Sunday, July 20, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Drew the tiger on the left and then "dabbed" it with Painter's sponge and got this phantasmagorical version of the original.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
For the picture, I started with an old phrenology chart for the human head and added the wolf jaws (cave bear jaws in the episode -- bigger, chompier...) to it. Colored and "dirtied" it up to make it seem more old-world.
And yes, dire wolves were real creatures that roamed the earth once upon a time...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Originally in BACK TO THE FUTURE, Marty McFly and Doc Brown never get their time-travel experiment off the ground. Their endeavor is halted by Hill Valley Councilman Dick Winston (Craig McNamara), all part of the film's initial backstory involving the city's eminent domain junction against Brown's property. "Originally we saw this as a taut drama," explains co-writer Bob Gale, "The story of 'an everyman-against-the-powers-that-be'. The whole time-travel thing, that was just there to steer the story into the courtroom nitty-gritty." In the original cut of the film, Marty and Doc return home to fashion a legal defense and leave Dick Winston to be gunned down by the Libyan terrorists...
If you don't believe it, enlarge the picture and look at the photo caption!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Not really -- this is a doodle I did at work and realized it's in that great sixties style you saw inTV advertisements that used cartoons. With my truty, dusty Corel program I fattened up the lines, dropped in the colors and added the very-60's san serif type.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Actually these are all production stills from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ICEBOX, a super-8 spoof we shot during college and all filmed in Edina, Minnesota. Kirk Mathison was great as a German baddie and my brother Jonathan played the lead character, Louisiana Jones -- professor, archaeologist... and gourmet.
Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpBeq2OlLHM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Word has it John Williams composed a stellar rendition of Pomp & Circumstance for this scene which, sadly, was cut from the final film.
Written and rendered by my pal and STAR WARS STRIPZ co-author, Craig McNamara.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Instead of an official image from HANNIBAL's second season, I offer this painting I originally did to spruce up my REAPER office walls. Needless to say, it was more fitting for my HANNIBAL wall.
The second season of HANNIBAL premieres this Friday, FEBRUARY 28th...on NBC. Check your local listings. Until then, here are a couple of TRAILERS sure to whet your appetite:
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, December 20, 2013
Craig McNamara, Saint Paul MN native born and bred, found this poster and gave it to me ostensibly because my next-door-neighbor Casey Jones aka Roger Awsumb was featured as a special guest (so was Barry ZeVan the weatherman -- but I didn't know him personally). I loved the artwork and it was a nice piece from the past.
But then I got to wondering who the host of the parade, this "Super Mayor" was. A little research gleaned from WFMU’S Beware of the Blog uncovered the following:
An incident where Mayor McCarty helped apprehend a disorderly patron at a White Castle restaurant was the genesis of a weekly "Supermayor" comic strip by Jerry Fearing in the local paper.”
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
When I was on FRINGE, this is the card I sent everyone, from J.J. Abrams on down. I didn't watch the series in the last couple seasons, but lemme know if they ended up doing this episode.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
One episode of the CW series REAPER involved Tyler Labine's character Sock being punished and having to wear the Work Bench store mascot outfit... which ultimately leads to him embracing the job and facing-off with a rival hardware store mascot -- an ambulatory hammer -- and a fist fight that he wins -- only to find it's a retired old lady in the hammer get-up.
Above are the ideas I offered for the potential Work Bench mascot costume. While "Wrenchy-Wrench" was the ultimate choice, I always loved the simplicity of the plum-bob design.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Drew this during a Minnesota Scriptworks meeting. Seeing as the Soviet Union was still in existence at the time, it tells you how many moons ago it was created. The UN proceedings so boring the Soviet delegate is left to the imagination.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A Photo from the LA TIMES shows a city councilman holding a life size cut-out of William Mulholland, the man behind the LA aqueduct a hundred years ago... ah, or is it a hundred year photo of Mullholland holding a life size cut-out of a councilman of the future?