Archive for May, 2008

Postal Pirates!!! AAAARRRRR!

May 22, 2008

On a whim, I thought I’d do an illustrated envelope and surprise my son by sending him a real live actual honest-to-goodness go-down-to-the-mailbox-and-get-it LETTER! And what better way to adorn it than with an angry pirate? It pretty much fills up the front of a standard envelope. The address will, of course, go on the flag.

I don’t know if the post office will even send it through, but I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m looking forward to seeing what condition it’s in if and when it does arrive. I’ll keep you posted.

GET IT? I’m writing a blog entry about sending a letter and I said I’d keep you posted. Man, I’m so funny I make me want to puke.

Bulldogs: Variations on a theme

May 21, 2008

As I said in the previous post, my pen is now in mascot mode, hence the football-playing bulldogs of today’s offering.

I am experimenting with different approaches to the same character, and I was wondering if you, the reader, had a preference. I feel like the first one is too clich√©, a mere rehashing of the same old bulldog everyone uses. I prefer the second one myself, since he’s a bit more original. I also like his solidity. To me, he looks like the one voted “most likely to take a direct nuclear hit and walk away from it unscathed” by his fellow classmates at mascot obedience school.

Let me know what you think.

Of Mascots and Melees

May 13, 2008

Awhile back, I was contacted by a guy who said he was interested in having me redesign the mascot for a sports talk radio show. I haven’t heard back from him, so I guess they lost interest. It reminded me of my early days when I did a lot of college mascot work for merchandising companies and universities, though, and how much I enjoyed that kind of work.

It wasn’t the sports aspect (I’m not exactly what you’d call a huge fan of any team or sport), but the fun things I got to draw the characters doing. Lots of action and cartoon violence kinda stuff. You know, the kind where anvils, being tied to train tracks, and things marked “ACME” come into play quite often.

So- now that my doodling pen is fired up for some sports mascot action but has been put on standby- what’s a guy to do????

GASP!

May 13, 2008

Something BIG is coming!

Here’s a sneak peek of a comic strip my son Ethan and I are doing together. He came up with a funny monster, and I knew it had to be drawn for the world to see. As soon as it is done, I’ll post the strip here in all it’s full-color, scary monster glory. Stay tuned….

SQUIRRELS: Bushy-Tailed Rats with Good PR!

May 7, 2008

Forget guns. Forget traps. Forget poison.

High-grade explosives. THAT’S the best way to deal with squirrel infestations.

Now, if I can just figure out how to get a small-scale nuclear device into an acorn-shaped package…..

‘Tis better to have loved and lost your mind….

May 6, 2008