It was my friend Dan’s birthday. He’s the creator of an upcoming comic, Welcome, inspired by Mr. Yoks (comic I worked on, which was inspired by his baby horse, Yoks). For his birthday, I gave him a memo jar. You glue a piece of paper and a clothespin to a jar and you have a one of a kind, interactive desktop/shelf ornament. It took me a few tries to draw it without tracing. I think that drawing directly pen on paper gives it an organic and immediate feel. Pencil lines make it seem too premeditated. I’ve been working with scratchboard lately and find it very easy to start and finish. The materials are fairly inexpensive and very portable. I highly recommend it.