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Sketch of the Day: Shorebirds at Ølsemagle (oolseh-mowel) Revle

There’s this wonderful long barrier island along Køge Bay, south of Copenhagen, a bird sanctuary called Olsemagle Revle, with marshes and beautiful white sand beaches that go on for miles. I’ve gone there twice now, once with the Danish Ornithological Society … Continue reading ?

Holy Brushwork, Batman!

Kind of busy right now so no time for much of a blog post today. Here’s another piece I had framed up at the same time I got the “Fools of Rock” piece done. Occasionally you get some nice perks for being president of the NCS, and this is one. If you call the great […]

Wall of Shame- Tenacious D!

The Wall of Shame has a new resident! This summer Jack Black and Kyle Gass signed autographs at the National Cartoonists Society booth at San Diego Comic Con along with illustrator Luke McGarry, promoting their summer charity music event. I took the opportunity to get them to sign an oversized print of my splash page […]

Sketch o’the Week- Adrian Peterson

Watching this whole Adrian Peterson thing unfold here in Minnesota is sad, ugly and infuriating. If you haven’t seen it on the news, Peterson was indicted by a grand jury in Texas for beating one of his sons, a four year old, with a “switch” for arguing with one of his other sons over a […]

NCS Booth at New York Comic Con

For the last 10 years or so the National Cartoonists Society has had a terrific booth at San Diego Comic-Con, but has appeared at no other comic conventions around the country. Thanks to a joint effort from the NCS and it’s charitable arm, the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the 68 year old organization of professional […]

Monday MADness- Two Defectives!

Rather than dig through a bunch of old stuff this week, I though I’d share the rough sketches I did for the recent parody of “True Detective” in MAD #528. Here they are, followed by the final art… clicky any to embiggen: Yes, these roughs were all done digitally using my super-sized Cintiq. Why digital, […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Commences The 2014 Membership Drive

This week, in anticipation of the Annie Award season, our annual membership drive commences. In fact, you may have received a note from us during the last week or two, explaining that your membership has expired or is about to, and that it is time to renew. If you are a corporate sponsored member, your [...]

Sunday Mailbag- SotW Size?

Q: How big are your sketches of the week? A: That’s not a question with a real answer except for “almost any size”. I don’t keep a sketchbook proper, wherein I draw and then put away when it’s full. I have a couple of those but I just draw on whatever is at hand. I […]

Twitter Card Woes

A couple of weeks ago fellow caricaturist/illustrator Hamilton Cline dropped me a line to ask why I didn’t use Twitter Cards for my tweets, seeing as how most of my posts have images that would be a lot more interesting to look at than a simple URL would be. My answer was “What the $%#@ […]

Art Supplies…or Chocolate?

The sky is turning citrus-orange behind the pinned stack of royal crowns (actually, the Danish Royal Parliament’s bronze spire) jutting above the tiled roofs, and the accordion player downstairs is squeezing out “Fernando’s Hideaway” for the 15th time today, but I’m basking in … Continue reading ?

7 Tips for the 21-Year-Old Me

When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. Show More Summary

Bonus Sketch o’the Week- Richard Kiel!

Remembering actor Richard Kiel, who passed away the other day at age 74. He memorably played the villain “Jaws” in two James Bond films back in the 70s, but had several other notable film and TV roles as well.

Late and Lately

Here's an update of things done over recent months. I am combining editorial and stand-alone projects and personal gifts to people who have, incredibly, placed their delicate egos in my unpredicable hands. Grateful to them. And to everyone who appreciate what we do.

Product Shipicus Interruptus

Just a quick explanation and apology to any and all who, in the last two weeks or so, have ordered and are waiting for books, prints or original art to get shipped out to them. The last two weeks have been more than a little bit hectic for me, with multiple jobs all due including […]

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