Sunday, September 28, 2008

Original comic art for sale

I'm selling an original for a 1973 "Country Parson" panel on eBay.

Click here and bid.

More Goosemyer

More "Goosemyer" by Brant Parker and Don Wilder.

The first one in particular features criticism of Ronald Reagan. Imagine what it would've been like if someone uploaded that strip right after he died.





Saturday, September 27, 2008

Goosemyer

Don Wilder, co-creator of Crock, passed away few days ago.In his honor, I thought I'd post samples of his short-lived Goosemyer strip, which he co-created with Brant Parker. It ran from 1980 to 1984.




Monday, September 22, 2008

Bad Baby

Patrick McDonnell is best known for his daily strip Mutts, which runs in over 500 newspapers thru King Features Syndicate.

Before starting Mutts, however, he did a monthly strip for Parents magazine called Bad Baby, which ran from 1984 to at least around 1997.

The local university's library has a bound copy of a bunch of magazines, Parents being one of them.. I xeroxed some of the Bad Baby strips here.

Unfortunately, these are all in black and white; they were originally printed as is from Patrick's watercolor, so you're not seeing everything here.



Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bailout

Sibling Revelry

Thanks to Mr. Martin himself, here are additional Sibling Revelry strips. These are from the later part of its run.




Thursday, September 18, 2008

The animated B.C.

Believe it or not, Johnny Hart's B.C. characters were animated...several times, in fact.

To start off with, here's are these two ACTION commercials.





There were several other commercials from various companies that are very rare.

In addition, B.C. had two holiday specials. A Thanksgiving one and a Christmas one.

In fact, the Thanksgiving special is on YouTube as well.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Both specials were put out on VHS, but are out of print. You can probably find used copies on some online stores, tho...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Palin 'toons


Gag cartoonist Rex May has been drawing Palin alot lately. See the site for more.

Widget

I added an Amazon.com widget on the side of the blog.

Seeing that I get absolutly zero financial support from my cartooning and this blog, it might be considerate of you if you decide to click on my links and buy something.

Hint hint

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain's old, didn't you know?

My first real attempt at drawing John McCain.

Holy Mole


Holy Mole is a delightful little strip drawn by Rick Hotton. Minimal lineart but still beautifully drawn.

I first heard about this strip when Doonesbury went on a hiatus (one of the papers added this strip as a replacement). A good decision on the paper's part, in my opinion.

The website only contains few samples. Hopefully, more will be posted soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

That thing you used to draw...whatever happened to it?

Some of you (okay, only one) have asked me whatever happened to Baitu, the strip I drew for the first few months of this year.

He's on hold for now. I'm now doing two editorial cartoons a week for two newspapers, and combined with all the other stuff going on, I don't have time to do the strip.

I haven't abandoned the character, though. I'm in the process of retooling it. Chances are, when you start seeing the rabbit again, the strip will be very different than what was seen in that student paper.

Here's an example as proof that I've been doing something with the character.


(And yes, I gave Bonnie a species-change, from a rabbit into a human. Howie Schneider, eat your heart out)

Either way, Baitu will be back someday, in one form or another.

Cartoons

I haven't posted my cartoons in a while.

This one ran on Sept. 9 in the Weakley County Press.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A note on comments

In the future, when you leave comments, please write your name. You don't have to register Blogger to post comments here, but please write your name anyway.

Thanks.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

More C-SPAN videos

Political Cartoon Convention (aired 06/21/2002 on C-SPAN 2) - Scott Stantis introduces Victoria Clarke.

Cartoonists' Roundtable (aired 12/31/2002 on C-SPAN 3) with Stantis, Signe Wilkinson, Cullum Rogers, and David Levine.

Political Cartoonists Reflections on the 2000 Presidential Elect (aired April 13, 2001 on C-SPAN 3) - Robert Arial, Joel Pett, Doug Marlette, Clay Bennett

The Future of Editorial Cartooning

This is a conference from the 2007 AAEC convention that C-SPAN aired on July 6, 2007.

The Future of Editorial Cartooning

The hosts are Milt Priggee, Rob Rogers, Clay Bennett, Paul Fell, and Ted Rall. Other cartoonists including Mary Locher (Dick Locher's wife), Kate Palmer, Jim Morin, J.P. Trostle, Gordon Campbell, Jerry Robinson, Walt Handelsman, Kevin Kallaugher, Rex Babin, Stephanie McMillan, Cindy Procius and Signe Wilkinson have also expressed their thoughts.

Can anyone identify the rest of the cartoonists Ted gave the mike to?

Also check out

Caricaturing a Nation (aired on C-SPAN 7/5/2007) with Mike Thompson, Joe Szabo, Flemming Rose, and Nik Kowsar.

Editorial Cartoonists on the Internet (aired 7/5/2007 on C-SPAN) with Matt Davies, Rob Rogers, Lee Judge, and Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Iraq War Editorial Cartoons (aired 07/09/2007 on C-SPAN 2) with Rob Rogers, Ted Rall, David Axe, Signe Wilkinson and Harry Katz.

Courage in Editorial Cartooning (aired 7/8/2007 on C-SPAN) with Joel Pett, Mik Kowsar, Robert Russell, Jonathan Shapiro and Michael Holcombe.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A little light on Jack Moore

Okay, one other thing about Kelly & Duke. I just recieved an email from a person named John Neel with an interesting discovery: a political cartoon by Jack Moore.

I have no doubt to believe that this is from the same artist behind Kelly. The artstyle is different, but the artist's signature matches with the one found in his strip.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what newspaper Moore drew for and when, but it does at least shed some light on his cartoon career.

Monday, September 1, 2008

RIP Skippy

Skippy, my pet beagle for the past 10 years, have suddenly passed away today.

Chances are, I won't be posting as much for the next few days. Just sayin'

Procastination

When you feel like procastinating, there's nothing better than wasting time by watching a short film all about it.



H/T Cartoon Brew