fat gene

It’s hard to say you love your body and that you can get the guy and the part you want, when you can’t get the guy and you can’t get the part.
—  My body positivity is only taking me so far.

Swing Kidz, another promotional piece aimed at the children’s market.  Lindy Hoppin’ swing dance kids and jazz band.  Hey Jason your digital is showing….. Yea I know, and i’m ok with it because these children’s samples were supposed to be faster and more fun than my usual stuff, so it’s all digital.  For kids art I always get too detailed and render too much so this is an experiment of sorts.  I did miss using good ol’ pencil and paper, I just can’t recreate the subtleness and energy of using a pencil.  I found myself trying desperately to recreate the energy of my pencil sketchbook thumbnails.  The digital experimentation will continue as long is it keeps being fun.  Fun is also stuff like naming your photoshop layers Lil’ Fats Waller, Lil’ Gene Krupa, Lil’ Mingus.  I kinda like the version without the lights too.



-Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, Gene Vincent, Johnny Cash, Dick Dale, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins


-Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison, Nico, Captain Beefheart, Mick Jagger, Grace Slick, John Lennon, John Fogherty, Marc Bolan, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix


David Bowie, Townes Van Zandt, Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen, Richard Hell, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, Jonathan Richman, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Roger Waters, Ozzy Osbourne, Joey Ramone, Bruce Springsteen

i’m a firm believer in ‘the fat gene’

so when someone says to me

“omg ur not fat dont say that omg”

it is actually the same as if they had said to a poc

“omg ur not black dont talk like that omg”


i was born this way

it’s not a bad thing at all

i was meant to be this way

i inherited these looks and genes from my mother and father and grandparents etc

the same way someone of color inherited their skin tone

it is a huge part of who i am

it is massively part of my identity

telling me that i am not fat is rude and in the end..