Friday, February 22, 2008

Killer Comics

I read over at the Daily Cartoonist that Tony Carrillo plans to kill off a character in his strip, F Minus.

Pretty funny, because there aren't any regular characters in Tony's strip.

I wish I coud use that gimmick, but I routinely kill off people in EEK! and more than half the characters are in various stages of being undead.
What can I do for shock value?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Jack of All Trades

I ran across this link to an Abraham Lincoln book illustrated by one of my idols, Jack Davis.

These drawings are in a more serious vein than Mr. Davis' MAD work, but they're just gorgeous. The detail, the composition, the linework: simply breathtaking.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Steve Gerber RIP

Very sad news. Mark Evanier has a touching eulogy at his site.

I didn't know Steve Gerber, but I enjoyed his work, especially his Man-Thing comics from the 1970s. I re-purchased the whole run a couple of years ago on ebay and was slowly (too slowly, alas) working my way through them.

If you're so inclined, you can read Steve's blog, which chronicled his struggle with pulmonary fibrosis, along with happier subjects like his recent comics work on DC's Dr. Fate.

It's a good example of how you may not know someone, but you learn about his life and even feel a personal connection to him, through blogging.

Definitely a 21st century experience.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Toy

My 19" flatscreen monitor arrived Friday. It replaces my very heavy, very bulky 17" monitor. I have so much more room on my desk now I don't know what to do with it.
Maybe I'll sublet it to another cartoonist.

The HPw1907 isn't a top-of-the-line product, but it suits my needs just fine.

Here's a pic. Mine didn't come with the blonde and the candy cane.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Odd Couple Redux

Remember this pic?
Len Callo has provided a little insight into how it ended up on the Internet.
Read on, True Believer, for the senses-shattering origin of the famous photo and the mindblowing majesty of Jack "King" Kirby's "Valley Girl" comic!
'Nuff said!

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