Saturday, April 20, 2019

A Joke NOT in MAD #7

As I developed ideas for "Shazam Funnies" (which appears in MAD #7), I actually had two ideas for a Calvin and Hobbes parody. Here's the one you didn't see--


I typically supply a script and descriptions of my concepts. My other "Billy and Tawny" idea is the one that got chosen. It is more MAD-like. (If you've ever read my Halo and Sprocket stories, you know that sometimes I get a little sweet, as compared to always going for a joke-only punchline.) Here's the finish "Shazam Funnies" that appeared in MAD.


However, my other idea stuck in my mind, so I went ahead and drew it just for kicks!

Here is another piece of my art that appears in MAD #7-- the Batman/Superman gag on the cover of the Potrzebie comic section. I've seen a cropped, square version of this shared around the internet, but honestly I like the bigger, vertical image more.


Anyhoo, MAD #7 is no sale NOW. You should go buy it. I think that cover's pretty funny! :)


Monday, February 18, 2019

Aquaman Funnies from MAD #6

I think I've written before that as I grew up in the boonies of Arkansas (where the school didn't have art classes) the only artwork I saw was that in comic books, Sunday comic strips, and MAD. Well, this month, all three come crashing together in MAD #6 with Aquaman Funnies! I had SO MUCH fun creating this--


It just occurred to me that I also enjoyed artwork on board games and product packaging as a kid. Hmmm, maybe someday I should find a way to parody those too. Hmmm.

Btw, I don't usually share the entirety of my current MAD strips, but it can already be found over at SCREEN RANT.

Be sure to pick up MAD #6! Look for this snazzy cover--!





Monday, January 21, 2019

Superman Dunking a Pirate.

So-- After seeing this old Superman page...


...I wanted to make an animated gif and post it on a site, but needed a link to pull from. So, I'm posting it here. :)


Take that, Pirate!!!!

Hey! I just realized this image is a bit like these Superman gifs I did a several years ago.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Batman!!!

MAD #5 is on sale now! I have one piece included this month and thought it would be fun to share the uncropped image. Here's how my art appears in the issue--


And below is it my uncluttered art. (Well, I re-cluttered it a bit. I wanted to insure MAD is still represented.) The building color in the background has been changed. It probably blended in too much with the banner below.


I enjoyed drawing this particular Batman parody. Every time I've drawn him previously, it has been a riff on a specific era or established style. This is the first time I've created my interpretation of him. That was fun!



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Animated Comic Cover-- Happy Halloween!

It's been a while since I've animated a comic cover. When I recently saw World's Finest #139, I knew I had to do it for Halloween!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Part-Time Jobs of Super Heroes

It's been a while since I've posted art that wasn't my own. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. Today I ran across a magazine in my basement that I didn't even realize I owned, Crazy #22.


Crazy was published by Marvel Comics starting in 1973 and ran for 10 years. It was obviously their answer to MAD magazine. 

As I flipped through the issue in my basement, I came across a four page article titled "The Part-Time Jobs of Super Heroes." That's probably why I had once bought it. I have always loved superheroes and humor featuring superheroes. I did a quick computer search to see if anyone had ever posted it online. I didn't find it, so I decided I should be the one!

The feature was written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Murad Gumen. It's weird that all the characters are Marvel rip-offs except for a single Flash parody. It's also weird how some of the captions rhyme, while others don't. 

Anyhoot, for shines and giggles, The Part-Time Jobs of Super Heroes--




Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Origin of Spidery-Man!


I've been silly busy this summer, but I wanted to post a peek (above) at a 3 page story I have in the current MAD magazine. I was fortunate enough to also do the main art for the "cover" of the Potrzebie Comics section--


I had a blast drawing these pages! I'm a huge Steve Ditko fan. This work was finished, and off to the printer, before the sad passing of Mr. Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man (along with Stan Lee). I have nothing but respect for both men.

To read more of Spidery-Man, the next time you're anywhere magazines are displayed, look for MAD #3--!