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Sometimes I complain because I’m sad.

Sometimes I complain because I’m sad.

Carpe Diem! {2014}
Follow your heart!Available as a print over at my Society6! Click Here!
This was a random idea I got while I was at work. It began with a dumb Twitter Doodle, and I ended up wanting to have it on a shirt. So here we are…
The tank top version looks cool, but I could never pull off a tank.

Carpe Diem! {2014}

Follow your heart!

Available as a print over at my Society6! Click Here!

This was a random idea I got while I was at work. It began with a dumb Twitter Doodle, and I ended up wanting to have it on a shirt. So here we are…

The tank top version looks cool, but I could never pull off a tank.

Ever feel like you hate too much and don’t love enough and somehow you wonder why you’re miserable most of the time?
Yeeaahhh…

Ever feel like you hate too much and don’t love enough and somehow you wonder why you’re miserable most of the time?

Yeeaahhh…

Hey! It’s October!
Planning anything special this Halloween?

Hey! It’s October!

Planning anything special this Halloween?

Poliwhirl #061
Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

Poliwhirl #061

Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

Poliwag #060
Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

Poliwag #060

Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

Arcanine #059
Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

Arcanine #059

Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

Growlithe #058
Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

I drew a few while I was absent from class today. Currently, I’ve a cold with a terrible cough so breathing has been a bit difficult at times, but I decided to draw Pokemon instead of resting. I finished a few before I passed out earlier.

Growlithe #058

Part of The Tim Burton x PKMN Project By Vaughn Pinpin

I drew a few while I was absent from class today. Currently, I’ve a cold with a terrible cough so breathing has been a bit difficult at times, but I decided to draw Pokemon instead of resting. I finished a few before I passed out earlier.

MMORPG Blues {2013}This was the comic I did for issue #99 ImagineFX. If you aren’t aware of it yet, I’ve been making comics for a tiny feature on ImagineFX for the past few issues now. It’s pretty cool. Last month’s theme was about game art, so I did something about MMO’s.But the point is, it’s kinda cool to have HatBoy in a magazine. Haha!Also, I’m mostly posting this because I haven’t posted in a while mostly because I’ve been too busy to make anything for this blog. So yeah, sorry about that. School’s really kicking my ass right now. I’ve been needing health potions like there’s no tomorrow, because this boss battle of a thesis is throwing me punches that I can’t seem to dodge. Anyway, back to work.
You should click to embiggen. This comic wasn’t designed to be on Tumblr. Or you could buy the magazine? Haha!

MMORPG Blues {2013}

This was the comic I did for issue #99 ImagineFX. If you aren’t aware of it yet, I’ve been making comics for a tiny feature on ImagineFX for the past few issues now. It’s pretty cool. Last month’s theme was about game art, so I did something about MMO’s.

But the point is, it’s kinda cool to have HatBoy in a magazine. Haha!

Also, I’m mostly posting this because I haven’t posted in a while mostly because I’ve been too busy to make anything for this blog. So yeah, sorry about that. School’s really kicking my ass right now. I’ve been needing health potions like there’s no tomorrow, because this boss battle of a thesis is throwing me punches that I can’t seem to dodge. Anyway, back to work.

You should click to embiggen. This comic wasn’t designed to be on Tumblr. Or you could buy the magazine? Haha!

@robcham drew the cornucopia of moles that is my face in my sketchbook. What a charmer. *heart emoji*He drew me because I gave him some of my small art prints. And I guess this was a sort of thank you. This was a while back during Cel's solo exhibit, which was amazing by the way. I just keep forgetting to post it. And by “forgetting to post,” I mean “I've been too lazy to scan my sketchbook.”
Anyway, thanks Rob! Stalk him on the Internets.

@robcham drew the cornucopia of moles that is my face in my sketchbook. What a charmer. *heart emoji*

He drew me because I gave him some of my small art prints. And I guess this was a sort of thank you. This was a while back during Cel's solo exhibit, which was amazing by the way. I just keep forgetting to post it. And by “forgetting to post,” I mean “I've been too lazy to scan my sketchbook.”

Anyway, thanks Rob! Stalk him on the Internets.

HatBoy: Moist Money {2013}
 
Disclaimer: This did not really happen. I don’t buy ice cream.
 
I thought this up during the summer, but I got too busy to make it due to internship obligations and general laziness. Anyway, it’s monsoon season now here so it’s a bit late for this to be relevant here. But I’m told it’s still summer in the US? Is this right?
Well hopefully this is relatable somewhere haha!

HatBoy: Moist Money {2013}

 

Disclaimer: This did not really happen. I don’t buy ice cream.

 

I thought this up during the summer, but I got too busy to make it due to internship obligations and general laziness. Anyway, it’s monsoon season now here so it’s a bit late for this to be relevant here. But I’m told it’s still summer in the US? Is this right?

Well hopefully this is relatable somewhere haha!

HatBoy: Sometimes He Posts Stuff
So, I did something stupid today. I procrastinated and made this logo for my blog. Stretched my graphic design muscles for a bit and played around in Adobe Illustrator. 
Sometimes it’s nice to just take a bit of a break from work and school and get creative for yourself. Although, I do not recommend it if you’re in the same situation like me, in which I am swamped with work. Blegh.
Meh. This could be better though.
Yeah. Anyway, let me just thank everyone who messaged me kind words yesterday concerning my angsty blog post. It’s really cool. Sorry if I haven’t replied to you. I’ve no real excuse other than I have weird social issues where I have trouble responding to Internet people. I’m so sorry, but I do appreciate every message. I do. Thank you so much.
And now I go back to work.

HatBoy: Sometimes He Posts Stuff

So, I did something stupid today. I procrastinated and made this logo for my blog. Stretched my graphic design muscles for a bit and played around in Adobe Illustrator. 

Sometimes it’s nice to just take a bit of a break from work and school and get creative for yourself. Although, I do not recommend it if you’re in the same situation like me, in which I am swamped with work. Blegh.

Meh. This could be better though.

Yeah. Anyway, let me just thank everyone who messaged me kind words yesterday concerning my angsty blog post. It’s really cool. Sorry if I haven’t replied to you. I’ve no real excuse other than I have weird social issues where I have trouble responding to Internet people. I’m so sorry, but I do appreciate every message. I do. Thank you so much.

And now I go back to work.

I looked up what my name meant. I have two first names: Vaughn Emerson. So after a lazy search through Google, apparently “Vaughn,” which is of Welsh origins, means “Small.” And “Emerson,” which is of Old English origins, means “Power.” So I’m Small Power. I am of lesser strength. Great!
I don’t want to believe that our names determine our future and/or defines who we are, but I often do feel weak and useless and inadequate. Maybe it’s because I’m a pessimist with low self-esteem. Or I’m always depressed. Or I’m just an idiot.
Anyway, hi guys. I do apologize for the lack of new posts. I have been really busy. My last year of uni has begun which means it’s time for the proverbial boss battle, which is my undergrad thesis.
I’ve only just begun and I’m already stressed and frightened of failure. Which sucks because anxiety is leading me to self-doubt and self-deprecation, which are often topics of my humor. I make fun of these things to try and shrink them down to better deal with them. And often it does work. But they’re still what they are and they are ever present.
Anyway, no one calls me “Vaughn Emerson.” I often only introduce myself as just “Vaughn.” It’s a bit easier to say (less syllables) and easier to write (less letters) – which could be my lazy nature, but I digress. So whenever people call my name, they are, in a way, calling me small.
I don’t know what this information is doing to a narcissist such as myself, but it’s probably not inflating my ego at the very least. It’s funny actually and I don’t actually feel any smaller than I really am. I am a tiny Asian man. But I am also wondering, what if I start going by my second name?
What if I just go by Emerson? And just be all about power. Emerson also means “brave” too, actually. Haha!
Will changing how I call myself, change my outlook in life? Will it make me a better person? Will it make me feel like a better person?
Actually, this thinking is ultimately shallow and flawed. But it amuses me. And I may feel weak, but I guess a little strength is better than none. And a little strength must have potential to grow. So I guess I just I got to have faith that everything will get better.
Incidentally, “Pin,” which is apparently of Vietnamese origins, means “faith.” And my last name being Pinpin, which I guess means I have twice the amount of faith. Haha!
Right now, I am deeply troubled and scared. And I may whine a lot about it and I often violently devalue myself on Twitter, but I am really hopeful. I don’t really mean most of my whining, it’s just how I vent. And I’m secretly fishing for attention.
I am just a really, pessimistic, narcissistic, angsty, melancholic, little man.

I looked up what my name meant. I have two first names: Vaughn Emerson. So after a lazy search through Google, apparently “Vaughn,” which is of Welsh origins, means “Small.” And “Emerson,” which is of Old English origins, means “Power.” So I’m Small Power. I am of lesser strength. Great!

I don’t want to believe that our names determine our future and/or defines who we are, but I often do feel weak and useless and inadequate. Maybe it’s because I’m a pessimist with low self-esteem. Or I’m always depressed. Or I’m just an idiot.

Anyway, hi guys. I do apologize for the lack of new posts. I have been really busy. My last year of uni has begun which means it’s time for the proverbial boss battle, which is my undergrad thesis.

I’ve only just begun and I’m already stressed and frightened of failure. Which sucks because anxiety is leading me to self-doubt and self-deprecation, which are often topics of my humor. I make fun of these things to try and shrink them down to better deal with them. And often it does work. But they’re still what they are and they are ever present.

Anyway, no one calls me “Vaughn Emerson.” I often only introduce myself as just “Vaughn.” It’s a bit easier to say (less syllables) and easier to write (less letters) – which could be my lazy nature, but I digress. So whenever people call my name, they are, in a way, calling me small.

I don’t know what this information is doing to a narcissist such as myself, but it’s probably not inflating my ego at the very least. It’s funny actually and I don’t actually feel any smaller than I really am. I am a tiny Asian man. But I am also wondering, what if I start going by my second name?

What if I just go by Emerson? And just be all about power. Emerson also means “brave” too, actually. Haha!

Will changing how I call myself, change my outlook in life? Will it make me a better person? Will it make me feel like a better person?

Actually, this thinking is ultimately shallow and flawed. But it amuses me. And I may feel weak, but I guess a little strength is better than none. And a little strength must have potential to grow. So I guess I just I got to have faith that everything will get better.

Incidentally, “Pin,” which is apparently of Vietnamese origins, means “faith.” And my last name being Pinpin, which I guess means I have twice the amount of faith. Haha!

Right now, I am deeply troubled and scared. And I may whine a lot about it and I often violently devalue myself on Twitter, but I am really hopeful. I don’t really mean most of my whining, it’s just how I vent. And I’m secretly fishing for attention.

I am just a really, pessimistic, narcissistic, angsty, melancholic, little man.

I needed the udder juice.
Silly comic I thought up while I was at the office. The office was out of creamer and I just can’t have coffee without a bit of milk or certain milk-like substitutes. 

I needed the udder juice.

Silly comic I thought up while I was at the office. The office was out of creamer and I just can’t have coffee without a bit of milk or certain milk-like substitutes. 

I like to keep all my bejeezus contained in one place.

Based on a stupid conversation I had with my brothers about language. Haha! Anyway, quickly drawn comics for Free Comic Book Day! Hooray!
Ok. Bye.Edit: Apparently, it’s spelled bejesus. And is an Irish expression of surprise. Ok.

I like to keep all my bejeezus contained in one place.

Based on a stupid conversation I had with my brothers about language. Haha! Anyway, quickly drawn comics for Free Comic Book Day! Hooray!

Ok. Bye.

Edit: Apparently, it’s spelled bejesus. And is an Irish expression of surprise. Ok.

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