Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Send Help!


 Hey look! It's a cartoon I have in the brand new SEND HELP Book! 208 pages! 123 cartoonists! I just read it and it's great fun fill of funny stuff! "Cartoons to help us feel isolated... TOGETHER!" You can get it at many locations. Click here.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wonder Woman Art for Charity


I posted a color version of this art previously, but the art is now up for bidding! I drew this for the National Cartoonists Society Art Auction. Proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.



This is a bit of a rarity for me. I switched to 100% digital art several years ago, but this is on actual bristol board with actual India ink! (I had to search my basement to find art supplies, and drew on my kitchen table.) 😊

EDIT: The auction is over. Thanks for your generosity! $1800!
 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Batman Toys from the 1966 Sears Wish Book Catalog!


I recently stumbled across the Wish Book Web site, and for barely any reason at all, I decided to look at the Batman product from 1966. I was very young in '66 and just discovering superheroes. I lived in the deep country and the Sears Catalog was about the only way I could see lots of toys. 

But enough about me. Let's look at stuff!

If this doesn't feel authentically Batman to you, the ukulele drives it home.

"Holy Slots" sounds dirty, but this car was actually made for race tracks!

"Just use the master pump to force air through the 30-ft. tube-track." I think "Remote-control" meant something different than it does today.

Zooom!

Instead of focusing on Batman costumes, I included the whole page here. Look! A Captain America costume!! In 1966!!! That's unexpected.

It looks like the image coming from the "Projection Gun" is based on the art on the "Bat Cave Hideaway." Did you decide to add this at the last minute, Sears?

A lot of the boy toys were some type of gun in 1966.


But, if you did't have a gun, you could at least learn how to hit! I actually had the Yogi Bear Bop Bag when I was a kid. He now looks so defenseless to me. With Batman, you could pretend you were helping him tighten his stomach muscles!


I also had the Captain Action figure. It was possibly my favorite toy as kid. I had the Batman costume to put on him, but I desperately wanted the Aquaman costume. Never got it. (But, my sweet mother did crochet a tiny orange shirt for me to put on him.)


I think these are merely walkie-talkies disguised as phones. Well played, Remco Toys!


Marx made a phone too, but Batman doesn't want you to talk. Just listen to him and keep your mouth shut.

Oh! And puppets!


Sears mentions "it's easy to order by phone" more than once. So futuristic.


Oops. Look at the time. I better wrap it up!


Porch Zombie

Ha ha! I don't know Chris Rywalt, but he sent me pictures of what he constructed for Halloween this year. It's my zombie and balloon! Nice job, Chris!


I don't mind people creating fun things like this, but I hate when people sell my unauthorized work. If you like my zombie art, Please buy it from Threadless, TeePublic, or RedBubble

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Animated Zombie Cover

 

I’ve been working on DIRTNAP: Mystic Spit for years. First, I had it as a webcomic. Then, I decided to break it into digital issues for Comixology. But, many of you told me, YOU SIMPLY WANTED A PRINTED PAPER BOOK to read. So— here it is! 180 pages of fun-loving monster madness. Available at IndyPlant. Click here.

EDIT: Now also available on Amazon! Click here.

In the past, I've animated other comic covers for fun. But, I've never animated one of my own covers. So I did!

If you wonder what the insides looks like, here's an excerpt--






And another--




Dirtnap by Kerry Callen. Mystic Spit. All material TM and © K. Callen.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Mr. Monster - Happy Halloween!


Two things I love-- Mr. Monster and Ramona Fradon's art! So-- when Michael T. Gilbert shared Mr. Monster pencils by Ramona a couple of days ago, I couldn't stop myself from giving it inks and color. Happy Halloween!


Monday, September 27, 2021

Super Antics #17


That was fun. I've never drawn Captain Marvel Shazam before.

Honestly, I don't know how Superman does it!