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: Art into burritos

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Art into burritos

This week, I’m talking about stuff that scares me. Not like spiders or plane crashes or Republicans – I mean social fears and societal fears. Fears instilled in me by Catholic school and conquered through will alone (though whiskey certainly helps). This episode has street musicians, “Dune” quotes, reluctant advice, and so much more. Listen […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Instead of going to castles

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Instead of going to castles

This is a holiday week in Japan. Most people go out and visit the many beautiful temples, castles, and historic places here. I am not most people. A lot of wine and paint fumes went into this week’s art. Listen up and hear about my frustration with slow-drying paint, my upcoming adventures in Japanese bluegrass, […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: An entire week of Tuesdays

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: An entire week of Tuesdays

This week, I’m preparing, mentally and physically, for seven days off of my silly for-money job. During this time, I’ll be drinking a lot of sangria and painting cats and such, all for you people. Also, I reminisce about selling art in Philadelphia and make a statement that may offend Californian listeners. Your move, California. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Pee train Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Pee train Tuesday

This week, I talk about impending Japanese holidays, strange food, and (literally) running away from my problems. I also discuss some thoughts behind overdue painting practice and reminisce about how dirty the trains are in America. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on Stitcher:

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Beardless Illustration Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Beardless Illustration Tuesday

This week, I talk about how I deal with stress, beards, mold, and pizza. I also describe a journey I took to get free art supplies that makes “The Odyssey” seem like a walk around the block. This is one of the rare podcasts where I am both focused and positive, so don’t miss it. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Rapid nonsense Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Rapid nonsense Tuesday

This week, I’m talking real fast and not saying much. But what I do manage to say involves darts, alien abduction, comic books, and existential crises. Will you look back from the dystopian future we’re bound for and realize that I was right all along? Probably. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Her life is in your hands, dude

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Her life is in your hands, dude

Someone trusted me with a living thing. This is terrible news. Speaking of living things, I use this episode to complain about mold, as well as my current frustrations as an artist. Will everything be all right or will it all crash and burn? Either way, you can be sure that I’ll narrate it to […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drippy Illustration Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drippy Illustration Tuesday

This week, I’ve got a multitude of stories from Japan involving castles, cosplay, voyeurism, and Pokémon. I ask some questions about what people want to see out of my art and then babble about darts and Satan for a while. I finish it off with a story that allegedly happened to my friend (allegedly). Enjoy. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Easter Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Easter Tuesday

Oh, the nuns from my elementary school would not like this episode. There’s more trouble involving gin, the Grim Reaper, and lucid dreaming. I also play a hungover Easter Bunny for a crowd of children (and their adults) who barely speak English. I conclude by asking for suggestions for weird things I can do while […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Type B Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Type B Tuesday

This week, I get a technological level-up and wonder aloud how that will affect my art. Will it allow me to delve further into the world of digital illustration, or will I quit everything and watch Netflix all day instead? I also ponder “flow states” and personality types. Make sure to listen and then send […]