Now here's a thing, some people don't think they look like frogs, but instead think they look like clams or something. I can see that I suppose, but I'm telling you now that they're Frogs and have been Frogs (in my mind!) since the beginning. And to be precise, the beginning for the frogs was in 2009. I started drawing them in college but I've been drawing a long time before that. For example, when I was 11 years old I did this really cool drawing of this blue Moon-Face man. It was great because it was then that I discovered creating characters and drawing them was fun. Then I went to art school, studied music and forgot everything I ever knew about art and started drawing these ridiculous frogs. You see, I had been observing my college community and decided that we were all pretty much crazy, horny animals and, based on how some of us acted on the weekends, we were lucky to be alive. I remember being struck by how resilient we all were at that place between teenage and twenty-something. We would just bounce back from wild nights of relentless abuse to our bodies. So in summation, the frogs began, at least, as a representation of crazy and horny, yet somehow innocent kids.
Since then though, the frogs have come to embody a broader character than just "throwing-up college kids." To me, the frogs represent a particularly raw set of human traits--they do things, feel things and think about things, but in a very in-the-moment way. Hopefully this way of thinking is relatable. However, the frogs aren't finished growing. They have a life to live and the joy for me has been letting them develop over time.
The frogs can live on T-Shirts, Greeting Cards, Post Cards, Magazines, and on this blog. If you find a frog you would like to take home to the family, send me an email by clicking the mail button to the left. Tell me what you want and I'll make it happen. I'm pretty grass-roots at the moment, but I am very clever.
|I'm not sure why his head turns into a literal fish when he throws up.|