Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Beany & Cecil crap

From 1988, a happy time for me. Before Spumco and all the crap that goes with fame and fortune. This was the first bg drawing I remember, when men were men, and storyboards were drawn on scripts and designs were drawn on Bob's Big Boy napkins.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Katie drawing

Sorry about that mis-spell. It was that damned typesetter's fault. Katie Rice drew this for "Chestaclese the Animatic". Thanks Katie.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Western crap

2003-03, More video game designs for Japanese consumers. I wonder what the final game looks like.

David P; Smith Corner

"Anyone can piss on the floor - it takes a real hero to crap on the ceiling" Well, friends, my blood is still high so I will visit "Bones" next week. When they operated on my abdomen they must have left the doc's watch or something in there. See you next time.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

John K drawings

From 1992? Some of the best drawings an artist can do are doodles. The unconcious mind takes over. John is one of the best at turning a real person into a cartoon.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Dorman Original

From Ripping Friends 1999-2000, The mighty tools of John at work here, including erasers, tissues, etc.,shoot a fella could have a pretty good time in Vegas with that stuff.

Special Bulletin: Live Hernia Update

See drafting comments in previous post. If there had been an actual emergency, I'd be goner.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


From 1982, working as a technical draftsman/artman. Water color is the preferred medium for me. Acrylics are fun too.


Rare Art

From 1988, actual Mike Fontanelli drawing of a colleague. The original being in my possession. what am I bid?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Drawing Tip of the Day

From the late, great (not dead, just late) John Dorman: Use a small battery powered eraser to create highlights. First, lay down a smooth pencil smudge on the drawing area. Use tissue to smooth it fine. Sketch image lightly on smudge, being extremely careful not to avoid getting graphite all over your hands. Hands should look like a coal-miner's afterward, so people think you are really working hard. Use eraser to create light areas, basically drawing with the eraser. Manual erasers will work but not as good. The above drawing is not an example, just needed to post a broad.

Conan Bunyan

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Nope, sorry. No ass. Front page of 1940 book


From 1940-41, original dust jacket for the book released shortly after the movie. Steve Worth will know for sure about the date. How much am I bid?

Six-pack o' Chicks

Or 12 pack.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


From 19wayback sketches of comic book Conan.

Western type stuff

From video game design project, Spumco 2002

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


From 1944, "I Need Peace Now! Must Prepare for the Third Round!" The treatment of Goering was apparently influental on Looney Tunes. The Hitler in "Russian Rhapsody" was modeled on the Dr Seuss version.


From 1967, mini story book page.

Sneak peek

Rough cover for sketchbook 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Joe Kubert

Fantastic Kubert cover from same issue. Ad artist unknown.

Mort Drucker

From the same issue, Mort in dramatic mode. Third panel, artist unknown.

Doug Wildey

From 1972, Prime Doug. This whole issue is a beautiful example of art and printing quality.

War comics

Fro 1962, Unknown artist, maybe Doug Wildey or Toth. I like the name on the cover in blue ballpoint. What a concept here: G.I.s vs dinosaurs.

War comics

David P. Smith Corner

"If'n the dog hadn't stop to piss, he might have caught the rabbit." "If'n your waitin' on me you're backin' up." Now I got to go to bathroom and take the Browns to the Super Bowl. See ya next time.


Here are some panels from the Chestaclese comic. Never show unfinished work except in emergencies.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


From German newspapers in the propaganda section, circa 1987.

Ralph Bakshi

Or as the brothers say - Ralph Bashki. A story sketch from "Fire Dogs II". John K drew this when Ralph was distracted.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Muscle-y Men

Another great yard sale/flea market find. This mag. is from 1952. I think John K. found this a few years back.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Just a quick for anyone who gives a ... Check out "My Name is Earl" on NBC Thurs. Jamie Pressley is an animators dream Her facial expressions and acting are dee-light-ful. Second only to Alicia Silverstone in Clueless. I shit you not .. or not you shit ...or... Just freeze-frame the biatch. I gotta go give birth to male hernia. I think I'll name it after my dad.

temporary delight

A picture for you until I get more Jack
Cole stuff. This will hold you til supper. If you'll notice Jeri is still wearing the ring I gave her though we are no longer wedded.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jack Cole

Some early Jack Cole and a great color image by Spiegelman.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Joe Orlando

Joe Orlando was everywhere but here he is working with Sergio and it looks like nothing else.