Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

i'm giving thanks for a lovely wife and children with no criminal record.

so far

ps - this is the path from vaudeville to lantern abbey

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


been felling sick for the past several weeks, no energy, either. more of those oz motivational posters.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

more from the cartooning class

hi all! more from my class. i suppose i should mention, by the way, that i'll be teaching another round of the class starting in january, and anyone who lives in the berks/lancaster area who is interested can sign up through the yocum art institute.

anyway, talking about placing figures in space/drawing figures in perspective, which segued into POV and shot composition:

of course, these are not exhaustive -- they're just supplements for the actual class -- but i'm thinking of putting together an "advanced! cartooning" book or something, after manga is done.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


nothing fancy, just a doodle of my girls and toby.

yes, toby the dog is named after toby taylor. but in all fairness, toby taylor was originally chosen as a great puppy name, since the character is like an overgrown puppy. it's all very "circle of life".

or something completely different.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

design, posing, and body language

these are some notes i drew up for my current cartooning class.

i used DD's arch-foe red dingo, who i have only recently figured out how to draw.
he is a manic and grandiose character, so he was a perfect example for showing changes in body language for depression, elation etc that need to look exciting, while essentially being static poses.
the stages go from right to left, because i am left-handed and everything i do is backwards

if you have my earlier sketchbooks, or the uberfolio, you can see plenty of examples of the attempts i've made at red dingo over the years.
i actually have dozens of pages of these expressions/poses, it seems i went from total block to artistic diarrhea. enjoy the mental image!

red dingo is enjoying it
the bar poses are from a scene in "the kula kola caper". don't worry, kids, it's just ginger ale!

and vodka.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

OZ motivational poster

cleaning up some old files and found this. there are more.

*#&#*! winkies.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


obviously, i was going to post this yesterday.
unfortunately, we've been sans internet since friday, thanks to the blizzard. and i just realized that starbuck's has free wifi. if only they had blankies for nap time...

i'll post more stuff from the witch's house later.