Friday, December 12, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Whether you're a lefty or a righty, try it -- and surprise the non-dominant hemisphere of your brain.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In the 90's fellow Minnesotan Mark Frost (of TWIN PEAKS and other TV/movie fame,) wrote THE LIST OF 7. It follows a young Arthur Conan Doyle M.D. who is teamed up with a brilliant, super-deductive crime-solver (a character who clearly inspires the Doctor-turned-author to create Sherlock Holmes.) Super-fast paced, enormously rich in period detail and a great story, this book's out of print, but available used. Look for it anywhere and everywhere but Amazon.
As for the picture above... I doodled it at work and later realized it was inspired by Frost's novel. (The book's better, trust me...)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I particularly love Jack Davis's trademark loose and incredibly vivacious style in this panel.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
The CW series REAPER was, and remains, beloved and admired during its two season run. At that time I figured, in the event that somehow GOSSIP GIRL and the reboot of 90210 stumbled, we should be ready for the next logical step: a little kid friendly spin-off of the show. Ben, Sock and Sam would lean on a brick wall and ruminate about their lot in life, ala Charlie Brown and co., but would have to maintain their respective beards to look enough like their real-life counter parts.
Oh, and every cartoon needs a dog -- hence 'Rufus.'
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A few years ago, my good Minnesota Daily fiends and I were yukking it up over the titles of the (then) recent sequel books to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by the late Steig Larsson -- THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. We laughed that with such titles, the series was never-ending. Off the cuff, the group tossed out potential future titles: THE GIRL WHO WORE WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY or THE GIRL WHO RAN WITH SCISSORS or this one, which I then I dummied up...
Putting this post together, I contacted the guys trying to recall any other funny titles and an e-mail chain began... and is still going, with everyone coming up with new ones. Among the hot-off-the-press favs: THE GIRL WHOSE FACE STAYED THAT WAY... THE GIRL WHO ATE POTATO SALAD LEFT OUTSIDE ON A VERY HOT DAY, THE GIRL WHO TEXTED WHILE CROSSING AN INTERSECTION and one for American history buffs: THE GIRL WHO STOOD TOO CLOSE TO WM. MCKINLEY ON A MID SEPTEMBER DAY IN 1901.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The number-crunching is drawing to a close and it seems the summer's movie box office take failed to impress. It's easy to see why -- do the math: if a film costs 100 to 200 million dollars to make and costs more than twice that to advertise and promote, it's hard for any film to see a profit.
Studios must follow the example presented in this New Yorker cartoon I cut out twenty years ago.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Trevor's first day of school is next Tuesday and gone will be the mornings of sleeping late. This picture seemed appropriate -- a rendering I did of Craig McNamara's proposed production company logo Monday Morning Productions.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
This drawing was done by Bruce Hannum, during our MN DAILY days.
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: