Idea Ship

I made this image as a Christ­mas present for artist and activist Phil Yeh, who cre­at­ed and owns the Winged Tiger and Patrick Rab­bit char­ac­ters pic­tured, and reserves all rights to them.

Phil’s work is about pro­mot­ing lit­er­a­cy and cre­ativ­i­ty, and I used this project to pull myself out of a cre­ative slump. It seemed a poet­ic fit.

If you haven’t read Winged Tiger Comics & Sto­ries, the scene depict­ed might not make a lot of sense to you. Patrick Rab­bit is a car­toon­ist with writ­ers block, and the Winged Tiger is using its mag­ic to drag Patrick all over the uni­verse to ask artists where they get their ideas. Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble, the answers come from Phil per­son­al­ly inter­view­ing those artists, and the comic’s art­work incor­po­rates sketch­es that they give him. It’s an inspir­ing com­mu­ni­ty effort, as well as a tech­ni­cal­ly daunt­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion. To read more about or pur­chase Phil’s books, vis­it