Friday, December 25, 2009
Hey all! Merry Christmas! I was falling asleep last night and low and behold, who came down my chimney? No, not Santa Claus. Rex Tarkleton. Sort of like Santa, but with more swear words.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Here's Remy from Pixar's "Ratatouille" adding some secret ingredients to a pot of steamy soup. This piece is for Mr. O , the biggest cooking mouse fan I know (yes, I know Remy's a rat, but Mr. O is 2 and cooking mouse for him it is).
Another piece depicting the aspects of the current political, economic, and social climate, specifically the issue of America's mechanical workforce losing jobs to cheap, unskilled, human labor. If Gramps was still alive, he'd be outraged. He was a toaster oven.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Several months ago, I was toying around with the idea of Nancy Reagan as a superhero. Why? I don't know, like half the ideas, good and bad, that come through my head, I tend to run with them. Besides, haven't you wondered what Nancy Reagan's been up to since 1988? This is just one imagined scenario and I'm betting the correct one. I teased you with it last spring and now present the whole page comic for your amusement. Enjoy!
Monday, December 14, 2009
If you're in Brooklyn on December 19th, get your elf gear on and head down to the Abbey for their annual Christmas party. Best elf costume wins a $100 dollar bar tab. I'm not sure how much booze an elf can handle, but it's worth a shot. Or several shots, like $100 worth. The Abbey Christmas Party, Saturday December 19th, 8pm. 536 Driggs Ave. (between N. 7th & N. 8th), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Now enough with the shilling...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I think Pauline is way hotter than Princess Toadstool and Mario passed up a good thing. But I guess shacking up with royalty ain't bad either. In any case, Mario digs him some damsel in distress.
I might rework this piece. DK's pose is buggin' me.
Mario was first referred to as "Jumpman". From the Mario wikipedia page:
The character first appeared in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong as a carpenter named "Jumpman", more commonly called "Mr. Video Game" in Japan. During localization of the game for American audiences, Nintendo's warehouse landlord Mario Segale confronted Nintendo's Minoru Arakawa, demanding back rent. Following a heated argument in which the Nintendo employees eventually convinced Segale he would be paid, they opted to name the character in the game Mario after him.
Mama Mia! You pay-a the rent! Jumpman went on to be the most well-known character in video game history. My original Mario post still seems to get a lot of hits, so you might be seeing him popping up here and there this month.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Hey all! Did up a poster for good ol' Mark at the Abbey, where he's hosting the annual Abbey Simpsons Thanksgivathon, Sunday November 29th. Each year I pick out around 20 good Simpson episodes for a marathon watching at the bar. It's usually a crowd pleaser.
Since I was making the poster, I felt bad because I've owed my cousin, Anne, a Simpsons-esque portrait of her for like a year now (D'oh!). Since I was already warmed up by drawing some Simpson characters, I figure now was a good time to deliver. She even gave me crap about it via facebook when I was asking people to submit ideas for drawings (which you should all do).
Friday, November 13, 2009
How does Synth-Co get its fabulous fabricated and feigned fruit™ door to door? Why the friendly and favorable Synth-Co D2D-3000 Salesbot™ will come rap, rap, rapping upon your door to help you choose from the many tasty choices of Synth-Co 's fabulous fabricated and feigned fruit™! Don't delay, order today!
This piece was suggested by Brad Lindsay, a talented 3D animator who has been coming by the blog here for awhile. Check out his online portfolio and demo reel here.
A few posts ago, I offered a call out to all of you out there to write in and suggest topics for me to illustrate. The offer still stands, so email me or leave a comment in this post telling me what you want me to draw.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Trying to do a short story starring Biff Banter and decided to post the first panel of page one (because that's all I gots). I've been looking at a few Basil Wolverton comics for inspiration and I have to say the man is a genius. I'm trying to capture the feeling he often created in his Powerhouse Pepper comics and even fashioned a font after his handwriting.
Crispy Gamer is having a contest this month featuring chickens, specifically pics of chix for member avatars. Why chickens, you ask, like you frequently do? Because it's sponsored by KFC, that's why, oh, askerer of questions. My entry above...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
He hates Thursdays and loves manicotti! It's Fat Sarcastic Roosevelt! He's America's favorite so send me money for a Fat Sarcastic Roosevelt doll you can stick to the inside of your car window! T-shirts, mugs, and a bunch of other crap also available (Except in Tennessee).
Cap'n American Crunch
Superman Sugar Crisp
and Fat Sarcastic Roosevelt, a parody strip I was telling him I had sketched out.
If anyone else wants to tell me what to draw, I'd appreciate the input. Email or Leave a Comment for all and any requests...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Here's a whole page from a Blitz Randall, Man of Action! comic book, by golden age creator Dash Simmons. He used to pal around with Rex Tarkleton back in the '50s. My, how things have changed.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
That's right! Blitz Randall doesn't have time to think, he's a man of action! Is that sinister-looking man mugging a helpless, old woman or returning his beloved granny's dropped purse? Too late! Knuckle sandwich! Because real men run headfirst into danger and ask questions later! No matter what! Huzzah!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween! This is it, the thirty-first ghoul of Monster Month, 2009! I'm glad I got all of them out, as a lot of these homespun blog projects prove too complicated within the confines of work and life. Fortunately, I've got neither right now. So, thanks to everyone popping in and to those who encouraged me along the way.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Rex Tarkleton arrived today with a new strip, dressed as a sugar plum fairy. When I asked if it was a bit early to be wearing a Halloween costume, he asked, "What's Halloween?" Anyway, thanks for the new piece, Rex.