I've uploaded several illustrations from some recent unpublished projects. Click here yo.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I found this on abebooks.com for around $10, including shipping. It is amazingly beautiful in several respects:
First of all, it's huge. I should have included a nickel for scale in this photo, cuz it's about 14 inches high.
There are over 300 pages packed full of vintage comics up through about the 50's. Sometimes entire story arcs are included.
Elzie Segar, George Herriman, Fontaine Fox, George Herriman, John Held Jr, Frank King, George Herriman, George Storm, Bud Fisher, George Herriman (did I mention him already?).
The reproduction quality is beautiful. I've not seen anything like it, and I have read lots of books about old comics over the years (the first book I ever checked out of a public library was about Rube Goldberg. I was 6.)
Each page is a reminder of what is so very wrong with the comics pages nowadays. Well maybe not so much the last dozen pages or so. There's a bit of modern stuff, but nothing past 1978 when this was published.
So, to borrow a line from Krusty the Klown, if you find a better enormous book about comics from the early 20th century with amazing content and beautiful reproduction quality, YOU BUY IT!
at 7:50 AM
Friday, November 24, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
We are now operating under a new name. Hobotopia.
We'll see how it feels for a few weeks.
at 10:54 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
If your life were a movie, what would the soundtrack be?
Here's how this meme works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod).
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. New question-- press the next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.
Over My Shoulder — I am Kloot
Cripple Creek Ferry — Neil Young
First Day of School:
A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens ... — Sufjan Stevens
A conjunction of drones sounds about right.
Falling in Love:
Hang on Little Tomato — Pink Martini
She Smiled Sweetly — Rolling Stones
Here it Comes — Modest Mouse
Considering I didn't go, maybe the line "the place and the time when we knew everything would go wrong" is appropriate.
I'm Amazed — Frank Black
Honestly, I didn't cheat.
I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to be Nicer — the Cardigans
...and I don't even drink.
Thorn in My Side — Eurythmics
Let Me Tell You About My Boat — the Life Aquatic Soundtrack
Getting Back Together:
More Adventurous — Rilo Kiley
Like Spinning Plates — Christopher O'Riley covers Radiohead
Birth of Child:
The Woodlands National Anthem — the Arcade Fire
This Old Guitar — Neil Young
What a downer of a battle that's gonna be.
Something Against You — the Pixies
The A-Team theme song
...and what an awesome funeral!
Tomorrow on the Runway — The Innocence Mission
Kleenex available at the exit. Please watch your step while exiting the theater.
Check out Ward's entries, where I hitched my wagon to this meme.
at 11:15 AM
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew saw this picture and praised my obvious parenting skills. I am humbled and honored and would like to thank all the little people who made this possible. The little people being Lucas and Damon and the Bowling Pin.
Those of you who like to draw and have yet to read and absorb Preston Blair's masterpiece had best get cracking.
at 9:34 AM