Jul 15, 2014

Parking Garage Planet #1

One color cover and 18 b&w pages. Of "retro sci-fi Southern trash" comics, according to one reader.

That might about do it for me on this project, for a while at least. I had a few more pages planned for this issue, and notes for #2, but I'm thinking I will just see what "folks" think of the story so far.





Jun 8, 2014

The Day the Comics Died

("American Pie" lyrics by Don McLean, changed slightly by me)

[Intro]
A long, long time ago
I can still remember how those funnies used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people laugh
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd (not) deliver
Bad news on the TV station
I couldn't take one more cancellation

I can't remember if I cried
When I read there'd be no Far Side
But something touched me deep inside
The day the comics died

[Chorus]
So bye-bye, Beetle Bailey
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
And those news-readin' geezers were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"









Jun 3, 2014

Stanley's Brain

Peak Fun Megacorp announces the galactic release of a new 8-page full B&W comic!



Times have been slow around the old megacorp, but now we have finally managed to trickle out a few more sweat-logged pages of comicy goodness! It's like squeezing blood from a turnip, I tell you, but nevertheless we think you'll agree the wait has been worth it! It's a rollicking good time in this short comic featuring Dr. Stanley, a brand new Invention from the fertile minds at PFM! He has a beard and Dennis the Menace style hair-do! Enjoy!


May 2, 2014

Caricature by Matthew Cox


I worked a gig recently drawing caricatures with Nashville artist Matthew Cox. We had a break where the guests were in some ceremony, and I asked him if he'd mind drawing me, which he kindly agreed to do.

It might be, just slightly, a little bit flattering. For instance, rather than nice, evenly spaced features and chiseled, movie star good looks, I'm more of a chinless hunchback with a lumpy potato nose and giant hairy ears. But a flattering style is good business, you know. People want "caricatures," but they also don't want to be reminded that they're pretty much genetic dead ends, whose lifestyle choices have mutated them into circus freaks.

Anyway I'm a fan of Matt's very mainstream caricature style, which he delivers consistently and with professionalism. I've been studying his approach and plan to ape it myself, so I can make millions (or whatever Matt makes, at least. I'm sure he lives in a big mansion like most caricature artists. I would myself but I blew it all on hookers and out-of-print art instruction books.)

Apr 26, 2014

some charicateratures

in the good old boring style of non-creativity (or something)

Apr 8, 2014

Idea for Brian Crane's "Pickles" strip

This idea seemed like something from Brian Crane's "Pickles" strip so I drew it as such (in rough thumbnail version anyway.) I was going to send it to him, but could not find contact info. Maybe I'll post a link to it on his blog comments and see what he makes of it, if anything.

(Right-click and "open in new tab" to enlarge.)


Mar 18, 2014

Maze

I drew a maze: