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: Carpe neko

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Carpe neko

This episode is in remembrance of a very dead cat who I’ve been meaning to visit for months. And I don’t mean “cat” like jazz lingo for a hip dude. I mean a cat. It was getting too positive around here, so I decided this week would be some depressing subject matter. Also, I might […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Central air

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Central air

This week, I do a lot of complaining about oppressive Japanese humidity and discuss (with myself) aging and how we view our own art. The tone is actually a bit too positive for my taste. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Paint it black

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Paint it black

This week, you have the pleasure of listening to me debate (with myself) whether art is something that requires inspiration or if it’s something you can force out. I make some bad analogies and worry that I won’t understand hologram technology when I’m an old man. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Rainbow centipedes

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Rainbow centipedes

This week, I celebrate a rare piece of good news from my homeland and wage war on the large bugs that live in my walls. I also discuss how important it is to professionally present your art whilst hating on teenagers. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: If you catch an artist drawing you

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: If you catch an artist drawing you

This week, there won’t be a podcast. I made the wonderful mistake of going clubbing with Europeans until 7 a.m. and now I lack a voice with which to express my thoughts. So, instead, here’s something I’ve written as an ode to all the people that find themselves being drawn while in public. If you […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Bleen

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Bleen

This week, I ramble about how people of different cultures might see colors differently. You should still check with some scientists, though, because I do not know what I’m talking about. I do feel very vindicated that my favorite color, bleen, may actually exist after all. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Awful Josephs of history

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Awful Josephs of history

I’m going to take a difficult stance here, but I’ve just got to be brave and come out and say it – I am not a fan of Joseph Stalin. This week, I’m drawing a bunch of creepy, beady-eyed assholes in an attempt to make beautiful art from their smug, evil grins. There’s also some […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Be Neil Peart

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Be Neil Peart

I am the worst motivational speaker in the world, and that’s fine with me. This week is all about the comparison between drumming for a world-famous progressive rock band and drawing cats. Not sure how they relate? Neither am I. From anxiety attacks in dance clubs to street musicians to cats and clothes lines, this […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: War painting

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: War painting

In this week’s episode, I had intended to make some sort of a point but never really got around to it. Listen to me rant about running, petting dogs, and Mel Gibson. Whales and blue paint make a return, and I only complain a little bit. Also, I might be an aspiring mad scientist. Please […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Start the day off wrong

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Start the day off wrong

In the spirit of giving advice I am unqualified to give, here is my guide to achieving daily goals as an artist. I heavily borrow from others and present their information with the enthusiasm of Steven Wright in an opium den. I’m like a poor man’s Tony Robbins, or a lazy person’s… eh, whatever. Listen […]