Monday, December 19, 2005

Deck the Halls!

Happy Holidays! This is last years Christmas Card...due to a shortage of time and lack of any good card ideas I'm repeating myself this year. Hope y'all don't mind!

Feliz Navidad!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Monster Beach Party!

Following in the grand tradition of monsters frolicking on the beach I submit to you my second cartoon in the series.

Oh, and you're not mistaken... the punchlines are cheesy. And once again I find myself approaching the frightening territory of the "Furry" (if you don't know what that is I suggest a google search then a cleansing of the eyes and brain). I suppose it's inevitable when you attempt to "hunkify" fictional characters. I even gave the Wolfman a tail for an upcoming joke.

Frankie's pose is loosely based on one of my favourite sculptures, Bernini's David. Even though I didn't copy it I love the look of determination on David's sculpted face.

Y'know, so far the hardest Universal Monster to "hunkify" is also my favourite -- The Creature from the Black Lagoon! He's a fish man! That's not really all that sexy. Not to me, at any rate. The easiest one to do is the Invisible Man!

And wait till you see Igor!


Friday, November 11, 2005

Git along, big doggy!

This is a newly inked version of an old drawing I had lying around. I tried a new chest hair technique (which I think is a "brush" in Photoshop now;) and drew armpit hair for, maybe, the first time. It's only subtle there. The problem I always had with drawing armpit hair is that when it's there it's all I notice about a drawing. Don't analyze why, that's not important. But it is why I haven't done it in the past.

Now that that's cleared up let's discuss how hot torn jeans are. And how cowboy boots are both totally sexy and yet so dorky at the same time. Maybe it's their dorkiness that makes them sexy.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Barbarian Man!

Many of the images appearing in this blog were created for a friend of mine. He's a writer and more than a bit saucy! He concocted a barbarian scenario for which I created this image. Unfortunately I have yet to complete any sort of story pages for the guy.

Eventually I'd love to do a sweaty sword and sorcery epic with all the cliche Barbarian stuff. As a kid I watched all those terrible Conan rip-offs like Yor The Hunter From the Future, Beastmaster, Hercules, Krull, Deathstalker, the tv series Wizards and Warriors (which had what I thought were cool drawings before and after commercial breaks leading into and out of the live-action).

Not really a barbarian movie but awesome nonetheless was the He-Man movie. I read once that the director thought of the movie as an adaptation of Jack Kirby's Fourth World.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Homage to Frazetta!

Oh, I love Frank Frazetta's artwork. I thought when I came up with this image that I would end up swiping a Frazetta piece whole hog...but as it turns out I was conglomerating a bunch of Fritz paintings in with a bunch of his black and white the end I used the chest harness thing from a John Carter of Mars painting (I think) and the delicate, beautiful, ornamental designy-ness of his space clothing. Plus the pose is totally cliche Spaceman/Barbarian with slave-girl/alien chick. And then I inked it with a ham fist and erased any chance that Frazetta comparisons would be drawn!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Winter Tanning!

Best get these out there before the winter images start kicking in!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The L'il Devil

A grown up version of the character Hot Stuff. Usually I dislike taking childhood characters and "perverting" them into a grown up world. (There's a lot of that going on in comics right now and it makes for really crappy reading, if you asks me.) But for the sake of a pin-up I forgive myself!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Smokin' Joe

Drawn in the days before that ridiculous fish bowl was built for the smokers at Woody's. I'm not so sure Joe would ever tuck in a tank top but that's the way I drew it, so that's the way it is.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Fair Leather Friends!

One day I'm going to do the image of the two guys as a t-shirt! I've got the screen printing kit...I'm just too lazy to do it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Morning Martini

I used to LOVE the Lychee martini from lub (umlaut over the "u"), a lovely little bar on Church St. They put a real lychee fruit in the bottom of the glass, which I love. First of all it looks hilariously like a testicle. And secondly it's something to eat so you're not drinking on an empty stomache. One night I drank so many I got sick. Stupid sick. Just so you understand how devastating that is for me I hadn't thrown up since grade eight...which is a long time ago.

I still love martinis, just not the lychee. (I've got a whole bottle of Soho Liqueur for anyone who wants it.)


Friday, September 16, 2005

Two posts in one day...but I was just so happy with the way this guy turned out! In my old neighbourhood there was constant roofing work being done. I have no idea why that was. Sometimes I'd run two or three errands in a day depending on how good looking I thought the guys might be just so that I could walk past the work site. I suffer from bad vision so more than likely they were best viewed from such a distance lest I shatter my delusions.
Two new old images. The superhero pose is taken from a Tom of Finland drawing, altered slightly. I never finished it. And this...what can I say...I like guys in jeans and tank tops.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Here's a little black and white something or other to start things off.