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Chimp Illustrations

Getting loose with lines

“Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.”

Picasso

Verily, I had reached sterility. A bolt of lightning through my core was required to wake me up from the mundane, from the superficiality of modernity. This project began a new era for me. A new way of thinking. A freer sensibility, unshackled from the self inflicted invisible restraints.

Being roughly 98% Chimp, we humans are genetically closer to Chimps than the Chimp is to the Gorilla. Primates represent Sapien's base level, so I began here.


obliviouschimp mission
Pain is not only inevitable, it is the proven necessity for growth. Yet when the toddler falls we coddle and deny them this gift of agitation. We stunt ourselves and others when cowering from pain. Building on top of the best in neuroscience and philosophy, obliviouschimp creates children’s books as tools to lean into that pain in a unique, fun (yep, fun!) and memorable way.

Daniel Broughan@obliviouschimp

New
Shush Robot!

Hilarious shout-out-loud wordplay experience focused on igniting self-expression

Coming soon
Leap!

Action > Theory!


Experiments

For those of you interested in Daniel's non-linear iterative path to obliviouschimp
Crypto Art

A collection of my NFT works available now

Learn about Daniel

This is me. Hello!

For grownups
Alex and Astro

A cerebral comic series

The Dad List

Free, easy, and fun games to play with your kids when you just can't think of what to play

Animal Tees

Premium tees and other merchandise

Peak Story Trilogy (2015)

A picture book trilogy that shows anything of value requires persistence and love

Chimp in a cloud

The oblivious chimp

Irish people talk funny!

The mannerisms of an eclectic bunch

Best of the best

A collection of research from the best minds

Start here

Direction via maxim