Saturday, January 1, 2011

Rat Bastard Comic


I've let this blog over here at blogger.com go a bit stale, and I've been wondering what exactly to do with it. Since my last post, I've resurrected Rat Bastard, a comic I created back in the mid 90's. It's been a long slog to revive it, a style I hadn't worked in for years, a long bout with Lyme disease, a whole lot of Web tweaking, and some other setbacks. But here it is, at http://ratbastardcomics.com/ in all, or most of its glory.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

There Once Were Zines


Back in the 90’s, I billed myself as one half of the Huja Bros. Tim Bird and I wrote stories for the comic Rat Bastard under that name, and I drew as well. Here’s a cover I did for Gimp Magazine. At the time, music scene snobs like Tim and I despised bands like Bush, Oasis, and No Doubt, so I sicced the martians on them in this piece. I always dug Mad Magazine, and wanted to give it that feel.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Character Expressions

Lou Swangler  is grinning, stoned, surprised, wacked-out, defensive.


Ben Freeman goes from illness to terror to nervousness to euphoria to exhaustion.


Secret Soldier Vs. The Master Racer



In my animated project, Adventures In  Nowhere Land, Flea Market Phil is an avid reader and collector of comics. So there’s a lot of discussion about the history and minutia of comics. That means I’m working on fictitious Golden Age comics. Heres my first one: The Secret Solder trying to catch the Master Racer, a super fast fascist, who was originally created to win the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the experiment went horribly wrong. The Master Racer was not permitted to represent the German team, because he talked too fast and too much.

A Few Good Men








Here’s the first model sheets — yeah, I know these aren’t “traditional” model sheets. That must be a big shock, because I’ve always been soooo traditional. Yeah, right.

In studying model sheets over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that everybody has their own take on format. But calm down, I will make some more instructive model sheets in the near future. These are really to get across who the character is in lieu of putting together a “bible” for the project.