Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Imaginary Friends

This very tiny (less than two inches high) yet nifty address book souvenir of someone's Great Smokey Mountains adventure has been in my possession since I was just a little thing and found it at the bottom of a box of junk on a shelf in the storeroom of my grandparent's antique shop. I was too young to appreciate the hand-painted wonder of that cover, but I did like what I saw inside- some kid previous to me had filled the pages with dinosaurs, robots and Bugaloos!

It's outsider art-

There were only a few pages that weren't already doodled on, but I filled those up quickly enough. Here's an example of my contribution to the project-

I think I manged to retain the spirit of the original artist's intent while adding a little something of my own aesthetic sensibilities to the work... namely lots of blue!

This last drawing is my favorite-

How creepy and enigmatic can you get? What the heck is that thing? A guy going up in flames? A living straw man lurching at you from the darkness? Pigpen looking for someone to hug him?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Of Bats And Bulls

Between all the "Spidey Super Stories" posts and the Fantastic Four coloring book post I realize that I've given a lot of face time to Marvel Comics without letting DC have their share of the spotlight... I certainly hope that I haven't hurt DC's sales because of this!... so here in its entirety is an old Batman mini-comic that was originally given away free in a breakfast cereal or Pop-Tarts or something of the sort-

"Anything happening Commissioner Gordon? Any crime, I mean!" Way to be smooth Bruce...

Batman has a lot better luck handling bulls than poor Ben Grimm did, but then he has had a lot more experience in those matters...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Simzilla Vs. The Inattentive Waitstaff!!

The waters off SimCity's coast roil and the fearsome visage of Godzilla once more towers over the skyline. Tremble, SimCity, tremble... for Godzilla hungers!!

"Table for one please."

"Your waiter will be with you shortly to take your order."

"Dum, dee, dum-de-dum..."

"Mmm... halibut."

"Hello? Better Business Bureau?"

The End?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ooh Las Vegas

Well, I spend all night with the dealer
Tryin' to get ahead
Spend all day at the Holiday Inn
Tryin' to get out of bed