There must have been a big migration last might since it suddenly got cold. Just walking to class I found an American Woodcock and a kinglet. Took them to the Audobon society (and I have a permit from them to do that so that’s the disclaimer don’t pick up dead birds if you live in America its illegal). If you’re in NYC you should try to identify it with the Merlin Bird Identifier and enter it in the D-Bird Database.

I drew a very rushed family tree, and then redesigned everything. Now Yesui’s hair looks just like the guy’s so maybe I’ll just keep the 3 braid thing instead. I didn’t like the huge-shoulder sleeves, sorry traditional Mongolian robes.

Found a poor little Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (doesn’t that sound like something a cowboy would call his rival?) that collided with a window yesterday. Three more volunteers also found one that day so it must have been their migration day. Took some pictures before taking it to the Audobon Society (which gave me a permit for transporting them on behalf of the organization). If you ever see a dead bird in NYC, record it on the D-Bird database.

NYCC was pretty cool for the time I was there after my volunteering shift, but wearing my new boots with the slight heel for 4 hours with no sitting and also walking there and back was a bad plan lol. Can’t wait to read comfily with my Totoro pillow! Also a rabbit skin. For reference.

I’m still volunteering to sort the butterflies at the museum… The closet is almost empty! I found a new oldest butterfly, from 1932 and still looking fine! Some butterflies from a man named Clench (why) and some pretty ones. Not pictured was literally a bucket of butterflies in wax paper from Santa Catarina, Brazil from 1950-51.

ancientart:

Some breaking news in the world of archaeology: Pleistocene cave art has just been found on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, the oldest of which is at least 40,000 years before present. Highly significant as, until now, the only confirmed paintings of this age come from caves in Western Europe.

As Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London states in the article: “It is a really important find; it enables us to get away from this Euro-centric view of a creative explosion that was special to Europe and did not develop in other parts of the world until much later.”

Here is also the journal article in Nature for those interested: doi:10.1038/nature13422.

More cave painting. MOAR. Also new oldest in the world!!

jesslaughingalonewith:

detectivetoony:

THE CARTOON ALLIES ARE READY FOR #NYCC! Make sure to stop by booth 2113 this weekend to say hi and check out rad SVA student work! #newyorkcomiccon #sva #schoolofvisualarts #cartoonallies

CHECK IT OUT!!! I have 2 prints there o:!!!
WIll be working from 3-4 on thurs and 4-5 on sat!!!

Even though my comic came late they’re still selling my old one there and I spy yt print on the upper left! I’ll be there on Friday from 12-1!

jesslaughingalonewith:

detectivetoony:

THE CARTOON ALLIES ARE READY FOR #NYCC! Make sure to stop by booth 2113 this weekend to say hi and check out rad SVA student work! #newyorkcomiccon #sva #schoolofvisualarts #cartoonallies

CHECK IT OUT!!! I have 2 prints there o:!!!

WIll be working from 3-4 on thurs and 4-5 on sat!!!

Even though my comic came late they’re still selling my old one there and I spy yt print on the upper left! I’ll be there on Friday from 12-1!

Look what came (a day after the deadline for selling at my schools NY Comic Con… I texted the people in charge though so hopefully they’ll let me in)! If I’m too late, well maybe I’ll sell them online.

Edit: another year, another not being able to sell the comic I made over the summer at comic con. If that package had come 1 day earlier!!! If I had paid one more dollar for expedition!! RIP