SchnobbleFlew
30 Evanston, United States
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My self-summary
I grew from an obnoxious but bookish kid into a slightly less obnoxious but much more bookish adult.
What I’m doing with my life
A little too much.

I just started a new position as an art director for a children's book publisher that mostly works with licensed characters, so I spend a lot of time arranging pictures of muppets learning to go potty. It's a good job and I like it a lot.

On the side I have a semi-active freelance career as an illustrator/designer, and I've also recently made a few small paychecks from writing stuff.

I professionally published my first graphic novel in July of 2015, and I'm working on the second. I've wanted that since I was seven, so it's a very happy thing for me.

I also sometimes volunteer at libraries and schools teaching kids to draw.

I have a Marathon habit. I will probably inject it into conversation, and I apologize for that.
I’m really good at
Drawing, using twenty dollar words in five dollar conversation, and getting really excited about progressive feminist themes in children's cartoons. (If you haven't been watching Steven Universe, now you have homework.)
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot when I first meet people, so it's probably whatever is in my teeth.

On the real, I can be very intense, I talk a lot, and I have a loud voice so I can sound like I'm shouting when I don't intend to. I am also very enthusiastic about things I care about.

I used to wish I was one of those guys who was really dramatically reserved, with the long pauses and the sultry looks and the attractively mysterious lack of demonstrative emotion. I don't any more- I think I'm having much more fun than they are.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Good Omens, The Color Purple.

The Iron Giant.

Jessica Jones.

Gorillaz. The Kinks. Lately I've been binging 90's rap and hip-hop.

Pasta. Salmon. Not bananas. Bananas are gross. In the future when we're all eating bland nutrient paste to survive it will taste like bananas.

For the record, this thing doesn't ask about favorite comics, but if you aren't reading Saga right now you should know it's amazing. Also: Sex Criminals. And Persepolis.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to balance the work I love with the ever present need for money. Not very original, maybe, but tried and true.
On a typical Friday night I am
Staying in and cooling down is pretty my speed, but I get out to parties and shows once in a while. I admit I'm not always comfortable at them, but hey, life isn't about being comfortable.

Still, let's be clear here- the best night out I've had in a long time involved hanging out with a bunch of free love hippies, but all we did was play D&D and drink pretentious craft beer. Make of that what you will.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You're probably much cooler than me. The bar isn't that high.

I know more Disney trivia than you do (see above.)
You should message me if
Let's do this differently. Here are some things I'd like do in company. If they sound good to you too, that's a good start.

1: Go do something strenuous and physical such as running or hiking for a day, and then go home, order italian, and watch cartoons.

2: Take swing dancing lessons. Or any dancing lessons. I will be very bad at it.

3: Record ourselves doing live readings of terrible 90's comic books where we have to do all the voices.

4. Write a choose your own adventure text game together in a day. Seriously, I know how we can do that.

5. You can explain the attraction of watching sports to me, if that's your thing. I don't get it and I'm curious.

6. Play with your dog. I love other people's dogs. You clean up and pay for their food and I'll just pet them. That seems like a fair division of labor to me.
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