Thursday, January 29, 2015
In honor of my new nephew born this week, here's a hug of my favorite pop culture nephews of all time - Huey, Dewey & Louie Duck! Nephews to Donald and Grandnephews to Scrooge McDuck, I always loved watching these guys on DuckTales growing up. Woo hoo!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I have been in love with Weird Al's music ever since I first laid ears on his music around 1999/2000, right around the start of my high school career. There were a lot of Weird Al specials on VH1, so my family became slightly obsessed with watching them all. Once I heard the songs "Eat It", "Fat", and "Amish Paradise", I had to listen to every song and watch every video I could find. (This was the pre-YouTube era, so it wasn't quite an easy task). My first CD I ever purchased with my own money was his Running With Scissors album. As a former MAD Magazine intern, and as someone who had a deep love for parodies and good ol' fashioned clean, cuss-free humor, his work has been a huge part of my life.
I had the privilege of meeting Weird Al last May, and he was every bit the kind gentleman that you would imagine. When I told him, "I can't sing 'American Pie' anymore without it turning into the lyrics for 'The Saga Begins'", he responded "Me too!", which really made me laugh. He is my #1 most desired concert that I hope to attend, so I am making this Weird Al hug in the hopes that his new Mandatory Fun tour (tickets on sale today!) will add dates to Los Angeles so that I can finally realize my dream of seeing him in concert.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I missed a couple of posts earlier in the week when I took my son to Legoland. So in honor of that trip, and the announcement of The Lego Movie Videogame, here is a hug from Emmet. Extra hugs to those still bummed that The Lego Movie was not nominated for the Oscars! Wishing you a wonderful day, and that everything is awesome.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Yippee! Today is National Hugging Day! Make sure to send big hugs to all your friends, like this octopus here. Remember, you can never give too many hugs to the ones you love!
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
It's Wednesday - which is the day of the week that gets me thinking about it being Friday night already. So here is a sleepy bear hug, dreaming of being in bed and asleep Friday night, with the weekend ahead to look forward to.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Penguins and bunnies hugging - what the internet needs more of right now. Bless you Gavi Hoffman from NY for this request. I'm throwing in a coloring book page for the kiddies - hi res link included under black and white image below. Anybody else got any super-cute and happy requests? I'll hop to it! =0)
Penguin 'n Bunny Hug hi res link:
Monday, January 12, 2015
After all the events last week, I am truly thankful for anything that can just make me smile, laugh, and forget about my worries. My favorite new show this season is, by far, Jane the Virgin. If you haven't yet seen this adorable, hilarious, breath-of-fresh-air show, you should. It's the love child of Ugly Betty and Pushing Daisies, two shows that always left me smiling. I'm so glad that both the show and Gina Rodriguez were nominated for Golden Globes, and that Gina took home the top honor.
So here's a hug for all the Jane fans out there, and for all those who are so happy this adorable actress won last night, and left us with some truly inspiring words from her dad: "Today's going to be a great day. I can, and I will". And, her variation that night, "Today's going to be a great day. I can, and I did."
Friday, January 9, 2015
I am Jewish. I am a cartoonist. I am in tears. I know there's no visible hug in this image, but I am sending hugs to everyone who feels the way that I do. As an Orthodox Jew, I now must prepare for the Sabbath. Something that victims of the hostage situation in the Kosher mart in Paris today were doing, and based on reports some will never be able to do again.
My name, Pere, is of French origin; I have French heritage somewhere in my history, so I am also French.
I have never been happier to be able to shut off my electronics and news feeds for 25 glorious hours and just appreciate the love and friendship that surround my Sabbath dinners. I send love to everyone, everywhere, that needs it. May we all have a peaceful, calm, uneventful weekend, and a much much better 2015 to come.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
No words. No words can express the sorrow all of us are feeling today about those killed today at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper in Paris. This hug is for everyone who believes in the freedom of cartoonist expression. As a cartoonist who only tries to bring happiness and hugs into the world, I cannot fathom those who have lost their lives today over their right to express themselves with pens and paper. May the four French cartoonist and 8 other victims who lost their lives today rest in peace.