George Lucas and His Jedi Mind Trick

December 2022

If you grow up in Germany, you absorb the stories of Karl May, if not from his vast catalog of literary works then from the film adaptations of the…
Chaplin, Carlin, and the Hilarity of Human Extinction
As an artist working to enrich your soul through the sanctified ritual of creative endeavor, you inevitably face one eternal truth: Your old work sucks…

November 2022

in which Ashley confronts his pop culture nostalgia
As a career illustrator, one of the questions I am asked most often is “when are you going to throw that shirt away?” And because I learned long ago the…
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