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My Favorite Accident (Acoustic) by Motion City Soundtrack

I got the message long before you said you knew there was no chance of us at allWith no velocity and empty-headed hard and far-too-longI spent two years alone with you. Just when I thought I had forgotten you came back soft without a sound. You said we were an accident, with accidents you’ll never know what could have been. So we were an accident, you’ll always be my favorite one.

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I drew today’s Google Doodle celebrating Leo Tolstoy’s 186th birthday. Big thanks to Ryan for the assignment, to Sophia for assistance with parallaxing and other complicated things, to the engineers/programmers who made things move and to everyone who liked it and wrote nice things to me!

Here’s the full interactive version if you missed it on the homepage (you can drag the scenes instead of clicking to see the transitions better).

And here’s an illustrated blogpost about the process (as usual, I did it with my demented method of inking everything separately).

PS. I’ll use this opportunity to plug my debut graphic novella (In A Sense) Lost & Found which is out today. Coincidence?! Yes.

Zainab Akhtar called it in a Publishers Weekly review "an utterly immersive beauty." She’s usually right about everything.

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If you’re in San Francisco on September 6th, please come to my exciting release party at the city’s best comicshoppe, Mission Comics & Art.
I’ll be lovingly signing copies of (In A Sense) Lost & Found, and I’ll have with me cheaper zines and whatsits. Or just come by and say hi, there’s no pressure to buy anything!
Also, I finally did an Inkstuds interview, so you can hear me mumble about these things for a bit too long. The first half is particularly tedious, not sure why I had to bring up so much childhood poetry-recital.

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If you’re in San Francisco on September 6th, please come to my exciting release party at the city’s best comicshoppe, Mission Comics & Art.

I’ll be lovingly signing copies of (In A Sense) Lost & Found, and I’ll have with me cheaper zines and whatsits. Or just come by and say hi, there’s no pressure to buy anything!

Also, I finally did an Inkstuds interview, so you can hear me mumble about these things for a bit too long. The first half is particularly tedious, not sure why I had to bring up so much childhood poetry-recital.

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Disney Cookbook:

  • Title: Apple For The Teacher Cupcakes
  • Fandom: Snow White

Information:

  • Yield: 10
  • There are multiple Disney-related recipes posted under my ‘disney cookbook’ tag.
  • Image and recipe source are the same.

Recipe:

Note: For a ‘poison apple’ feel you can replace certain parts of this recipe such as the filling or the cupcake ‘mix’. However, when doing so, remember that the bake times may no longer be accurate for your cupcakes. (Ingredients that turn the insides green/black/blue/yellow/blood red would look more poisonous.)

Ingredients: 

  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 apple, cored and grated finely
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 currants or chocolate chips (to look like pips)
  • Red fondant
  • 10 pieces of straight pretzels
  • 10 mint green jelly diamonds or leaves

Directions:

  • Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180°C and line a cupcake tray with red cupcake liners.
  • Step 2 - Sift the flour into a medium bowl, then add a pinch of salt and the caster sugar. In a jug, combine the vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk, grated apple apple juice and vanilla extract. Add to the dry mixture and stir to only just combine. It will be thick and puffy. Spoon into the prepared pans and then drop the currants in-about three currants or choc chips per cupcake will do. Then cover with the remaining batter to reach three quarters of the way up.
  • Step 3 - Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Step 4 - Roll out the red fondant and find a round cutter that fits the tops of the cupcakes and cut out rounds. Smooth the tops over with overheard projection film-I cut up a sheet into rectangles and gently rub the fondant to become smooth. Stick a piece of pretzel into the top and using a little gentle pressure, stick the leaf onto the fondant just next to the pretzel.