My name is Kevin. People tell me that I'm like a big kid, because I've managed to hold onto a measure of enthusiasm and excitement that is very un-adult. I make really, really, really awful puns, watch bad movies and TV shows and rip on them with my best friend / roommate (and occasionally my next door neighbors), read, draw, and hang out in parks. I'm a bit of a science geek: I'm super into ecology.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a special education English teacher at a local middle school. It's by far the best job I've ever had: my students are really nice, awesome kids, and it's really a pleasure to work with them.
Besides that, I'm mostly at home drawing with my cat, or watching Showgirls or The Room or something with my roommate / best friend and sometimes my neighbors. I like to go out with friends, draw comics, read books, spend time in museums or parks, spend WAY too much time on the internet, and I cook like a champion.
I’m really good at
Cooking, making terrible dad jokes, putting curses on people who cross me, looking hot in a skinny tie, yelling at my cat that he's my son and has to love me or he won't get food.
The first things people usually notice about me
I assume my Ben Wyatt-esque frame.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Invisible Man, The Street, Homage to Catalonia, 1984, Animal Farm, Native Son, most things by Toni Morrison or Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kafka on the Shore, Slaughterhouse 5, Leaves of Grass, most of John Muir's essays, (and in graphic novels) Black Hole, Seconds, Osamu Tezuka's Buddha series, Will Eisner's Contract With God Trilogy, Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicca manga adaptation (mainly for the art), and basically anything by Gene Luen Yang or Alison Bechdel.
Movies: I like silent movies, corny cheesy bad campy B-movies, and have an almost embarrassing love of Up, Wall-E, and How to Train Your Dragon.
Music: Folk, blues, punk rock, indie rock, folk punk, pop punk, rap, opera, classical music and some pop and old (early 20th century) country. I don't have the time or the inclination to list all my favorite bands, but feel free to ask. :)
Food: Mexican, Indian, Italian, in that order.
The six things I could never do without
My cat, my friends, coffee, spending time outside, Mexican food, and a good book.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Q: What's The Fonz's favorite letter of the alphabet?
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends on if it's after the 16th of the month or not.
You should message me if
Compassionate, empathetic, creative and energetic people with an acidic wit are my bag. If you do something that makes the world a better place, or is creative in some way, please message me. Maybe lead with that if you're just gonna say 'sup or something to me HINT HINT HINT.