Category Archives: Artwork & Postcards

Playing the Role of Jonah… a BART Train

street art image of a train driving into the mouth of a giant fish

A mural on the back side of a “gas & food station” that’s visible from the windows of BART trains approaching or leaving the West Oakland station in California.

For those riding a San Francisco-bound train, it’s a nod to the fact that their train is about to go underwater via the transbay tube… though it’s unlikely to meet the swallowed-by-a-giant-fish fate pictured here.

Visit Scenic Dragon Lick!

postcard with dragon and text
Visit Scenic Dragon Lick!


Our local attractions include:

  • An amphibian exhibit
  • Butter churning
  • Lots of mud
  • Almost daily dragon visits! They lick our buildings for salts and very rarely hurt anyone!
  • World’s Most Kickable Town Idiot
  • Sausages!
  • Mostly safe!
  • Library with THREE books!

The sad call of the Divorced Dad Monster

drawing of a long limbed monster holding a baseball

Yesterday at the coffee shop, I was reading stories about a PI named Max Latin and Amanda was drawing monsters. She asked me for a suggestion, saying she’d draw one for me to color, and I said “How about one with really long limbs and kinda wrinkly, like a Gahan Wilson drawing?”

When she drew the face of this creature, I said: “It looks like a sad dad monster who waits in the park, trying to lure children to play a game of catch with it.”

So that’s some of its luring cry on the left. If you walk past an abandoned field at night, you might hear a spooky “hey, sport!”

Just keep walking.