I never would have guessed that my 1500th daily drawing would be of a crack-smoking mayor… but here we are! If you haven’t been following the Rob Ford story, I’d suggest looking it up—he might actually be a cartoon character. Earlier today, during a City Council hearing to vote on stripping Ford of his executive powers due to the crack use, etc., he charged at a spectator and in the process knocked over a council member.
Ted Yoho, a Tea Party Republican freshman, who was instrumental in the government shutdown, said “If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, that will sure as heck be a moment. I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets.” I read this quote in an article from The Washington Post. Following the article a user by the name of scientist1 commented, “That’s because you’re a cow doctor, not an economist.”
There’s been a lot of really dumb stuff posted about the government shutdown today—but this might be the best—and by best I mean worst. This statement is in regards to the Library of Congress, and why it shouldn’t exist. Check out the exchange on Unlikely Words.
I had the idea to draw Heisenbert (like Bert and Ernie) and I started drawing it, not even considering the fact that someone else would have such a ridiculous idea. Turns out someone drew “Breaking Bert.” I decided to scrap the idea halfway. Dear Internet, I give you Heisenqbert. I posted the initial Heisenbert I drew on instagram: @chrispiascik
Chris Piascik is a New England artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. With 8 years of professional experience at award-winning firms in New England, he is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator, and just presented his 6th solo exhibition. He holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he has moonlighted as an instructor of design courses. In 2008, the American Institute of Graphic Arts selected his poster design as a winning entry for its Get Out the Vote campaign. His other recognitions include Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judges Award and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as a BoNE award from the AIGA. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print and Communication Arts, the Logo Lounge series, Typography Essentials and Lettering, Beyond Computer Graphics and Bike Art: Bicycles in Art Around the World. Previous clients include: Chronicle Books, Nike, Goodbyn, Mayer Hawthorne, Odyssey, Gnarls Barkley, Monolith Music Festival, Eat Boston, and Theaterworks.