This is my new guy, Akua. He came from the Ashby Flea Market.
He’s a little scuffed and has clearly seen some hard times in his life, so I wanted to assure him that he would have a safe new home. So I took him on a tour of my tiki office in progress.
Akua checks out the interior:
Akua checks out the wiring:
Akua checks out the skylight:
I hope he found everything to his liking.
This is scary, but work on my detached office and tiki bar has continued. Now it has walls and a roof, even. What have I wrought?
The exterior of the tiki office will be tasteful, betraying no hint of the tiki theming within. Except for one small detail. Behold: parrot carvings on the eaves!
Meanwhile, I continue to draw tiki-themed sketches for all people who purchase Narbonic and/or Skin Horse books from the Couscous Store. A few of the latest:
Thank you, I’m awesome.
I’m as amazed by this as anyone, if not more so, but it looks like my long-dreamed-of detached office and tiki bar is actually becoming a thing. In the last few weeks, the garage in the back yard has gone from this:
to having windows:
and even a door:
and a back wall!
This is all moving much more quickly than I expected, thanks to our awesome contractor Jody. Tonight Andrew and I set out on a special fact-finding mission to the Kona Club on Piedmont to get ideas for the interior. Andrew was inspired about walls.
To raise money for this project, I’m running a special on my cartooning group’s online marketplace, the Couscous Store. This month only, any purchase of Narbonic or Skin Horse books comes with a tiki-themed sketch by me. I drew a bunch of them at the Kona Club tonight.