Dec 18, 2019

Paper Money - "You Have to Admire their Low and Evil Ways"

Paper Money - "Doc D explains politics"

What about "Paper Money" as a title? I'm at a loss really.

I was thinking "How to be Vile" was sort of clever. Then it started to sound "catty" to me. I don't want a catty-sounding title!

There's also " 'Tis Better to be Vile". That's the beginning of some Shakespeare quote, and maybe a little less catty-sounding. I'll have to read the full quote though and try to figure out what the Bard was saying there, whether I agree or not. Maybe I don't care --- I've been told "You can't go wrong with a Shakespeare quote for a title!"

Nov 21, 2019

Doctor Dollar-Dump & Pepper Munee

I've been drawing some comic strips using a couple of old "GoldBug" villains. I like being able to quickly respond to topical news items or passing ideas, since a "strip" is much faster than an entire comic.

The first few strips here all have a connected theme though. Anyway, enough blather...

Sep 22, 2019

The Mighty Yore - Part One

A little Thor parody, prompted by reading Walt Simonson's "Saga of Beta Ray Bill" recently --- the classic Thor storyline he wrote and drew in the early '80s.

I would like to continue it at least as far as "part two", to get to the point of actually meeting Beta Ray --- but then again, it may go on the backburner, at least for a while, as I try to develop some other project ideas.

Aug 25, 2019

"Lizard's Id" cover with text

After many grueling hours of design hell (okay about 15 minutes) I threw some text on this to turn it into a mock book cover.

Remember, this short story about a psychopathic (but sweet hearted!) gangster-cum-comic-strip-mogul is available to read at Paul Deberry's site

Go check it out! It's almost "novella" length, which nobody has time for of course, but maybe you do... Maybe you're that kind of crazy? Are ya? Only you can answer that one.

Aug 8, 2019

Short Story Illustration

My old collaborator Paul Brian DeBerry (see Duck Master, written by Joie Simmons, drawn by me, orchestrated by Paul) recruited me to write a short story for his anthology (I'll link to it with more info as soon as I know it myself :))

Anyway, he also twisted my arm to do some illustrations. And I'm glad he did, this was a lot of fun to work on. I'll admit it's really just a colored sketch, not very polished... But these are lazy summer days after all. And I'm swamped with a zillion tiny things pulling me all over the place (or perhaps just over-caffeinated.)

The story is called "Inches Nitely and the Lizard's Id," and is an homage (okay, rip-off) of Elmore Leonard's "Get Shorty", as well as heavily influenced by the TV series (not so much the movie.) However, I do throw in a major twist:  Instead of our gangster lead getting involved with Hollywood, he gets involved with... newspaper comic strips.

Here's the illo:

Jul 3, 2019

Jun 15, 2019

Doopy Duck, Halloween comic (in summer) p.11 - 15

(See previous posts below for start of the story)

Jun 1, 2019

Doopy Duck p.6 - 10

Our story continues...

May 25, 2019

Doopy Duck p. 1 - 5

Been working on this... Donald Duck -esque comic, only... not.

It clocks in at 20 pages total.

Jan 15, 2019

Illustration for Sam's book

Illustration for a humor/fantasy novel a friend of mine wrote- Not the style he's looking for though, so I may try to come at it from a different angle. If I don't get distracted by other projects first...