Sunday, September 30, 2007
This is a concept that just kind of hit me today. Then I banged this drawing out. Meet Gary Garage, a grunge rocker in his own right. Fussing around with a cartoon concept called "Gary Garage and the Oil Stains" starring an average garage band and all the adventures they could possibly get into. Still pretty foggy on details and have to make sure it doesn't mimic work-for-hire projects I've worked on in the past. We'll see where it goes. For now, here's the preliminary Gary.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I've been watching a lot on the Boomerang Network and saw an episode of "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels" the other day. I was a huge Captain Caveman fan as a kid when he appeared on the Flinstones' show in the early '80s. Unga Bunga! One of the first drawings I gave my dad was one of Captain Caveman yelling his name and fluffing out, as it was his battle cry in the cartoon. It's still up on his bathroom mirror. More Hanna-Barbera stuff to come.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Time for another stupid Marvel villain that rules in his own stupidness: Hypno-Hustler! Created in the height of disco, HH first appeared in an issue of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man where he and his back-up singers, The Mercy Killers, attempted to hypnotize and rob some clubbers during their performance. Oooooo. I guess Spidey saved the day and the Hustler sunk back into the limbo of stupidness. Gotta dig a man with a fro and platforms, though. Outtasite.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Well, during the working of this piece (from an old sketch), I found out the theme of "Don't Care Bears" was not all that original. If you google Care Bear, I'm sure you'll find a slew of variations. Well, in any case, I felt like doodling it out and here it is. Let's name him Lumpy Bear. Or maybe High Cholesterol Bear. Or whatever.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The green, sticky spawn of the stars on his Razor scooter. Trying a color version and considering a park background, but for now, here's a black and white stand alone. Hey whattayagonnado?
[UPDATE September 20, 2007- Thanks go to my pal for bringing this Cthulhu drawing to the attention of ectomo.com. An entertaining blog consisting of this and that and a love for cephalopodic demonic deities. The post is featured in today's Cthulhu Cthursday here.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
After a long day of scavenging for droids, cleaning them up, and selling them to suck--, I mean, customers under the burning twin suns of Tatooine, you deserve a tasty smoke. Here's a Jawa with his smoking buddy, R5-D4. That droid is a bad influence on the Jawas, teaching them bad habits, like smoking, drinking motor oil, and downloading Ewok porn. What else would you expect from an astromech with a bad motivator?
Here's another sketch found on the ol' computer here at work. Again, I colored it in and slapped it up here. This week, I'll probably just keep throwing similar sketchy stuff up here, so don't expect anything too spectacular. Except this piece here, the pinnacle of my life's work. Wow.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Found this feller in some files of Wacom sketches, done in Flash during downtime at work. I changed the red lines to black (I often sketch with a red brush tool in Flash) and threw in some solid color. Just a quickie to throw something up here. Oh, and the hobo? He was successful at stealing your lunch, but he left you some coleslaw.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Like, wow, man! It's kooky being one undead hepcat, man! Jean-Paul Sartre was right when that cat started playing with existentialism, daddy-o! What a trip! Like, if I define my own reality, man, why the hell would I choose to be a rattling, rotting corpse? I must really be one zam-zoom-bam-boom messed up cat! Cosmic and outta site!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Pac-Man offers Ms. Pac-Man a power pellet. Now that's Pac-Love. I dig the Pac-Man, but the Missus didn't really pan out the way I wanted it to. Pesky arms [which I actually fixed and think looks better]. Anyhoo, I might reuse the Pac-Man part in another illo. After all, it's hard to be tied down when you're constantly on the go in this big maze called life.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Here's a sketch the boys of The Slip asked for their summer tour t-shirts. If you check out their new album, "Eisenhower", there is an instrumental piece called "First Panda In Space", the subject of this piece. The log font and campfire ties the theme into summer tour. It eventually evolved into a poster down below (sans text) and then who knows? In any case, if you get a chance to see these guys play, I would highly recommend it. The Brothers Barr and Mr. Friedman are very talented fellows and are producing some great stuff these days.
Poster with rocket and trees.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The good people at brooklynbased.net stumbled upon my blog and asked if they could post a "shout out". They feature artwork from a different artist weekly on their home/index page and this week, it's me. Luxo and the Slick are representin' and there's a link to my site, as well as info about the show. For all who are interested, you can sign up for the newsletter, which does a decent job of offering, as they explain it, Brooklyn distilled.
[UPDATE: September 5, 2007- Another little plug in the article Salvaged Goods with a link to the Madam Mainstay post. Thanks, Nicole!]
Monday, September 3, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
"It's a me, Stereotype! And he's a my brother, Whatsisface!" Here's a little cartoon of the famous Brooklyn plumbing brothers. I was pondering which color scheme to use, since the two have undergone a few color changes over the past 20 years. Here's how they appeared in 1985's Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (arcade as well). I've always had an admiration for Luigi, since having an older brother with ownership rights to a NES, yours truly was always 2P. More Mario to come and perhaps some other video game classics. Mama Mia!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Hey, found this little sketchy doodle at the ol' work computer. I was talking to a buddy of mine years ago about animating Tom Wait's song "The piano has been drinking", but never had the time to do it. I quickly drew this last year and sent it along to him. To my surprise, the next time I saw his desktop, this drawing was on it. Cool beans.
Anyway, the tune is just begging to be a kooky cartoon and someday we will make it. I would also like to do a revised, tighter drawing of this piece, paying a bit more attention to the caricature of Waits. He has a great face (and voice to match, natch). Well, off to pound whiskey and chain smoke some butts...
Added a few more pictures from the Toxic Tales of Williamsburg opening at the Abbey. Want to get back to posting drawings, the reason I created the blog in the first place. With the long weekend, perhaps I can squeeze a few out and slap 'em on up the blog. Enjoy and thanks again for all those who have expressed interest in the art hanging in the show.
Meredith Rodgers and Ray Alma
Luxo in the Titanic Grip of the Predatory Lender
Pedro Delgado and myself