Saturday, August 30, 2008

5 Creepys for 50 bucks

I bought this anthology Dark Horse has published of Creepy, 1 thru 5.
REally nice reproduction on quality paper. Which is kind of a first. Creepy was very much a pulp mag. With the nice cheap newsprint. It's exciting to see Frazetta's Werewolf in high contrast on good white stock.

They are complete recreations of everything published in the mag at the time. Ads, letters.

The first page has an invitation to subscribe for 6 issues. For two dollars!

I added a picture of the main man, Archie Goodwin, who wrote and edited most of those early Creepy stories. Behind him, it looks like Sergio Aragones. And shaking his hand some guy with a bad rug.

I met Goodwin at a Tulsa con back in the early 80s. Really cool guy. We talked about Sergio Leone westerns.

The title is a link.

Marlo Meekins on Attack of the Show

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Schmitz are Headed North!

My family and I are headed North where the weather is wetter and the land is less expensive! Seattle, to be specific. I just accepted a job with Popcap up there and we are pretty excited to be able to own a house again. Surlybird, we're on our way!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cork 5

I finished Cork 5 over the weekend. Now I need to focus on finishing my graphic novel, dammit. Eight pages. Make me do it so I can get back to drawing hamsters and bosoms.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Doodle with Filter

Had a sketchbook sitting on the kitchen counter and did this. Since I never sit down and draw anymore, at least I got this done as I'm going back and forth to the fridge


Krayonzilla has insisted that I post something and say hello. For all those who remember me from my time with TAG, hi, and to those who are from other TAG incarnations, nice to meet you. This is an atypical piece of what I do for the North County Times. The typical pieces are not worth contemplating. Mostly, I observe the death throes of a minor metropolitan newspaper. I usually leave all modern interactive communication to my daughter so forgive any protocol infractions and my general blog ignorance.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Pactrick Morgan Caricature

Can you tell which is me and which is Alex Chavez.

I guess it's too late in life to do anyything about that downturn of the mouth. I'm just too bitter.

Click title for Patrick Morgan's Blog

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cork 4

Here's the last one, but I've started work on Cork 5 already so hopefully you'll be seeing more soon. Thanks to everyone for the comments. It made me harken back to the days in TAG where everyone critiqued each other's work and made me never want to come back to that wretched group again.
But Squoob kept calling me back.

Line work

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cork 3

Number three. Ellis eats poo by the way.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008


Alright kiddies, here's the first installment of my new comic strip called Cork. It's about a wood nymph who gets tired of the fairy life and wanders into civilization for a change of pace. I've finished 4 strips so far and I'll post one a day for 4 days.

Let me know what you guys think. It might take awhile for the story to get a rhythm, but you can be here for its humble beginnings. (All except Ranjo. He's a vicious bastard.) If all goes well I may have a book of these out by next Con or something. Let's see if I can keep the pace up.

Is it Tuesday yet?

Here's a Tuesday sketch a day early!

Friday, August 15, 2008


From the Gobelins animation school in France. Yongwoo from work went for a two week course and brought back a copy of this film. It's Pixar level storytelling and laughs from these international animation students.

Click the title

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Last seen in the state of Arkansas, and now believed to have been transported to an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, CA.

Anyone with information leading to the successful recovery of this cherished superhero is asked to please keep it to himself/herself.

I'm Back

I thought I'd made it back from Arkansas unscathed, then taking a shower this morning I discovered a Tick in my belly button.

Mayan Snake??

Drew this on Facebook the other day. I think it can qualify for a Tuesday sketch right??

Tuesday Comes; Post I Must!

A sketchbook page I was working on yesterday at Nathaniel's soccer practice ... Scribble sketches in the vein of Bob Kato's work ... Lots of character; lots of fun.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I got the little cintiq

or it got me, rather. It's my new workstation, and I'm enjoying it very much so. I don't think I'll be able to part with it.

I think I actually prefer the little one! I can goto bed and do some work and fall asleep with it. I give it 5 stars.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

TAG Facebook Group

Click on the headline and (I hope) you will be lead to the TAG Facebook group that I just created. Right now it's a closed group, meaning that the creator (ME!) has to approve all new members. I sent out an invite to all TAG folks who are already Friends of mine on Facebook.

If I missed you, please go ahead and sign up and I'll approve you. What does a Facebook group do? Not much, as far as I can tell, but I thought it was a good idea at the time. If nothing else, it might be a place where we can send out a message to all TAG folks to, say, met up at a certain time or place during Wondercon! :)