Wednesday, May 21, 2008

St. Louis Landmarks

Two things in the Riverfront Times this week. A new Amazing Facts & Beyond strip (above) about St. Louis' historic standpipe watertowers (more information on these wondrous anachronisms at Built St. Louis)...
... and an illustration for the Summer Guide, in which summer activities were grouped according to the four classical elements. I did a sort of old-fashioned alchemy chart (below).
I relish any opportunity I get to include Farmer Fred and his son Clyde (from my local grocery, the Sappington Farmer's Market) in an illustration.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Foods on T-Shirts

Grilled Cheese (on sale today at
The Ballpark Franks (worn by our softball team on Friday Nights).:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Original St. Louis Style Comics

above: strip taken from Little Sammy McSkinker, an STL-centric strip written and drawn by the USS Catastrophe Gang and published in the Riverfront Times, Sept. 2003
There's an opening for a big cartoon art show this Friday, May 16th! The show is called "See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning" and will have original art from lots of local comics luminaries, past and present. It should be a cool show, and if seeing an original Beetle Bailey strip or Hirschfield caricature or Ted May Heracles Fart Joke comic doesn't get you going, then there will probably be fancy hors d'oeuvres and wine. And you're nuts.
I'm not gonna give away a sneak-peek of the page I'm showing, but here are some tantalizing tips: "Abe Lincoln, Cutaway, Pro-Wrestling, Logs". You'll have to check out the Gallery at the Sheldon Concert Hall to get your mind blown.
above: drawing taken from Ted May's It Lives #1, pizza box taken from local pizza chain website