Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Spirit Duplicator / Comic Art #9

Todd and Alvin, the good fellows over at Comic Art, were kind enough to lend me 5 pages in the latest issue of their wonderful magazine, to draw a weird comic strip on. If you wanna read it, keep your eyes peeled for this awesome cover on the newstand: My strips are interspersed throughout the book, and take place over the course of 50 years or so. Each page includes a church bulletin comic, drawn by my (fictional) uncle Darryl Zettwoch, culled from a lifetime Sundays archive of graphic experimentation and corny Episcopalian jokes.
Each bulletin presented was ostensibly printed using a different piece of antiquated technology, everything from a mimeograph machine to a "ditto-maker" (aka the Spirit Duplicator) to a modern inkjet printer. Lots more info on these great devices at the Museum of Office Machines.
Hopefully along with the evolution in printing technology you can kinda trace an abridged history of my uncle and his church. Here are the first couple of pages:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Commissioner Gordon

Here's a commission I drew recently. Ink and colored pencil on bristol, 8" x 10". It features the old Batmobile which I think is still the best Batmobile.
Incidentally, if anybody out there ever wondered what he or she (or their cute pet!) would look like in a hot rod with their eyeball popping out -- and would like me to draw it -- gimme a holler. It will probably take a long time and be outrageously expensive but you never know!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Famous Fictional 2 Art Opening

If you're looking for something to do this Friday night (Jan. 4th) come out to the Mad Art Gallery for what should be a fun art opening. Everybody's got 2 paintings in the show -- the same size and shape (like last years show) -- but instead of a character from popular comics we all chose a character from popular television (along with literature). If you can't tell who my 2 characters are from the scribbled sketches above, here you go: I didn't get good photographs of my paintings before dropping them off at the gallery, so you'll have to show up to see 'em. Or wait until I post them later. In the meantime, here's a painting of a famous NONfictional character I know, my buddy Adam "Picklehead" Bertels. Happy Birthday, Adam!("Weird Science Adventures: PICKLEHEAD", Gouache on board, 18" x 24", 2007)