Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Tough Train Robbery

Tuff-Girl in can can dancer costume
red pencil in sketchbook
Here’s something inspired by a story suggestion from a friend. The context of the scene has Tuff-Girl entering a train cabin as in a Hollywood Western brandishing a wooden chair leg (?).

Monday, August 11, 2014

TAGS - August 24 & 25, 1994

08/24: Sweet Tees

08/25: Doze Were the Daze

August 24: True story: I used to volunteer to design and have printed team tee-shirts for folks at the restaurants in which I worked at Disneyland, including the canoe gangs for the annual Cast-Member canoe races. Not an interesting fact, but it’s true. Not true would be that participating teams were called “gangs.” I do subscribe to the idea that uniforms help make up a team.

“Defiant” is pretty much a nod to the ship from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Not because I was a great fan of the show, but more for the franchise and it just sounds like a real, formidable war ship.

“Pump It Up” is a nod to the Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon series of sketches on Saturday Night Live, “Pumping Up with Hans and Franz”, and because of the pumping action involved with hand-car racing.

Al’s Defiant gang is comprised of these randomly chosen members: Al (Captain, beagle, 5th appearance), Michelle (weasel, 4), Barron (stuffed bear, 15), Bingo (snake, 5), Connie (cardinal, 3), Heidi (gopher, 7), Rudy (pig, 7) and Monster (monster)

August 25: Drawing short straws means that these members aren’t racing today. 

Monster is generally agreeable to a lot of things. I think the follow up strip should have had Heidi and Polly upping the crazy things they could get him to sleepily concede. Alas…

“How-Yoohie!” is yet another nonsense word I coined just because I could.

In this strip: Al (6), Heidi (8) and Polly (penguin, 23).

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Un-Canard Wolver-Duck

22.86 cm  x  30.48 cm (9.00" x 12.00")
Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board

This Wolverine/ Donald Duck mash-up was done during Wonder Con, Anaheim, 2012 as followup to a Captain America/ Mickey Mouse mash-up.

He’s the best a what he ducks, but what he ducks isn't mice.

I’m not sure there’s Marvel characters and Disney shorts character mash up well across the board. For one thing there aren’t a lot of Disney characters you can cast as villains. But one-offs are fun, as is trying to fill out either an Avengers or X-Men roster.