When was your last vacation?

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This passage from The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir’s Greatest Adventures keeps punching me in the face:

Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.

We Americans are really bad at taking vacation. 42% of us said we didn’t take a single day in 2014!

That’s toxic. That’s killing us.

Take a day off and breathe, folks.

Photo via bloomberg.com.

Fatberg Character Studies

I’m trying out some different character studies for Fatberg – everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic lump of congealed grease and wet wipes.

1 of 3: Traditionally I’ve drawn him this way. He always feels a little too similar to Grimace.

Fatberg

2 of 3: This study is more true to the natural state of fatbergs – lumped together and asymmetrical. It’s grotesque and tragic. One-half Elephant Man and one-half Marnie the Dog.

Fatberg

3 of 3: And here’s a more rotund version. He can probably just roll himself wherever he needs to go.

Fatberg

Which one do you like best? Leave me a comment below.