Ongoing series of loose, informal exercises play with meaning, narrative and how they arise—including the thresholds. A vocabulary and language of cartoon iconicity naturally falls at the juncture between serious and facetious. Roughly turn-of-the-century dialogue (Twain, Dos Passos, Steinbeck) hangs in the air, the speakers never shown as they wrangle with contemporary big city idea(r)s, meaning, and values through a more timeless lens. Generally executed in a single pass and “played how it lays,” holding the pen deliberately wrong to remove some degree of my hand from the result.