Monday, January 25, 2010

The legend continues...

A kid who makes horror masks has been attempting to recreate the visage of the Titan of testosterone,aka Captain Hard-On in latex. He got this idea on his own without any help from me. One must wonder what's with kids these days. Why don't they go outside and get some fresh air or something. He said he'll send me a mask of my own so more power to him. It's kind of cool to get this kind of attention for a hero such as he is. I doubt there are any others remotely like him in the world of super comics. Trouble was, his book didn't sell. It kind of hit between audiences who were either looking for a super hero or for a sexy comic. It didn't have wide appeal (as if I ever thought it would). He was fun to draw and made me some money, who could ask for more? Perhaps someday in the future when people are less hung up on propriety he'll be rediscovered and there will be a feature film made of his exploits. By then I will probably be long gone unless medical science can intervene and extend human life to unheard of lengths. It could happen!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Steve Canyon Toy is up for auction.

If you are into comics toys, this is one you can't miss! Actually owned by Mr. Caniff or his agent Toni Mendez. Hard to say which of the two identical toys in the possession of the OSU Cartoon Library were which. Bid early and often!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Global warming can be funny, if you try hard enough.

The Drawn blog has issued a challenge for better gags about whether global warming is real. Most of the stuff out there is pretty simplistic in it's approach. "If it's real, why is it so cold?" kind of stuff. Hacks! Pikers! I'm sure if you just think a while longer guys I'm sure you come up with something better. Expand your mind, don't just go for the first thing that pops into your head! A cartoon can always be taken a step further and usually it is the better for it. But we are by nature a lazy bunch. That is after all why we chose to become cartoonists. So we wouldn't have to put in a hard day's work! Or so we are always told by those who dig ditches. (I have never actually seen anyone digging a ditch but they must be out there 'cause there are lots of ditches around.) These two cartoons are 1. For Hustler magazine 2.A greeting card in production.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting your irish up

I'm jumping the gun on St. Pat's day but it's always a good time to discuss protection for your leprechaun.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New header

I got tired of the pre-made templates for Blogger and decided to try my hand at customizing the basic one with a header image of my own design. It took a few attempts but I arrived at a halfway decent one that I can live with for now. I may do some more and set it to random display with each page reloading. I didn't know you could do this with it. I found a blog with tips for the Google blogger. Google that phrase and you will find it with others.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

No Smoking

I quit in 2001. This is from the Delaware Gazette in 1996. This basic gag has been done by two other well known cartoonists in the years after (coincidences) but I did it first. One by a strip cartoonist and one by a New Yorker tooner. I drew it best.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Old joke, new toon

228 cartoons posted in 2009, the first year of the blogging. It's been fun, I hope you enjoyed it. Blogapedia will start selling our blog content this year and hopefully all this "hard work" will have a pay off! In today's cartoon biz you have to diversify; well I guess that has always been the case but it has become more crucial now than ever. Publications are dying and newspapers aren't the holy grail they used to be. Garfield is crapping his pants (if he had pants). People still need cartoons as much if not more than ever before. The trick is how to make it pay for the artist or more appropriately, the TONS of artists out there. There are more cartoonists now than in the history of funny scribbles on paper. Let us hope that there will be a way for people to make a living at it even when all our news is delivered via an implant device in our inner ear. When my sinuses are clogged I can't get the Galaxy Idol channel.