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.

Friday, February 25, 2011


While trying to come up with this week's comic, I sat considering my many options, and my mind went to many strange and interesting places. I thought to myself how weirded out someone might be if they could see into my head and witness the process. That led me pretty quickly to this. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

the inside of my head is... odd...

Here are closer looks at each of the pieces that made up this week's comic. There are some items of note in each.

In this first piece, there are two classic cartoons from many, many years ago. Stickman and Gumboy both came about in the 7th grade. Stickman was the antagonist to Tick (featured below) and Gumboy was the only competent member of the Super Squad, a super team I created after wondering what it wou;d be like if Superman, Batman, James Bond, Indiana Jones and Gumby had a crime fighting team.

Always on my mind: my very good friends Jason and Andy.

Below them, and riding the dinosaur below this, are my minions. These are the little gnomes that turns the gears and pull the levers that run my imagination.

Also riding down the back of this dino is Tick. Tick was my first comic creation. He was imagiend up back in fifth grade. I did four panel comics about him; they made little sense to anyone but me.

Tim is hidden in there near the top. I also would like to point out E=MC Hammer. And Sylvester the Cat wearing a crown was one of the ideas for the King's Speech, though really, Porky would've been a more logical choice.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Harry Potter

I'm going to be trying something here. Stay tuned...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Am I that big of a Pixar fanboy? Yes, yes I am. Don't get me entirely wrong. Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon are excellent films. Too bad Dreamworks will find every way to pound it into a pulp of crummy sequels. Dreamworks has a formula, and this formula will keep pumping out things like three too many Shreks, Sharktale, and Madagascar until they stop making money. And money should never be the reason to do something like making films. Yes, I know movies are a business before anything, but there can be something beautiful in this method of storytelling. Animated films can become timeless and reach generation after generation when they have heart and soul and mean something. The Disney library of films has garbage, yes, but it also has The Sword and the Stone, Lion King, Cinderella, Aladdin, Pinocchio. These films hold up, and will continue to hold up because they were made with more than money as the goal. Walt Disney wanted to share beautiful tales with the world. Some of his most classic films were utter failures (Alice in Wonderland, Bambi), but he kept making them because it wasn't about the financial success. It was about getting the stories out there.
Pixar proves with it's own library that the tender storytelling of classic animated films still exists. They do not waste time with cheap jokes (well, maybe the dressing montage in Toy Story 3), or frivolous sequels (we'll see about that Cars 2). No, they tell poignant stories with characters of depth. They gave us Wall*E and the Toy Story Trilogy. They are the pinnacle of animation currently providing us with films. Dreamworks would need to change its style if it wanted to be something more. Do I watch Dreamworks' films? Of course. Do I enjoy them? Sometimes. Will I show my own children any of their films someday? Nope. Not any they've made so far.

And that's my two cents.