I've gone back and forth between being obsessed with comedy and abstract painting so many times that it's difficult say which has influenced which, and in what way. But I think for me the two practices share a sense of anarchic silliness, a surreal and dark euphoria. At times they're primitive, manic, and filled with ultra-specific absurdity. I stopped painting when I got (back) into comedy because I was afraid of being too sincere in a field that feasts on that sort of vulnerability. But I've been feeling the pull back towards abstraction and nonverbal forms of expression, including music. I want to say more about that, and to investigate how my bipolar disorder might exert an influence on my work in every medium, but I don't want to weigh these images down with too much text. But just to be absolutely clear, this is not a bit. I'm painting again, I'm selling the paintings, they're real, you can own them, I mean it, really: THIS IS NOT A BIT. Now buy one, I'm fucking broke.