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: Humblebrag Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Humblebrag Tuesday

This week’s episode is much more positive and cheerful than they’ve been recently. Just kidding, it’s all about death. A few great humans passed recently, so I dwell on that while dealing with my own lack of creativity. Somewhere in there is a positive message for those who look hard enough. Live long and prosper. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Tempered Expectations Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Tempered Expectations Tuesday

In hindsight, this episode finds me in dire need of some coffee and a hug. On the bright side, I remembered to talk about art this week. Listen to me describe a bunch of drawings that I accidentally spilled olive oil on after recording. Perhaps art historians of the future will have fierce debates on […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Yopparai ato Kayoubi

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Yopparai ato Kayoubi

In this episode, I’m nursing a hangover in the aftermath of the double-header of Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day. Topics include Googling medical advice, creeping out stationary store employees, and riding the train in Japan. I also give an open invitation to answer whatever terribly personal questions my listeners have for me. I regret […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Tuesday the Thirteenthentine’s Day (Bonus Episode)

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Tuesday the Thirteenthentine’s Day (Bonus Episode)

This week, I’m giving you an extra episode in celebration of Friday the 13th and in dread of Valentine’s Day. My gift to you all is a few minutes of unsolicited relationship advice from the worst person to take advice from: me. Maybe you’ll find my advice helpful. Maybe you’ll find it abhorrent. Maybe you’re […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Culturally Insensitive Pessimism Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Culturally Insensitive Pessimism Tuesday

This is the episode that will keep me from becoming president one day. I give medical advice that I am not qualified to give. I oversimplify revered cultural traditions. I make sweeping generalizations and support offensive stereotypes. On top of that, I express bitterly pessimistic opinions on social dynamics and gender politics. It’s a really […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Everything is stupid and I hate you

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Everything is stupid and I hate you

In this episode, I make references that I think are clever, discuss the politics of germ exchange, and get frustrated with learning Japanese. I briefly touch upon my origin story and you get a small glimpse of why I am the way I am. This episode also features me being a bit too glib about […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Podcats

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Podcats

All right, this one’s an oldie. Well… uhh… it’s an oldie where I come from. This week, I’m talking about how “Revenge of the Nerds” promotes sexual assault, social media strategies, shady massage places, and cats. Mostly cats, though. I guess you guys aren’t ready for this yet… but your kids are gonna love it. […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Illustration Bluesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Illustration Bluesday

This week, I’m painting in all shades of blue for two reasons. One is that I’m poor and running out of paint. The other is some contrived, artsy nonsense that even I don’t believe. Also in this episode, I discuss social anxiety and make up excuses for why I can’t remember your name. It’s a […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Illustration Thursday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Drunk Illustration Thursday

This week’s episode contains an extra sad segment of Uninformed News, along with reflections on tofu, butterfly goo, social anxieties in Japan, and sleeping under my drawing desk. I also abandon some New Year’s resolutions already, making up a few new ones in the process.

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Sober Illustration Tuesday

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Sober Illustration Tuesday

This episode has a lot of great stuff in it. Maybe not great, but good stuff. All right, there’s stuff in it. There’s history, penises, New Year’s resolutions, and fears about being an art teacher. I make a lot of lofty promises. Make sure to tune in next week to see me not fulfilling those […]