|Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008|
|Wednesday, August 6th, 2008|
|Sunday, July 6th, 2008|
|Patriotic Superheroes Year 2
Decided to make the creation of new patriotic superheroes a July 4th tradition and this year Pete came up with two.
I think it's time for freedom-loving supertypes to be based on American radicals who, time has shown us, were ahead of their times. And then, you know, they get turned to bugs or something.If I'd been smart, I'd a had Susan B. Ant surfing on a dollar coin and saying "Don't forget your SOCIAL CHANGE" as she punched the face of a sexist criminal with the proportionate strength of a feminist ant!
Pete created this one--the idea of a giant using the Washington monument as a sword seems worthy of Kirby...though my execution falls a bit short of that hype!
Don't blame Pete for this next one--it's the corniest one, finding its source material in the lyrics to "You're a Grand Old Flag."
The duo below comes straight out of "This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie. (The final line of the chorus: "This land was made for you and me.") Pete rewrote the lyrics to describe their origin."As I was walking
down a wonderful highway
I saw a genie
his name Jamie
He told me
I had three wishes
I told him
I'd narrow it down to one.
The only wish I had
was that my friend and I
would be patriotic superheroes"
And their names were U and Me!
|Wednesday, March 5th, 2008|
|Wednesday, February 6th, 2008|
I noticed the other day that somebody from Tempe, Arizona, has been reading my webcomics...a lot! Don't know if it's someone on livejournal, but if so, thanks! Want to buy some Power Glove coffee mugs? Seriously, if you're out there, let me know!
Um, hopefully it's not someone looking to sue me for using a trademarked term...like, um, Power Glove, for example.
|Saturday, February 2nd, 2008|
I did a mobius strip comic,
where the end of the strip leads directly and--possibly--seamlessly to the beginning.
I did it because I edited a feature in Nick Mag where we asked Sam Henderson, Mark Martin, Jef Czekaj, Graham Annable, and James Kochalka to make mobius comics....and after I assigned it I wanted to prove to myself it was possible. (I maybe should have done that BEFORE assigning, but it all worked out.)
Here's how some of the Nick Mag ones ended up.
Anyone else want to try?
|Friday, December 28th, 2007|
I updated my blog
with a comics-geeky season's greetings. It involves lip-reading.
|Monday, December 17th, 2007|
|Wednesday, November 28th, 2007|
|Monday, November 26th, 2007|
|Saturday, November 24th, 2007|
|Friday, November 23rd, 2007|
Thanksgiving was good--it has been the last few years, because of a great tradition!
Sean Taggart (painter and cartoonist and creator of the Jerky Boys cartoon incarnation) and Bronwyn Taggart (radio celebrity, Iowa boosteress, and awesome writer) come over. Bronwyn and Peggy cook, cook, cook while Sean, Pete, and I make crafts, place settings, and Thanksgiving decorations. Then we all eat.
This year, Team: Decorate was joined by neice Cassie Clements of Bridgeport Texas. Bridgeport's loss was Cold Spring's gain--Cassie's a craft dynamo!
Here's a selection of this year's decorations...
I drawed this and Cassie colored it (watercolors) in like 10 seconds. I'm hoping she'll move to NY permanently so I can make her color everything I draw forever!
Pete sculpted this skull and crossbones (plus tons of other things, but this was my fave). No direct Thanksgiving connection, but who cares?
Turkey sculpture by Sean Taggart.
This torch by Pete is cool. He made a cone, taped it, then strategically crumpled and shaped another piece of paper for the fire.
|Friday, October 12th, 2007|
|the critic has spoken
Tom Spurgeon, aka comicsreporter.com, reviewed Power Glove,
my web comic.
Lucky for me--Tom's a great writer, and it's so flattering to see his perfectly chosen words describing my comics efforts. Plus I think he liked them. Current Mood: grateful
|Monday, October 8th, 2007|
|Tuesday, August 21st, 2007|
|Sunday, August 19th, 2007|
|book sale, ass-kicking eagles
Garrison had its book sale this weekend--and as per usual I bought a lot of books. My boy Pete, though, struck it rich, with many good finds, including this book--which boasts the best combination of book title, book cover, and book-cover haircut in the history of literature.
He's halfway through reading it.
I got a good one, too!
Haven't read it yet.
Also: came up with a rough idea for a Power Glove
storyline. The fellow below is a karate-action eagle named POW who is part of said story idea.
|Friday, August 17th, 2007|
|Saturday, August 4th, 2007|
I drew this comic for my son, Pete, to take in his lunch the other day (to read, not to eat). It took me like 4 minutes, but turned out pretty well. Why is it that the less planning the better for me? Perhaps it's cuz lack of any drawing skills means whatever I can whip off in a second is better than anything ambitious, which I inevitably work to death! Hooray for epiphanies!
The evil DJ is threatening the crowd with "Nickelback." It got smudged.
|Sunday, July 22nd, 2007|
|How did we all become such geeks? PLUS SCARY SKETCH
I'm sitting here updating my livejournal while my son, Pete, plays Pokemon Colosseum, my wife goes off to do statistics (in between frantic crammings of "Deathly Hollows"), and I just organised all the comics on the magazine rack that dominates my living room.
Oh, well, I guess I was always like this. Self-hate won't turn me into man who can exercize without whining and who can cook for himself.
Here's a drawing Pete made yesterday. It's a glowing skeleton seen in a mirror (the mirror has a smiley face on it). Pretty cool, eh?