Posts Tagged ‘monster’

Deacon Meeting Doodle: HAND ATTACK!!!!

December 4, 2013

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Even church deacon meetings aren’t immune to a little doodlage.

Doodlized Sweetness

April 25, 2013

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It is indeed a sad day when even a sweet gesture from a friend is not impervious to doodles. This envelope contained some details for a freelance job I did for my friend Anne, and it fell victim to doodlification during my son’s basketball practice.


November 29, 2010

Sitting at Jason’s Deli with my family, when my pencil forced me… FORCED ME… to draw this rendition of the J. D. Pickle mascot. Too many Warner Brothers cartoons as a kid, I tell ya!

And his robot guardian angel warned him, “STAY AWAY FROM THE FLAMING PEAR!!”

October 27, 2009

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We were developing some cartoon characters at work, and one of the characters my friend Jennifer came up with was this little slug guy in his underwear. Her concept for him was great, and all I really had to do was flesh him out a bit, as you can see here.

However, my brain is wired in such a way that I have to flush out any competing variations of a character before I can really get moving on the final, approved version. So, flush away I did…all over an unsuspecting piece of paper in a meeting.

Where the toothy robot and flaming pear bomb thingy came from, I have NO earthly idea. I guess the current from the “slug flushing” was just too strong and they got pulled in by the rip tide.

Smaug and the fires of imagination

September 14, 2009

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My seven-year-old son and I are reading (or re-reading, in my case) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein. We are nearing the end of the Mirkwood Forest stage of the journey, and will soon be to the part where they first encounter Smaug, the fearsome dragon. Ethan has gotten really excited about the book, and is chomping at the bit for Smaug to make an appearance.

As we’ve been reading, I couldn’t help but remember how disappointed I was in the way Rankin-Bass envisioned Smaug in their 1980 version of The Hobbit. A little too cat-like for my tastes. And a furry back??? What the heck was that about?

I’d always imagined Smaug as more of a cross between the dragons the great Ray Harryhausen did, and the dragon that appeared in the 1981 film Dragonslayer. Instead they give me one that’s only slightly more menacing in appearance than the Luck Dragon from Neverending Story!

All that being said, I found myself doodling a dragon recently in a meeting, and the first thing that popped into my head was, “Now that’s my Smaug!” Unfortunately, where I started my doodle on the paper will not allow me to finish a full body sketch of him, but I hope you’ll enjoy the small part I was able to do.


July 22, 2009


It makes me sad to see one of my doodles so giddy and happy when he’s only seconds away from being obliterated by a tiny little rocket man.

Let’s not tell him, though. I want his last moments to be pleasant ones.

Sweet Dreams

June 5, 2009


You may not see him, but he’s going to be there.


In your bedroom.

Over in that dark corner.

Just standing there.

Watching you.

And humming 1970s advertising jingles.

You! Come Pleat Me!!!!!

February 4, 2009


Soooooo sorry for the bad pun. But I saw Jerry Maguire listed on TV last night, and couldn’t help but doodling my rendition of what I believe to be the most horrifying, soul-destroying, shudder-inducing line ever uttered on the big screen.


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….

Oh no! There goes Tokyo…go go Godzilla!

February 12, 2008


By now, many of you know of my son Ethan’s love and fascination for all things Godzilla-ish. I, being the loving father (and half-crazed cartoon fan) that I am, felt it was my duty to produce a short loop in homage to the “King of the Monsters”.

Hope y’all enjoy it.