Shawn Driskell

Monthly Archives: September 2012

Over the Hedge


This is pretty good. But you know what would have made it better?  Cut Hammy and RJ’s lines in the last panel and just have Phil burp.  We saw Phil eat Bob and it’s implied they’re all going to die.  This is what happens when the writer and the illustrator are different people.

Or what happens when you write so close to deadline there’s no time to go over roughs.

Over the Hedge: Cartoons hot off the griddle without all that fancy “cooking” you might expect.

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Little Bird, Night Owl

There are a few cities on my bucket list that I am incredibly sure I am going to love as soon as I set foot on their culturally and historically rich streets. Paris might be on the top of this list. It’s either Paris or Barcelona. The only reason New York City isn’t on this list is because I have been there so many times it’s almost my home away from home.

This incredibly visual and artsy video was created by Land of Nod Inc. and its founding members Robert Kolodny and Bennett Elliot. The amazing song is by Les Sans Cullottes. It captures what I hope one day will be my whirlwind adventures in that incredible city.

My mom lived in Paris for a couple of years when she was a teenager and I have loved growing up listening to her stories. In the last few years…

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While researching for another article, I came upon some of my favorite quotes. Among them are a few from Plato, the Greek Philosopher.

My dad has adopted this one for himself: The Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you will end up being governed by your inferiors.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

There are three classes of men: lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor and lovers of gain.

This, and no other is the root from which a tyranny springs-when he first appears he is a protector


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Mike Powell

Do you find yourself being drawn back inexorably to photographing the same subjects over and over again?

Last month my friend and mentor Cindy D. “outed” me in a wonderful postingon her blog. She confessed that “we’ve become a little obsessed with photographing Red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus).” (She also published some interesting facts about the beetles in another blog posting.) She’s right, of course, in her assessment of me, but I might quibble with her on one point. Is it possible to be only a “little” obsessed?

What are the symptoms of my obsession? After work today, in between thunder and rain storms, I rushed to Green Spring Gardens to take some photos. I shot a few flowers but I couldn’t resist the pull of the milkweed plants. I know exactly  where they are located in the gardens and I know if I look hard…

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False Mirrors


Top: Mesh CosmoVest-Cherry by DRIFT (愛 Kalli Enimo 愛 (kallisto.destiny)) NEW!!! also available at Vintage Fair 2012

Hair: Claudie_Black by Miss C. (DjAngeI Fallen) available at Vintage Fair 2012

Pants: Leather Legging * XXS Black by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)

Boots: Radical Boots * Black by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)

Skin: Elle Skin by [BLUSH] (Marie Whitfield)

Hands: de Jolie Hands v1.1 Relaxed by SLink (Siddean Munro)

Pose by Del May


House: Paris industrial skybox by A:S:S deLuxe (Pho Vinternatt)

Chair: Wingback chair – warrior’s black by [HANDverk] (Daphne Klossovsky)

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once upon each day

in the middle of the city
at the edge of a new parking palace
the old house
reading the messages
of night:

peace was here


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