Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Comic Finished

4 pages of black-and-white comics have emerged. It will be part of a mini comic to be distributed at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus, Ohio, on April 18.

Want a copy? I'll have them available soon, details to follow when I know them.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Family Portrait

My wife Natalia has been away for six weeks in Nicaragua. To surprise her, I created and sent her this "family portrait" of her, me, and our life-sized stuffed tiger.

It was a big hit. And now that the secret has been delivered and Natalia is back (finally), I'm sharing the picture with all of you.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spilled Ink

I was a little nervous tonight - and boom - there went the ink over my new comic.

What is there to say? It could have been worse.

I was smart enough to quit inking for the night.


I'm sure there's a wonderful caption to add to this picture.

I tried -

Shepherd Fairey,
Quite contrary,
How do your images grow?

- and then I got stuck.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Baby Tiger Balloon

What could go wrong on this beautiful day with my beautiful balloon? I can't wait to see what's around the next corner. Perhaps I'll meet my very bestest friend in the whole world. Or maybe a small, helpless mammal. Oh, what a day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bunnies and Puppies

Today's emoticon: "incomprehensible."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blue Boy

A mood piece, created with Corel Painter.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Love is a Battlefield

Love is a battlefield. Remember?

A lesson taught by life. Also, once upon a time, a lesson drilled into our spinal cords via radio, via songwriters Mike Chapman and Holly Knight, via the vocal cords of Pat Benatar.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Model Sheet for New Comic

From my upcoming 4-page comic. I'm loosening up my style for this one, aiming to let the reader feel more.

My previous comic (the "jazz funeral") had a much tighter style to make the the reader understand while they felt, which seemed appropriate for its didactic purpose.

I'm theorizing - and gambling on my intuition - here. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bug Toons

Sometimes I thinks and draws. Other times I just draws.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Halloween

I look at this picture and I hear Dennis Hopper standing behind me. Insane, insisting:

"Am I going to be the one that's going to set them straight? Look at me. WRONG!"

Happy Halloween, all.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Before the Smash

"There are good guys and bad guys and the job of the good guys is to kill the bad guys!" (Quoted from the work of Wally Wood, extraordinary cartoonist.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sherman the Vermin: New Pal

Sherman the Vermin meets a minotaur, and he needs a name -- any suggestions? (Click on the image to see this at a decent size.)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Suffering for Art

Notice: he's smiling. He's very pleased to be making you an offering of red, fresh, hotsy-trotsy poetry.
Won't you try some? Won't you buy some?
He's smiling. Won't you?