In 2012, Robyn Ng, Victo Ngai and Dadu Shin (and I) left ICON7 and began making image and phrase libraries that we would mash together to make stream of consciousness gag comics for a blog called "Extra Bitches". Many clients saw the link to this blog on my site and wrote to me specifically to tell me that they would not hire me, and that they found the title of my blog offensive. I told them that I tried not to be offended by words, but would they like to hit me. I don't believe that they read the blog itself, but I could be wrong. Also, I never asked anyone if they wanted to take anything outside, because that's rude.
"Extra Bitches" came, I think, from the our assumption that Dadu was actually a secret agent with a double life and extra everything to spare. So, we were taking all our extras and endowing them with the meaningful strength of language. What you will see here are some of the images that I made for the blog during that time. Drawing these was an excellent way to warm up for a day of work, a good exercise, and a way to see that drawing true nonsense is more difficult than it looks. The things that we feel, that interest us, organize themselves without us even watching. They are not extra at all.