Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A little New Years Eve gift

I know it's still winter, but here's Nudnik's antics at the Beach

Long year

And so this is the end of the decade. 10 years since we were aching over the Y2K crisis (remember that?).

This is probably the first decade I remember in its entirety. And quite frankly, I don't think I'm going to miss it much. Hopefully the 2010s will be better.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I listed more books in the For Sale section.

They're selling like hotcakes, so if you want something, you'd better go look now.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My monthly eBay sale

It's that time of the month again, when I list five items to sell on eBay. I'm sorry to say none of them will be shipped in time for Christmas, but I hope you'll take a peek anyway.

This month, we have:

Bid now!

Friday, December 18, 2009


List of comic strip books for sale updated. They're being sold, folks, so take a look.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

That Editorial Cartoon book

So anyone remember how I mentioned that one of my cartoons got published in the best editorial cartoon book? Well, somehow I ended up with THREE extra copies of the book.

But of course one copy is enough for me to have. Considering that I actually need MORE space, and not to mention the fact that Amazon doesn't have any copies in stock, I decided to do what good Americans do in this situation.

So here's the deal. If anyone wants a copy of this book you can have it for $13. That price includes Media Mail (if you want me to ship via Priority, add $3). And as you expect, the supply is very limited, so go ahead and email me now if you want it.

If you want me to autograph it, yeah, I can do that. Not sure if that'll add value on eBay, though.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More animatin'

I got ToonBoom for my birthday and decided to try them out. Here's another one of my test animation. The character's yelling "WHAT!?"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year

I just found out that one of my editorial cartoons will be included in Charles Brooks' "The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 2010" edition. I only drew five this year, which was enough to qualify.

I've pretty much lost interest in editorial cartooning. Admittingly, I was never into it in the first place, just doing them as an excuse to get published.

Consider this my final chapter to this medium.

Buy it here

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Flying Feet

Irv Spector was primarily a writer and animator for Paramount Cartoon Studios, writing on cult cartoons like "Plot Sickens" or "Chew Chew Baby".

Anyway, after the east-coast well dried up, he moved over to west. One of the places he worked at over there was DePatie-Freleng, and he ended up writing a handful of their theatrical shorts. One of the titles was his sole Roland and Rattfink credit, "Flying Feet" (1969), embedded below:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cartoon Books for Sale

Yeah, I still have them. Price doesn't include shipping.

Email me if you want more info (shipping, quality, etc.)

The Wizard of Id #6: The Wizard's Back

Best Political Cartoons of the Year - 2008 (Daryl Cagle)
Dilbert: When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View
Bush Leaguers: Cartoonists Take on the White House
Get Fuzzy: Blueprint for Disaster
Get Fuzzy: Groovitude
The Far Side Gallery #1
The Koky Dailies (a collection of Koky comic strip from 1979-1981)
Mutts: Cats and Dogs
Our Mutts

$10 EACH
Sheldon: Pure Ducky Goodness (inscribed with sketch by author Dave Kellett)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More cartoon goodness

I've put up a bunch of old cartoons for your enjoyment.

This was written by Jim Tyer, believe it or not. I wonder if it was inspired by Sidney the Elephant, a character he animated about a decade earlier at Terrytoons.

Speaking of Terrytoons, here's one of the Clint Clobber cartoons. And what do you know, it has an animation by Tyer.

Animated by Howard Beckerman (see post below), with story by Cliff Roberts and direction by Shamus Culhane.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Howard Beckerman

After watching "The Trip" (embedded below), I decided to google Howard Beckerman's name and discovered that he has a website. It's a neat site that covers Howard's work in animation. In addition to Paramount he also worked at Rankin-Bass, the 1969 "Winky Dink" revival, and also on the Nickelodeon series "Doug".

He has a book out called "Animation: The Whole Story". There are excerpts on his website if you'd like