Today woulda been his 92nd Birthday.
Here's a drawing of The Inhumans I did back in 2004 when I was drawing everything "Fleischer-Popeye Style":
But stop looking at that, and go look at some art by the King!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Robin McConnell is asking several cartoonists to put together a playlist of songs for The Inkstuds radio show mixtape series.
My mixtape is #6(66) in the series and I've named it "Corpsegrinder" after my favorite song on Zak Sally's new album.
Making a mixtape is something I've done hundreds of times. I think I probably made my first mix tape around the 3rd grade. I've always taken these things seriously. I dig through stacks of c.d.s and records and listen to hours of music trying to figure out what I want to do. This list started out as a diverse mix of jazz, country, punk, pop and (of course) metal, but the original cut was over 4 hours long. So, I started weeding things out for various reasons. Eventually I decided on a theme that leaned more towards the aggressive side and centered mostly around what I've been listening to the most this summer- grindcore, crust punk and avant garde jazz.
And because I'm a bit OCD with these things, I decided to make this virtual online playlist as an actual mixtape with a carefully selected musical arc on both Side A and Side B. I even timed it all out so that it would be exactly 66 minutes 6 seconds long*. I have always made cover art for my mixtapes, so I did the same here. If you are so inclined, you can print out the cover and dub the mix onto a blank tape and rock it on your walkman.
Anyway... I spent way too much time working on this, but it was a lot of fun. I don't really expect anyone to enjoy it (I can think of only a handful of friends who might also enjoy this mix), but maybe you will. Check it out.
*don't worry mom, I'm not really a Satanist, I just like the music.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I know these are all kinda violent, but your mind goes to strange places while sitting at a booth for several days selling comics.
See more of Matthew Brady's Groo sketchbook here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Don't miss Levon Jihanian's turtles and more of Jacob Covey's ninja turtle sketchbook here.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
At conventions, people often ask me to do a sketch in their artist sketchbooks. These are sketchbooks you take to conventions with you and have all the artists do sketches in them. It's a great way to collect art by your favorite artists, and usually they don't charge you anything for it. Sometimes the sketchbooks have a theme like "eating" or "moon knight." I prefer when someone gives me a theme, because it pulls me out of my own head and forces me to draw something in a different way.
Here are a few of my sketches that have been posted to flickr:
(see more Nancys by many great artists at Matthew Seidan's flickr)
and a very disturbing Yoda:
(see more Yodas at Mike Baehr's flickr)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here are pictures of the Inkwads Opening posted on my Flickr.
UPDATE: whoops, i had the wrong link posted for purchasing the artwork... it's fixed now. Go here to purchase art from this show.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Horrific #3 and Creepy #46 are 18 x 24 inches and $500 each
The other 8 are 11 x 14 inches and $300 each
They are all watercolor, gouache and ink on paper and framed.
contact Grass Hut at 503-445-9924
Also- Check out Hellen Joe's pieces for the show.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
I'm in a group show opening this Friday at Grass Hut in Portland.
I'm showing 10 reimagined classic horror comic book covers. Above is my Forbidden Worlds #24. See the original by Ken bald here. You can see another one here. And here.
Hellen Joe, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Brent Wick, John Black
and ME- Tom Neely!
at Grass Hut
811 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
Opens Friday, August 7th from 6-10 pm
The show will be up all month.
I'll be there. If you're in Portland, come by and check it out.