Thursday, June 4, 2020

Vintage humor!

I was raised in the Northern hills of Arkansas, during the 60’s and 70’s. I was a “hillbilly” I suppose. That means a certain type of person probably springs to your mind. But, I did not marry my sister and many people still had all of their teeth. Today found a letter that I wish I knew more about—

Ethnic humor was not allowed in our house. My mom once told me that if I heard a joke I liked, and REALLY wanted to tell others, that I should replace the ethnic slur with “moron.” Such as, “How many morons does it take to change a lightbulb?” (It may not be seen as quite as “funny” but that’s because you don’t get the extra bonus of insulting someone different than you.)

Which brings me to the letter. I think it must have been typed in the 50’s, or maybe even sooner. I really have no way to know, but it was always around from my earliest memory. It would be pulled out every once and a while to have a laugh. Reading it today, it’s not super funny. Although I think the line, “She is near death’s door and we hope that the doctor can pull her through,” is pretty good!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Golden Age Showdown #1

This idea occurred to me, so I drew it to see how I felt about it. I might do more. Maybe. I did the easiest one first. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

DIRTNAP is back!

If any of you read my webcomic, DIRTNAP, it's back on after a hiatus! It updates every Tuesday with only 10 more pages until the final page. I feel everytime I take a break and come back, my art gets a little better. :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mr. Monster vs. Captain Monster?!?

I've recently had the honor to do some trading of artwork with Michael T. Gilbert-- Mr. Monster writer/artist extreme! Michael asked if I could create a Mr. Monster cover in the style of the old Batman covers from the late 1950s/early 1960s. I said, Sure!" I've posted it above.

In return, Michael drew the below cover and sent me the original art. How fun!

Here are his notes, "It's a takeoff of an old DC Detective Comics cover. The original one was drawn in 1963 by Shelly Moldoff, signing his work as Bob Kane (something Kane insisted on). I've tried to keep the goofy spirit of the original, grafting parts of two different Batman covers in the process!"

Michael mashed together two Detective Comics covers, 320 and 272. He also gave me a few Mr. Monsters I didn't already own. So great!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Super Antics #13

This occurred to me, so I had to draw it!

Man, I need to post more. Do people still look at Blogger content?

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Superman Smoking

I recently discovered the above panel from a 1958 comic, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #30. The man is actually a thug who is imitating Superman, but I still HAD to animate it!

I almost added a word balloon, "That sounds like your problem. I don't really give a $#%@." At least I stopped myself from doing that.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Blinking Baby Yoda

For no reason whatsoever.