We just read Jason Brubaker’s fine “reMIND”:
Here my dead pet stands in for the story’s talking, underwater power-suited cat.

We just read Jason Brubaker’s fine “reMIND”:

Here my dead pet stands in for the story’s talking, underwater power-suited cat.

Dylan the dog as Cerebus: a three headed dog, but not much of a hellhound

Dylan the dog as Cerebus: a three headed dog, but not much of a hellhound

Dylan the dog reclines:
My younger son continues to be appallingly pet-deprived, so we have to get our dog fix vicariously.  Luckily, his best friend just brought this beagle/hound mix home.

Dylan the dog reclines:

My younger son continues to be appallingly pet-deprived, so we have to get our dog fix vicariously.  Luckily, his best friend just brought this beagle/hound mix home.

The Alien with foil covered eggs: 

Yesterday, my older son said something like, “Just because we don’t enjoy the Easter Bunny anymore, doesn’t mean we don’t believe in egg hunts.” 

Beyond the eggs, our other Easter activities this year were less traditional.  We went to an “alternative Easter carnival” on the lower east side. The kids’ favorite activities involved using a paintball gun to shoot at a unfortunate man dressed as a Peep, (“Shoot Da Peep”) and throwing a ball to try to “Dunk Jesus.” 

We also watched the Alien movie Easter themed parody. Thus the napkin.

The Alien with foil covered eggs:

Yesterday, my older son said something like, “Just because we don’t enjoy the Easter Bunny anymore, doesn’t mean we don’t believe in egg hunts.”

Beyond the eggs, our other Easter activities this year were less traditional. We went to an “alternative Easter carnival” on the lower east side. The kids’ favorite activities involved using a paintball gun to shoot at a unfortunate man dressed as a Peep, (“Shoot Da Peep”) and throwing a ball to try to “Dunk Jesus.”

We also watched the Alien movie Easter themed parody. Thus the napkin.

The Manly Easter Bunny:  Can a rabbit than delivers pastel eggs to your home be masculine in appearance without being too creepy?I started drawing far too late last night, incoherently thinking that something Easter themed might be nice.  I initially planned to draw my own childhood imagining of what the Easter Bunny might look like, but quickly realized that was not going to be cool, or manly, enough for my 7 year old son.Post midnight attempts to turn the Bunny into a cool dude had mostly disturbing results.   Ansel humored me by taking the napkin to school, but I am sure there were plenty of disclaimers issued at lunch.

The Manly Easter Bunny:  Can a rabbit than delivers pastel eggs to your home be masculine in appearance without being too creepy?

I started drawing far too late last night, incoherently thinking that something Easter themed might be nice.  I initially planned to draw my own childhood imagining of what the Easter Bunny might look like, but quickly realized that was not going to be cool, or manly, enough for my 7 year old son.

Post midnight attempts to turn the Bunny into a cool dude had mostly disturbing results.   Ansel humored me by taking the napkin to school, but I am sure there were plenty of disclaimers issued at lunch.

Black Dog with Glowing Red Eyes:
Rereading one of our mythological animals books, My son was predictably enthusiastic about the idea of the “Black Dog.”  This oversize canine’s origins are primarily in European folklore and it is usually described as an emissary of the devil, a hell hound, or at least, a portent of death Large glowing red eyes and an association with Satan are characteristics guaranteed to entrance my younger son.  If I explained the association with depression, that would probably charm him all the more.

Black Dog with Glowing Red Eyes:

Rereading one of our mythological animals books, My son was predictably enthusiastic about the idea of the “Black Dog.”  This oversize canine’s origins are primarily in European folklore and it is usually described as an emissary of the devil, a hell hound, or at least, a portent of death

Large glowing red eyes and an association with Satan are characteristics guaranteed to entrance my younger son.  If I explained the association with depression, that would probably charm him all the more.

Flying Griffin:
Mythical creatures are always popular with our kids… but more so than usual lately.

Flying Griffin:

Mythical creatures are always popular with our kids… but more so than usual lately.

Mortal Combat with Fruit

Mortal Combat with Fruit

I tried to make a cuter version of the OctoBear from Ethan Nicolle’s web comic “Bearmageddon” but my sons were definitely not impressed.

I tried to make a cuter version of the OctoBear from Ethan Nicolle’s web comic “Bearmageddon” but my sons were definitely not impressed.

My son is suddenly very interested in Tasmanian Devils…because they are so “cute.”The request for today was a Tasmanian Devil dressed as the Winter Soldier from the latest Captain America movie. I think the results could have been worse.

My son is suddenly very interested in Tasmanian Devils…because they are so “cute.”
The request for today was a Tasmanian Devil dressed as the Winter Soldier from the latest Captain America movie.

I think the results could have been worse.

Winter Soldier with Broccoli: Our sons pronounced the Captain America sequel as superior to the previous Avengers movie because, “there were more explosions and more guns.”  They were impressed with the Winter Soldier character and particularly appreciated his hair, as clearly HIS mother does not insist on cutting it when it obscures his vision.

Winter Soldier with Broccoli:

Our sons pronounced the Captain America sequel as superior to the previous Avengers movie because, “there were more explosions and more guns.”  They were impressed with the Winter Soldier character and particularly appreciated his hair, as clearly HIS mother does not insist on cutting it when it obscures his vision.

Dragon vs Dino; Sadly, not appropriate for Quaker 1st grade lunch. Axe Cop’s Wexter faces a dragon from “Revenge on Rainbow Girl”

Dragon vs Dino; Sadly, not appropriate for Quaker 1st grade lunch. Axe Cop’s Wexter faces a dragon from “Revenge on Rainbow Girl”

Bane Cat and Winter Soldier Cat team up for lunch:
Because bad guys look better with their mouths covered… and as cats.

Bane Cat and Winter Soldier Cat team up for lunch:

Because bad guys look better with their mouths covered… and as cats.

In anticipation of the upcoming “Winter Soldier” opening, Fluffy the first grade hamster cosplays as Falcon.

In anticipation of the upcoming “Winter Soldier” opening, Fluffy the first grade hamster cosplays as Falcon.

Skeleton Zombie Pirates from a console video game attack without weapons or overt violence at 1st grade Quaker lunch

Skeleton Zombie Pirates from a console video game attack without weapons or overt violence at 1st grade Quaker lunch

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