What's not to love about cartoons? From Calvin & Hobbes, to the Peanuts, to superhero comics of Superman and Spider-man, back to Looney Tunes. Cartoons have been my life since I was a baby. Until fourth grade, I wanted to be an inventor like Doc Brown, but I had no sense of mechanics or math or anything one would need to actual invent anything. But I drew everything. It was only a matter of time before I fully embraced my drawing. Since then I've created characters like Tick, cartoon T.C. & Jason, and countless others.
Monday, August 24, 2009
All right, I came up with two comics this week, and yes, I know that they are pretty close to the same joke, but I drew them both anyhow. I wasn't really too sure a comic with a cartoon Hitler would be okay. I don't want anyone to think I'm showing sympathy for the evilest of evil. I am not. I asked around - and despite liking the one with cartoon me (no narcissism, I swear) - I got a laugh with Hitler every time.
Monday, August 17, 2009
As the summer ends, so does the summer movie season. What that means for all of us is that movies that mean something to anyone are not going to be swooping into the theaters for the next two or three months. The fall season tends to bring the drudged up crap from the lower recesses of Hollywood. Not that that necessarily means everything that comes out is crap. It just means that as the fall comes and summer goes, the films will be less recognizable by name, and at best more like, "Oh, I think I saw a commercial for that" from now 'til about two weeks before Thanksgiving when the Holiday movie season begins. This weekend brought us District 9. But I do not bring you a comic about District 9. This week, you get Bandslam and It Might Get Loud. I've supplied the trailers and the links to these offerings since more than most won't have a clue what either of these flicks are. Check out "It Might Get Loud". It looks really great, and if anyone actually gets to see it, send me an email and tell me about it, since (surpringly) no one out here in the LA region seems to have it. As for Bandslam... uh... OH! White boys rapping! Ho-lar-e-US! HA-Ha... >sigh<... ha.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I think I may have gone a bit too far on this one. This is far more background than I normally put in these little things. Upside: it's Saturday, which means I'm ahead of schedule. So, despite the many backgrounds, I managed to past early. If you have not gone and seen 500 Days of Summer yet, I highly recommend. As for G.I. Joe... I have not yet seen it, but surprisingly, I've heard good things. Anyway, enjoy!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So, I've been asked about my process. It's not much, but here's a brief glimpse and explanation. Each comic starts as a quick sketch with stick figures with a highlighter. I then go straight for the ink. After that, it's a simple matter of scanning, coloring in photoshop, and then to the internet and posting.