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Ball point pen on todays newsprint Well, he may be a little heavy. We do believe Ahmed Wali Karzai pays off Taliban insurgents, played a key role in a fraudulent presidential election, is linked to Afghanistan's profitable opium trade and has senior NATO officials recommending his removal. But, we think he can help persuade Taliban fighters to give up. Well, that, and he's the presidents brother. ...

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Ball point pen on newsprint Husband and wife Margret and H.A. Rey created some of the best known and most beloved children's books about a mischievous monkey who was always narrowly escaping disaster. The real-life couple were German Jews living in Paris just prior to the German occupation and experienced a number of narrow escapes of their own. Ball point pen on newsprint If you're curious like me, go see the exhibit at the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York "Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey." The show features nearly 80 original drawings and watercolors from the more than 30 books the couple wrote and illustrated. Now through August 1. ...

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Click above to magnify Tomorrow is the two year anniversary of this blog, Drawing On Observations. Every weekday, and occasionally on a weekend, over the last two years I've posted a doodle. Last year to celebrate the one year milestone I posted a mash up of all the doodles, and again wrapping up 08 and 09, but now at 552 doodles, the file would be too large or the doodles too small to view here. Todays mash up contains one doodle from each month over the last two years. I know what you're thinking. The answer is yes, I am a grown man. Stay tuned for more frivolity. ...

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