Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wee Beastie

For the past few months I've been engaged in writing a juvenile fantasy fiction novel. I came to a pivotal chapter where the characters unwittingly draw the attention of a local predator. When I went to describe the creature I had only a rudimentary idea what it looked like and decided (as I'd done before) that I needed to do some sketching to help me visualize it. After a few dead ends this is what I came up. I imagine from nose to tail he's about 8 to 9 feet long. (The original nearly fills an 8" x 11" sheet of paper).

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Banjo Blues

Banjo playing pigs prefer the blues.

Check out these other Banjo Pigs, and play along...

As always, thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Toon Club: Mighty Mouse

Terry Toon's 'Mighty Mouse' with a little something extra.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Captain America Costume - Highly Anticipated First Look

Not sure how the rest of you feel about Chris Evans (aka Human Torch of Fantastic Four fame) playing the highly anticipated role of Captain America, but I'm hoping that it will be good. I like Chris, and Cap is pretty amazing, so I anticipate that the movie will terrific.

And what think you of the costume? I figured they weren't going to stick to the scales on his suit, but I still think it would work. I can't tell if they kept the skull wings, or if they're just going to elude to them, but if they don't they'll be missed. Not loving the shoulder pads, but overall it's fairly true to the original design, so I'm good with it.

And for those who enjoy Iron Man Spoofs and children, you ought to enjoy this:

Here's a still:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stickmen continued... and an announcement

I'd like to take a moment and apologize for the Minotaur post. I admit that I got caught up in the details and lost sight of the overall design. I'll do better in the future. Many thanks for the kind words in spite of the poor design. Hopefully this round of sketches is a bit more digestible.

In other news, I'm excited to inform that I'm working on a fantasy novel (pre-teen/teen audience). I'm pouring on the coals, and have a solid plot-line and characters down on paper. I'm projecting a trilogy, but nothing's written in stone. I'll keep you posted.

Additionally, a good friend of mine wrote a short story and posted it on Smories. It's read by an adorable little British girl.
Here's the video link:
You're in for a treat. 

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Over at Toon Club, the topic was "Mythical". One of my favorite mythical creatures (for some reason) is the Minotaur.

I'd like to think that I'm going to splash some color on it, but since that may or may not happen, I'll post it now.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Action Stickmen® Revisited

Those of you who have been long time visitors (thanks Mom) will recognize my brand of stickman. I call them Action Stickmen ® (yes, they're Registered, 2007). This character is simply called 'E'. Her powers are highly classified.  

I've decided to upgrade my Avatar.
Sure makes me look like a grouch, but maybe it's a good look for me.

Shout out to Rob, Joanne, Em and Chase. You know who you are.

Friday, January 08, 2010


This critter is 1/8th of an inch tall, has rubber teeth, and lives under MY bed. Now you ought to sleep better. 

... and I can't be sure, but I think that he's discovered that something has become unaccountably attached to his finger.  Hope your new year is off to an incredible start.