Saturday, June 25, 2011

Don Martin a Cartoon Original

Don Martin has to be in the top 5 most original cartoonists in history.
One of the reasons I started my blog was because it was depressing to see how inbred modern cartoons had become and I figured if I started posting a wide variety of cartoon styles that had life, individuality, humor and skill that maybe the next generation of cartoonists would have a wider assortment of inspirations that just the last 30 years of decadent Disney and Saturday morning cartoons.
I have not been posting as much stuff as I used to and that's mainly because there are so many great blogs now that do better what mine was for.
These Don Martin images are from ComicCrazys, one of my favorite blogs.
To me, blogs are even better than books because the people who make them actually like the work itself and are generously willing to share it with the rest of the world. Fans put up the cartoons and comics in all their glory - unlike so many books that hide tiny thumbnail drawings within a vast sea of boring text written by pompous non-cartoonists who want to find some way to intellectualize the work -rather than just showing you the work and letting you enjoy it for what it is.
Don Martin's drawing style is even funnier than his jokes and that's what makes cartooning different than other forms of humor.

I don't anyone who draws funnier 'tards than Martin.

This feeding the pigeon comic story is a true work of cartoon art.

Chris Lopez shares tons of great and unique cartoon art with the world. I hope it helps to break the cycle of hideous stylistic inbreeding we have been suffering from for too long.

Monday, June 20, 2011

No Words Necessary

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Detective Story is my favorite movie , I think because Kirk reminds me so much of my Dad. Full of morals, worry, stress and manliness all in the hard act of trying to do the right thing against the evil forces of weakness all around him.

Happy Father's Day Dad!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Need Some Tech Help Part Time

Here's the kind of crap I do.

full of sap and pathos and subplots

Hey there

if you are good at using computer programs, building websites etc and want some part time work on a current project, let me know in the comments. I need someone who is organized and detail oriented.

Final Cut
Sound Recording


Gimme a clickable link in the comments to your wares.

(Oh, I should remind you I'm in San Fernando Valley North area. You'd have to live within easy driving distance.)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Irv Spector Pretty Girl Comics

Here's an Irv Spector treat.

Spector is the same guy who draws the beautiful Coogy comics.

He blends appealing traits from a lot of different styles all into one.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Inking Jim Smith

I'm Jim 's biggest fan. He has a way of drawing funny and solid at the same time.
I have tons of his rough sketches and caricatures and thought I would attempt cleaning one up in illustrator.
It's very tricky trying to pick just the right lines to make thick and thin. I try to make every line mean something, not just float around inside the silhouette of the forms.

So for each line I ink, I look for the other corresponding line that describes a form between them.

It ain't perfect but it's fun to do. I think I lost some of the triangular shape of Duke's head.

If anyone is interested in practicing their clean ups, I could put more of Jim's drawings up.

We are doing a job together now and maybe we could use another clean up artist for him.

Let me know if you wanna buy any of his art too, because he has some for sale. It's genius.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Happy Odds and Ends

Do you remember when mustaches grew above the nostrils?

Have you seen "Puppy With Bee"? There was a whole "with bee" line of toys in the 60s. Puppy without Bee is no fun at all.
I wish Woody would be with bee. With penguin is ok though.
Flintstone with melted crotch shreds. He must have sat on a piping hot pizza.
These are a few of my favorite things...
Beatings used to be regular happenings in the funny pages.

Do you collect heads in a bag? That used to be a big deal.