Andy Warholish

I did a little more work on the AJ project. At first, I was just trying out different background colors. I was going to send this to Al and Gloria and let them decide which color they preferred. When I put them all together it looked quite charming. It reminded me of something Andy Warhol would have tried. I’ve decided to leave it as is.

Get well soon, Albert

This is for my big brother, Albert, as he is recovering from a kidney transplant operation. This is a caricature of his dog, A.J. So listen to A.J. and get well soon!

This art was a simple pencil sketch of A.J.’s face and a very vague, unfinished outline of his body. I then scanned it into Photoshop and painted it.

Idioms of Idiocy

If you are standing in a group of ten random people, one of those ten believes in lizard people, a worldwide pedophile ring, and a flat Earth. Could anyone predict that the National Enquirer would all of a sudden become serious journalism? I blame the movie “Men in Black”. In one scene, the character played by Tommy Lee Jones tells the character played by Will Smith, as they are looking through supermarket tabloids at the newsstand, “Best investigative reporting on the planet”. It was a movie, people! A MOVIE! A Fictional Story! Just as QAnon is fictional nonsense! Grow up, please! You are starting to frighten me!

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Proverbs Per Perspective

The early bird getting the worm means to get out there as soon as you can to achieve your goals. But…what about the worm? What does the worm have to say about this? It would be best for the worm to be lazy and sleep in late, since, if he gets up early, there are a lot of early birds that might get him. Birds have different ethics and attitudes than worms and, as a consequence, have different proverbs.

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A Snapshot of History

This is a rare treat for all of you nonpaying fans of Small Consolation. Once in a while, for promotional purposes, you will get an extra freebie. I really like this one. This is only political if you take it that way. All I am attempting to do here is to capture truth and humor. This is the year 2020 in a nutshell. This is soon to be available on t-shirts and other products in Bird Smirk, my CafePress shop. Watch for it!