Bringing Imagination to Life with Pancakes and @kevin_blankenship
For more of Kevin’s fantastical pancake art, follow @kevin_blankenship on Instagram.
For Oklahoma writer, producer and cartoonist Kevin Blankenship (@kevin_blankenship), keeping his creativity alive as a working dad came in an unlikely form: pancakes.
Forgoing an inkwell for a bowl of pancake batter, Kevin brings cartoon creations to life on his griddle. As he explains, “Becoming a parent really slows your creative juices if you’re not careful. A full-time job can sap the rest. Although I don’t get to draw as much as I used to, I found a way to incorporate it into Sunday breakfast every week. The results have gotten out of control and taken a life of its own.”
"I have two eager boys who like making pancake requests," he says, "so my feed is peppered with odd, but fun submissions. The three-year-old’s requests are the toughest. If it’s not a tree monster with skeletons hanging from it, it’s a velociraptor with boxing gloves or a monster with a chicken head and octopus arms, bunny ears and big feet. I love the creativity—and he’s a tough critic. Syrup won’t solve any of my mistakes."
Want to try your hand at pancake cartooning like Kevin? He shares some pointers below.
"I use Bisquick in every recipe, milk, one egg, three tablespoons of organic sugar and one tablespoon of vanilla," Kevin explains. "I thin the batter and use condiment bottles for control."
Most importantly, however, Kevin advises, “Let the kids participate. It’s fun that way. Enjoy the mistakes (with syrup) and start simple. I started with Mickey Mouse—It’s just three circles. You don’t have to have an artistic background to do it, just have fun.”
I think it’s so sad when students stop caring at the end of the year. Like ” I don’t give a Fuck if I fail, I just want school to be over” but you can tell they care. They do. BUT the pressure, expectations and the stress that they have been experiencing early in the semester has totally killed their motivation. We spend 9 months studying for a test that we lose motivation for anyways.”
WOOOO!!! I still can’t believe this is happening! So many dreams coming true in one announcement!
All of the information I’ve gathered for this post can be found in these three articles on Anime News Network.
- Viz Licenses Original Sailor Moon Anime Franchise
- Exclusive Interview…
- Viz Licenses New Sailor Moon Crystal Anime
Side note - So basically my first purchase as a graduate student will be Sailor Moon on Blu-Ray/DVD. I LOVE MY LIFE.
except it’s just DVD not HD-DVD
HD-DVD is a VERY dead format that hasn’t been relevant for about 6 years.
Inspirational Quotes #NewPost 
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
"LIVE YOU DREAMS!" shouts the privileged person living their dreams as they run down the street past tons of people who have no choice but to give up their dreams and work three minimum wage jobs just to survive.
"Anyone who isn’t doing what they love is living a hollow, joyless, meaningless life devoid of all happiness and worth!" they say as they order a mochachino from a single mother pulling a thirteen hour shift to pay for her daughter’s daycare.
"Money isn’t everything, you know!" they say to the cashier who can’t afford his pain meds that month because it was a choice between rent or medication for his chronic illness and his employer refuses to offer health insurance.
"Just own a yarn store like me!" they sing to the couple that is drowning in dept from the business loans they took out to open their small store that went under because of the recession and are about to lose their home.
"It doesn’t cost much to live comfortably anyways!" they say to the homeless youth who can’t get a job because of mental illness.
"Money doesn’t buy true happiness!" they say happily from the comfort of their warm house they can live in because they have money enough to afford it.
#LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM!!!!! =DDDDD#I would rather have the ‘worthless scraps of paper’ to pay for food and shelter imo#PS: asshole test: anyone who uses the phrase ‘worthless scraps of paper’ unironically to refer to moneyReblogged for commentary
#money doesn’t buy happiness necessarily #but god knows not having money is worse
"YOU CAN MAKE MONEY DOING ANYTHING" you say to the struggling single mother who would rather sacrifice doing something she loves that doesn’t feed her children to something that can provide a home and a meal to the children that depend on her for their survival.
there is so much privilege in this shitty fucking ‘comic’ that it reeks. God, I hate my retail job, but the money I make with commissions isn’t enough and I have shit to pay for. People who depend on me.
No, money doesn’t gaurantee happiness but do you know what it gaurantees? That my mom won’t be so stressed out to the point of GIVING UP. That our anxiety would build up. That we don’t have to eat shitty food just to make it through to next week. That I on’t have to turn 20 dollars of food into 50 dollars of food for four people.
that my niece won’t be cold at night and my nephew won’t be teased at school for the holes in his shoes.
But no, you’re right OP. It’s so better that I throw away all of that bc I work in a job that I HATE in order to draw for a living that will barely provide rent.
But you know, don’t mind me and how I live my life, you know all the secrets to life, financial security and happiness.
LION KING BLOOPERS
These are actual bloopers from the cast while they recording, and they were later animated.
HIGH MUFASA ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH
I needed this in my life.
if you don’t want this on your blog, i’m judging you