Today marks the closing of Toy Joy, at least in its current form. Toy Joy was a local legend and part of what made Austin great. Over its decades of service bringing fun to this great city I had the pleasure of working there, tending those hallowed halls of novelties and oddities for three years. I usually worked the night shift and often on weekends, along side some of the greatest weirdos you’ll meet and helping a mix of the funniest and most eclectic customers you’d imagine. Those were the times many others were going out on the town but I was having some of the best times of my twenties. That place was special to me as I know it was to many many others. No one more so than the owners that are currently having to say goodbye to it. Whatever form Toy Joy may return in, I wish it the best and will be happy to see it bring joy to this town again, but I’ll always remember it how it was. And until then it will feel like there’s just a little less to be happy about in the world. #toyjoy #toys #austin #atx #feels #goodbye #depressing #longread #tldr
Today’s warm up sketch. Sticking with the dragon theme! Today’s breed: the Spiney Viper Wyvern. Gonna probably keep posting doodles here now that it’s linked with my sketch tumbler (kid-kaiju.tumblr.com) but they won’t all be dragon themed. Probably. #sketch #art #dragons #fantasy
Cosmonaut Piggy, boldy exploring the galaxy, for all piggy kind.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a happy little honey bee dedicated to my own honey! <3