First up in character introductions: the walrus in I Draw Walruses, Lars! He really did come about during an art class project. We had to make papier-mache masks of any character we wanted. I decided to take inspiration from Shel Silverstein and create a walrus with braces. From here, Lars was born. I would often… Continue reading Intro: Lars
And we’re back! Took a quick break to recuperate from Inktober, but now, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. And yes, I did go to my first Anime Convention a couple weekends back. Truly an experience, and a really fun one at that. The costumes that people wore were amazing –… Continue reading Time to Hide Away
Well. Somebody went to Philadelphia this past week. And that somebody had a grand old time. The last time I was in Philly, I believe I was 18. Didn’t really get to do a whole lot of tourist stuff – was mostly there to see my brother march in the Thanksgiving Day parade in the… Continue reading Huzzah!
Mom’s heading off to England for a choir tour tomorrow. I’m only mildly jealous, as you can see. Dad and I are going to miss her, I wish her safe travels and the best of times – and I really really wish I was going. Last time I was in England, I was 9 and… Continue reading London’s Calling
Yes, yes, I know. Technically, the road trip is over now. The car has been unpacked for the final time, the AC is working overtime to cool down the house, and you’re actually sleeping in your own bed tonight. What more is there to be done? As it turns out, plenty. It’s time for the… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Epilogue
It’s been a few days now since you’ve arrived in Colorado. You’ve partied it up, bonded with your relatives’ dogs, and basically been having a grand old time on vacation. But now, as with all things, it must come to an end. And so begins the final part of your road trip: the journey home.… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: The Trip Home
4 days. 9 states. Who knows how many miles. You drive across the scrubby Colorado landscape, the Rockies rising out of the mist to greet you. You wind your way through a brightly colored neighborhood, pulling into your aunt and uncle’s driveway. Exhausted, you drag yourself and your luggage out of the car – which… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Your Destination!
Aside from checking out new places, road trips are a great time to reconnect with old friends who you haven’t seen in ages. You may have been merely chatting with them on whatever social media platform you were on when – ding! – the idea hits you. You might ask, “Where are you guys?” Upon… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Visiting Friends
Uh-oh. You’ve been on the road for the while now, and everyone’s starting to get a little cranky. A bit of snapping here, a little sullenness there – the mood has definitely taken a turn. This can mean a couple of things. One is that you guys have grown sick of each other. The other… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Food
If you’re planning a road trip, please keep in mind that not only are you heading off to some set destination, but that you are also giving yourself a massive opportunity. A chance to stop at places along the way that you ordinarily wouldn’t have the opportunity had you not decided to undertake this trip.… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Museums