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These days, if I can’t share my opinion in 140 characters or less, I just change my opinion.

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I'm not too worried. You get the same effect with swarms of angry ants.

Birthday Street 355Plight Of The Bumble Bee


— From the Field Guide to Cartoon Mountains.

A List Apart Issue 373

A List Apart 373: Two new illustrations for A List Apart are live! Check out Hack Your Maps and Growing Your Design Business now!


— So true.

Relax. I would never shoot a bear. Even though several have shot at me.

Bearskinrug, Redux

— After many a month, Bearskinrug has relaunched with a new face. Here you can find all the work I put out into the world. Browse through the stream of comics, sketches, tweets, and illustrations I’ve generated since closing the previous Bearskinrug, view the various projects I’ve worked on, or treat yourself to a book that I’ve produced. I’m sure you’ll find something you like! Or, if not, I’m sure you’ll find something you don’t like. It’s a win/win for you!

But before you close this window and return to that BuzzFeed list of the top 87 celebrities who hate pineapple, I would be remiss if I did not thank those who made this site possible. First, my endless thanks go to Matt Kircher, who took my lifeless .psd’s and zapped them into existence, and then had to grin and bear it as I tinkered under the hood in my clumsy fashion. I assure you, if you find something askew, it is probably my doing. Thanks also to Daniel Mall, Greg Serault, and Ashley Steigerwalt, who pitched in last minute when I needed some more coding help. And finally, thanks to brave folk who gave me feedback on the site, Kimlan Cornell, Matt Sutter, Jason Santa Maria, Peter Dalkner, Kirk Peterson, and Rob Weychert.

Now, with that out of the way, I bid you a fond adieu. Which is french for, I’m totally going to eat a bunch of pie and Benadryl and zonk out for 17 hours.


— That is one fat, happy croc.

Grow your audience!

Birthday Street 353Follow The Leader

These are not hunky firemen.

Birthday Street 351False Alarm

A List Apart 372

A List Apart 372: Two new illustrations for A List Apart are live! Check out Material Honesty on the Web and Like-able Content: Spread Your Message with Third-Party Metadata now!


— From the Field Guide to Cartoon Forests.

Our Father, bored in heaven, hallowed be thy name...

Birthday Street 348The 10+ Commandments


— Gepetto’s sock puppet turns real.

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Everyone has a different definition for hipster. Usually, they just find a person with qualities they don’t like and say “That’s a hipster”.

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Lincoln must pay for the crimes of things he's on!

Birthday Street 345Lincoln On Trial

A List Apart Magazine Issue 371

A List Apart 371: Two new illustrations for A List Apart are live! Check out Improving UX Through Front-End Performance and The Era of Symbol Fonts now!

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Work used to be the most important thing in my life. Now, it’s the smile of child, who sees me beat up another child who was mean to them.

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Admiral Gary and Simmons climb Mount Everest.

Birthday Street 343Challenge of a Lifetime


— On a cold, rainy, day like today, Ernie has the right idea.


— I’ve summed up Mad Men in two drawings.

This reminds me of that movie. Ernest Goes Recycling.

Birthday Street 340Something Greater Than Us

A List Apart Issue 370

A List Apart 370: A new illustration for A List Apart is live! Check out the book excerpt entitled, See What I Mean, now!


— Ernie and @mattsutter trapped in the Arctic. Who will eat who first?

Charlie Bear gets a-hibernatin'.

Birthday Street 337Rite of Spring


— Whoops! Forgot to post my secret Santa gift to @ChamberMonster: The Natural Philosopher.

It's tough running a multi-billion dollar pornographic periodical.

Birthday Street 334Drakes of the Game

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The design of Cupid is idiotic. The only thing a toddler with wings would be good at spreading is bird flu.

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A List Apart Issue 369

A List Apart 369: Two new illustrations for A List Apart are live! Check out Environmental Design with the Device API and Your Website has Two Faces now!

Susie With Braces has a horrible day. And Life.

Birthday Street 331Girl Troubles

The postman is the best asshole you'll ever meet.

Birthday Street 328A Beautiful Life


— Having broken the coffee grinder, I pathetically resorted to using the peanut grinder, and then a mortal and pestle to make my coffee. It took me an hour.


— Or a bounty hunter. This guy travels the galaxy picking up dry cleaning for the huts.


— When in doubt of what to draw, always draw a 19th century snake oil salesman.

A List Apart Issue 368

A List Apart 368: Two new illustrations for A List Apart are live! Check out A List Apart 5.0 and What We Learned in 2012 now!

Professor Lance Gallant shares a miracle with the world. Plus, there's Charlie Bear!

Birthday Street 325Neurodentistry

Lambert Templeton hires Wizardry Von Spellsmark.

Birthday Street 322First Pick


— CRAAAAAP! Someone broke into my office and stole my walls!

At the Outdated Medieval Jobs Union Hall...

Birthday Street 319Union Woes


— It took 57 years, but watching this stalagmite form was well worth the wait!