Today's Inktober word prompt is 'Drain.' I was going to go with some unfortunate soul being drained of his life fluids while those said fluids were going down the drain, kind of a double whammy, but went with the tentacle instead. Who doesn't like tentacles? Tentacles, I said tentacles.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
My apologies to frogs everywhere, but this guy is swollen in places amphibians aren't. Swollen head, swollen hair, swollen ass, swollen gut, swollen gizzard... You get the idea.
Scary shit, I know, but it is that time of year.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Because of yesterday's Witch event in Wyandotte I'm a little late in getting the next sketch up. It was almost done yesterday, but alas, wasn't meant to be. So, here is 'guarded.' I'll see what I can do about today's word prompt and if not the tomorrow.
In the meantime, don't touch my pumpkin.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Today's word prompt is 'whale.' This whale skull belongs to that of a Culver's beaked whale.
Someone should make a movie about animal skeletons and ghosts that come back to haunt us for all the cruelty inflicted on them by us. That would be cool.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
This Saturday, the 13th, you will find me at the River's Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, MI for Shop The Dotte's event Witches of Wyandotte. So, I am hearing that there will be a parade of witches through the downtown area and maybe some kind of zombie event later in the day. The event goes from 11am to 6pm, so join me and gallery director and all-around fun guy Jeremy Hansen for the festivities. I will be doing sketches and will have my more horror related prints and such for sale. I will even bring some copies of my latest collection of cartoons, The Feral Cartoonist, which does have a horror/crime section, so it fits.
So, click on the above links for details and if you are in the area, stop on by. It should be interesting.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
So, the word 'Precious' is going to elicit one of two responses by artists for this day's Inktober drawing. I chose the obvious one.
Although, I did toy with the idea of a very large Gollum....
Monday, October 8, 2018
So, here we are a week in to the Inktober challenge. So far so good. Today's prompt word is 'Star.' I was going to do a cheesy cartoon star, a literal cartoon star as a celebrity type star, but thought it would be more appropriate to do something with Lou Reed, since I am currently reading his bio. So, I tried to portray this star as an aging star/person, but with the Velvet Underground glasses. I'm not sure just what Reed thought of stardom, it seems like it was a difficult balance even if he desired it. I don't think that Lou Reed ever pretended to be hopeful or optimistic, but I do believe he was striving for it.
Stars in the eyes of a rock n roll animal.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
I was going to add spears stuck in this guy's torso, but then thought that that might not add to the sense that a dead guy is exhausted. Exhausted is exhausted. But then again, it could have provided a little more of a backstory...
Inktober Day Seven.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
'Drooling' is today's Inktober word prompt and trying to keep with a more Halloween vibe, here is the most thoughtful zombie ever. He has a bowl that he can collect his own drool in. But then again, since he doesn't have a lower jaw, perhaps the drool is to soften those brains some. It could go either way, he looks a bit crazy.
Friday, October 5, 2018
So, what is better than a chicken playing chicken? It would be a lot of noise (assuming that they were bad-ass chickens), probably a lot of feathers and hopefully, entertaining.
The coupe from the coop!
As you have already assumed, todays Inktober prompt word is 'chicken.'
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Inktober Day Two.
Today's prompt is 'Tranquil.' I'm not sure if this little guy is at peace or if he's half-baked. Either way, I like to think that he's just resting after a long day of chomping on bugs. And he found a nice, comfortable stump to do it on.
Monday, October 1, 2018
So, I'm going to try this Inktober thingie that all the kids are talking about. A drawing a day for the month of October based on word prompts. Day One is 'Poisonous.'
Inktober is a bit different from Drawlloween, or whatever it is called, but I'm going to try to make each day somewhat Halloweenish or horrorish, if you will.
So, hear ya go, Day One. I know people just love yellowjackets like I do...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
So, a little over a year ago I submitted some cartoons to a kayak fishing magazine and they seemed to be very receptive to possibly publishing some of my work. Fast forward to about a month ago, I see the top cartoon accompanying one of their articles on fishing in complicated situations. I'm not sure if this is an out and out rip-off, but it sure seems like it. Mine is the one below. I also found it a bit suspicious that the date on the top illustration is the same year that I submitted mine.
I've never had this happen to me before, but it does happen...
It could just be a coincidence, but you be the judge.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
This image of Ed Harris as the Man in Black from the Westworld series has been vexing, to say the least. I'm trying to convey something that isn't quite getting there. There was something about the wrinkles around the eyes cast in shadow that was revealing to me of his character. I wanted to get that across. Although I didn't land it the way I wanted it, I'm kind of happy with this one. Always tinkering...
Friday, September 7, 2018
In light of my recent visit to the doctors and learning that I do not have any kidney stones clogging up the works, I thought I'd share this toon from my book, The Feral Cartoonist, available on Amazon or from me directly.
Btw, I did this one the last time I did have some kidney stones...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Here are my Artist Proof/Return Cards for doing the Galactic Files set recently released through Topps. The links are below:
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Here are the links to my Artist Proof sketch cards done for the Walking Dead, Season 8 set recently released by Topps:
Friday, August 3, 2018
It's been a long time since I've entered a cartoon competition, so I came up with one and this is my entry for The Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest held at the annual festival in Silverton, OR. It starts today and goes through Sunday, so if you are in the area, check it out. Then you can let me know how it went!
If you are unfamiliar with Homer Davenport he was a fantastic political cartoonist, active in the late 1800's to the early 1900's. Unfortunately, he died young contracting pneumonia while covering an event of the returning survivors from the Titanic.
He was so good at his job of portraying corrupt politicians that some of them tried to get a bill passed banning political cartoons. "No honest man need fear cartoons" was his rebuttal. Needless to say, he is one of my heroes, not only for his stance against corruption (very topical these days, as ever), but his amazing line work and skills as an illustrator. Fantastic work. Google him!
Here's a link to the festival and contest page. Click on image to engourge. Just like Trump.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Pre-Season football starts tonight, so here is a football themed toon from my latest cartoon collection, The Feral Cartoonist. Available from me directly or from Amazon.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Here be all of the sketch cards that I did for The Walking Dead, Season 8 set recently released by Topps. I chose to do these all in black and white this time since I had other work due around the same time, but I'm happy with how they turned out.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
It seemed that everything and anything delayed shuttle launches...
This toon and over a 100 more can be found in my latest collection, The Feral Cartoonist, available on Amazon or directly from me.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Here's a sample of the kind of hilarity that one will find in my latest book of cartoons, The Feral Cartoonist. All in black and white, just like in the funny papers! I never thought that that would be an archaic term....
Monday, July 9, 2018
Ebay automatically relisted my cards, so I'll do an update of the new links, as well. Five have sold and five are left.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Feral Cartoonist is my latest book and is available on Amazon or directly from me (copies just arrived today!). This collection is black and white and has toons that were done for the Belle Isle Aquarium, some that were ultimately done for Stoopid Stuf, but slightly changed and some that were done as Xmas cards that I did and sent out. But, as usual, they run the gamut of subject manner. Most of these have never been seen before, so if you are cartoonish, check it out.
As of right now, my next show isn't until October, so it will be on Amazon until I get out and about.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Here are my Artist Proof cards for doing the Rick and Morty, Season One set recently released by Cryptozoic. The links for the unsold cards are below.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
So, here are half of the cards that I did for Cryptozoic's Rick & Morty set just released. I had two cards rejected, so that is why those two areas are browned out. One was for what I'm guessing was a last minute licensing decision because it featured a well know cartoon cat in an alien fashion. The other, I'm not sure why. Anyways, a fun set to work on, for sure. The other half and my AP's coming soon!