animal advent ala emberley day 1

December 1, 2014
Growing up, "Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals" was very important to me and my dad. It teaches kids that they can make animals of all types just by drawing letters and symbols that they already know how to make.

This year, I decided to make an Advent Calendar for the Days of December, 25 in all. Each day has an animal that Ed Emberley taught me to draw and that I taught a computer how to make- but each is also a little puppet that bobs and weaves or interacts with the mouse some other way.
A new animal puppet is unlocked every day!

"All the hip kids are streaming music. They'll be like 'I'm not going to carry around a hard drive full of music, like a caveman!' 'But it's all on solid state memory now' 'I'm not going to carry around an SD card full of music, like a caveman'"
Me in a dream last night

Q: It's about white people adjusting to a new reality?

A: Owning their actions. Not even their actions. The actions of your dad. Yeah, it's unfair that you can get judged by something you didn't do, but it's also unfair that you can inherit money that you didn't work for.