wee penelly

September 7th, 2010

penelopoley & the roley poleys

for penelope’s 2nd birthday. i started it when she was six months old! she used to have far less hair with far more lift.

penelopoley & the roley-poleys sketch

“Quirky East German car that drives like ‘a pig'”

March 22nd, 2009

this weekend, i watched Goodbye Lenin! again and have been thinking about trabants. they were manufactured in east germany and made out of resin-soaked cotton & paper (omg for reals! if you tap on the hood of one, it sounds like knocking on a door), smoked terribly, and were difficult to drive. plus, you would sign up for one, and it would take about ten years to be delivered. they were the worst cars ever, but there is something sweet and kind of intrepid about them. they carried thousands of east germans over the border to freedom!!!! (and were subsequently quickly abandoned) plus, they have an appealing shape.


hmm, maybe too super beetle-ish iconography? dandelions?

to close, some trabant jokes for you that i stole from the internets:

Q. How do you double the value of a Trabant?
A. Fill up the tank!

Q. Why do some Trabants have heated rear windows?
A. To keep your hands warm when pushing.

Q. How many workers does it take to build a Trabi?
A. two, one to fold and one to paste.