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.

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: It’s almost Halloween – Part 1

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: It’s almost Halloween – Part 1

This episode begins the month-long holiday known as Halloween. This week, I’m discussing the cross-cultural difficulties of explaining Halloween in a foreign setting. I also wonder if my art is spooky enough for this time of year, and I plan a gruesome murder mystery for toddlers. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: On Monet and mountains

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: On Monet and mountains

Did you miss me? In this episode, I explain my absence last week and reveal what I’ve learned on my journeys. I’m kind of like Moses, coming down from the mountain with divine knowledge, only I’m not unloading a bunch of lame rules on you. You’ll thank me one day. Listen to the podcast on […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Carpe Shika

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Carpe Shika

Technical troubles can’t stop me from bringing you your weekly dose of my monologues from a mountain in Japan. I discuss human and deer anatomies, my own commitment issues, and I finally dispel a curse that’s been hanging over my creativity. Have you ever heard someone talk fondly about paper for several minutes? Well, you’re […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: 50 Shades of Alex Grey

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: 50 Shades of Alex Grey

Is it better to be a mysterious and superbly talented artist whose work is rare, or a prolific dilettante who shares every single line he draws with the entire Internet? I like to think I’m somewhere in between. This week, I’ve got some art with a feeling of serenity juxtaposed with my coffee-fueled ramblings. Listen […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Troll skull

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Troll skull

It’s Tuesday again, and I’m getting heavy into some minutiae. This week, I’ve got no shortage of skulls and complaints. The subject matter may not have changed, but I try to keep the technique fresh and diverse. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I apparently do. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Nightmare on Yamasakishinmachi Street

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Nightmare on Yamasakishinmachi Street

This week, I am actively trying to have nightmares in order to follow in the footsteps of my favorite illustrator. Apparently, this is easier said than done. I ponder why my art isn’t creepy enough, radio plays, and aliens. Somehow, all of these things are connected. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Illustration Wednesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Illustration Wednesday

This episode comes to you a day late and 100 yen short. I talk about the parts of the rainbow I neglect, mispronounce artists’ names, and see how many redundant synonyms for “robot” I can think up. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Insert ‘Outsiders’ reference here

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Insert ‘Outsiders’ reference here

This week, I’m unusually happy with the art I’ve made. It’s gold and it’s creepy. I discuss my immersion into Lovecraft, the Black Death, and some new comics, as well as a creepy Japanese holiday I’m not qualified to describe. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Literal and metaphorical spiderwebs

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Literal and metaphorical spiderwebs

I hope you’re ready for some complaining, because that’s what I’ve got for you. After spending far too much time whining about how hot Japan is, I talk about owl Pokémon, being hospitable to spiders and, as always, the importance of hydration. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: It gets worse

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: It gets worse

This week, I’m conducting a scientific experiment where I am both the scientist and the lab rat. Have you ever wanted to hear an artist stumble through a monologue about things like math and science, of which he has no formal education? Then this is the podcast for you. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. […]