Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Humongoussons in 3-D

Hey kids! While your mom is shopping for groceries, head over to the magazine aisle. After you're done sneaking peeks at those car/motorcycle magazines with babes in bikinis on the cover, check out this month's Nickelodeon magazine. (There is a creepy looking rat-dude from The Spiderwick Chronicles on the cover). Inside I've got a one-page comic strip about a family that lives in a gigantic monster truck. The magazine comes with a set of official 3-D glasses that will allow you to see my comic in all three dimensions. I basically just did a 2-color comic strip (seen above: BOOOO-RRRRING) ... then legendary 3DFX master Ray Zone made my drawings (not to mention my word balloons) literally pop off the page! Here's a small section:
There are lots of other cool 3D comics in the magazine too, as well as a sweet ad in which Fruity Pebbles fly out at you. Check it out!

Monday, February 18, 2008

New Catastrophe Comic Strip & Blog

Hey Friends! In case you didn't know, some pals of mine -- Kevin H. and Ted May -- and I have started a comic strip that appears 3 weeks out of every month in the Riverfront Times. It's sort of like a "Ripley's Believe or Not" style strip chock-full of fun facts relevant to our readers. The hero / narrator of the strip is a walking treasure trove of information named Leon Beyond, whose first name (and basic look 'n feel) we lifted from the character of Leon from the great 1980 Disney movie Midnight Madness.
If you don't live in St. Louis, we're posting our strips in a timely fashion up on a new blog here. Bookmark your hearts out. To save you a click (dont' get used to it!), here's this week's strip:

Monday, February 11, 2008

Fred G. Sanford & The Giving Tree

"It's the Big One, Elizabeth! I'm comin' to see ya!" Acrylic, White-Out, & Ink on Board, 18" x 14"
"And the Tree Was Happy", Acrylic, White-Out, & Ink on Board, 18" x 14"
From this year's Famous Fictional show catalog:
Sanford and Son and The Giving Tree are moving works of art that I have enjoyed since I was a kid. I thought the junkyard and forest settings -- and the dominant personalities of Fred and the tree -- would make for interesting juxtapositions across the two paintings. I don't know if that happened, but I did have the Sanford & Son theme song running through my head the entire time I was painting. Rest in Peace, Redd Fox and Shel Silverstein.