Friday, April 30, 2010
Yes, this really happened. This IS Salem, Massachusetts, after all. And given the curent economic and political landscape, EVERYTHING'S a horror story..
Local issue Cartoon. Apparently one of the reasons they've delayed hiring a new Principal for The Horace Mann Middle School is due to uncertainity of both funding and whether or not the city will allow the school to remain open. These new car services in which a person rents a car for only a few hours at a time for short errands seems like a plan the schools could possibly adapt.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The next chapter of my unpublished JACK O'SPADE. This section is pretty much my favorite part of the story, as I love how the interaction between these three came out. Some of you may remember the bat design from my MA KABRE series I had posted earlier. This actually predates the usage in KABRE by some time. Again, the bat was based on a puppet character I had made, and I decided to use it when I needed some sort of method for Palimino to keep track of Jack, given that there is no real technology in the Horse world. I decided to use the bat, and named him Cain, as he would be a betrayer in his role as spy.(I suppose I could have named him Judas, but I digress) Brigadier General Rudyard Naja was a tip of the hat to Rudyard Kipling, who did one of my favorite stories, RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI. I've always had a fascination for snakes, (Though I admit I wouldn't really want to be around any-plus I believe that snakes should NOT be kept as pets) and part of my concept for JACK O'SPADE was there would be a three-way power struggle, between the Horses, the "savages" (lions, Tigers, Bears, Boars, Gators.. the basic predators) who rely on fangs, claws, and outright aggression, and the Snakes. The Snakes would almost be the ninjas of the groups, relying more on stealth. They would be in two classes, the Constrictors,(for out and out brutality) and the Vipers. (fast and venomous) One of the reasons I didn't go past this first story (still two more parts to go) is that despite all these details, I couldn't figure out how to make this whole mess work!! I admit my writing skills leave a LOT to be desired..Maybe I put TOO much into this..
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
My Latest episode FOR ART'S SAKE from COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE # 1666. How funny this is depends on your point of view..or the size of your refund..assuming you got one..
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The latest Three cartoons of mine that appeared in the SALEM (MA) NEWS. Top published 04/08/2010, Middle published 04/16/2010,and Bottom published 04/17/2010.
I'll probably get grief for the middle one. But it's so sad that politics has gotten so much less civil and much more angry during the past few years. Everyone seems to be boiling over and blowing off stem, which is why the teapot seemed so apt.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This was an experiment from several years back. Though I wasn't heavily into "Furries" I decided to try my hand at an Anthromorphic type concept.This original idea for this first came into my head as a spoof called "HEE-HAW AND THE ASSES OF THE UNIVERSE" but it turned out differently. I started to think of puns about horses and somehow I linked the term "Horse Race" with old Nazi Ideology.Things began to click, and I came up with a 30-page story. Sadly,I could never figure out how to CONTINUE it. this first part is the intoduction sequence.
My apologies if anyone finds the graphic violence in this series offensive.