No one ever travels so high as he who knows not where he is going.

- Cromwell

My buddy Wes Lang in his old Brooklyn studio.

Carole Lombard, 1936.

Bill Danforth, 1980s.

"Van Halen", 2014.

Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed.

- Pema Chodron

Olivia De Berandinis.

Albuquerque, 2004.

What’s happening is that each year our old flat earth of conventional reason becomes less and less adequate to handle the experiences we have and this is creating widespread feelings of topsy-turviness. As a result we’re getting more and more people in irrational areas of thought - occultism, mysticism, drug changes and the like - because they feel the inadequacy of classical reason to handle what they know and real experiences.

- Robert Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Norman Rockwell.

"Thin Lizzy", 2014.

Join us September 28th for the next REBEL8 Sunday Social.

McClelland Barclay.

I just got my DNA results back from  I found out that I should avoid soy, gluten, corn and sesame.  Wish I would have known that when I was a teenager.  If you can afford it, I highly recommend ordering a test kit based on your diet.  

Charles Burns, from Black Hole.

Sally Blane, 1920s.


The Free State Project stands out as one of few ideas that could produce tangible change in our lifetime. The vision of Christian gun enthusiasts buying hand-painted targets from pot-smoking artists, laughing together while they give the tax man the finger, is beautiful enough to make the move.

- Doug Stanhope

"Seasons", 2014.

Painting by Zoe Mozert.

Norman Rockwell, age 25.

Pain is not a punishment, pleasure is not a reward.

- Pema Chodron

Dorothy Gulliver, 1929.

Mark Gonzales, Paris, 1980s.

"Saxon", 2014.

The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha - which is to demean oneself.

- Robert Pirsig, from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

#12.  Albuquerque, 1981.

"Samadhi", 2014.

If I left my house without my camera, my heart would probably start pounding and I would get all tense. That thought freaks me out. I wouldn’t be able to take it. Maybe it sounds cliché, but I really do feel like I am one with my camera. I like to compare it to martial arts, when you practice some moves so many times that — when you need to use them — you don’t think, you just react. Thinking is the enemy.

- Boogie

Madeleine Ozeray, 1930s.

Rad magazine, August 1988.

McClelland Barclay.

Charles Burns.

If you fast you will bring sin to yourselves, and if you pray you will be condemned, and if you give to charity you will damage your spirits.

- Jesus the Christ, from The Gospel of Thomas

"Rockies", 2014.

Tony Alva, 1978.

Without loving-kindness, staying in pain is just warfare.

- Pema Chodron

From the Heck Pictorial Archive.

Rose Dolores, 1930s.

Denver, 2014.  Photo by the Anarchivist.

"Penitence", 2014.

Don’t believe everything you think.

SF, 1994.  My style hasn’t changed much.  Dave Schubert photo.

The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

- John Howard

Charles Burns.

Rolf Armstrong.


7am - Woke up, put a Grime compilation on the stereo, showered and got dressed.

7:30 - Washed the dished from the previous day then enjoyed a Breathe Deep Yogi Tea with Psyllium and the last of a left-over joint in a sunny spot on my front porch.

8:00 - Rode my bicycle to Dot’s Diner.

8:30 - Breakfast at Dot’s (scrambled eggs with peppers and onions, homefries, a gluten-free biscuit and a chai), checked email, updated blog feed, checked Instagram.

9:00 - Rode to bank to pay my rent.

9:30 - Returned home, smoked half a joint with a decaf Earl Grey tea and began inking “Evolution” while listening to my interview with Van Courtland Johnson.

11:45 - Took a break, smoked half a joint with a ginger tea and watered my plants.

Noon - Continue inking while listening to the Low End Theory podcasts.

2:30 - Lunch break (quinoa burger on gluten-free bread, guacamole and chips and a Yerba Mate tea finished off with a vanilla Tofutti).

2:45 - Smoked half a joint and continued inking while listening to the XLR8R podcasts.

4:00 - Took a break, smoked half a joint and made another decaf Earl Grey tea, then continued inking.

5:15 - Snack break (goat cheese and gluten-free crackers), smoked half a joint and made another cup of tea, then back to inking.

6:15 - Finished inking “Evolution” then rode my bicycle to my favorite grocery store.

6:30 - Did my grocery shopping (kale, broccoli, spinach, avocados, yams, Breathe Deep Yogi tea and half a pound of Wild Sockeye Salmon).

7:00 - Returned home, put the new Ulrich Schnauss album on the stereo, then warmed up the oven and got the fish and a yam ready to cook.

7:15 - Put the yam in the oven and sat down to read “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”.

7:30 - Fish went in the oven, continued reading.

8:00 - Steamed some broccoli and made some couscous.

8:15 - Ate dinner while listening to George Carlin.

8:45 - Cleaned up the kitchen, took out the trash and recycling.

9:00 - Smoked half a joint, checked Instagram then prepared the sketch for the following day’s inking.

9:30 - Hopped in bed and listened to Handl’s “Water Music”.

10:00 - Passed out…

"Evolution", 2014.

It is bad to carry even a good thing too far. Even concerning things such as Buddhism, Buddhist sermons, and moral lessons, talking too much will bring harm.

- Yamamoto Tsuentomo - From Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai

From the Heck Pictorial Archive.

"Northern Pacific", 2014.

Karen Walker 2014 Fall RTW collection.

Paris, 2005.

Acknowledging that we are all churned up is the first and most difficult step in any practice. Without compassionate recognition that we are stuck, it’s impossible to liberate ourselves from confusion. ‘Doing something different’ is anything that interrupts our ancient habit of indulging in our emotions. We do anything to cut the strong tendency to spin out… Anything that’s non-habitual will do—even sing and dance or run around the block. We do anything that doesn’t reinforce our crippling habits. The third most difficult practice is to then remember that this is not something we do just once or twice.

- Pema Chodron

My first day of school, upstate NY, 1977.

Muriel Finlay, 1928.

"New York", 2014.

Military armor and equipment that are showy can be seen as being weak and having no strength. By them one can see through to the wearer’s heart.

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo - from Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai

SF, 2002.

From the Heck Pictorial Archive.

Zoe Mozert.

Interrupting our destructive habits and awakening our heart is the work of a lifetime.

- Pema Chodron

Joseph 2014 Fall RTW collection.

"Morte", 2014.

Pant One.

Charles Burns.

When you give rise to that which is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not give rise to it, what you do not have will destroy you.

- Jesus, from The Gospel of Thomas

McClelland Barclay.

Marion Davies, 1924.

"Love/Hate", 2014.

Having only wisdom and talent is the lowest tier of usefulness.

- Yamamoto Tsunemtomo - From Hagakure, The Way of the Samurai

Would you like to be dipped out in tattoos like this? I’m offering an open casting for Colorado ladies this Sunday at MADELIFE in Boulder, 2000 21st St. from 6-9pm.  Seeking ladies age 16-25, no experience necessary.  Chosen models will be offered a paid shoot.

From the Heck Pictorial Archive.

This Sunday!

Issa 2014 Fall RTW.

Jesus said: Blessed is one who knows where (and when) bandits are going to attack, so that he can prepare, assemble his forces, and arm himself before the bandits enter.

- The Gospel of Thomas

"Liberty", 2014.

Duane Peters.

Mabel Boade, 1930s.

From the Heck Pictorial Archive.

Men dream more about coming home than about leaving.

- Paul Coelho

Dr. Sex!

"Justice", 2014.

Jean Ackerman, 1930s.

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