Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hobo art challenge number 4

770 Bob Brain-in-a-jar, the Bodiless 'Bo
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

This time, hobo # 770 Bob Brain-in-a-jar, the Bodiless 'Bo was chosen for interested parties to illustrate. This is mine. To see the others, click here please.

Happy Halloween (again)

J is for Jack-o-lantern
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

I might have a few posts throughout the day. It only comes once a year, you know.
This is from my alphabet of monsters.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Hally Happoween!

Jack again
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

May all your candy be sweet.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


20060925 White Sands National Monument, New Mexico 017
Originally uploaded by gakout.

One of the nice things about flickr is the "everyone's photos" stream that shows up on the main page when you log in. I love it when beautiful photos from complete strangers pop up.
Check out the rest of this person's set, there are some nice shots.

170 Redball Charlie Dickens
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

I gotta say, half the fun of the 700 hoboes project is all of the interesting real facts I am learning along the way (as opposed to the made up facts in Hodgman's book, which are equally interesting, but for different reasons).
The term "red ball" appears on the list a couple times and can have applicable meaning to hobodom:
a) US route 218 was nicknamed the Red Ball Route when it was being built in 1913.
b) Red ball is also railroad parlance for express delivery.
c) The red ball express was the nickname of a european supply train which opened up shortly after D-Day.
(c is actually disqualified from applicability due to the fact that the hoboes had disappeared from the earth a few years prior to D-Day, as anyone who has read Mr. Hodgman's book will remember.)
I chose to go with a.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Halloween Dream

Contest entry
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

This is my entry in the Halloween themed contest over on Animation Nation.
Pleasant dreams!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Have a nice brain!

Happy Zombie
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Here's a little something I painted today. You can even attempt to buy it if you are so inclined.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smitten

499 Loving Vincent Hugsalot
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Here's my latest submission to Illustration Friday. Who am I to keep the worlds of IF and 700 hoboes apart?
The theme was "smitten" by the way.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My fellow participants in the 700 hobo projects have banded together to draw the same hobo from John Hodgman's list. In this case, number 550: "Douglas, the Future of Hoboing" was chosen. This is my entry and the other results can be seen here.

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs, pg 69
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

...as illustrated by Richard Scarry. Click on the picture and visit the set on my flickr stream.

What's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

This is the black and white version of a color illustration over on my main site. I think I like it better this way. Click on it to see all the funny notes people have added to it on flickr.