I missed posting this on Arbor Day proper, an entry that needs a little explaining -- In an episode of WEIRD SCIENCE Gary and Wyatt get stuck in their favorite slasher film and artwork was needed for the VHS(!) box. This was one of my suggestions, though in retrospect I feel the style in which I did it was way too ARCHIE COMICS.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Many moons ago, when my good friend Steve Burbidge was accepted to med school at the University of Minnesota, I had this brainstorm of an idea for a bumper sticker. The 'I [heart] MY DOG -- MY CAT -- MY KID etc.' bumper sticker craze had just hatched and was catching on fast, so my idea was a natural. I did worry that, in order to get the visual joke, people would have to drive close enough up... and crash into the car ahead.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Not storyboards technically, but an image sequence to explain how I envisioned the spirit of a chain-saw wielding serial killer exits the body of the nebbishy character Greg. From the aptly titled REAPER episode Greg, Schmeg, written by me and Chris Black.
Monday, May 16, 2016
I did these post college and before I started in advertising. I like the "fall in love with a loon" in particular because the lines have a nice uneven quality -- I may have used brush and ink instead of my go-to Sharpie Marker... plus how the flannel-shirted guy is staring PAST the loon, possibly stoned and unaware the bird's even there...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
As the lead characters in WEIRD SCIENCE were not of drinking age, we had them hang out at a coffee shop whilst not in school. It already had been named JAVA MAN! so all I had to come up with was the logo
Friday, April 8, 2016
MICKEY v HARRY-- THE DAWN of ADMISSION NUMBERS...
With the big opening of HARRY POTTER WORLD at Universal Studios Los Angeles, Disneyland is up against some super competition.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Back at the University of Minnesota, there was a West Bank bar called DICK TRACY'S SALOON and we at the MN Daily Creative Department did up ads for them, using my drawings of the Chester Gould comic strip characters. Copyright infringement? Who cared? Eventually the syndicate that owned the comic strip cared -- enough so that the bar's name was changed to TRACY'S SALOON. Which meant the place needed a new mascot -- copyright free -- and I came up with this guy...
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
What puts motion into the picture of a guy getting punched in the face? The ABSENCE OF STRAIGHT LINES -- sure, a bullet or an arrow shoot straight, but here it's the ARC of the punch and the BOWING of the recipient that bring the picture to life!
The book ANIMATION by Preston Blair shows great examples of the above. And you can find a PDF copy online! That book over every other really helped me learn to draw...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
A personal favorite trio of panels from Twelve O'clock Somewhere -- inspired in part by Gene Colan's artwork in the old Marvel Dracula comics. Accompanying (and apropos) poetry by Robert Service.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
When NBC announced it wasn't picking HANNIBAL up for a fourth season, I drew this cartoon strip as a final send-off... but waited until the series had officially ended before publishing it here. Whether it was to your taste or not, nowhere on network television could you find a headier, more stylish or daring show...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
HANNIBAL is halfway through its third season, but alas there won't be a fourth. I'm happy to report that I'm now on the new Robert Kirkman series, OUTCAST. The super-cool poster (which I DID NOT illustrate) is above... and you can watch the trailer at
Look for the series in 2016 on Cinemax...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Remember McDonalds styrene burger containers? Your great grandchildren will -- as those burger pods will still be bio-degrating a thousand years after they're gone...
Monday, June 15, 2015
Spielberg's second feature came out forty years ago this summer. JAWS introduced the concept of Boffo Summer Box Office -- and you can see it again on the big screen! June 21st and 24th, TCM is screening the film in movie theaters around the country. Check if your city is one of the lucky ones!
The above is a decades-old photo of a billboard a friend and I reworked to honor the film...