What are the haps my friends

June 30th, 2008: My street artist friend Poster Child did something cool a few weeks ago: he put up planters around Toronto that look like hit Mario blocks, with flowers growing out of them. Fire flowers! Excellent. This one is my favourite. Then, a few days ago I came across this box in real life, but someone had pulled the flowers out: way to go, Toronto.

Anyway there was a florist a few doors down, so I bought some more fire flowers and planted them in the box. It was my street art / guerilla gardening debut! My cell phone camera has a terminal case of the sucks, but here's what it looked like. It um, was larger and better lit and prettier in real life.


Hey, my new book Romeo and/or Juliet comes out in less than a month! It's my choose-your-own-path version of the Shakespeare play featuring tons of great illustrations. To celebrate - and to also convince you to purchase it! - I've posted the first page, and every day we vote on which option to follow. We're doing a LET'S PLAY ROMEO AND/OR JULIET and you should totally join us!

One year ago today: utahraptor's original spy name was 'agent orange'

– Ryan

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