Wednesday, June 10, 2009

latest stupidity

I finally got off my lazy butt and got more doodles scanned in, can't believe it's been so long since I posted some drawings, this annoying thing called "life" keeps me busy. That being said, I'm never too busy to watch old Van Beuren cartoons and gain inspiration from them which is where the majority of these doodles came from.

Ghosts, robots, and Batman. I think we have a new tv series.

I've said it before and I still stand by it, Popeye is really tricky to draw. Segar is one of my favorite cartoonists so I can't help but take a crack at his characters every now and then. I then feel the need to surround them with my typical weirdness.

The guy on the bottom left was inspired by a creepy "To Catch a Predator" lookin' guy I saw at my favorite bookstore. He was of course browsing old comic books like I was.

Here we have an assortment of unpleasant faces. The face on the top left page was inspired by my favorite cartoon short of all time, the Fleischer's "Swing You Sinners".

A robot that shoots balls out of his head, still not sure why, but does it REALLY matter?

I must say the sun on the right page may be the closest thing to "cute" I can muster.

Lastly, I wanted to share this photo that was taken after one of the greatest experiences of my life (my wedding day counts slighty above this). I attended a live show called Cinematic Titanic which was performed by the original cast of my favorite tv show of all time, Mystery Science Theater 3000. After the show I got to meet everyone and they were all cool enough to sign my Tom Servo head. The picture is me with Joel Hodgson, the creator and star of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Cinematic Titanic. I really don't geek out over much these days, but I hold MST3K so dear to my heart that getting to meet the creator and star of the show was close to a religious experience for me. It would be like a Trekkie meeting Gene Roddenberry while winning the lottery at the same time. It was a blast and if anyone gets the chance to see them perform live then by all means GO GO GO!!! Thanks for lookin' folks!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

my art space

Well folks, I decided since it's been so long since my lost post I would share why it's taken me so long to unpack. My wife and I recently purchased our first house and so that has taken up all my drawing time. However, I finally have my art room/studio set up so I can start drawing again, and I thought it might be fun (and incredibly self indulgent) to share photos of where I create my stupid doodles and drawings. The first picture above is my framed poster from my favorite movie of all time, Ed Wood. I decided it would make sense to surround it with Batman, Corpse Bride, and Army of Darkness toys. My wife later told me this does not make sense, and she would be right.
Here is an assortment of various horror and cult movie figures, sense a trend yet?

Yes, I am nerdy enough to display all my old Game Boy systems (the best console of all time) with my Super Mario Bros. toy collection (the best video game of all time).

More cult movie stuff. It just doesn't end folks.

Some vintage flea market finds. The Chilly Willy soaky in the background is damn creepy staring out from the darkness.

More from the Mario shelf. On the top are some Dunny's and various other vinyl figures, and in the middle are all my Donatello figures, my favorite Ninja Turtle from childhood.

These have been my most prized possesions since the early 90's, original Ren and Stimpy drawings by Bob Camp who I got to meet when I first started trying to be a cartoonist. He has been a huge influence and inspiration for me ever since.

My framed Joel Hodgson autograph, an original Dave Cooper drawing and some doodles by John K. I have some more original art I want to put up but can't decide where to put it just yet, as you can see wall space is dwindling.

What art room would be complete without a buttload of books? And a My Pet Monster?

My collection of Peanuts toys, another huge influence from childhood.

Lastly, here is my collection of Muppet toys and figures. Words fail me when I try to describe my love for Jim Henson and his brain, so I will let these photos do the talking. More artwork to be posted soon, thanks for indulging me in this useless post!!