As a writer and a filmmaker, I like to get away from the computer each day and make something with my hands. So I get a big piece of cardboard, draw something, cut it out fast with a knife and scissors, then go pose with it at sunset. I call them Sunset Selfies. Each one comes with a caption that makes them more like single-panel cartoons, and I hope you like them. See you at sunset!
Some moments are beyond words.
ArhomR50 minutes ago
“Look at us,” I said. “We’re lost in the woods. It’s almost dark. Whose idea was it to take this stupid hike anyway?”
Why?8 hours ago
The Iron Giant
When we really need one, there’s nothing better than a strong friend to lean on. Someone who’ll just stand there and listen. Like a giant robot.
ArhomR48 minutes ago
No argument here.0Reply#4
Shadow thought she could jump across the canyon. I didn’t think she could make it. Then she tried. Unfortunately, I was right.
ArhomR49 minutes ago
I’d never really given it much thought… but tonight, as my brothers chirped on and on about their favorite kind of worm and my sisters pecked mites out of their feathers, the idea occurred to me that perhaps I’d been adopted.
ArhomR46 minutes ago
You know that expression: Look before you leap? Yeah, maybe a quick peek isn’t a bad idea.
ArhomR45 minutes ago
Peter! Flap your arms and fly!!0Reply#7
When Impala Safari promises “Up Close Nature Tours,” they are not kidding.
ArhomR44 minutes ago
No bins required.0Reply#8
The Hunting Party
When I was asked to go duck hunting, this is not at all what I expected.
ArhomR43 minutes ago
Donald, Daffy and Dodo (sadly now extinct).0Reply#9
The Helpful Local
I almost never ask for directions. But when I finally admitted I was lost to a local down on the beach, he actually offered to give me a ride.
ArhomR42 minutes ago
The Incredible Hulk
“There’s more racism over there,” I said. “Hulk smash!” The Hulk replied.
ArhomR41 minutes ago
“Are you ready to switch yet? I think I’ve had just about enough of the milk crate.”
ArhomR41 minutes ago
Sitting pretty in the sky, the milk crate, ET and I.0Reply#12
I offered to drive to the restaurant, but Supergirl said she knew a shortcut.
ArhomR39 minutes ago
Women always know the way. They use Google Maps.0Reply#13
After the wedding, I had no idea how I was going to satisfy Queen Kong, but sometimes… you just need to dive right in and see what happens.
ArhomR39 minutes ago(edited)
Of all the days to take my cow for a ride, I had to choose this one.
ArhomR38 minutes ago
Up, up and away we go!!0Reply#15
After the strict leash law went into effect, things got a little weird between Goofy and me.
ArhomR37 minutes ago
“Okay, little guy. You can do it. Just one word and you get the treat. Can you say: John? Jaaawwwn.”
ArhomR36 minutes ago
I didn’t ask how she got the plastic six-pack holder stuck around her neck. I was just happy to help.
ArhomR35 minutes ago(edited)
Aww, aw, aww. Aww, aww awwww gee thanks!0Reply#18
“Are you the great and powerful Genie?” “No. Sorry, love. I’m the cleaning lady. Just tidying up between renters.”
ArhomR33 minutes ago
That’s Genny the genie. She’s a clean up artist.0Reply#19
Hey! Who took a bite of my apple?” I asked the three Presidents.“I can not tell a lie,” George said. “I did not do it.” “They don’t call me ‘Honest Abe’ for nothing,” Abraham said. “I didn’t do it either.” Then it was Donald’s turn. He swallowed what was in his mouth and simply said, “Obama!”
Jasmina Pavlovic2 hours ago
“Do NOT take me to your leader,” the martian said. “Yeah. Good call,” I agreed. “He’s not so big on illegal aliens.”
ArhomR32 minutes ago
True friends stay beside us when times get tough.
ArhomR32 minutes ago
Another ACME fail.0Reply#22
I know voting by mail is a safe way to handle the upcoming election. I’m not worried about that. It’s just getting my ballot into the mailbox that I’m afraid of.
“Do I have something in my teeth?”
ArhomR31 minutes ago
“Do you think we’re praying for the same thing?” I asked the mantis. “Probably not,” the mantis replied. “Why? What are you praying for?” I asked. “Fat juicy aphids on the rose bushes,” the mantis admitted. “Yeah, probably not,” I said.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide which way to go.
Eli7 hours ago
It was such an honor to be in the field as the turtledoves were hatching.
ArhomR26 minutes ago(edited)
Searching for the pear tree. Fly north!0Reply#27
The challenge had been around for a while. Whoever could jump with their horse off the highest platform and land in the office trash can would win the trophy. And Shadow and I wanted that trophy.
ArhomR22 minutes ago
Pride goeth before the faalll.0Reply#28
It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’d ever seen, but the little penguin on my shoulder just kept talking about sardines, sardines, sardines.
ArhomR27 minutes ago
Never leave home without them.0Reply#29
“Are you coming for me?” I asked Death. “Is it because of the virus?” “Oh, no,” Death replied. “I just thought I’d trim these bushes.”
ArhomR30 minutes ago(edited)
Stand 6 feet apart.0Reply#30
Everyone told me wearing my mouse costume in front of Mittens was a bad idea, but what’s the worst that can happen?
Medical professionals think heat may weaken the virus, so I’m keeping my dragon close.
ArhomR10 minutes ago
I need me one of those.0Reply#32
They call it a Mer-tini. Or a Mer-garita. Something like that. And while it’s a fun novelty for summer, I’m not sure exactly how to drink it.
So let me see if I have this straight. You’re saying if I just stand here holding this fish, a Field Dolphin will suddenly burst out of the ground and take it right out of my hand? Is that what I’m supposed to believe?
ArhomR21 minutes ago
The Dog House
You know when you imagine someone else’s life is more comfortable than it actually is? Yeah, that’s how I felt up there on that doghouse.
ArhomR20 minutes ago
Sometimes Instagram can make people’s lives look more exciting than they actually are.
ArhomR6 minutes ago
Dragon brand influencer.0Reply#36
She’s a funny girl. She never takes her hat off, and she holds that torch up all the time. But I’ve gotta say, by the light of the fireworks tonight, she was looking pretty beautiful to me.
Centaurs are majestic creatures. Half horse on the bottom, half man on the top. But Ruatnecs are… less noble, to put it mildly. And they definitely need to wear pants when they’re out of the corral.
ArhomR19 minutes ago
Aw, go on. He’s just horsing around.0Reply#38
Has this ever happened to you? You’re getting wrapped up in silk by a giant spider and THEN you remember what your online banking password is. Am I right?
The bad news is: In addition to the virus, we now have Killer Bees AND Murder Hornets. The good news is: The Torture Wasps won’t be here for another few weeks.
While I wait for lockdown to end, I decided to finally chop down the creepy old stump in my backyard. But as I approached it at sunset, I had a feeling it wasn’t going to give up without a fight.
As soon as I found the source of the loud rattling sound, a weird hissing noise started. What a crazy day.
ArhomR7 minutes ago
Said a snake charmer never.0Reply#42
As a dog walker, even on no-gravity days, I need to strap on my lead boots and do my job.
ArhomR7 minutes ago(edited)
“I think you’re missing the point. It’s not that he wants to frighten you. He just doesn’t want you eating his corn. Does that make sense?”
When you really want to impress beautiful Indian dancers, two arms just aren’t enough.
ArhomR1 minute ago
I put an ad in the local paper, looking for fiddlers to play with. Maybe I should have been more specific.
At a moment when violence and deep hatred is literally burning across our country, I offer this image as a call for peace and a prayer that one day every black boy and girl will be able to grow up in the United States with respect, opportunity and safety.
ArhomR4 minutes ago
“Excuse me. I need some coins for the parking meter. Do you have any change?””Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
ArhomR4 minutes ago
“What kind of style do you want?” I asked my giraffe friend. “How ‘bout a double Windsor,” he replied. “You know, I could teach you how to do it,” I offered. “It’s really not that hard.” “Sounds good,” the giraffe said. “As soon as you can tie your own tie with your feet, come show me how.”
ArhomR2 minutes ago
Probably isn’t a tie guy.0Reply#49
The Reading Light
There’s nothing like a warm summer night, reading by the lantern light of a friendly firefly.
John is an Emmy award-winning television producer and writer. His memoir, WIDE OPEN WORLD, was published by Random House and covers the six months he spent with his family, volunteering their way around the world. His “Sunset Selfies” have become an Internet sensation, featured everywhere from Rolling Stone Brazil to The Times of India. You can see his complete collection on Instagram @sunsetselfies
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