Sunday, April 30, 2006
I'm working at home on this fine sunny Sunday, and listening to some favorite 70's jams. On came the classic "Amos Moses" by Jerry Reed. Oh yes, that's right, I said classic. Anyway, as Iistened, I started picturing old Amos. Here's what I saw. Enjoy!
This might look familiar to the folks who read Chippy and Loopus. I was sitting in a meeting and my mind was wandering. I scribbled this out very quickly with a brush pen. I added the dialogue when I transfered the panels to a 2x8 strip. Until then, I had a general idea of what they were saying, but I didn't get specific until the drawings were done. The total time for this particular strip start to finish was 30 minutes. The finished strip is over at http://phloo.blogspot.com/.
Friday, April 28, 2006
I was supposed to be boarding a scene but I got caught up in rendering this guy. When you pump out sequences too fast your brain turns to mush. That's were mine is. So I decided to slow down and just take the time to render something. Prismacolor.
Friday, April 21, 2006
I like to draw during meetings. Here's an ugly dude for ya. I've been a big fan of Dave Cooper. He really pushes his designs in a grotesque manner but somehow (for me) they're still appealing. I also like his storytelling. Pick up 'Ripple' if you get a chance. So I guess what I'm saying is that I was inspired by him. BTW this was done with a Colors-In-Motion Twist up Crayon. Love those things! They have a waxy feel when you draw with them and they layer beautifully. The best for coloring your storyboards. Really. I got mine from Staples. Go buy some now (get the 25 pack).
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Sometimes when you follow a talented fellow like Walleye, occasionally you need to humble yourself and just post for posting sake. These sketches aren't the best but they are what they are, pieces of paper plucked from a recycling bin.
sketch one: Caricature study. Trying to simplify with shapes.
sketch two: When the director gets a craving for donuts, you get him his FutherMucking donuts!! This is the after drawing. I'll have to see if I can find the before drawing.
EDIT: Found it!!! Here's the before drawing. He reallly wasn't like this. Just an exaggeration.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Been a while since I've posted any of these. Lost some momentum with tight deadlines and too much real work with a dangling paycheck. Stupid work.
Anyhow, I wanted to bring Anger back. Sorry for the language to anyone easily offended. I firmly believe in the heart of every "Nice" human being, is a raging, ball of fury just waiting to break loose. This one is a bit of a rant...I hope blogger blows it up enough to actually read it. If not, I'm sure you'll get the drift.
To the Count, I apologize in advance for the body fluid in this strip. That's where my head went when I thought up the idea. Funny thing, the idea of the head blowing up came from watching this crazy religious show where these muscle guys lift and break shit for Jesus. This one meaty neckless born again steroid sucker, took this run of the mill pink water bottle and using his veiny lungs, blew the thing up until it was the size of a tire and then kept going until it exploded. Between each breath he would thank Jesus for giving him the strength to pop that little piece of rubber that was probably manufactured in China for less than a nickel. The passions that drive people fascinate and terrify me. So that got me thinking about my tendency to rant and how my deep seeded nut of fury is probably the same passion that the muscle dude used to pop the unsuspecting waterbottle. What better way to pay homage to that than to blow up Anger's head. What can I say, I'm not that original. If the brow be low, then let it drag.
I love peanut butter....let's keep it clean, folks.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Hey Folks, the Count here, hijacking the site again to announce your favorite political rantfest, Kartoon Kagematch is moving, and has a new name. So come join me at my new home for political and social commentary at:
COUNTFUNKULA'S POLITICAL CARTOON CARNIVAL !
It's the same nutty political points of view and drawings, with a new website. Also, more videos and articles. Kind of whatever is on my mind on any given day, usually with my healthy dose of liberalism. But please know. all political points of view are welcome! I just got tired of server problems here on blogger. So once again come on over. The CARNIVAL'S in town! Wheeeeeee!