I made a new design, it's titled "Why did I leave my house?": … [Continue reading] about Why did I leave my house?
I've been working on the garden area of our cat book and I wanted to show you how it's progressing. Here is one of the first sketches: I am … [Continue reading] about Garden progress
One of the books that I have planned to read this year is "Overstory" by Richard Powers. This book is 600 pages long! I am scared of starting … [Continue reading] about Chapter from Overstory
My brother and I are making our first book about cats. Today I've been working on the garden area. Here is the initial sketch: The problem is … [Continue reading] about Our Cat Book: fixing garden composition
You might have wondered what happened to the book about cats that my brother and I have been working on. We had to put it on hold — other projects got … [Continue reading] about What happened to the book?
During the day, I sketch random things on my reMarkable tablet. This is what I found today while going through my drawings: I don't know what … [Continue reading] about What was I thinking?
Today, I've read "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon. I wish I had read it years ago. If I did, maybe I would have started my blog earlier than I … [Continue reading] about “Show Your Work” – Book Notes
I was playing Stardew Valley and I had a cat shirt. Or so I though. It was in fact a skull shirt. But I didn't know that. I thought, "I am going … [Continue reading] about Black Cat
Every week I visit online stores and report all the listings with designs stolen from me. Sometimes, the sellers who had their listings removed … [Continue reading] about Copyright
I used to like reading newsletters. Not anymore. There are just too many of them. At any given moment I have emails waiting in my inbox. I can't keep … [Continue reading] about Newsletter overload
I was reading Seth Godin's blog archive at random and came upon a post titled "Judging a book by its cover". Here's a quote: You can always tell … [Continue reading] about “irrelevant type design”
A few years ago I made a creepy design for a contest. Here, below, is a dog which was part of the design: I ordered a t-shirt with it and gave it … [Continue reading] about Weird Dog
I found my designs sold illegally on Amazon. I didn't bother contacting the sellers who listed my designs. I simply reported the listings to Amazon, … [Continue reading] about “I stole your designs but I demand your cooperation”
Weekly Review I moved the website manichyena.com myself after the developer, who I hired to do it, failed.Two of my designs got added to the … [Continue reading] about Weekly Notes
A friend sent me a link to a personality test that assigns you one of 16 personality types. I took it for fun, but the test surprised me — it was more … [Continue reading] about 16 Personalities
Check out this video: It's of course an advertisement. But so well done! The key point is not the t-shirt but the idea that thinking of yourself … [Continue reading] about Awesome t-shirt advertisement
Did you know that when your t-shirt is selected by Threadless to be added to their catalog, you usually get a $250 coupon code? I use my coupons to … [Continue reading] about Sleeping cats
I've notices that Threadless published a useful article in their Creative Resources section: Get Featured on Threadless. One of the questions that … [Continue reading] about For new artists
My design "Act Now" has just been added to the Threadless catalog. There's a story behind the design. I was in a grocery store and behind me … [Continue reading] about Act now
Photo by my brother :) … [Continue reading] about Can you spot a squirrel?
Someone posted this painting by Ben McLaughlin on Facebook: I immediately wanted to know more about the artist and see more of his paintings. And … [Continue reading] about Two paintings
I was looking for a topic to write about and noticed that Threadless published a new video in their "Your Art, Your Shop" series, this time about … [Continue reading] about Design Challenges
This is Sangie, and she's wearing my "Overthinking and also hungry". She posted another photo of this shirt on her Instagram and wrote about … [Continue reading] about Sangie
I've been trying to get better at managing my time because I can see how bad I am at it: I am busy all day, but nothing substantial gets done. I … [Continue reading] about 10 time management tips (not mine)
When Threadless adds new products everyone who has an artist shop should go through their designs and enable them on new products and colors. It's … [Continue reading] about New products, new colors
I mentioned before that I manage a few websites including the one you are currently on, which is my personal blog, and manichyena.com, which is about … [Continue reading] about Landing Page Hot Tips
Even after all these years as a designer it still brightens my day when I see one of my designs featured on the Threadless home page: It's my … [Continue reading] about It’s nice when my design is featured
I hired a web developer on Fiverr to migrate my website. It was a disaster. If you read my blog then you know that my brother and I make games. I … [Continue reading] about Fiverr Failure
Today I finally had time for some sketching. This is a silly idea that I had and I first did a quick drawing on my reMarkable tablet: Then I … [Continue reading] about Back to drawing
There's a game, Undertale, where you play as a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. My favorite thing about the game is that it … [Continue reading] about This has been a difficult week