Click on any cartoon panel to enlargify it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trick Or Treat!!

Hey kids, hope you have a great Halloween. Just stay off my lawn or I'll turn the hose on ya.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Geezer Ghost

When you occasionally hear something go bump in the night, don't be alarmed; it's just some old geezer ghost trying to find his way to the bathroom while tripping over your carpet, or banging his head on the cupboard door you forgot to close. Next time you hear a chair fall over backward followed by moaning?...  geezer ghost.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Such A Beautiful Sky...

                                           Poor old King Sot,
                                           Not handsome. Not hot.
                                           He would pose a lot,
                                           but the paintings he got,
                                           were of walls and windows,
                                           or the occasional pot.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prehistoric Milestones!

Hey look everyone; an actual 3 panel comic strip! An old dog CAN learn new tricks.
Anyway, I suppose that after these cave folk played around with this new spoon trick they then went right back to shoveling food into their mouths with their hands. Weren't most prehistoric discoveries stumbled upon by accident rather than actual experimentation? So I figure that after a few weeks they are all around the campfire one night playing with their static spoons and one guys spoon drops off his nose and into his food. When he picks it up to lick it off, the revelation is experienced by all. Next thing you know they all have forks, knives and cloth napkins and say "May I please be excused" before getting up from the table. Or am I just being silly?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Clown Clutter And Some Cartoon Philosophy

I've been super busy so I was forced to dig into the archives again for a cartoon to post.  This one dates from 1989, an early clown gag. I have quite a few cleaned up from this year but I can't remember why I was doing them, but maybe it was a low point in the animation work. In 1989 I was working for Ralph Bakshi doing development, then the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" series for DIC, and finally ending up at WB working on the "Tiny Toons" series.
I've always felt that doing these cartoons was my way of centering myself in the universe when things begin to unravel, and therefore it was easy for me to occasionally get lost in this cartoon world of my own design, like an odd therapy. So between studio jobs I would usually just automatically default to drawing them. Maybe I unconsciously thought that if the day job dried up then I was finally going to seriously pursue this cartooning thing, so I better get started. I'll be broke, but happy. But that never happened. The studios are full of stories like that, countless artists who have set their dreams aside because the business is so damn lucrative. Before long it becomes a life pattern, and you loose your way. Starting this blog has been an important step in finding my way back to my dream, and it feels pretty darn good. In fact, the main reason I have been too busy to post is I've been creating the cover for my very first cartoon book. All good.