Thursday, May 31, 2012


Back in the day, DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY was a big deal at the comics shop.  I never bought it but somehow I had access to a copy and I tried my hand at DCMW.  My muscled apeman turned out okay but it really came to life when I added my own Yuletide touch... and created a new holiday character to rival Scrooge, the Grinch and Charlie Brown's pathetic Christmas tree...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Forget BATTLESHIP - THE MOVIE, or for that matter any of THE TRANSFORMERS films.  I drew this "movie poster" for the first Hollywood feature film based on a simple, non-story game back in the video arcade game's hey-dey.  All the proof you need is that the star of the picture was to be the then go-to action star, Harrison Ford. 

Ah, what a laugh we had at the Minnesota Daily, at the totally and utterly preposerous idea of launching a Hollywood feature based on a simple two (or, to be fair in BATTLESHIP's case, three) dimensional game.   Could anything be more absurd?  Answer number one: Equally as preposterous is that such a movie would cost over two hundred million dollars to make (BS) and answer number two: Be on the lookout for CHUTES AND LADDERS at a multiplex near you -- in 3D no doubt.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


When called to serve on a jury, the first part of the day entails crowding in with a hundred-plus other folks, waiting to get called.  During the Big Wait, it's fun to bring paper and pen and draw pictures of fellow jurors-to-be.  I didn't get many sketches off before I was called in to be on a potential jury for some nobody plaintiff named Kareem Abdul Jabar.  Really.  This IS Los Angeles, man. 

Years ago I was actually on a jury presided over by the honorable Lance Ito -- yes, THAT Lance Ito.  Then, after that, I was on a jury presided over by Judge Wopner -- no, not THE Judge Wopner, but the son of  THE Judge Wopner (if you don't know who Judge Wopner is, he preceeded Judge Judy as the official; 'TV Judge'.  if you don't know who judge Judy is, you're not watching nearly enough daytime TV...)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


The tale of a misguided alien invader who lacked the foresight necessary for happiness.  Rendered in trusty dusty pantone markers in the Minnesota Daily advertising department when I should have been doing work.  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Like every cartoonist that ever lived, I thought it would be great to start a daily comic strip.  My brilliant idea, something I hadn't seen before, was to feature a duck-billed platypus as the main character (this was before the invasion of Australian talent here in the US).  With the comic strip friendly name of "Scooter", my paneled protagonist 's thing was that he worked lots of different jobs, hence the name of the strip "SCOOTER FOR HIRE".

In about ten minutes I scribbled thirty two vocations my guy could try out.  You will note that some are not truly paying jobs ('ski bum', 'victim' or, arguably, 'writer') but it I had this stream of consciousness thing going...