblr….. TUMBLR CATS HO-OOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO, just shy of $700 left to hit the GOAL - FINAL PUSH. WE’VE TOTALLY GOT THISSSS!!!!!!!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegreyninja/scribbles

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He’s so close!! Let’s get this book made!!

    Almost there! Help this awesome sketchbook get made.

     
  3. paperbeatsscissors:

    I’ve been working like mad the past few weeks, so there hasn’t been much time for doodlin’, but everyone needs to go watch this cartoon right now.

    Great stuff.

     
     
  4. Are ye afraid of the dark?
    #doodle #pirate #drawing #marker #sketchbook

     
  5. Super Mario Bros. 3 is my 24th-favorite game of all-time. :)

     
  6. Can’t wait to decorate my cubicle with some #SuperMarioWorld
    #snes #nintendo #mario

     
  7. mrjakeparker:

    An open call to action to ALL artists everywhere! 

    Announcing WORLD ART DROP DAY on September 2nd

    All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.

    I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!

    Here’s how it works:

    • Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
    • Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
    • Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
    • Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.

    That’s it!

    I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!

    September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!

    YES!

    (via thethunderdan)

     
  8. hannecke:

    RIP blogger.

    Very true.

     
  9. thegreyninja:

    hey tumblr - here’s the whole set of my FF MINIS (the good guys)  - I’ll have stickers ready in about a month, so stick around.. #nopunintended #finalfantasy

    also, only 13 days left on my kickstarter, definitely still need help!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegreyninja/scribbles

    Awesome stuff from my buddy Kevin, who also happens to be funding a sketchbook via kickstarter. Check it out!

     
  10. Mobile phones are amazing.