metal robot with gear

Greeting Cards

star Never one to settle for a pre-prepared holiday message, I'm a stickler for preparing my own. This inevitably requires additional holiday helpings of patience on Katherine's part, as "simple" printing jobs always turn out to be more involved than they first appear. The holiday ballot (below) is an excellent example of a holiday kindness that nearly brought the holiday itself to its knees, at least at our house. As fun as it was to conceive, it evoked a resounding "huh?" from my relatives, which sadly, was not entirely the point.

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Grow World Peas

"Grow World Peas" Holiday Card

Winter, 2004

Given the amount of global invasion going on, it seemed appropriate to meditate on the ways we all contribute (or don't) to world peace. This simple entreaty has a very straightforward message: it's up to every one of us to nurture peace into full growth.

Peeping Frosty Elongated Card

"Peeping Frosty" Holiday Card (Elongated)

Winter, 2003

This bumper-sticker style elongated card has a simple holiday message: Watch out what you create or one morning you'll open your shades to discover the icy stare of your creation.

Peeping Frosty Elongated Card

"Mutant Snowmen" Holiday Card (Elongated)

Winter, 2003

This bumper-sticker style elongated card fit my idea of an ideal holiday bumper sticker: a bit "out there," but full of basically sound advice.

Chris' head in a jar

Halloween Card

October, 2003

This was the image we used for an invitation to a pumpkin carving party at our house. Given the overwhelming attendence, we can only assume people liked to see my head in a jar.

Peeping Frosty Elongated Card

Very Funny Kabuki Monkey Take Ball

Fall, 2002

This animated greeting card presents the delightful and continuing adventures of Very Funny Kabuki Monkey as he gets to know his new owner.

Grow World Peas

Very Funny Kabuki Monkey Halloween Card

Fall, 2002

That mischievous Very Funny Kabuki Monkey has found his way inside a Jack-O-Lantern! What will he do next?

Very Funny Kabuki Monkey in TV!

Very Funny Kabuki Monkey in TV!

Fall, 2002

This animated segment from an online card presents the delightful and continuing adventures of Very Funny Kabuki Monkey as he spends his 15 minutes on TV.

Save the Date Wedding Card (Cover)

Save the Date Wedding Card (Cover)

Winter, 2001

The save the date card for our wedding features myself (owl) and Katherine (cat) chasing down a date. Hand drawn by me and spruced up with PhotoShop and Fireworks, ultimately formatted for printing with PageMaker.

Save the Date Wedding Card (Inside)

Save the Date Wedding Card (Inside)

Winter, 2001

Here is the date we captured, inside the card. Hand drawn by me and spruced up with PhotoShop and Fireworks, ultimately formatted for printing with PageMaker.

Season's Greetings Ballot

Season's Greetings Ballot

Winter, 2001

To celebrate the post-election season and to "honor" the omnipresent hanging-chad discussions, I devised this seasonal "ballot" by which friends and relatives could "vote" for the positive emotion of their choice. Each card came in a specially designed "privacy sleeve" with cut-outs in places that enabled some of the seasonal message to "shine through." The sleeves themselves were decorated with official rubber stamps designed for the purpose.

Star Pist Tuna can label

Star-Pist Tuna

Summer, 2001

I was seemingly the only one who noticed when the news began announcing that canned tuna, particularly river-raised tuna, was dangerously poisoned with mercury. Aghast at broadcast interviews with spokespersons who warned that pregnant women should eat approximately "no tuna" in order to have healthy babies, I was even more aghast when friends and family failed to consider these warnings in any way noteworthy. A lifelong fan of tuna, the edible kind, I couldn't resist coming up with my own warning label, strictly for satirical purposes, of course.