Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kind of Okay Comics #025

Rex Tarkleton delivers yet another comic strip. And he did so without incident. Sort of. There's the whole "couch issue", but forgive and forget.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Let's Try This Again...

I promised to do a month of monsters last year, and sadly I never delivered, beyond the sweet looking logo. However, to keep my word and seeing how October is right around the corner, I present Monster Month '09! I'm designing them to look like trading cards, inspired by Topps' various monster cards/stickers from the '60s. So stay tuned for a variety of creepy crawlies and brutal beasties this October.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Deranged Mouse

Well, the Old School ain't, but the teacup one is out there.


Kind of Okay Comics #024

Well, Rex has finally calmed down about the existence of moon pimps and their nefarious plans to thwart his way of living. However, he brings you another strip that has the essence of alien creatures in it and displays his distaste for reality tv. He gets downright testy when they're on. Like "set things on fire" testy...


Saturday, September 19, 2009

School Daze

I filled in the rooftop playground, seen in an earlier post, with a bunch of gnarly rugrats, and a perturbed neighbor. Plugging along...


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Is For...

Here's a sketch for the piece I'm doing for Mr. O's birthday present. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with A words that aren't too complicated or conceptual. ABC books are harder than I thought. If I keep going at this rate, the O-Man shall get the whole the alphabet illustrated by his 28th birthday. Oh, and Mustache Max is in it, too.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Why Disney Should Hire Me

Why you ask? Because I totally nailed the likeness of Mickey Mouse, drawn completely from memory. Just how I remember him when I was a small child.


Kind of Okay Comics #023

Rex Tarkleton, distinguished hobo and comic stripper extraordinaire, brings you a comic from the dark side of the moon. It can get rough out there. Thanks again, Rex, now get out of the kitchen sink and stop singing sea shanties.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mustache Max And Perishable Percival In The Lemonade Conundrum Cover

Here's the cover to the first Mustache Max book I'm working on. Just like me to try and do a finished cover before writing the book...


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Mustache Max

I've been playing around with Max and Percy and not sure if I have got the look down I'm looking for. I've also been working out some storylines in my head and trying to figure out these characters' deals. Mustache Max is an adventurer who owns a Victorian house, complete with a telescope observatory, that is situated on a craggy peak above town. The Mayor of town often calls upon Max to help on this case or that case, which Max, aided by Percival, is always happy to lend a hand. Max flies both a biplane and a dirigible named "The Wondrous Windbag", however on his downtime he enjoys sitting in the parlor sipping lemonade with Percival. He might even have a manservant named Cromwell, but I'm thinking he would not even be necessary. Whatever. I'm figuring this out and would love to actually see Max in a series of children's books, but that comes later. Bully.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Mustache Max

New idea I'm working out, in crayon apparently. Thinking of a children's book, if that's still fashionable.


And Then Mommy Took Our Crayons Away...

I was enjoying a dandy ol' time drawing with Mr. O until his mom came by and got a bit perturbed, taking our crayons away. I was merely expressing my creative expression, however my sister kept saying things like "inappropriate subject matter for a 2 year old" and "Uncle Brendan is displaying irresponsible behavior" and so on and so on. I didn't quite catch it all, to tell you the truth, and my rebuttals of exercising my inalienable first amendment right and the importance of old timey religion in the education of a young man, brimstone and the like, fell on deaf ears. However, it just goes to show that the power of mom trumps all and Uncle B is no longer allowed to participate in coloring time.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Down With School

Here's the background layout for a piece I'm working on for a friend. It deals with the nefarious machinations of a private school and their dubious plans for a rooftop playground. Don't really want to get into it here, but dig the illo, yo.