Saturday, December 27, 2008

12-8-08 sketchbook page

The whirlwind of Christmas past, presents and future have calmed down as we settle in and play with our new toys. Happy New Year to all and to all a good night.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

cockroaches are so cute!

Here's a couple of cute, '30's style cockroaches. They were on top of the world with those new animated cartoons, until another small pest become king. Version "A" and "B". I tried to get away from the cartoony nose and then I missed having it on him. Which is th' best? You decide!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

11-29/30 sketchbook page

This one was so time consuming and pre-planned (not) that it took TWO (count'em 2) days to complete!..

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

election day sketchbook page

In an effort to post much more frequently, here's another sketchbook page. As usual, free-form micron .03 pen!

Friday, November 28, 2008

dog comix page 2

Here's another dog comix page. I originally roughed this out as a single page, but changed it to follow the dog comix page from my Oct. 18 post. So go back and re-read that one and then read this. I'm toying with even doing a third page. We'll see...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Popgun Volume 3

Last week I sent my 2 page contribution to my new bestest pal,Mark, for Popgun Volume 3. Here's the title panel. Once I hear when it'll be coming out I'll post it here.

Monday, November 03, 2008

great Deitch comics and interviews

If you haven't picked up the "all Deitch" issue of the Comics Journal #292, you're missing one great read! It's a bunch of interviews with Gene, Kim, Simon and Seth Deitch. As of this writing, I've read Gene, Kim and Simon's interviews. Just starting Seth's. One interesting point that Gene and Gary Groth made about Kim's work was that it was a "hard sell". I can understand what they meant by this, but if want to read some really great comics by a true underground master of cartooning, go buy Deitch's Pictorama!! I can't think of any other cartoonist from Kim's era that is still producing this much work (with the exception of Bill Griffith's Zippy comic strips). I didn't know much about Simon and Seth Deitch, but found Simon's interview to be very interesting. I look forward to reading Seth's.
Deitch's Pictorama has wonderful comics and stories by the three Deitch boys. Kim's "Sunshine Girl" is amazing. He weaves this fantastic tale about bottle cap collecting that incorporates his Sunshine Girl character and makes you actually believe there really was such a bottle cap. "The Cop On The Beat" is another great story, part autobiographical and part historical.
I had seen some of Simon's "Golem" art in Mineshaft magazine and was impressed with his draftsmanship. Great pencil illustrations. I'd like to see what his stuff would look like if he inked it.
I enjoyed Seth's "Children of Aruf" and "Unlikely Hours" stories. "Children of Aruf" was an interesting story about man's best friend with a twist. Kim illustrated "Unlikely Hours" and I thought the text and art worked well together.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

new dog comix

Here are 2 new comix for youse. First up a new "Dog Comix" page followed by a new "Beat Dogs". Enjoy, daddio!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

sketchbook pages

Here are 4 sketchbook pages for your viewing pleasure. Micron .03's done freehand. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

been a while...

My scanner's down, but I still wanted to post somethin' since it's been so long. Here's a couple of older pieces. Beatnik was done when I had a booth at the Licensing Show in NY. Obvious Gene Deitch influence. The surf dog was done for The Children's Place many years ago as a graphic t-shirt. The original was in color but here's the black and white linework. I think I used a black Prismacolor pencil instead of ink. You actually do get a nice rough line with the Pris. For the finished I might've even "streamlined" it in Illustrator. That's all for now...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

sketchbook page

hey kids,
it's been a while posting. been trying to keep on with a sketchbook lately, due to rediscovering robert crumb and wanting to keep my hand in shape. most of my art at work is done using a mouse (never in a million years would i have thought this) and i want to keep my "pencil/inking" hand good. i've also been trying to not do any pencils, like crumb,and keep it spontaneous. not using a rapidograph, but an .03 micron pen. i love'em! this page started with the startled dog and prgressed from there, without any planning.

Monday, June 09, 2008

hellboy color pin-up

Way back in 2004, I did a illo of one of my favorite characters, Hellboy. I sent it off to my pals at Dark Horse and they used it for Hellboy Weird Tales #8. It was beautifully colored by Michelle Madsen. Can't wait for th' second HB movie!!

Monday, June 02, 2008

urban walrus art

After I saw a cool lookin' ad in Juxtapoz for an urban clothing co., I figgered I'd do up an illo (or 2) and send'em off. After waitin' 30 days I emailed again figgerin' they weren't interested so I'm postin'em here!

Friday, May 23, 2008

another nickelodeon gag cartoon

Another gag cartoon in the June 2008 issue with Indy on the cover, page 26. They've also got some great comics in there as well.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Scram! Magazine cover sketch

While surfin' around th' innernet, I came across a cool lookin' mag called Scram! Cool cover illos and all sorts of stuff. So I mailed Kim a cover sketch idea and she liked it but unfortunately she's on hiatus with th' mag. So we both thought it would be good to post here an' at her site. So go to and tell her I sent ya!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

hot roddin' skunk

here's a t-shirt illo I did for the children's place a couple of years ago. influenced, of course, by ed "big daddy" roth! love this kustom kulture/juxtapoz/lowbrow stuff!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

illustration friday-pet peeves

don'tcha just hate those it when it's all about me, me, me types? did i tell you wot happened to ME the other day?..


quick sketch of my favorite gorilla...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Nickelodeon Magazine gag

Hey, kids! Check out April's Nickelodeon Magazine. This gag cartoon appears in the comic book section.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

drippy dogg

That famous and beloved star of animated cartoons, Drippy Dogg, was caught "brown-bagging" it outside of the Brown Derby last Saturday night. His co-stars from the Wilt Dizzy Studio, Gonad Goose and Stoopid,had left poor Drippy to his own devices after a brief altercation. Here's hoping Hollywood's finest doesn't run into America's newest cinema darling any time soon!..

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Cool Cat cover art

Been looking at a lot of R.Crumb work lately. Love how he did his own thing for YEARS and didn't "sell out". I guess he did what he wanted and was able to make a success out of it. Lucky bastid. Ya gotta figure for every Crumb, there's thousands of nobodies. Also was checking out Derek Yaniger's site. He's one cool cat, daddio. Love his design sense and simplification of everything he creates. Be cool, fool...

Monday, February 18, 2008

friggit the frog

Here's a panel from a page i did for Image Comics' PopGun Vol. 2 due out in July. It's a huge anthology book put together by Mark Smith. The first volume came out last November and had 400+ pages. I haven't seen it yet, but it has an all-star line-up, My page is in full color. I can't wait to see the book. Remember kids, it's out in July!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

illustration friday-choose

eenie, meenie, minie, moe...quick pencil sketch, but i had fun with this one. always liked the little bad wolf stories in wdc&s.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

illustration friday-stitches

what could be more creepy than a boy and his dog?..inked with a double tipped sharpie and gray toned in photoshop. happy new year!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

old comix 4

Back in the day there was a wave of black & white comix/publishers, all trying to be the next TMNT. This two issue series came out a little after all that (but I did have other stuff coming out then, too). Here's the cover for the second issue.