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Tuesday, November 15, 2011  |  Mojo Comics
The Anthropomorphic Monkey Autumn is a unique time of year. For centuries, at least in the northern hemisphere, it was defined by the extremes of labor. Man would frenetically work from sun-up to sundown to harvest his ripened crops, and then, having finished, would nosedive into the ennui of long... [ more ]
Tuesday, October 25, 2011  |  News
A King Fit For A Tale As of today, in bookstores across America and probably Canada, the first picture book I've ever illustrated will be available. Elegantly penned by seasoned children's author and party cut-up Mac Barnett, Mustache! is the tale of a vain king and his greatly put-upon subjects.... [ more ]
Tuesday, September 13, 2011  |  Multipanel Comics
Doing The Math These past couple weeks I've been packing for a move, an especially daunting process thanks to several factors. First, we're moving from a house to an apartment, so we can only bring about 1/3 of our material goods with us. Second, we needed to decide what portion... [ more ]
Thursday, July 07, 2011  |  Mojo Comics
Bounty That Knows No Bounds I often wonder why Lew and Mojo stay friends, what with Mojo being such a jerk. But perhaps I'm misjudging the situation. Lew might very well have volunteered to play the part of the bail jumper. From his perspective, jail might be a much cleaner,... [ more ]
Wednesday, June 15, 2011  |  News
Sketches, Comics, Classics, Commentary, Puzzles, Mojo, and More! Back in 2007, as I finished up Curriculum Vitae, I decided that whatever book I self-published next had to be colossal in scope. Something non-linear. The kind of thing a person might keep on their coffee table, and dip into every now... [ more ]
Wednesday, December 22, 2010  |  News
Harketh Yeeth Alleth! The giving season is upon us, and in that spirit I have created these Mojo and Birthday Street desktops to give unto you, which then you can give unto your computer and or telephone apparatus. Download them, and know me better, man! The Angel of Birthday Street... [ more ]
Friday, December 10, 2010  |  Mojo Comics
The Line Between Fantasy And Reality Is Approximately Three-Feet Long. Here's one of those instances where a real-life event inspired a hilarious fictional comic. In real life, I just use a yardstick to jab at stuff I can't reach.... [ more ]
Thursday, November 18, 2010  |  News
A New Comic Frontier! This week, I'm pleased to announce the most exciting adventure I've undertaken since doing all that exploring in college! What's that? No, I do mean exploring... Well, I'm sorry if it confuses you. That's what I call the class. It wasn't just orienteering. It covered several... [ more ]
Monday, July 05, 2010  |  Mojo Comics
Reenacting Out Not to slight Mojo, but I believe the reenactor might have the more intriguing storyline here. We get a private glimpse into the soul of a man tortured both for and by his love of the barrel-making art. Its seductive promise of everlasting admiration, so tangible in his... [ more ]
Wednesday, June 09, 2010  |  News
(A Brief Update Whose Title I Abbreviated To Save Time and Energy) The month of May came and went, and there was not a whiff of Kevin Cornell in the stable of illustrative looky-looing that is Bearskinrug. But I assure you, it was not for a lack of work ethic... [ more ]
Tuesday, December 01, 2009  |  Mojo Comics
Winter Wonderland Wonderings Of all scenes in which to set a comic, I take the most pleasure in a snow scene. There's this built-in feeling of comfort, warmth, and fun imbued in the visual of an unbroken blanket of snow, at least for those of us who've never served with... [ more ]
Thursday, November 05, 2009  |  Sketchbook
Ornithology Made Ornithillogical Today I decided to kill birds. I know what you're thinking. "Kevin, you'll need several stones to accomplish that!". But, being a scholar and a gentleman at the end of his rope with ants in his pants and an ear for idioms, I have come to understand... [ more ]
Friday, October 23, 2009  |  One-Off Comics
Going Nuts About Nuts Here's the situation I've found myself in for the last few days. Halloween is fast approaching. I greatly enjoy posting holiday-themed comics. So I sat down to think of a good Halloween comic. Now, I've been doing these for a couple years now. The easy ideas... [ more ]
Friday, October 02, 2009  |  Multipanel Comics
People Who Live In Glass Houses... There's no question about it. This is an classic example of poor parenting. But then again, who am I to point fingers? As parent of this very site, I have fallen behind in its feeding schedule. And now, to make up for my negligence,... [ more ]
Thursday, August 13, 2009  |  Mojo Comics
All Cleaning All The Time Now, I know what you're thinking. My last post was about vacuum robots... what's going on? Is it just going to be cleaning jokes all the time from now on? And the answer is... yes. I recently sold the entire Bearskinrug Intellectual property to a... [ more ]
Thursday, June 25, 2009  |  Editorial Illustration
Vices Bring Us (or Two Wood Boards With Glue In The Middle) Closer Together I am a fan of the martini. It was not always this way. After reaching the momentous age of twenty-one, when an American youth can finally admit that they've been drinking for years, my father —... [ more ]
Tuesday, June 09, 2009  |  Mojo Comics
Picnic, Thou Art Easily Crashed If you were to create a list of things Mojo has ruined, I think you'd find a lot of picnics on there. The picnic is an inherently fragile endeavor, being easily ruined by so many disaster scenarios. Rainclouds. Dust Storms. Fire Ants. Ice Ants. Quicksand.... [ more ]
Friday, March 13, 2009  |  Sketchbook
Spelunked Sketch Inspires Wretched Fest This week, for the first time in two years, I find myself at home rather than attending South By Southwest. So, to make up for the education and camaraderie I'm missing in Austin, I decided to throw my own festival of learning here. I've rented... [ more ]
Thursday, February 26, 2009  |  Mojo Comics
A Summarized Version of Today's Article [ Paragraph One: The Author is still getting his ass kicked by his herniated disc, and would rather not spend time writing.] [Paragraph Two: Right now, the Author wouldn't mind being the protagonist of the above comic, and having absorbent stuffing instead of a... [ more ]
Friday, December 19, 2008  |  Editorial Illustration
I Saw Three Lawyers Come Sailing In... Last week I was strolling about, humming a tune I made up in my head when I thought to myself: Why... this mirthful little dirge would make a fantastic Christmas carol! And so, tearing open the shutters of my computer, and throwing up... [ more ]
Thursday, December 04, 2008  |  Mojo Comics
Truth in Eight Panels Every now and then, I manage to write a comic that helps convey my deepest beliefs. Art, after all, is a vehicle for expressing oneself; and if the artist sees an opportunity to break through those barriers that impede their growth — fear of rejection, fear... [ more ]
Wednesday, October 01, 2008  |  Mojo Comics
The Baby Needs Fluffing What a shame. It's tough being a single parent, working and raising a child. Even if the child is just a pillow tucked under a maternity dress. Although, in Mojo's defense, an overstuffed pillow is much closer to being the actual offspring of a sock monkey... [ more ]
Wednesday, August 13, 2008  |  News
Rumors greatly exaggerated... As you may remember, I had to take a hiatus of sorts from Bearskinrug back in February. Despite speculations to the contrary, I did not go on a pilgrimage; and even if I did, it wouldn't have been to Furhnersville, Ohio (I'm not even sure what religion... [ more ]
Friday, August 01, 2008  |  Helpful Tips
Paper For Your Tools There's a lot of paper choices out there. A lot. And I'm not even counting weird non-artistic paper, like wax paper or wall paper. Yet I still haven't found the perfect paper. Each paper, has its advantages, and its disadvantages. As the old saying goes, you... [ more ]
Friday, July 04, 2008  |  Mojo Comics
Think on your feet Every now and then, while standing in a bank, I'll consider robbing it. I think it's the security camera that does it. It's sort of like a challenge. The same thing happens to me in department stores; I'll see that big, black bubble in the ceiling... [ more ]
Thursday, June 19, 2008  |  Helpful Tips
Pen and Ink Drawing Tools As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the pencils (and other tools of the graphite trade) that I tend to use. This week I'm hoping to answer some of the questions I get regarding Pen & Ink. These are the... [ more ]
Thursday, May 29, 2008  |  Mojo Comics
... or Mojo And The Plug I can't really remember the last time I was in an emergency room. I vaguely recall a visit when I was at least old enough to fill out the forms myself. There's a couple memories I have that seem pretty recent, and make me... [ more ]
Thursday, May 01, 2008  |  Mojo Comics
Acting Poorly When I was younger, I thought acting must be a pretty easy job, and consequently didn't give actors much credit. This might have been because it's so much easier to weave intricate webs of lies when you're a teenager. But as an adult, I've come to understand acting... [ more ]
Friday, February 01, 2008  |  Mojo Comics
Comic Deployed. Starting Decompression Sequence. Well I hate to say it, but after 3-going-on-4 years of weekly BSR posting, I'm going to take a hiatus of sorts. Between an uber-job I can't quite talk about yet, my other recurring online duties, and a work pace in January that resulted in... [ more ]
Monday, December 24, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo's Christmas, 2007 I wouldn't mind getting a little visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past. There are certain things in recent years I could get a second look at. It would be great to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in the theater again. Perhaps I could travel... [ more ]
Wednesday, November 21, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Turkey stuffed with a Turkey As entertaining as the above situation may be, it illustrates an important point about proper turkey preparation. When cooking your turkey, internal temperatures need to get very high in order kill the various bacteria that may be making a home inside your bird. Stuffings tend... [ more ]
Wednesday, November 07, 2007  |  News
The New Mojo Book Over the years, Mojo has lost quite a few jobs, the details of most having only been preserved in court records and the occasional Action News report. But thanks in part to the cooperation of city officials and two generous parole officers, a compendium of Mojo's... [ more ]
Wednesday, October 31, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Examining the Spooky Truth Poor Lewis. But he can take consolation that at least he gave Mojo a scare equally, if not more, horrifying than his own. The First Level Of Fear There are several levels of being scared. When you're merely surprise-scared, you feel the slightest constriction in your... [ more ]
Tuesday, October 23, 2007  |  News
Who is the superest hero of them all? A couple weeks ago, I posted the results of my My Team, Your Team match against Mr. Sutter. Having enjoyed the game quite a bit, Sutter and I started thinking that an entire site dedicated to superheroes one-upping one another was actually... [ more ]
Wednesday, September 19, 2007  |  News
An Exciting Investment Opportunity! Even as you read this, hidden in secret compartments under beds deep within the Cornell Household lies perhaps our greatest untapped resource — the Classic Mojo shirt. For months, scientists (Kevin) at Cornell University (Kevin Cornell University) have been studying their many uses, and finally, an... [ more ]
Wednesday, September 05, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Grocery Grazing Mojo doesn't strike me as a pizza lover, which could explain why things turned out the way they did. His favorite food, which I may or may not have mentioned before, is Beef Wellington — essentially a beef tenderloin wrapped in puff pastry. I suspect it's because he... [ more ]
Tuesday, August 21, 2007  |  One-Off Comics
Knowing Is Half The Battle I'm always quite interested in books, television shows, and movies about wilderness survival. Which is odd, considering I have absolutely no urge to experience the outdoors. I think my interest stems from the belief that if I ever am stranded in the wilderness, my theoretical... [ more ]
Thursday, August 09, 2007  |  News
Submission Highlights The past two weeks of my life have been filled with delight; the giddy delight of receiving translated blob drawings in the mail! And because delight is infectious, I have selected some of my favorite submissions to share. As well as my own blob-derived Mojo comic. Mainly because... [ more ]
Monday, July 02, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Truths in Trauma Though it appears much less traumatic when it happens in movies, television and vaudeville skits, getting hit in the head with a vase is probably pretty dangerous. All the vases in the Cornell household definitely seem sturdy enough to concuss a head. I believe a vase filled... [ more ]
Wednesday, June 06, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Part of the Party I've been thinking about setting up some kind of side business where Mojo will appear at birthday parties. Not to do card tricks, obviously, but perhaps he can create balloon animals, or people can just get their picture taken with him. Or better yet, he can... [ more ]
Thursday, April 26, 2007  |  News
A limited-edition collection of drawings, comics and paintings pieced together from old sketchbooks and piles of loose art Good news! If you're the one who kidnapped my uncle and are holding him for ransom until you get one of my sketchbooks, put down that piece of ear and pick up... [ more ]
Monday, April 16, 2007  |  News
My Dog is a Wiener As has been documented elsewhere in pictures, Kim and I recently got a dachshund named Ernie. We brought him home about ten days ago, when he was approximately 8 weeks old. Amongst zoologists and canine-centric communities, a dog this age is known as a puppy.... [ more ]
Tuesday, March 20, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Related Reckonings on Poker and Gambling I cannot overemphasize the importance of caution at the poker table. Even in these modern times, when gamblers are forced to leave their shooting irons safely at home so the entire family has access, a multitude of threats still linger during card play. A... [ more ]
Tuesday, February 20, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
Revenge is a Dish Best Served With Sprinkles Seeing as the last post revealed an appalling lack of Lewis comics on this site, I figured I'd dig one up from the pile and post it. This one is probably about a year or two old, and it's actually based on... [ more ]
Friday, February 16, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
The Height of Irresponsibility There's not too many possible outcomes if you're going to allow Mojo to join your fire company. Things will burn down. Theoretically, there might be less fires throughout the year, since Mojo is responsible for about 35% of them. But now there's an increased risk of... [ more ]
Thursday, January 04, 2007  |  Mojo Comics
The Universality of Fishing I've only fished a handful of times in my life, most of those experiences taking place in my pre-adolescent years. In these early fishing trips, I rarely used live bait — instead, I relied on expensive synthetic scents, and the use of loud, obnoxiously-colored lures to... [ more ]
Monday, December 18, 2006  |  Sketchbook
Another Packed Page It seems that lately I've become quite the hog of vertical space. I'm like that selfish fellow George, who stole all the balloons. Or a greedy choir of Lumberjacks who down flapjack after flapjack, without any consideration for the hungry giant moose who fills out the bass... [ more ]
Monday, December 11, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Little Monkey with a Big Heart and Little Brain I'd love to know just what charity Mojo is collecting for. I remember him raising $65 dollars this summer for an in-ground pool, so it may be a continuation of that cause. Though I have a suspicion he finished it —... [ more ]
Wednesday, November 01, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Christmas Comic? What's that? Too early for a Christmas comic? Perhaps. But I wanted give people as early a chance as possible to purchase their very own Mojo Christmas Cards! Christmas Cards? That's right — I have printed up Christmas Cards featuring this very Mojo comic on the front. So... [ more ]
Friday, October 20, 2006  |  News
The Inaugural Mojo T-Shirt At long last, a Mojo T-Shirt is finally available. I'm taking pre-orders for shirts in the Bearskinrug Store, so visit right now to get your shirt before the cut-off date! Or... ya know... for more info... if you're not one of those impulse buyers.... [ more ]
Monday, October 16, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
The Holidays Can Be a Confusing Time For Mojo, at least. Most holiday traditions he's gleaned from commercials, and his participation in marketing focus groups. It's a pretty spotty education. I feel sorry for him — but more for myself. What you're seeing here are the relatively mild effects of... [ more ]
Tuesday, October 03, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Costumes Make A Cost Out of U M E. We've entered October, so it's time to start whipping up some good ol'fashioned Halloween comics. Which I would have done sooner, but that also means it was time for Kim to whip up some good ol'fashioned Spooky Monkeys, and I had... [ more ]
Tuesday, September 12, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Les choses sont contre Mojo Ah, my dear monkey. If only I was there to advise you. No one wins when fighting an inanimate object. Why, just the other day I was teaching the plastic lids of our tupperware a much-needed lesson in respect — and to tell you the... [ more ]
Friday, September 01, 2006  |  Sketchbook
Thursday, August 31, 2006 7:05 PM — While sitting in the kitchen attempting to sit quietly still, idea of keeping a journal for following day occurs to resident author. 7:34 PM — Consultant volunteers to scan and provide "genius" contribution to article. 7:34 PM — Consultant banned from further contributions.... [ more ]
Monday, August 28, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Things aren't as bad as they seem Honestly, Mojo doesn't have very much money in his ATM account. Anything of actual value he puts in his safe-deposit box. That's where he keeps his crown. Not a real crown, mind you — it's a Burger King crown — with $117,000 worth... [ more ]
Sunday, August 13, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Cults Aren't Always the Answer Hmmm. That's a real shame. The chances of the houseboat bringing Mojo eternal happiness were much better than finding joy through renouncing possessions. Granted, Mojo has a tendency to latch on to material goods with more gusto than the average being, sock or flesh. But... [ more ]
Wednesday, August 09, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
In the Key of M I Such a shame to waste a good song on Mojo. Why, that could have been about any number of things, including the dangers of icebergs. If you really think about it, there's never been a good iceberg song on the Top 40 charts, and... [ more ]
Sunday, July 16, 2006  |  Sketchbook
A Second Helping Last post I put up a series of sketches drawn while on vacation. If you recall, things ran a little longer than intended, so I decided to serve up the selected drawings in two delicious courses. While writing up this second installment, it occurs to me that... [ more ]
Tuesday, July 11, 2006  |  Sketchbook
The Illuminating Beer Run On our way to a BYOB restaurant last Friday, Kim and I pulled into the beer store so I could get a six-pack. She opted to wait in the car, I guess because she was driving and didn't want to take off her gloves and helmet.... [ more ]
Monday, June 26, 2006  |  News
The Neglectful Master In less than 24 hours from now, I leave for vacation. Now, I'm not the traveling type of person, but I get the wanderlust every so often — it will be nice to get away from this one-horse town. The last vacation I took was to North... [ more ]
Tuesday, June 13, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Rigging the Rig for Mojo Mojo exhibits many of the qualities of a good truck driver. He doesn't mind being alone at all, and he can go weeks and months without going to the bathroom. What he lacks is the ability to get motivated. See, a good truck driver will... [ more ]
Monday, June 05, 2006  |  News
A Bearskinrug / Inkfinger Collaboration Back in February, Mr. Matthew Sutter of Inkfinger decided to post a series of one-panel comics based on overheard conversations for an entire month. At a similar time, I was doing a fair share of single-scene Mojo drawings in my sketchbook, which some of you... [ more ]
Monday, May 29, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Crisis Comes Ashore It's quite scary to think how close mankind came to destruction. Our future lay at the whim of a simple-minded sock monkey, who — had he been capable of forethought — would have realized that destroying mankind meant shorter lines at Amusement Parks, greater odds of making... [ more ]
Wednesday, May 17, 2006  |  News
Don't Cry Over Spilled Ink (Just Get Angry) Yesterday marked the first India Ink spill I've had in at least five years. Which is a pretty good track record, considering how often I use India Ink throughout my day, and especially if you take into consideration that unitasking often goes... [ more ]
Friday, April 21, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo's Inadequate Etiquette I would classify this as more of an encouragement butt-pat than anything of a sexual nature. Not to say Mojo can't charm the ladies with his gentle touch and plush, knitted physique; but being his co-worker I get a dozen or so butt-pats a day, and they... [ more ]
Thursday, March 23, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Workplace Eating Habits Back when I worked in an office, elderly lunches commonly spawned angry company-wide emails. I never understood how people forgot their food in the fridge. On the rare occasions when I did bring a lunch, I thought about it all day. Not that it lasted all day.... [ more ]
Monday, March 20, 2006  |  Editorial Illustration
How an A List Apart Illustration Comes Together I've had a lot of inquiries about my process over the past couple of months. It's always been rather difficult to answer these questions, because I approach each job with a different process, dependent on the needs of the resulting art. But... [ more ]
Sunday, March 12, 2006  |  News
"Crude Comic Featured In Paper" Recently, I was in the Philadelphia Inquirer. This has only happened twice before: when I won that fudge-eating contest because all the other contestants died of food-poisoning ("Local Man Hates Fudge; Saves Life"), and when I accidentally drove my car into the Philadelphia Inquirer headquarters... [ more ]
Tuesday, March 07, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
On the Neatness and Fastidiousness of the Common Household Sock Monkey It's not as evident in most comics, but Mojo can get remarkably dirty. If you were a comic character, and you just walked up to Mojo and grabbed him, like so: Chances are you'd catch Mojo in an unclean... [ more ]
Thursday, March 02, 2006  |  News
A 13,140-Hour Comic Hearken! The virtual shelves of the Bearskinrug Store are now stocked with some new reading material, in the traditional format you and I have come to know as the "comic book". And while I released Ambidextrous and The Story of Eh months ago, The Wippins Campaign ironically... [ more ]
Monday, February 13, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
A Peek into History Having been battered by snow this weekend, I felt it fitting to post a Mojo comic set in more hospitable climes. It's also nice to see Mojo in a position of power, where his single-mindedness is his greatest asset. Why, with that kind of unwavering determination... [ more ]
Wednesday, February 01, 2006  |  Sketchbook
Sketchbook Spelunking After The Donestre, I thought it would be fitting to post some art of the complete opposite nature; the quick, down and dirty, unplanned pen wanderings within a sketchbook. This page is from my 13th sketchbook, which I've been using since about August. I'm running out of room... [ more ]
Wednesday, January 18, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Well... He had a good run. Mojoburger is not necessarily finished. Now Mojo can use the insurance money to build a bigger, BETTER restaurant. One completely made of asbestos, so it can't possibly be burnt down by the Lil' Mojo Meal toy. Or the Quarter Mojopounder with Kerosene.... [ more ]
Friday, January 13, 2006  |  Mojo Comics
Spreading Love Through Condiments Well, this is impressive. I wouldn't have credited Mojo for being this down-to-earth. Here he owns his own restaurant, but he's still slugging it out in the trenches — working with the customers, face-to-face. And not spitting on them, or biting them, no less!... [ more ]
Tuesday, December 20, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
It's a swinging party, not a Swinging Party. Mojo's disappointed, but he should see the upside. You don't want to go home with someone after they've been sucking down eggnog and fruitcake all night. Or Wassail. Expect big trouble if your date ate Christmas Pudding. No, if you want to... [ more ]
Thursday, December 01, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
A Powerful, Powerful Sock Here's a couple little illustrations I did while Mojo was on the "World's Strongest Man" circuit. He was disqualified early into the season when they found out he wasn't a man... and that he was on anabolic steroids. I previously had my suspicions when he ripped... [ more ]
Tuesday, November 22, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Thankee I'm a couple days early, but I figured I'd put up my Thanksgiving Post. After all, I'm thankful for a bunch of things right now. For one thing, I have YET to be electrocuted, or hit by lightning. How many people can say that? I'm thankful that I've never... [ more ]
Tuesday, November 15, 2005  |  News
Mojo: Monkey... Sock... Author. Attention, all! The first Mojo book ever, entitled Mojo The Sock Monkey: The Story of Eh, is now available in the Bearskinrug Store. A full narrative (meaning all the comics interrelate and tell a story), The Story of Eh explores the struggles of a simple stuffed... [ more ]
Wednesday, November 09, 2005  |  Editorial Illustration
One At A Time Or You're Tasking for Trouble As I have mentioned before, I am a Unitasker. This is something I realized a couple of years ago, a quality that explains why at one moment I'm an efficient, effective communicator, and the next I'm a bumbling, muttering idiot. All... [ more ]
Monday, October 31, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Trick or Treat or Panic I think Mojo gets the basic premise of Halloween — he's got a big bowl of candy in his lap, after all. I guess there's just a small sliver of logic that gets skipped in his thought process. Perhaps it's something all monkeys lack. Or... [ more ]
Friday, October 28, 2005  |  News
A Comic amongst Poets In the spring, I was asked to submit some comics to Black Warrior Review, a quarterly compilation of poetry, prose, and art published by the University of Alabama. So I gathered up some Six-Penny Anthems, a trio of Mojo comics that you might find familar and... [ more ]
Friday, September 30, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
A Monkey with Something to Prove Since Mojo and I started working together, I've noticed he makes an awful lot of charts. I was never actually sure what it was he was measuring, but he seemed terribly determined to have flawless, empirical data to prove something. Eventually, I sat down... [ more ]
Wednesday, August 31, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo Wins Poor Mojo. He finally has a chance to show all those suckers in his hometown that he's a success, and the reward is too much of a let-down to brag about. It just goes to show, he should have never entered that "Design a Trophy" contest. Terrence Wins... [ more ]
Monday, August 22, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
A little slice of love This is actually quite a heart-warming little cartoon, once you understand what Mojo is sacrificing. He adores that beef slab; takes it home every evening. It sits in the passenger seat of the car, and he even tucks it into bed next to him at... [ more ]
Monday, August 01, 2005  |  One-Off Comics
Back to the Grind After all this Mojo-centricity for the past couple days, it's nice to get back to my roots: one-panel comics that poke fun at someone's personal pain. My thanks goes out to everyone who purchased something from the store, posted about the opening, or even just dropped... [ more ]
Tuesday, July 26, 2005  |  News
Ye Olde Online Shoppe After a couple months of hard work, thinking, and thinking about hard work, Bearskinrug has opened a store. I feel like some sort of apron-wearing, mustachioed proprietor! In fact, I wish to be addressed as "Shopkeep" from now on. Order something from the very top shelf,... [ more ]
Wednesday, July 20, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo and the Factory, Part III. Is there no more noble action, than the putting aside of differences so that the seeds of peace may be sown? Mojo is victorious in battle, but Just and Fair in his demands — may this final installment inspire those of you who battle... [ more ]
Monday, July 18, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo and the Factory, Part II. A continuation of the previous Mojo cartoon. Stay tuned for the THRILLING conclusion!... [ more ]
Thursday, July 14, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo and the Factory It's nice to see Mojo's wearing a hardhat. Safety isn't always his primary concern. I mean, look — he doesn't even have any fingers left! They must have all been torn off in gears and other machinery. Putting this comic together reminded me of my factory-working... [ more ]
Thursday, July 07, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
A Vintage Mojo All in all, I probably have drawn approximately 200 Mojo cartoons. In the beginning, they were really, really roughly drawn (this one is just really roughly drawn). Over time I tightened the style up — partly because I just got better at it, and partly because I... [ more ]
Tuesday, July 05, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Barflies and Monkeys You ladies have all probably experienced it — you're out at a bar, and someone catches your eye. They're cool... confident... striped. You walk over and let them buy you a drink. You talk about your job, and your favorite things... but what you really want to... [ more ]
Thursday, June 23, 2005  |  Ambidextrous Comics
Another Ambidextrous Comic I'm intrigued by the idea of creating my own flag. It would probably be Mojo on a horse. Or maybe my silhouette eating pizza. Whatever I decide, the flag should feature my motto — which is, fittingly, "I own a flag".... [ more ]
Tuesday, June 14, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
The Harsh Reality He looks pretty successful in that last panel, but Mojo is going to have a lot of problems at this job. He's not as familiar with typing on a typewriter, having been originally trained on a computer. It's a given that the ink tape will be strewn... [ more ]
Wednesday, June 01, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
These things have me buffaloed There are those who can safely consume 20-30 wings in one sitting. There are those who cannot. I happen to fall in the latter category. My most phenomenal gorging was 14 wings, although 12 is a safer number for me to aim for. Not that... [ more ]
Thursday, April 21, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
A five-day career I am currently serving jury duty, a new highlight in my resume of civic participation. And while I hate to get side-tracked from my "real" job, I think it's been a pretty beneficial experience. For one thing, I now know that juries actually exist. Thanks to television,... [ more ]
Wednesday, April 13, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
This Birthday Sponsored By... Thankfully, I can only count a couple instances where I was the recipient of a restaurant-staffed birthday congratulations. I know some people probably relish the enthusiastic attention of strangers (although the staff I depicted here are much more enchanting than their real-life counterparts), but I'm not... [ more ]
Thursday, March 31, 2005  |  Editorial Illustration
The Disappointed Googlist visits Bearskinrug Every so often — when I check my referrers — I find the inevitable search that went awry, where the searchee accidentally ended up on this site. And I must say, some of the queries are quite entertaining. Now, there's the usual amount of people... [ more ]
Monday, March 07, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Sock Monkey Behavioral Observations You have to be REALLY careful letting a sock monkey into the zoo. They're kind of like little kids. They get really excited and next thing you know they've wandered off, looking to get back to their wild roots. Occasionally they'll come back with cotton candy,... [ more ]
Friday, February 25, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
I'm in the homestretch... I think I'm finally getting into the last few days of my flu. I have a doctor's appointment today. Hopefully I'll find out whether my flu has morphed into a sinus infection, as has happened to me before. This was quite an annoying bout, and I... [ more ]
Monday, February 14, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Mojo and the Three Panels Since I made the switch from working with one-panel cartoons to multipanel, I've done a lot of experimentation with the dynamics of all those little squares. It's interesting how the number of panels you're working with dictates so much of the story's direction. For instance,... [ more ]
Tuesday, February 01, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
Watch Out! Don't ask me how he got it. I'm sure I don't know. Although, I'd imagine that he had to pay a LOT of money for that thing, which would explain why he fired his butler.... [ more ]
Thursday, January 20, 2005  |  Mojo Comics
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Monday, January 10, 2005  |  News
Mojo on the Job I took this in the morning, when Mojo was supposed to be working on the style guide for Mojo Corporation. I'm beginning to notice this happens quite a bit. He seems to find a perch sometime around 10ish, and sleeps until 5:30. Then he punches out... [ more ]
Wednesday, December 22, 2004  |  Mojo Comics
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Results from Bearskinrug Downloads

Wednesday, December 22, 2010  | 
Mojo Versus The Bear Now we'll see just who is the King of the Forest. Because he's coming to watch Mojo wrestle this bear. iPhone size 1024 × 768 1600 × 1200 2048 × 1536 1680 × 1050 (widescreen) 2520 × 1575 (widescreen) 3360 × 2100 (widescreen)... [ more ]
Monday, December 11, 2006  | 
A Pair of Holiday Desktops Time to dress up your computer, in the most festive of outfits: ones you get for free. These desktops are based on the Mojo's Goodwill comic, pictured above. Feel free to view the article to get a closer look at the comic, or even to... [ more ]
Thursday, July 06, 2006  | 
Seven Desktops in One! Not getting enough Mojo? Angry at me for providing less desktops than the "other guys"? Well, I've solved both problems at the same time! Just click on one of the links below to grab these excellent Mojo One-Off desktops, as previously featured in one of my... [ more ]
Tuesday, July 19, 2005  | 
Discount Wallpaper Installation I'm actually surprised he managed to get as much done as he did without more accidents. Of course, he could have drank the paste. And who's to say he didn't wallpaper over a priceless mural!? Oh that silly Mojo! What trouble will he get into next? Ahahahhaha!!!... [ more ]
Wednesday, March 02, 2005  | 
Part angel, part devil. As tempting as it is to think so, this is actually a far cry from Mojo's dreams. I know he has a recurring vision where he goes to class and is in his underwear. Which isn't as embarrassing as you'd think, considering all the other sock... [ more ]
Friday, December 10, 2004  | 
Lewis and Mojo Here's an interesting tale - I took these pictures of the sock monkeys on my wedding day. The idea was to have the pictures in the pocket of my tux, to show Kim during the ceremony, thus relieving tension! I don't think I actually found a moment... [ more ]

Results from Bearskinrug Links

Friday, April 20, 2007  |  Flash
Finally — a solution for carrying my keys, phone, wallet, mojo, thermos, and change of clothes without a cumbersome bag!... [ more ]
Thursday, December 21, 2006  |  Of_Interest
A real-life interpretation of the comic Mojo; which was of course, a comic interpretation of the original Mojo. Thanks to Scott for sharing a shot of his excellent Christmas gift... which he for some reason got 4 days before Christmas.... [ more ]
Friday, December 01, 2006  | 
I am currently guest editing over at Coudal. Mojo will be holding down the fort here while I'm gone.... [ more ]

Results from Bearskinrug Rubbish

Friday, October 17, 2008  | 
The views and opinions of Mr. Cornell in no way reflect the policies of Bearskinrug. Also, the policies of Bearskinrug in no way reflect the policies of its parent company, MojoCorp. And lastly, the opinions, behavior, and crude anatomical drawings of MojoCorp's CEO in no way reflect the views and... [ more ]
Friday, August 17, 2007  | 
Three more Mojo comics to write, draw, and ink up before I have enough for the next Mojo Book...... [ more ]
Monday, June 18, 2007  | 
I just took a completely unintended siesta. Now I need to check if the wall safe is still filled with all the precious Cornell heirloom jewels.... [ more ]
Saturday, June 09, 2007  | 
The Mojician, Mojo the Dogwalker, and Fireman Mojo are all excerpts from the next Mojo Book.... [ more ]
Saturday, March 03, 2007  | 
The original title of "The Story of Eh" was "Mr. Marvelous Mojo Monkey Mercilessly Marches Moneyless." But that title was already taken.... [ more ]

Results from Bearskinrug Store

Tuesday, November 06, 2007  |  books
Important Details page count: 104 dimensions: 6 x 9 inches full-color: STUNNING full-color near-fatalities: 16 About the Item Over the years, Mojo has lost quite a few jobs, the details of most having only been preserved in court records and the occasional Action News report. But thanks in part to... [ more ]
Sunday, August 19, 2007  |  tshirts
Important Details color: Grass Green fabric: 100% cotton front graphic: Mojo back graphic: None manufacturer: American Apparel Notice I know, I know... I'm out of most shirt sizes. I apologize. But I have ordered more, and when they're available, I'll be putting them back in the store! Promise! I am... [ more ]
Sunday, May 27, 2007  |  books
Important Details page count: 60 pages dimensions: 6" x 9" color: Indeed. edition size: 200 About the Item A signed and limited-edition book only available through the Coudal Partners Swap Meat, the Bearskinrug Swap Meat Scrapbook was a collection of drawings, sketches, and comics gleaned from various sketchbooks. For more... [ more ]
Wednesday, November 01, 2006  |  other
Important Details card size: 4.5" x 6.25" card stock: White Cougar Opaque #100 Cover comes with envelopes? Sure does. what's inside? The inside is blank. set size: 10 cards per set What's on the front, there? About the Item Show your relatives and friends how little you value proper tree... [ more ]
Friday, October 20, 2006  |  tshirts
Important Details color: Light Blue fabric: 50% cotton / 50% polyester men's shirts from: Gildan women's shirts from: Jerzees About the Item This classic scene is actually a still from the unreleased spring break video "Good Girls Gone Not Necessarily Wild, But Pretty Naughty". An endless amount of thanks to... [ more ]
Monday, June 05, 2006  |  art
Important Details dimensions: 5" x 7" paper: Varied stocks, (90lb.) media: Silkscreen Print edition size: 34 Sets of 10 prints extras: Certificate of Authenticity About the Item A collaboration with the excellent Matthew Sutter, this super-fantastic set contains 5 Mojo the Sockmonkey prints, and 5 Picnic Mtn prints — as... [ more ]
Tuesday, November 15, 2005  |  books
Important Details page count: 48 dimensions: 6 x 9 inches full-color: You bet your sweet ass. number of "ehs": 260 About the Item It's Mojo the Sock Monkey in his first narrative tale! Follow him through the crushing desperation of joblessness, to the laugh-a-minute fun of unemployment. Make sure you... [ more ]
Thursday, May 19, 2005  |  art
Important Details dimensions: 11" x 19" paper: Archival Strathmore Textured White (80lb.) media: Silkscreen Print edition size: 20 About the Item Do It was screenprinted by Matt Sutter of Inkfinger, and is part of the Mojo the Sockmonkey Motivational Poster Series.Each poster is individually numbered, signed, and dated by the... [ more ]
Wednesday, May 18, 2005  |  art
Important Details dimensions: 11" x 19" paper: Archival Strathmore Textured White (80lb.) media: Silkscreen Print edition size: 20 About the Item Dream was screenprinted by Matt Sutter of Inkfinger, and is part of the Mojo the Sockmonkey Motivational Poster Series.Each poster is individually numbered, signed, and dated by the artist... [ more ]
Tuesday, May 17, 2005  |  art
Important Details dimensions: 11" x 19" paper: Archival Strathmore Textured White (80lb.) media: Silkscreen Print edition size: 20 About the Item Go was screenprinted by Matt Sutter of Inkfinger, and is part of the Mojo the Sockmonkey Motivational Poster Series.Each poster is individually numbered, signed, and dated by the artist... [ more ]

Results from Bearskinrug Work

Sunday, February 18, 2007  |  gallery
Important Details dimensions: 8" x 8" media: Gouache paper: Cold Press Illustration Board About the Mojo Portrait This portrait depicting the actual Mojo was commissioned by my wife. It was done in exchange for a pardon from cleaning the upstairs bathroom.... [ more ]
Sunday, February 18, 2007  |  gallery
Important Details dimensions: 8" x 8" media: Gouache paper: Cold Press Illustration Board About the Lewis Portrait This portrait depicting Lewis was commissioned by my wife. It was done in exchange for a pardon from cleaning the downstairs bathroom.... [ more ]
Friday, December 02, 2005  |  gallery
Important Details dimensions: 6" x 5.75" media: Pen and Ink / Watercolor / Digital paper: Vellum Bristol Board Additional Information The "Design Vigilante" was created to accompany the Bearskinrug Article entitled Design Vigilantism. An interesting note on this image, it was published before the release of the Mojovational Poster Series;... [ more ]
Tuesday, November 30, 2004  |  portfolio
The Island Vacation Picture Show In the fall of 2003, Lewis and Mojo took a little break from their hectic day-to-day schedule of sitting and being lumpy to visit the island paradise of St. Lucia. It was a rip-roaring adventure, and I've got the documentation to prove it. If you're... [ more ]
Monday, November 29, 2004  |  portfolio
A website, frozen in time Ah! To remember the days of Sideshow, my labor of love! The creative webspace of my previous employer, it was a place for experimental expression, and design ejaculation. Unfortunately, most of the members of Sideshow no longer work together. So, like a champion thoroughbred, Sideshow... [ more ]

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