Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOB HOWARD • Plumber of the Unknown!

1First Comics is proud to present Bob Howard, Plumber of the Unknown in 'Caught in the Trap! the first of many book-length adventures to come! Check out Dan Dougherty's ooze-tacular cover art----is that bee-yoo-ti-ful or what? This gore-juss poster will be available in a Limited Edition of just 300 copies, debuting April 25—27 at Chicago's C2E2 convention, booth 309. Don't be a drip! Come soak up the horror!

Jessica Abel meets Alex and Godzilla--and lived!

Chicago cartoonist turned Brooklynite Art Babe Jessica Abel's latest post is a look back to the dimly remembered '90s. Read and learn.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kidz on Film

Now that I looked up the printed covers of the London Guardian assignments, I realize I made an error: the last post with the illustration "Karaoke Rules, OK?" was the second assignment. The first gig is reproduced above, "Power Play — Children Save the Movies."

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Back Pages

After far too long an absence from posting to this blog, the sudden loss of my mundane clerical job precipitated me to get some art up on the screen and out into the world. Or at least the internet.
Today's post was commissioned by The London Guardian weekly magazine back in...'98? If memory serves, the theme was "Holiday Office Parties." My title was "Karaoke Rules, OK?" The art director liked it enough to hire me for a second cover--which will be our next post.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Harvey Pekar

October 8, 1939 ––– July 12, 2010

Jay Lynch introduced me to Harvey sometime in the early '90s and suggested we work on a story together. I borrowed Jay's VHS copies of Harvey's appearances on Letterman for reference. We didn't meet in person until at least a year or more after the stories were published. I would fax Harvey the layouts and the inks and then we'd discuss them over the phone. One time Joyce called instead of Harvey and took issue with me for making Harvey look too wild and playing his expressions too broadly. I listened but protested---exaggeration is fundamental to a cartoonist's job. After an exhausting session I hung up in frustration. The phone rang again within seconds---Harvey had been listening in from another room. "Never mind, man. You're doin' just fine." What a guy!

I posted Harvey's story, "Holding On," here,   here, and here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Langorias Reborn

Couldn't resist developing this a bit further. Some of the other Kaiju Comrades pieces are scheduled for upgrades too.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kaiju Comrades 2

Mark Nagata presents Kaiju Comrades 2 at Design Festa Gallery, East Room #303 Tokyo, Japan from March 12—14, 2010. The opening is only a week away and all my work is finally winging its way over to Harajuku. I'll be sitting this out in Chicago unfortunately. Check out the full lineup of artists and a promo video here and here.
Thanks to Mr. Miyamoto and of course Mr. Nagata for making this all possible! I welcome your feedback on the designs-- I'm ready to start sculpting prototypes of the pieces that generate the most interest.