Renegade LA

Come visit me this weekend!  I'll be vending both saturday and sunday at Renegade LA.

I'll be in Booth 33

please vote for me

I entered a knitting contest and I need more votes.  It ends june 15.  It's pretty hassle free to vote.

log into facebook and then go here:

Once there, you can click the vote button.  It will ask you to like the page, you can unlike it after the 15th.

This will be the only time I annoy you with this kind of stuff!

Mature Poodle, Sharpie Prank, Smoking Grandma

"Mature Poodle"
8" x 10"
watercolor on paper

"Sharpie Prank (All Partied Out)"
7" x 5" 
watercolor on paper

"My Future"
8" x 10"
watercolor on paper

buy the "i wish i had a penguin friend" print here

Ever wanted to buy the print but didn't want to buy it off my etsy shop?  I have finally gotten my act together to make it available on my blog.

It is printed on semi-gloss photo paper and it is packaged in a cello bag.  The website watermark will NOT be on the print.

If it is a gift, let me know and I will gift wrap it for free!

This digital print comes in two sizes:
8" x 10" for $10 
5" x 7" for $7

(Shipping is $2.00)

Interested in another size?  just send me an email (Morgan at iwishihadapenguinfriend dot com)

i wish i had a penguin friend print

Altered Photos (zombie, tree, green, fish, octopus)

9.4" x 7.25"
Acrylic on photo

3.5" x 2.5"
Acrylic on photo

3.5" x 2.5"
Acrylic on photo

3.5" x 2.5"
Acrylic on photo

4.75" x 6.5"
Acrylic on photo

Poop Heart, Bathing Beauty, Velma Tattooed

"Bathing Beauty"
5" x 7" watercolor and acrylic on paper

"Poop Heart"
5" x 7" watercolor on paper

"Velma Tattooed" 
5" x 7" watercolor on paper

Custom Drawing SALE!!!

In celebration of the 6th year of starting my webcomic, I am having a sale on custom art.  $20 gets you a commissioned drawing (just the digital file).  For $24, I will print it and ship it to you.  No purchase limit.

You send me the idea (morgan at iwishihadapenguinfriend dot com) and I will decide the best way to illustrate it. It might be watercolor, ink, digital, acrylic, linocut, etc. You can include your preference and I'll do my best to accommodate.

The size of the painting will also be decided later, but it will be 5" x 7" or larger.

The original art will be mailed to you and I will retain the reproduction rights.

Please allow 30 days for turnaround. Often, I am able to finish in a week, but I need the cushion in case other things turn up.

email me if you have questions! The images in the photograph are some custom items that I have done before, but don't let them limit you!

you can use the paypal button below or purchase it through my etsy shop

Custom Drawing

I've been practicing with my tablet, doing some outlines. Thinking about making a coloring book.
(photo is of I Art U DTLA event.  Photo credit Mitch Reiter)

Looking for something to do tonight after work?  Or need a last minute Valentine's Day gift (for yourself or someone else?)?   Well, the monthly downtown art walk is happening tonight.

There are a lot of events happening all over, and the one I will be vending at is I Art U DTLA.  You can find me (i wish i had a penguin friend) from 6pm-12am at The Medallion on 334 S Main St. Los Angeles CA 90013.

For other participating galleries, click this link:


One of my images (somewhat modified) is being used for the play "Brainsongs" at the Yale Cabaret.

Here is a link:

And here is the pic:

Sounds like an interesting show!

Fall Leaves Painting

My favorite season is fall, for many reasons:
Halloween overindulgence
Halloween sitcom specials
Halloween decorations
Sweater season

But when I was living in Boston, fall was my favorite for one main reason:

During my last fall there, I was walking through a residential neighborhood and the leaves were so beautiful; translucent and opaque, red, yellow, orange, brown.  And there was a sudden windstorm for 5 or 10 minutes, whipping all of the leaves up and down the street, swirling all around me.  It was one of the most beautiful things I had seen and it is one of my favorite memories of the place.

This painting is 6"x6" gouache on hardboard.  It will live on my wall until someone buys it.

January is for the birds (what an old joke)

I was in a art show that was bird themed, and there wasn't enough room for these two paintings.  I thought that there would be plenty of paintings of beautiful birds, but probably none would show their true nature.  So, I brought them back home and they are now for sale in my etsy shop.  Or, if you are a cheapskate like me, you can look at them here for free:

"Unprovoked Attack" 
5"x7" watercolor on paper
$40 for sale here: 

"Feeding Time"
8"x10" watercolor and acrylic on paper
$65 for sale here:

Why I hate hiking

Click to enlarge 

This is my first comic done with a Wacom tablet.
I was very surprised how I was able to make it look like I had used marker. I def need more practice!

Cactus Gallery Bird Show

Going to be in this show at the Cactus Gallery!  Showing some penguin illustrations and maybe some other things.  Reception is January 14th, so stop by and say hi!  Click the flyer to enlarge

7-10 pm
4534 Eagle Rock Blvd  
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3215