Drunk Illustration Tuesday

Drunk Illustration Tuesday is a weekly column featuring the distinctive work and alcohol-fueled musings of Scranton artist Brendan Howells, who currently resides in Japan.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: The Adventures of Young Gandalf

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: The Adventures of Young Gandalf

This week, I’m reflecting on the thousands of notes I’ve written to myself in the past few years. I try to sort out their meanings, which I’ve forgotten due to alcohol or just a malfunctioning memory in general. Other topics include space hitchhiking, my potential acting career, and artist statements. Listen to the podcast on […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Impermanence everywhere

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Impermanence everywhere

This episode finds me pondering whether to go out and seize the day or lock myself inside and make art during my precious vacation time. It also finds me pandering to my audience by infusing Japanese subject matter into my drawings. I wrap it all up with one of my trademark half-hearted, inspirational calls to […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: DIY Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: DIY Tuesday

In this episode, I give some advice on how to be self-sufficient as an artist and when to call in a professional to bail you out. It also features a tribute to a classic cartoon, a very nervous dog, and a drawing of the fastest bucket of bolts in the galaxy. Listen to the podcast […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Super Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Super Tuesday

This week’s episode is about as political as I get. I honor some fine Americans with offensive portraits and move on to talk of whales, Japan, and business cards. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: The cats understand – Part 1

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: The cats understand – Part 1

This week, I discuss my relationship with and fondness of cats. It seems appropriate, being that I live in a country where cats receive almost god-like adoration and occasionally even maintain careers of their own. This episode barely even scratches the surface, though, so expect more installments. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: X-ray Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: X-ray Tuesday

This week, I’m cooling off on the pizza drawings and bringing you some barely digital views of various anatomies. I’ll explore my newfound fame in the world of shark and deer blogging and question just what went wrong with my brain. Whether you’re a purist, a nihilist, or a philanthropist, you should check it out. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Pizza day

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Pizza day

This week’s episode is, on the surface, about drawings of pizza. But under all that is a deep red layer of sauce made from childhood memories in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and under that is a doughy, crispy foundation of cultural pride in our area’s most distinct food traditions. If any of this sounds even vaguely interesting […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Four-dollar whisky

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Four-dollar whisky

This week, I have cheap whisky and a bitter demeanor. I stress out about upcoming art shows and discuss how chewing gum affects my color choices. I also may or may not come to the realization that I’m an eternal being, reincarnated throughout human history. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Febru-phobia

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Febru-phobia

This week, I’m fully embracing the bitter cold of winter and getting ready for the shortest yet longest month of the year. Will I battle our collective seasonal depression with happy, vibrant art or sink down into the melancholy with morose scenes of memento mori? Listen, if you dare. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Look at me!

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Look at me!

This week, I spend way more time than I had planned on complaining about how social media treats celebrity deaths. At some point, I manage to loosely connect it to art, though. Alien abductions of deer, cats living in my walls, and appropriation of copyrighted material are some things you’ll miss out on if you […]