Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Gals for the Fall Line

I did two (2) sketches in one (1) week --gasp! My ticker's gonna give out if I keep this up.... Actually, it's not so much sketches done as sketches actually completed, ink, colored, scanned in and posted!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gooooooo JOE!!!!

Okay, I had lots of GI JOEs as a kid, I watched the animation in the 90's and loved the outrageous silly cardboard caricatures of it all. I will go see the new movie for chuckles~!!
So to celebrate, here's a re-post:

GIJOE Testifies -- Amazing how our foreign policy is based on a ludicrous cartoon from the 80's!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

DIE-jest...The Conclusion!

Yeah, okay, I've been lost in WoW for the last three months, so blogs, cartoons, work, life, and greasy snacks have been on hold!!! But now, here is the mind-dumbing final pages of DIE-jest...

Page 13 - I hate it when your read a story and the characters constantly come up with excuses NOT to do the very thing they set out to do at the start. So having seen such a wacky device and how it works, what would YOU want to see next? RIGHT! Put it on the lunatic's head!

Page 14 - heehehe!!! The revelation is entirely tuned to the audience of readers at the animation club -- people who already knew this was the truth! I didn't have to make anything up, so it's absolutely hilarious!

Page 15 - The story ends in the first panel, the rest is pap. I didn't have a good joke to finish it, which is a real bummer. Can't win 'em all, I guess.

Monday, May 11, 2009

DIE-jest continues...Rich-kun Returns!

Page 10 - Well.....big jokes take longer to set up, so sometimes ya gotta do a little exposition.... or find a way to buy time while you think something up!!! But this is what I love about stream-of-conciousness writing, the wackiest stuff comes up!

Page 11 - I like this page because now the madman has stolen the show. The hunters are now the hunted! I picked the Yamato shirt for Rich-kun because it was one of the first animes I watched and this mind-thingy was going into unexplored space. Note the WARNING before it's turned on. I love it in a story when a warning is 100% correct, but no one listens....

Page 12 - If there is any theme that universal in all the comics I draw, it's that of subjective reality or how the world perspective of different characters is so dramatically different -- leading to conflict of course. But isn't that the basis of any story? In this page, it simply take a literal form.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DIE-jest continues some more....

Page 7 - A rather weak page, I think....I just ran out of excuses for not showing Rich-kun any more.
Page 8 - Ah, yes...back in the groove...this is where I start the real madness! What's great is that having established the madness....I CAN DO ANYTHING!!!

Page 9 - This is a great page that's representative of all my comics/stories in pretty much every form. The characters confront a conflict, and just freak out!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Galactic Adventures: The Galaga War

My favorite video game of all time is Galaga. I love blasting those bugs!!! I'm no champion, I just love the game. Way back in the day, when the game was still new, I drew a comic about it. Here it is!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Silk Sale

I put this up for my first post at Art Jumble. Guess that says it all...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chat Her Bot

You can have a simulated chat with the gals or just look at them squirm around a bit.

Have a fun chat with Cammy, Mizzy, and Lilly!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DIE-jest continues....

Page 4 - it's just a dumb joke. I am a cartoonist. Even when I draw comics, all the pages are a just a set-up for some stupid joke or pun. I will build an entire story around an event just so that ONE character can say ONE line. It doesn't have to be at the end. It does't have to relate to the rest of the story. I just want an excuse to utter something silly!

Page 5 - The Rant Because most of what my characters go through are senseless or disfunctional situations, at some point, someone's gotta crack. And it all comes out in a rant!

Page 6 - Filler Ok, sometimes you gotta spend time transitioning scenes or doing set-up. At least every character gets a silly phrase GULP! WAH! GYAH!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Catharsis via Comics

I enjoy a good story, but for me, drawing comics has always been cathartic. In my stories, I tend to have characters navigate a series of disfunctional they mechanical, social, or political. My characters spend most of their time getting past things that simply DO NOT WORK as they should. In the midst of these disfunctional structures I flush out all kinds of mental the result, I believe, is probably at least 50% incomprehensible. In fact, people often tell me I say the most nonsensical things all the time. I agree 100%. But this is how my mind works.

In 1988 I made a proclamation to my friends: "I am a 'toon!" Meaning, I navigate the world almost the way silly cartoon characters encounters things that don't make sense, come out of nowhere and seem just plain impossible. I see the world this way, and I make cartoons that reflect that view.

This story, "DIE-jest" ran in an animation newletter, one page a month. It was a reactionary story because people had asked me why I hadn't drawn some comics in a while. So I did some exploration via the cartoon world. It was great, I really had a good time drawing it up and just being totally wacky.

Every other line in here is a pun or an in-joke. Half the visual props relate to something real or in the comics/animation world. The three main characters represent Wants-Needs, Skepticism, and Incomprehension. Don't get caught up in that....really, the strip is just for fun, but yes, there are deeper meanings to half the events in the story. Pages 1,2,3 of 15.

Page 1 - FIN Yeah, I had only planned on doing the one page.

Page 2 - No backgrounds Yeah, I suck at backgrounds, so I don't draw 'em. Why should I? They ruin the jokes.

Page 3 - Notes to myself This is the first page with the sideline comments. Egad!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Year - Old Stuff

again at the start of the year I look at my old work and tell myself I'm gonna blow off the dust and post some of it. Here are a couple from the 80s:

My contribution for the ACME Comics tale "Crisis on Infinite New Universes Crisis" --

& The very last work I did on Galactic Adventures - I had plotted the finale and fate of all the characters, unfortunately, I never finished drawing the pages. Terrible! Yes, the cover is completely misleading, it doesn't end that way at all - no war, no deaths, no exploding ships even!