Thursday, October 29, 2009

Heeby Jeeby Comix

We interrupt this blog for an important announcement:

Introducing Heeby Jeeby Comix!! A FUN and EXCITING new art and comix blog from the minds of Chris Houghton, Bob Flynn, and myself. We'll be posting weird, funny, and possibly gross comix for all ages, a good time is promised for all! Here's my contribution for the first post:Be sure to check back for new material. Tell your friends, neighbors, and Barack Obama. Now back to your regularly scheduled doodles.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

doodley doo!

Howdy folks! I've been happily swamped with cartooning assignments and commisions the past few weeks, but sadly have let the blog go dormant yet again. But finally got around to scanning more sketchbook pages, huzzah!
The page on the left has character designs for my 24 Hour Comic I posted last, and the page on the right has designs for a character that will soon appear in something I can't discuss just yet. But soon!

The sweaty bearded dude on the left page is partially inspired by a cartoonist friend of mine. If he's reading this blog, he knows who he is. Hopefully everyone has an awesome Halloween, and look for a cool announcement soon!

Monday, October 05, 2009

24 Hour Comic

This past weekend I participated in the 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge. The goal is to simply create a 24 page comic book in 24 hours. I finished 12 pages before I thought I was going to either pass out or stab myself with my pigment liners. Keep in mind that the event took place in a comic shop, so a lot of time was eaten up by browsing. The comic I did finish is an homage to the brilliant Fleischer brothers and makes about as much sense as their cartoons. I gave myself 2 restraints just to make it even harder (a bad idea); I didn't plan out ANYTHING until I started drawing it, and I didn't use any dialogue. Against my better judgement, here are the results:
That $2 is a joke. It's worth is immeasurable.

My favorite page. It actually ended up on the local news (no joke).

Only God knows what the next 12 pages will hold, but rest assured if they ever get drawed, they won't make any sense either.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

new sketchbook pages

Well after disappearing for a whole month, my sketchbook returns to the internet (huzzah!). After working a 40-50 hour a week job, getting artwork done for various gallery shows and working on a tv show (more on that later), I've sadly neglected my poor lil' blog. Hopefully I can post more often on October, Halloween always gets me inspired to draw weird ghosts and monsters.

I started doodling with a mechanical pencil again and forgot how much fun it was, I love using the blending stump to add quick shading.

The fellow on the left page is proclaiming one of the things I hate to hear people say the most.
For some reason I scanned these pages in grayscale. Whatever.

The page on the left turned into a drawing I tried to get done for a gallery show but turned into one of those pieces that I couldn't belp but make more complex as I went along. Needless to say the finished drawing will be done by the time Obama leaves office.

Barfing cartoon characters, hilarious during any occasion.

My attempt at drawing some sort of Dick Tracy inspired gangster on the left. And then more weird stuff.

Well if I don't get anything else posted for ANOTHER month, everyone have a fun Halloween and don't forget to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", my absolute favorite holiday cartoon. Thanks for lookin' folks!