Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This Time It Worked ...

Yah! Adjust the goal and do it again ... 116% funded at the time of this posting and days to go.

yippity skippity.

Monday, March 29, 2010

PART 3 of Ghost Provokers DELETED SCENES! Watch it Ranjo!

Check out more DELETED SCENES from the hit ABC series Ghost Provokers!
You too, Rannnnjo!

Click on the title link!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inking in Flash

Had a very fun experience inking in Flash. It doesn't show in this exported small image because of anti aliasing, but it's very clean. And of course scalable.

I'll add the tones tomorrow and post that finish.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cork 42

Hello TAGgy friends. New Cork for y'alls.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Part 2 of Deleted Scenes for Ghost Provokers now available

New deleted scenes up! Check in every Monday for more!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Nearsighted Comics has a home!

Nearsighted Comics now has an online home! Click on the link to go there. I'm posting new strips on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so check back frequently. I have a decent backlog of strips that I haven't posted there (although I have used them elsewhere), so if I ever get behind and have a fallback plan.

So far I haven't run out of ideas... I feel like it's something I can keep going for a while. Go and visit! I've got a Facebook group for the site as well ( When I've posted a new cartoon, I'm notifying people in the group and I'm tweeting the fact as well. Go check it out!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Edison’s 1910 Frankenstein film

It's coming to DVD,
but you can see the
12-minute YouTube
version on the webpage
linked to the above title.

Gotta love those
Edwardian times ...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ghost Provokers Deleted Scenes

We have the first round of DELETED SCENES from Ghost Provokers up at the website! Check it out if you have the cojones because it's bound to be reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally scary! We'll post new stuff every Monday until we've depleted our stores.

Click on the link:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Emerald City Comic Con Report

So I went to the Emerald City Comic Con (in case you didn't know, Emerald City is one of Seattle's nicknames) at the Seattle Convention Center yesterday. It's a well run event, on a par with the SD con from about 15 years ago. It seemed more crowded this year. I ran into some of my TAG North friends as a few PopCap folks as well. It was cool and there was a lot to see... I had Tommy in tow and he was getting tired after a while, so I probably didn't get to see quite as much as I wanted to.

I have a bit of an observation to make: you know how at the SD con when you see a golden age artist sitting by himself with no fans coming to check him out? Well, it's starting to happen to guys like Len Wein and Michael Golden now. There were some large lines for some (I presume) newer artists who I'm not familiar with... I guess tastes are even more fleeting than they used to be.

I didn't buy much for myself, just a couple of comics that TAG guys had produced, but I picked up some 20 sided dice earrings for Denise who thought they were quite cool. I had to beg Kevin Hanna to let me pay for his hardbound graphic novel The Clockwork Girl (click the title of this post for a look), and he promptly did a quick sketch in it and wrote something about me being the "Godfather of the Seattle artist scene"... I'm still blushing.

I saw Scott Kurtz and he told me he still has some EQ drawings I did for him ages ago. He gave Tommy a Skull plush, which was very sweet of him. He's planning on moving to these parts in April, so I offered to give him a grand tour of PopCap after he settles in... and of course a seat at a table at the next TAG meeting.

All and all, it was a cool day.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sabre Man

I like the mass of the guy.
Straight pen to paper.

I've done something like it before

Kinda Anime

Pigeon Toed Robot

Couple of ugly items. I may explore a pigeon toed half track with greater aesthetic attention some other time.

Couple of Guys attracted to power

Specter and Massa. The massa I purposely changed his head shape just to see what would happen with fairly accurate feature notes and a pushed head shape. A Stephen Silver exercise.

Donut Bot

Random. Might make a good plush toy.


Copying Wendling again.
I copy her female Lions and then put manes on them.
I think I invented the one on the bottom.

Gentlemen Broncos Opening Credits

I recommend Gentlemen Broncos to you if you haven't seen it. By the same guy that did Napoleon Dynamite. The opening credits use old sci fi book covers with new text superimposed. As good as the movie is, it may be the best part of the movie
Jim Gorham and I know the guy who did the art for the Sam Rockwell cover. David Lee Anderson. We all used to go to dinky little comic cons and sci fi conventions in Oklahoma in the late 70s.
The title takes you to the page that assembles the covers into a group and compares to some of the old covers.  
I added a cover Tom refers to in the comments and Doomsman that I refer to.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Drink and Draw Last Night

Click The title for the link to my Blog entry showing my Drink and Draw output.
It's like TAG skipping  life drawing and going straight to Dennys and drinking booze.

Drink and Draw- First Time

Drank and Drew @ Casey's Bar and Grill last night. 
Lot of fun. 
I will be doing it again

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Precious Legacy

I'm pleased to announce the official publication of Precious Legacy, the story of our family's 1956 escape from Hungary -- and how we ended up in America. It is the first book project independently published through my company (Grafikus). [Thanks, Eric & David, for pointing me to the right printer.]

Many other people have written about the historical events leading up to, during, and immediately after the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
Precious Legacy, however, is more of a personal perspective. In it, my mom describes her life before and during the Russian occupation, the escape itself, and what an emotional roller coaster it was for her ... how ecstatic she was for ultimately succeeding in getting her children to a free, wonderful place; yet heartbroken, because the homesickness for her European family was sometimes overwhelming. She was only 25 at the time.

Click on this post's title to see the (.pdf) preview of the covers, where you can read a bit more about the book. For anyone who'd like to purchase a copy, there's a printable order form here ...

I encourage you guys to forward this information to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

You've Probably Already Seen It

Title links back to the trailer at youtube

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Index- Sean Penn

Very detail shy. The lips could take more study. It's the honker that you can cheat a likeness with. You look at the nosse and you think "Sean Penn."

Index-Odd Man Out-Priest

Priest character from the movie Odd Man Out. Beautiful movie that I have mentally stored to go back and study for stagecraft and lighting. Carol Reed

A Daley, maybe

The new Daley. The shot went by pretty quick so this is practically a memory sketch. Combined with the idea of forcing the shadow down the middle of the face

Index-Dick Army

Dick Army appearing on Charlie Rose

Index-Adam Gadahn

Adam Gadahn sketch done on a day he was supposed to have been captured. He's gaining weight on the Goat Cheese.
I really need to edit these some more when I have them in photoshop. Making a liquify brush the size of his nose and pushing the whole thing to the right would make it so much easier to look at.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Larson Cartoon

OK. I've cheated.
I've purposely cropped off the caption to the cartoon so you would experience it as I did. Since the cartoon had a word balloon, my mind didn't absorb the caption. I studied it. OOHHH, I studied it.
Click the headline to see it with the caption, plus 2 other Larson cartoons I scanned recently.
Bonus question. You've arrived at my Blog. See that grayish bar at the top of my MOLDBRAKER header? Anyone know what that might be called? I want to either make it black or delete it. I cannot sort the html out to find it. I've done a ton of edits that have not touched or altered it. It is mirrored at the bottom with another gray line just like the top one.

New Question. What's the gray box aorund comments called. I want it black too. Thanks for the help Dan! And Deane!

I didn't get the middle Larson cartoon

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cork 41

Hey, a new Cork you don't have to wait two months for. More poor Gloot.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

Did you guys read about this? I know that some of you are skeptics but let's not end up like the poor fools who ignored Jor-El's warning.

Click on the title to read the complete story.