Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sea Captains Who Are Looking for Love

Are you a sea captain who needs his bed rocked by something other than the ocean? Stop scouring the seas for that perfect first mate and make an account at Sea Captain Date!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fashion-Conscious Cheetahs

GUEST ARTIST: Nicolas Chevaillier

Nicolas is an illustrator based out of Bombay, India.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Women With Prostates

No more prostate posts for a while. I promise.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Learning at an Embarrassingly Late Age That There Are No Inner Tubes in Car Tires

When I was about 25 years old, a tire was slashed on my car while it sat behind my apartment. For $350/month, the apartment building didn't have the best security (but I did have my pick of hookers, drugs, and handguns). I slipped on the spare, drove to a mechanic down the street, and asked, "So, do I need a full tire or just the inner tube?" He laughed, paused, laughed again, and then charged me double. I found out later that modern car tires stay inflated purely by the pressure of the rubber on the metal rim. Gimme a break, though. Bike tires have inner tubes...why wouldn't CAR tires??

Be honest...did YOU know?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lost Amazon Packages

GUEST ARTIST: Sylvia T. Leung

Who knows...maybe they wouldn't get lost if they had bunny ears on them...

Sylvia is an LA-based storyboard artist who teaches a Drawing Manga class at Otis College of Art and Design.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Boston Terriers That Have Had a Long Day

GUEST ARTIST: Xep Levy Campbell

Xep is a veterinary technician living in rural coastal Oregon.

By the way...if you have random photos of yourself, your friends, family, pets, etc. in bunny ears, I think I can say that we'd all love to see them. Feel free to post them on the Wall of the Cuter in Bunny Ears Facebook Page. Thanks!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Public Sketchers

A great exercise for artists is to sit in public, watch people, and quickly record poses, body types, and clothing syles in a sketchbook. I did this with a handful of other LA artists at the Hollywood and Highland mall on Saturday. There's a strong correlation between the number of people in your sketch group and the number of strangers who notice that you're staring at them...but don't worry, we're not actually looking at YOU...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eggs That Are Larger Than the Birds That Lay Them

"Darwin, your assistance needed on aisle 3, clean up!"

GUEST ARTIST: Emily Berrios

Emily is an animator in Columbus, OH.

Monday, March 14, 2011


GUEST ARTIST: Kirk Millett

Kirk is an illustrator and animator in the LA animation industry.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gummi Centipedes

GUEST ARTIST: Fawn Veerasunthorn

Do not watch this related movie trailer. It will scar you.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One Year!

One year ago I was in an artistic funk. I had been freelancing like crazy - adapting my drawing/storytelling style every couple of months - but I needed a creative outlet that was I wanted to give myself the chance to explore and experiment with my own asthetic preferences without committing to one visual style.

As I scribbled bunny ears on some crappy drawings in my sketchbook, I brainstormed the possibilities... "Should I illustrate a book? Animate a short? Paint the bathroom? Hey...wait a minute! This horrible drawing of a girl looks kinda appealing in those ears. And that dinosaur sucked ass before, but now he looks like he's got some personality." The rest of the day I rode an obsessive, bipolar wave of adrenalin...signing up for a new blog, buying the domain name "Cuter in Bunny Ears," brainstorming concepts and scribbling sketches.

It's one year later and I'm a little surprised that I was able to post every day (FINE PRINT: Minus weekends and Union holidays). Thank you to everyone who submitted a bunny ears image. I love seeing how other people approach this concept in their own bizarre ways. Keep the submissions coming and I'll keep posting.

In honor of Cuter in Bunny Ears' first birthday, my talented wife, Fawn Veerasunthorn, made this plushy of CiBE (pronounced SEE-be), the little logo/mascot I have been scribbling lately.

Also, I've created a Facebook page for Cuter in Bunny Ears. I plan on posting photos, drawings, and other info that doesn't have a place on the daily blog. If you enjoy the blog, please sign up for the Facebook page.

Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


"I've got one speed; I've got one gear: Go!"

I really don't mean to perpetuate the whole Charlie Sheen faisco, but I couldn't resist doing a topical caricature.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Strangers Who Ask "Are You a Cop?"

Yesterday, I joined a handful of animation peers for a 15-mile bike ride. We met at Union Station and rode to Burbank by way of the LA River Bike Path. Halfway up the bike path, one of our crew decided to pull into a resting stop called Marsh Park. It's basically a small patch of dirt with a giant rattlesnake sculpture, one bench, one broken waterfountain...and one shady dude. The shady dude eyed us as we gathered around the rattlesnake for a picture. I had been taking a photo of a sign, so I was the last person to pass him. He asked, "Are you guys cops?"

Are we cops?? You mean you can't tell we're animators with our pasty skin, ungroomed hair, and silly cartoon t-shirts? I replied, "," and looked over at my group. They were parking their bikes and making silly poses with the snake. Apparently, no one had heard this guy's question. I joined the group, trying to accelerate the picture-taking process. While we were posing, the stranger started getting nervous. He paced around the dirt, peering at his cell phone every few seconds. Eventually he had the phone to his ear, but I didn't actually see him talking.

Did someone call him or was he pretending to be occupied? Or maybe he was contacting someone. Maybe he was contacting a bunch of people. With guns. To shoot us. In the face.

Okay...I admit that I can be a bit paranoid, but "Are you cops?" is not the first question you usually ask someone. With our photo now taken, we all mounted our bikes and rolled back onto the bike path, allowing the man to be shady in private once again.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rube Goldberg Plants

GUEST ARTIST: John Anderson

John is a story artist in the LA animation industry, currently working on Tinker Bell's Pixie Hollow Games at DisneyToon Studios.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011