Few things are better than beer. One of 'em is free beer. I collaborated with the fine folks of Company Brewing in making some beer coins. You might find some of these in your stocking this year. If St. Nick ends up hoarding them for himself, hopefully you have nice friends and end up with a few rattling at the bottom of your pockets.


I have a 9 month old boy, Nico, who i've been meaning to provide with a few illustrations of our pets for his "office". I've been putting him off but he's a pretty cranky client. Truth be told, i need to buck up and get it done. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs, so I only have 3 to go. I admit to having hesitated at providing him with more cat art. There is a general perception out there that cats emasculate the weaker sex (boys). Particularly so when cats & boys cohabitate without a member of the stronger sex (girls) around. I take personal offense to the notion. While I could illustrate a man in flannel cutting down a tree, or a bartender...I think i'll just do the cat thing. If he wants to be a crazy catman when he's dating in 20 years and raise red flags in the process, that's his right. I won't take that away from him.