I’m a cat lover, which doesn’t mean anything but it’s a nice excuse to share kitty pics with you. The Smilodon skull above is a fabulous museum quality cast of a fossil, purchased from the Museum of Osteology’s gift shop. … Continue reading ?
Saturday January 25th, 2014 Happy New Year! Time for another global drawing marathon. Are you ready? Name the place where you will be sketching from: http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=68
Clicky to Embiggen… The MAD show on Cartoon Network aired their 100th episode in November, and to commemorate the event the show’s creator Kevin Shinick commissioned me to do a MAD Magazine style splash page in the “A MAD Peek Behind the Scenes of…” tradition featuring the show’s creative team. Everybody got a print of […]
Faces of '13. "O all you host of heaven! O earth! what else?" Get thee to my flat file! Angus King Miley Anne Jarvis Asser Levy Steve Ballmer Cruz Breaking Bad Cindy McCain English Mad Man in NY Georges Clemenceau Cory Booker Archibald...Show More Summary
The National Cartoonists Society is starting it’s annual call for entries for consideration for their NCS Divisional Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award… all that is required is that the work be eligible […]
This week’s sketch is for my youngest daughter, The Effervescent Gabrielle, who loves this commercial.
Let's start 2014 off with a bang, shall we? Enjoy.
It’s All Geek to Me Dept. It’s been a long time since I did one of these types of posts, but as I am a gadget junkie yesterday’s Pebble watch news was of interest. The good news? Pebble introduced a new design, called the Pebble Steel. It’s made of… wait for it… stainless steel (regular […]
I read a post by Seth Godin a couple of weeks ago, and in it, he mentions that: “No one reads a comic strip because it’s drawn well.” I almost yelled out a loud “YES!” (barred only by the fact that I was in a public place at the time)...Show More Summary
2013 was a mixed year for me, and one that came and went a little too soon! I got married to my partner of 12 years – who I affectionately refer to as Mr. T. I came to terms with the passing of my grandmother on Boxing Day in 2012. I...Show More Summary
In honor of the end of the football season—well, as a Green Bay Packer fan it’s over for me anyway—here’s a real blast from the past. The following are spot illustrations I did for MAD‘s long-defunct weekly original web feature “MADness of the Week”. This one was from an article on Fantasy Football, circa 2000. […]
Q: When you are putting together panels for a tv or movie spoof, do you cement the basics first and add the “chicken fat” in the background later, or do you do everything at once? Do the background gags come to you on the spot? A: Certainly I am concerned with the basic layouts, storytelling, […]
A blog reader emailed me the other day to ask if I’d heard about this news story concerning the copyright regarding the Sherlock Holmes characters. I had, in fact. Being a Sherlockian myself (#1 in Minnesota, #9 in U.S. in Holmes Trivia on “QuizUp”… just sayin’), and someone who has a vested interest in things […]
If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s worth a look. This is a promotional video for Wacom’s portable devices featuring Dilbert‘s Scott Adams and Pearl Before Swine‘s Stephan Pastis. It shows you how the guys and gals behind the comics are often just as funny in person (or on video). BTW, I originally saw this […]
Here’s wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
Now that he’s done being the governor of California and (presumably) knocking up the domestic staff, Arnold Schwarzenegger is “bahck” doing action movies at age 66 including a reboot of the “Terminator” franchise in 2015. Here’s a look back at his last turn (not counting a CGI Arnie in “Terminator: Salvation”) as the cyborg killing […]
Q: Just curious how long you spend on the concept stage of an illustration. I am thinking about the piece you did “Abysmal House” for MAD. would think the conceiving of who will go where and what they will be doing has got to take a huge amount of time for something like that. Are […]
I have been meaning to post a review of this innovative sketchbook from illustrator and cartoonist Cedric Hohnstadt for some time but just keep on not getting to it. Today I rectify that oversight. Cedric is a fellow Minnesota based illustrator and National Cartoonist Society member, and has a lot of experience in animation character […]
Technically this isn’t from a theme park experience but it’s close enough—and it’s got a Christmas connection. Back when I was going to art school in St. Paul, MN, circa 1986-1989, I did caricatures at bars and nightclubs on evenings and weekends to make some extra money. For a few years during the Christmas season […]