Great Website: Exploding Dog

One of my birthday gifts this year was a T-Shirt from Exploding Dog (Thanks Alison!) so I wanted to take a moment to share what Exploding Dog is.


The artist, Sam, takes e-mails that he receives from the site’s viewers and turns them into drawings. They are extremely simple line drawings with solid shading, but the amount of expression and emotion he is able to convey is always incredible. Sometimes they look like the doodles of a 6 year old, but the details in the characters like weight and posture, combined with the compositions, prove to me that there’s a lot more going on in this artist’s head. The expression he gets out of the eyes alone, which look like random circles but always seem to show the right expression, astounds me. He has also been doing this for years. But maybe I’m just easily entertained. Here are a couple of my favorites.

“A Quiet Moment Alone”

A Quiet Moment Alone

“Timing is Everything”

Timing is Everything

They also make good wallpapers with a little modification:

Exploding Dog Wallpaper

Chris Owens

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  1. Sam’s book “Amazing Rain” was one of my favorite books of the year in 2005, and actually still remains one of my favorite books of all time. The man is a genius, and a really nice guy too.

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