Friday, February 20


It's only natural for dogs to want to track down cats, especially dogs with extra large noses.

Wednesday, February 18

The Kern Monster is Loose!

My Graphics II class obviously loves me. This was drawn on the board while I was meeting with students. The tag around the octopus monster reads "Bosler". The other text reads "lo-res images", "magazine project" and "widow, you fail". The rest of it reads "Hi younger and less sleep-deprived CD majors... RUN while you still can! Yours Truly, Graphics 2 students."

I think this is hysterical, and true, so so true. Our classes are 6 hour studio studio classes with an equal amount of homework outside of class. Most of my students have 3-4 studio classes plus 1-2 academic classes. That makes for 24-30 hours of in-class time and 24-30 hours of homework time. It doesn't seem like much but it makes for regular all-nighters and tired students. (Student's time management skills are definitely lacking at this stage). Of course, add on top of all this a professor, me, who insists not only on good design, but good imagery, properly edited text and skillful use of InDesign and you get a terrifying octopus-like creature who runs the class. I love my job.

Note: props to Matt for creating this fabulous artwork. I love it!

Monday, February 16

A Monster of a Thank You

I thought I'd share the latest in thank you cards for my LLC. These little monsters have really taken on a life of their own. From a gift bag in Target to Halloween stickers and Valentine cards, these guys are sure getting around. I have always liked cute little creatures and monsters seemed to be a natural extension of that. They began as a doodle eating a page in my sketchbook and came to life the day before I left for Surtex last year. Who knew they would become the bell of the ball. I have high hopes for them in the coming year.

Sunday, February 15

A Winner of an Intern

This week I came home to a wonderful surprise. A smart little package was addressed to me from a dear friend who teaches at Moore College of Art. Inside was a t-shirt and notes from both my friend and an intern I had working for me this summer. Moore's Business of Illustration class held a t-shirt contest and my intern, Amanda, was the winner! Whohoo! Congratulations Amanda! It's not a surprise since her adorable Illustrator Ninja is just perfect.

Saturday, February 14

An IF response

A friend sent this in response to my Illustration Friday drawing. It cracked me up!


Thanks! I needed that!

Friday, February 13


It's been awhile since I've participated in Illustration Friday. I used to do the challenge regularly in another blog of mine. That blog has since died in favor of this new one here. I've missed IF and I feel the need to set the challenge for myself again. Surtex is coming up soon and I think this is what I need to get those creative juices flowing.

This week's theme is TIME. In honor of one of the best commercial series ever made, my contribution is entitled "Time to Make the Donuts".