Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Morricone!

A couple of sketches I did of the mighty Ennio Morricone for his 89th birthday. I didn't quite capture his likeness, but was happy with the way they came out anyway.




Social media slip ups

Ever since I used a Facebook account to thank the good people at The Von Haessler Doctrine for the kind words on my piece, I've been using it to post about things and ignoring this guy. Let's face it, I am not great at getting online and promoting on one, let alone two social media platforms. I did not post here that one of the pieces below was accepted and won an honorable mention in the Tannery Row fall juried exhibition.


There is an article about it in the local paper . It is an honor to be chosen and have folks see my work.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Why not a new comic too?





I have to admit that I nearly drove myself mad trying to get the guy I'm talking to in the fourth panel to look the way I vaguely remember him. Instead he kept coming out looking like my buddy Raphael featured in Strays because I miss that guy a lot. Finally I had to force myself to let it go.

VERY Pregnant Pause

I've once again managed to leave the blog neglected.

Let's start it back up with an image I did of The Von Haessler Doctrine crew.They were kind enough to feature it on their Facebook page (thanks for that).

If you have time for a podcast and like reasoned political discussion mixed with a heavy dose of humor then this show is for you.



Monday, October 3, 2016

From the sketchbook

I'll admit that I've never been that interested in female boxing. The closest I came was loving F. X. Toole's novella Million Dollar Baby from the Rope Burns collection (and the Eastwood film based on it that I waited forever to see out of fear that it wouldn't live up to the story).

Watching the documentary "T-Rex" about Claressa Shields was an eye opener. It is excellent to see this girl navigate the typical demands of a teenager, family and push for an attempt to win Olympic gold and troubling to watch some of the double standards that exist. The film made me a believer and she has my respect. Highly recommended.




Monday, September 5, 2016

FI-nal- LY

I'm not even going to make excuses.
I'm nowhere near as fast as I'd like to be with my comics.
I like to post them as a whole if I can.
My kids are job one in the summer.
Yes, I find it discouraging that it takes me two months to do something that I could do easily in a week when they're in school.
They're worth it.
It still got done.








Monday, June 13, 2016

Diversion

While I crawl even more slowly to the comic finish line now that school is out for our monkeys, I'll post a bit of silliness. I don't think I've posted anything of this sort since the puppets but I end up doing these sort of decorations at both kids' birthdays.

Totoro was the requested character this year. My wife takes on the thankless job of constructing the body of the pinatas while I decorate them after it dries. 


What do you do when nearly all of the party attendees (sadly) aren't familiar with Totoro? Why, you take a cue from the old interwebs and do character mash-ups!

Below is a Totoro Clayface, Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Followed by a Totoro Batman, Hulk and scientist wearing a birthday hat (as requested by the birthday girl)