Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bear in the Big House

I enjoy dark humor on occasion. It helps me cope with life.

RIP Batton Lash

A major talent in the comics industry has left us. BATTON LASH, best known for his series WOLFF AND BYRD/SUPERNATURAL LAW passed away after a remissive bout with brain cancer. I first met Batton back in 1990 at San Diego con, when he was promoting a collection of his strip, WOLFF AND BYRD, which showed a brilliant amount of talent in both art and writing. We became friends, and corresponded off and on between conventions during which not only did his success grow, but he also met an amazing woman named Jackie Estrada, who he soon married, which led to a publishing venture called EXHIBIT A PRESS in which he self-published 40 issues of SUPERNATURAL LAW, as well was wrtiting for ARCHIE (anyone remember ARCHIE MEETS THE PUNISHER?) and creating LAST GENTLEMAN of the APOCALYPSE for ACES WEEKLY . Admittedly, we were kind of out of touch the past several years outside of Facebook (SD Is kinda out of my reach these days) But Batton was not only one of the nicest people I had ever met, He definitely was one of the most talented. His art was excellent. and his writing..He KNEW how to craft a story, and his characterization was top-notch. And yes, he was a snappy dresser. (Well, anyone who knew Batton had to realize that, right?) Batton was always highly supportive of my work. We both were contributors to THE COMIC BUYER'S GUIDE, and he actually was a fan of my strip, FOR ART'S SAKE. He even invited me to contribute a "Pin-up" page for one of his books, which is posted below. (From MAVIS #2, April 1999)
I'll miss you, Batton. Thank you.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Off the Wall

And Trump clearly much is.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Jumped the Shark

I'm sure I pretty much have by now....

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Herry Krishna

Sometimes I have to wonder about the direction my OWN life is taking...

Cousin Shorty

Who says I don't recycle?


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Substitutes

No sense avoiding it..Here's my first Muppets fan art for 2019. It had to happen eventually.