Jul 6, 2015

"Those Crazy Cool Kids" pencils

I really struggled with both the text and art on this single page comic. Could not work out anything I was entirely happy with. I think it's the autobiographical content that made it difficult. I realized as I was working on it that I really was not interested in talking that much about myself. Or at least, not in this form, where you have to decide what to leave in or take out, and so it's never really "accurate," it's always a selective piece of the whole. Probably will not be inking it, but I thought it might be interesting to some just in its pencil form.

Jun 26, 2015

False Starts

Maybe it's the summer heat...

Whatever the case, I've begun a few comic pages lately only to find myself growing frustrated with them, and eventually deciding to cut my losses and put them aside. Maybe I'll return to them, maybe not, but at least for now I'll just work on other stuff.

Still I thought people might like to see these abortive efforts (I know how much people like images of abortion, after all) so here ya go...

The first one was going to be a bit of a rip-off/homage to Winsor McCay's "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend" (great strip, by the way.. I actually kind of like it better than his more famous "Little Nemo" comic. It's slightly more "adult" in content, more irreverent, and can be quite visually witty and hip, esp. considering it's 100 years old.)

My version is just a conversation between a couple in "the future," but I found it very difficult to maintain a Winsor-ian consistency or naturalism to the drawing.

The second page.. actually now that I see it scanned, I see more potential in it. So this blog post has been useful after all-- I think I'll refrain from posting the pencils on that one until I see if I can get it in better shape and have a finished page to show as well.

Jun 19, 2015

"Whole Foods" - a poem

Whole Foods

The popularity of Whole Foods
causes me many dark and sullen moods.

'Tis a battle just to reach the lot,
and then, can I cross it?
No, I cannot.

The shoppers are an anxious bunch,
and do not care that I just want something on which to munch.
They block my way, and I theirs;
how long before we all can get back to our lairs?

The stockers look savage and piratical,
perhaps disdainful of those who are health food fanatical.
Or do they resent, and have bad attitudes,
because they cannot afford to shop at Whole Foods?

I really can't either, but they have certain items,
which lead me to brave the crowds
and occasionally fight 'em.

May 30, 2015

Goldbug sketches and thumbnails

Here are some pencils and notes for a short comic I've been working on. The finished 11 page story can be found in the post below this one.

(To view at full size, right-click and choose "Open in New Tab")

Apr 22, 2015

GoldBug Ep.2

Starting a new GoldBug adventure.. Some of you (some very few of you) may remember GoldBug from his earlier incarnation. Well, I've pulled him out of retirement, and added a few new cast members:  We now have a kid sidekick, Ingot Lad; a Doctor Doom knock-off called Dr. Dollar-Dump; and a potential Poison Ivy-like love interest, Pepper Munee.

UPDATE:  Full 11 page story is now finished and posted, just click the "Read More" link below.

Mar 25, 2015

old-school comic strip page

 Please click the "Read More" link below to view at full size...

Mar 19, 2015

Peter Porker FanFic...

A page from an imaginary Peter Porker comic...

Please click the "Read More" to view at full size. And scroll down to see my notes, and the pencil under-drawing for this page.