Thursday, January 31, 2008

Skim Gallon and His Sidekick Half Pint

It's a sad commentary when you get your ideas for cartoon characters from posters in convenience stores.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Zombie Art

Not super-gory-pandemic-induced-used-to-be-your-best-friend-now-he's-chowing-down-on-the-last-of-the-neighbors-flesh-eating-modern-day-movie-zombie, more old school-voodoo-type-I-left-my-hat-in-Haiti-really-cheap-labor-force-bad-black-and-white-1930's-movie-zombie. Don't see many of them any more, do ya?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Back to Work

Actually, I worked quite a bit this weekend, so the whole beginning-of-a-new-work-week thing shouldn't be all traumatic and such. But there's enough procrastinated upon tasks and unpleasant little chores to make it seem like Monday all over the place here.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Inside Every Fat Man...

Here's the proverbial thin man struggling to get out.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cool Guy with a Ponytail.

Well, not too cool. And you can hardly see the ponytail. Still. Nice eyes.

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Tip of the Hat...

Am told today is the 200th birthday of William Bowler, the English hat maker for whom that illustrious lid is named. Am also told Bowler himself did not actually design said derby... that was the work of James and George Lock, who called it the "Iron Hat", because it's, you know, stiff. No matter. Enough credit to go around. Without these guys would we even have Laurel and Hardy movies?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Who's This Clown?

Looks like the circus left someone behind. Think that thing on the horizon to far left was going to be a bush or some such but in its present inconclusive state could be pretty much anything. Elephant, davenport, slop sink... anything. Maybe that's a direction I should pursue more aggressively; you-decide-what-the-hell-it's-supposed-to-be art. Of course, some folks may think that's an area I HAVE been pursuing all along.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Do You Like This Cartoon?

Fishing for a compliment.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Hole Truth

I drew this today, not giving much thought. Specifically... are we looking at three different dudes stuck in the ground, or one very agile guy? After the fact, I choose to believe the latter, maybe some sort of wereworm, half human, half night crawler. Perhaps during the full moon he transforms into an unholy monster, hiding below the earth's surface, buried deep in the soft earth. Until there's a strong rainfall.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Notepad People

More faces I drew while talking to real live human beings on the phone. Nuthin' much here but I kinda like the girl in the lower left with the rickrack eyelids.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Angry, Angry, Angry!

Two more candidates for my Pissed List. Don't know why my recent doodles have favored infuriated folks. It's fun drawing grit teeth and heavy eyebrows. Me, myself? I'm doin' okay!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Casual Friday

And what could be more casual than being naked? Which, of course is no big deal when you have, relatively, nothing to hide.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


"Huh? Did you say somethin'? I mean, like, to me? Were you asking a question, 'cause I'm sorta new here. Well, not real new, but still. It's not like I'm any kind of expert. On... anything. Just hangin' out. Just standin' here. Not talkin'. Just suckin' air. Better move along. Not like I'm tellin' you. I'm not any authority or anything. Just a suggestion. I'm not talkin'. Just suggestin.' "

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just Cats

I showed this doodle to my own cat and she looked pretty bored by the whole thing. Maybe if I did a hamster collage...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Floating Along

It's one of those new fangled lighter than air giant watermellons.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Thicker Than Water

Those rain gutters weren't going to unclog themselves, so Gramps figured it was time to call together Lurette, Philomena, Little Billy and Cousin Lumpy for a family council. The ennui was palpable.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hell's Bells

Okay, so there are no actual bells per se, but I love drawing devils and such. This is frowned upon in some circles, but who cares? I ain't quitin'. Least ways, not tilll they start givin' out snowcones in Hades.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


"Man, I am furious! I am angry at life, I am angry at everyone in my life, but mostly I am angry at the lazy S.O.B. who couldn't be bothered to doodle any more than this one tiny portion of my face! I mean, he didn't even finish the second eye! He just sort of scribbled something kind of squinty then gave me up as a bad job! I AM SO HONKED OFF!"

Friday, January 11, 2008

Funny How Many Different Kinds of Alien Types You Can Draw When You Spend All Day on The Telephone

Blah blah blah equals doodle doodle doodle when I have the presence of mind to leave the same scratchpad and pen by the phone.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I found this doodle I scribbled a while back. Nothing like drawing a hard guy with a soft pencil. Looking back at this, I kinda like the way the very top of the face sorta looks like it ought to be attached to a different shape head.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Office Romance

Theirs was a world of stolen moments and spreadsheets, lustful glances and manila envelopes, Excel and ecstacy. Can their forbidden love triumph over corporate indifference, weak coffee and really bad hair decisions?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Hip

Somewhere, a coffee house is waiting.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Snooty Little Cutie

Stuck-up, think-she's-so-great Miss Thang. Not so sure about that sugar bowl 'do. When the Moe Howard look comes back, I guess she's all set.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sneaky Looking Guy on A Sunday

Saturday, January 5, 2008


"Well, I'm five days into 2008, and I gotta tellya, the whole year is pretty much a bust so far. Just being honest here. There's been one Powerball drawing so far, and that was bupkes. I haven't bumped into any movie stars in the super market yet, and when I look in the mirror, I don't see anything I like any better than what was there before. And get this... I might actually look infinitesimally older! I'm just not diggin' it. If things don't improve real fast, I'm heading backwards into '07!"

Friday, January 4, 2008

Monk-ie Business

When I grew up, there were an awful lot of comic strips, syndicated newspaper panels and such built around monks, friars and nuns... Brother Juniper and that sort. Back then, I think your basic working cartoonist had to have a good monastery gag ready at all times (and a desert island gag, and a psychiatrist couch gag, etc.). Now, not so much. Today, I suspect you wouldn't stand a prayer getting a cleric gag cartoon published unless it also involved an alter boy.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sundry, Assorted and Diverse

We're talkin' big tent here, a mixed bag, various and multifarious, this and that, just all kinds of folks. Something of a cartoonie cross section if you will. As disparate as the selection of writing utensils in my roto-tray.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 - More Monkeys!

Just one of the items on my wish list for the new year. Also more new dinosaur discoveries, more dead movie star biographies (books), more hats (especially for men), more cars named after animals, more original TV commercial jingles, less recycled song hits in advertising, less wars, less genocide, less politicians excusing their poorly thought out agenda as "sending a message" to someone or other. And how about shorter movies? Isn't it about time someone introduced federal legislation prohibiting any motion picture based on a comic book, graphic novel or canceled television series from lasting more than ninety two minutes? I'm just sayin'.