Amy Jean Porter lives in the woods of Connecticut.
The Lol thrives in damp, dark places. Indigenous to the rain forests of Washington state, it has proved remarkably adaptable and now thrives in sewers, drain pipes, irrigation canals, port-a-potties and indoor plumbing across the North American continent. (Small populations of Lol's have even been spotted in camping grounds in the Mojave desert.)
The above footage was taken in May, when director Shervin Hess strapped a palm-sized GoPro Hero video camera to the back of a horseshoe crab with two rubber bands and set him crawling into Rocky Point Marsh, in Breezy Point, on the bay side of the Rockaway Peninsula. "The camera is neutrally buoyant and had no discernible effect on locomotion," Hess wrote on his blog, Rocky Point Marsh Makers. "After several minutes the horseshoe was relieved."
In honor of Amy Jean Porter's newest print, just now available at 20×200, here are some new shivery late mid-winter drawings!
The Wtf, an invasive species originally native to the Idaho Rockies, can now be found from Patagonia to the tropics, the Sahara to the rain forest, nature preserves to toxic waste sites.
The Omg is an intensely social creature native to the savanna and abandoned urban centers. It continuously uses its five vocalizing trumpets to ululate to its kin, transmitting, as far as specialists can tell, information of limited relevance.
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Ladies and gents, it's the "Drawings in a Hurry: The Future is Now, 2011" calendar! Amy Jean Porter has made a drawing for each month, each of which tiles delightfully on your computer monitor. You can download the calendar, without captions, most easily here, in an adorable little zip file. [2.8MB] Those are the most handsome. Or you can download the calendar with captions here, if you like words, and who doesn't? [3.4MB] Would you like to see it in action on [...]