Making Crappy Stuff With My 3D Pen

Not that I’m lacking in the ability to spot a good opportunity to make crap, but the 3Doodler has given me the most excellent opportunity of all. It’s so easy to make nonsensical squiggly lines with it that don’t look like anything. Don’t misinterpret this as a bad review of the 3Doodler— the pen is an amazing and fun invention, and you can do beautiful things with it, as I see all over the internet except my website.

The 3Doodler fresh out of the box, complete with tubes of plastic...

The 3Doodler fresh out of the box, complete with tubes of plastic…

You know the saying “your eyes are bigger than your stomach”? Well I’m guilty of my eyes being bigger than my know-how. (I’m often guilty of this, and I have drawerfuls of shitty work to prove it.)

So here’s what I made right after plugging in the pen for the very first time:

Plastic Lines $75 each; Scraps & Bits $62.50/lb

Plastic Lines $75 each; Scraps & Bits $62.50/lb

And these are things I made several hours later:

Everything must go 30% off. Ask about our Lay-away Plan.

Everything must go 30% off. Ask about our Lay-away Plan.

And then I made jewelry and two letter “R”s:

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Available for rent. Only $9.99 per month.

Anti-Climactic? Not Yet.
The best anti-climaxes come after several failures, so in the spirit of making ugly objects and taking lovely pictures of them, I’m going to keep 3Doodling so that I can fully explore the world of disasters that this pen can open up. And after I’ve made some so-so pendants, and slightly better letter Rs, then— and only then— can we declare an anti-climax.

(Please note: this is all in fun, and should not be taken as a review of the 3Doodler. It is a great product. I would recommend it. Like any tool, if you master it you can make great work with it. I plan to practice more often, and order a variety of pen tips and molds that can help me make better “drawings.”)

That’s all for now…
Unless you want to check out 3 cartoon videos on YouTube: 3 cartoon videos!


Hey all you comic fans, I’m excited to tell you about an upcoming event. This summer I’m going to be a special guest at the Comic Con International in San Diego.

If you don’t already know, the San Diego Comic Con is the biggest comic book and popular arts convention on the planet. If you’ve never been I recommend going — it is the premier place for people who are fanatic about comics, comic art, film, sci-fi, gaming and— you get the picture!

In the coming weeks I’ll be able to give you more info on what I’ll be doing at the con, but I can tell you that it will involve a talk, or presentation of my work. There’s a possibility that I’ll be on one or more panels as well. Right now the details are sketchy, but I will be posting them here as I learn more.

Here are some links to the Comic Con site, and to a list of special guests attending:
San Diego Comic Con 2014
Comic Con Special Guests 2014 (you’ll find me on page three!)

Thanks for reading!

Another Cartoon Video!

Hello, everyone. I know, I know— I have been lagging behind on the blog lately. You’ll be happy to know that it’s not because I’m lazy, but because I spend a lot of time making stuff.

After two days of springlike weather it seems that winter is back, and it looks messy out there. How appropriate that I have just the thing for that— a 50 second cartoon video that I hope will warm up your day with a chuckle. I call it The First Robin Of..?

Here it is…please Like, Share, and all that!

(I’ll be writing soon about my muck up with the 3Doodler Pen… a sneak peek: it’s fun but very difficult! And I’ll also be posting news of an upcoming cartooning project that involves science. Please stay tooned. God I hate it when I say that, tooned. ha ha, right?)