Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bailout ChooChoo


Bailout ChooChoo


Barbarian




for tuesday

Barbarian




for tuesday

Tuesday Sketch(s)



This lacks the charm of "Cork" and the wit of "Norbert and Billy". Just a two sketches done in a meeting scanned and stitched together. If you're inspired, you can post their imagined conversation. Mr. Buncake let's keep it clean.

Tuesday Sketch(s)



This lacks the charm of "Cork" and the wit of "Norbert and Billy". Just a two sketches done in a meeting scanned and stitched together. If you're inspired, you can post their imagined conversation. Mr. Buncake let's keep it clean.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mrs. Marble


This is a Creeple character... I don't know anything more about her other than that. She started out as a guy, but after I put in the spikes I thought she should be a female. We watched 1993 version of The Secret Garden last night with the kids and the Maggie Smith character no doubt influenced me on this.

Mrs. Marble


This is a Creeple character... I don't know anything more about her other than that. She started out as a guy, but after I put in the spikes I thought she should be a female. We watched 1993 version of The Secret Garden last night with the kids and the Maggie Smith character no doubt influenced me on this.

Friday, September 26, 2008

3 Evil Cousins

Click the headline to see a terrific Blog... it's Called 3 Evil Cousins (how I love that name) and it features book reviews "by teens, for teens". Why should you look at it? Well, my oldest has written a couple of the most recent reviews (Artemis Foul and Peeps) and it features a great illustration by TAG's own MJM! If you look at some of the links on the blog you will see some "Bios" of the reviewers along with some more cool drawings.

Oh, and there is also a link to Cafepress so you can order your very own 3 Evil Cousins shwag!

A big thanks to Maurie for encouraging kids to do cool things together!

3 Evil Cousins

Click the headline to see a terrific Blog... it's Called 3 Evil Cousins (how I love that name) and it features book reviews "by teens, for teens". Why should you look at it? Well, my oldest has written a couple of the most recent reviews (Artemis Foul and Peeps) and it features a great illustration by TAG's own MJM! If you look at some of the links on the blog you will see some "Bios" of the reviewers along with some more cool drawings.

Oh, and there is also a link to Cafepress so you can order your very own 3 Evil Cousins shwag!

A big thanks to Maurie for encouraging kids to do cool things together!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rick's In SEATTLE?!?!

DUDE, that is SO COOL you're in Seattle. That's Blair and I's absolutely most favorite American city. Have you looked in Magnolia for a place to live? We like that neighborhood lots. Love the downtown.

And you can play tennis between drizzles.

Rick's In SEATTLE?!?!

DUDE, that is SO COOL you're in Seattle. That's Blair and I's absolutely most favorite American city. Have you looked in Magnolia for a place to live? We like that neighborhood lots. Love the downtown.

And you can play tennis between drizzles.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Shame faced

I post this shame-facedly. There's so much that's been posted here that I've wanted to comment on--Tom's videos, Cork, and I see a new comic strip that I haven't even had time to delve into. My only defense is I'm horrible at multi-tasking. I haven't even applauded the new TAG Blog header, which is magnificent.

Sigh. I'll get back to it.

Shame faced

I post this shame-facedly. There's so much that's been posted here that I've wanted to comment on--Tom's videos, Cork, and I see a new comic strip that I haven't even had time to delve into. My only defense is I'm horrible at multi-tasking. I haven't even applauded the new TAG Blog header, which is magnificent.

Sigh. I'll get back to it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Return of Gun Nose (Liberal Warning ...) ;-)

Here is a new film, an introduction to a collection of music videos that will be coming out about one a week. The overall show is called "Gun Nose Presents" ... and this segment will come before each of the videos. It is quite liberal in its leaning, so if you're not of that mindset, don't look ... ;-)



For those who don't already know, I wrote the music and lyrics and my friend Mark DeCerbo (he of local bands Four Eyes, Steely Damned, and Rockola) recorded the instruments, vocals, and mixed it.

As I finish each video I'll post it. Most, if not all, will have character animation, so I will be rapidly learning new skills.

Return of Gun Nose (Liberal Warning ...) ;-)

Here is a new film, an introduction to a collection of music videos that will be coming out about one a week. The overall show is called "Gun Nose Presents" ... and this segment will come before each of the videos. It is quite liberal in its leaning, so if you're not of that mindset, don't look ... ;-)



For those who don't already know, I wrote the music and lyrics and my friend Mark DeCerbo (he of local bands Four Eyes, Steely Damned, and Rockola) recorded the instruments, vocals, and mixed it.

As I finish each video I'll post it. Most, if not all, will have character animation, so I will be rapidly learning new skills.

Norbert and Billy 11



I missed a day and I only had time to scan one strip. Enjoy!

Norbert and Billy 11



I missed a day and I only had time to scan one strip. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Norbert and Billy 9 & 10




Billy is sent to the the slammer, but this gray-bar hotel seems strangely familiar...

Norbert and Billy 9 & 10




Billy is sent to the the slammer, but this gray-bar hotel seems strangely familiar...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lunch Painting



An armed character with gas mask tears an angel in a destroyed street.

Lunch Painting



An armed character with gas mask tears an angel in a destroyed street.

Doodlin'

A few doodles around a top down set design for a show called "Body Doubles ..." more about that when it's ready to debut.

Doodlin'

A few doodles around a top down set design for a show called "Body Doubles ..." more about that when it's ready to debut.

Norbert and Billy 7 & 8




Picking up where I left of last week. It's been pretty satisfying posting these and reading your comments. Thanks for all the good feedback.

Norbert and Billy 7 & 8




Picking up where I left of last week. It's been pretty satisfying posting these and reading your comments. Thanks for all the good feedback.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cork 7


Didn't have any time to work on a new Cork this weekend... so I did one anyway.

Cork 7


Didn't have any time to work on a new Cork this weekend... so I did one anyway.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tink



Taking a break from "Norbert and Billy," which I'll resume posting tomorrow. This is another comic strip my best friend in college, Josh Touchton, and I thought about doing. He was the idea guy/writer and I was going to be the artist. It was basically going to be a one-panel strip about a big dumb redneck named Tink and his white trash family. Josh has to have one of the most wicked senses of humor in the world and most of his ideas were lifted from everyday observations of the denizens of the small town in Arkansas where we went to school. I have to contact him see if he's up for more.

I drew this back in the mid-90's after I had discovered inking with a brush. Once I got the brush, I stopped using crow quills. It's hard to beat the organic character a Winsor& Newton series seven sable imparts on bristol. Anyhoo, enjoy. These are my people.

Tink



Taking a break from "Norbert and Billy," which I'll resume posting tomorrow. This is another comic strip my best friend in college, Josh Touchton, and I thought about doing. He was the idea guy/writer and I was going to be the artist. It was basically going to be a one-panel strip about a big dumb redneck named Tink and his white trash family. Josh has to have one of the most wicked senses of humor in the world and most of his ideas were lifted from everyday observations of the denizens of the small town in Arkansas where we went to school. I have to contact him see if he's up for more.

I drew this back in the mid-90's after I had discovered inking with a brush. Once I got the brush, I stopped using crow quills. It's hard to beat the organic character a Winsor& Newton series seven sable imparts on bristol. Anyhoo, enjoy. These are my people.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Digital Painting Bible



A student of mine. Reese by name, had the book that I've linked to here. (click title)

I know these kind of books are common but this one really seemed to have good information. Mine will be here Tuesday. I'll review it some more then.

What struck me was all the detail on settings that can stay arcane unless someone clearly points out what they do.

It's also cheap. 13 bucks. But it also seems to have a flimsy papeback binding. Might come apart eventually.

Digital Painting Bible



A student of mine. Reese by name, had the book that I've linked to here. (click title)

I know these kind of books are common but this one really seemed to have good information. Mine will be here Tuesday. I'll review it some more then.

What struck me was all the detail on settings that can stay arcane unless someone clearly points out what they do.

It's also cheap. 13 bucks. But it also seems to have a flimsy papeback binding. Might come apart eventually.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Norbert and Billy 5 & 6




Hope I'm not wearing out my welcome with this. Please let me know if I am.

Norbert and Billy 5 & 6




Hope I'm not wearing out my welcome with this. Please let me know if I am.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Norbert and Billy 3&4




When I did this strip, I was basically just making stuff up as I went along with no real plan. Mainly, I just enjoyed having a total cad for a main character. He could be a real jerk which meant he got some kind of vicious comeuppance as a result.

Norbert and Billy 3&4




When I did this strip, I was basically just making stuff up as I went along with no real plan. Mainly, I just enjoyed having a total cad for a main character. He could be a real jerk which meant he got some kind of vicious comeuppance as a result.

Norbert and Billy




From the way-back machine, circa 1992. This was my first and only attempt at making a comic-strip for syndication. I noodled this out during my junior year of college when I was taking summer classes. Motivated by Scott's 'Cork' strip, I decided to dust this off and scan it in. I'll run the whole series if you guys like it.

Norbert and Billy




From the way-back machine, circa 1992. This was my first and only attempt at making a comic-strip for syndication. I noodled this out during my junior year of college when I was taking summer classes. Motivated by Scott's 'Cork' strip, I decided to dust this off and scan it in. I'll run the whole series if you guys like it.