Monday, February 26, 2007

This is me

Self portrait.
Of myself.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Have a good one, now!


Isn't this a killer magazine cover?
I'm not a huge fan of Kurtzman's post EC, non-comic book work, (ANNIE FANNY's okay, I guess) but some of the covers for HELP were prettty awesome.


This morning I received this charming drawing from my former Katbot co-conspiritor, Dave Redl. Dave is (New York animation and web design studio) Funny Garbage's Iron Man, but I've known Dave since he was a wee Redl, when he was a staff artist in King Features' licensing department. He was the first guy I ever knew to use Flash, animating a bit of Popeye art I'd drawn for King's website (is that still online anywhere, Dave?). Dave is also the creator of his own cartoon concept, FAMILY PANTS. He's set up a blog for Family Pants, and you can check it out here:
Thanks for the drawing, Dave!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Oh wait a minute. That's right. I've got a blog. Duh...

My apologies, long time no post!
Essentially I've been recovering from finishing my final board on FUTURAMA for the good folks at Rough Draft, saving and gearing up my energy for my coming gig on---wait for it---the VENTURE BROTHERS, Season 3! I'm very much looking forward to working on the VB's again, it should be a blast. Jackson Publick's one of the finest talents in the industry, as well as being just plain pretty to look at.
What've all you guys been up to?
How's tricks.
I'm posting a crazy little drawing of Popeye. He's little in the drawing.

The other day, I taped an interview to be included on the forthcoming (and long awaited) POPEYE DVD boxed set. I talk about my process in drawing the character. How he's changed over the years. My theories on why he's so enduring, and the influence of Segar on the cartooning community as a whole.
I come off as a real cluck, I know. I sound stupid in interviews.

What else?
I've become obsessive about buying DC Archive Editions (they're expensive).
I did my taxes.
I'm working on a SpongeBob story. I'm late on it.
I'm reading V FOR VENDETTA. Which is alright.

Look at this picture of Popeye. Kinda cute, isn't it?