Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Yes, I haven't updated in weeks. And I was doing so good there for a while!
When not doing real work I've been frantically trying to get this little book off to the printers. The big New York con is in week and a half, and I don't know if I'll even manage to sell any of these, but by God I'll be sitting at a table with a stack of them, come what may. (At least I think I will--what you see here are naught but the advance proofs!)
If you're going to the con, swing by the Act-I-Vate table, ya hear?
Friday, September 10, 2010
I feel weird that I'm even posting a sketch of this guy. I did the drawing because I wanted to study the shadows on his face. I'm only dimly aware that he's a celebrity, and I kind of feel like if I'm going to feature someone, it should at least be somebody whose work I admire. I guess being the biological creator of Lindsay Lohan's tits is something, but I dunno.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
A bit of silliness inspired by the news that a fifth "Indiana Jones" film is heading into production--for some reason--and by the photo below of George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg celebrating the premiere of the godawful Indy 4 in 2008.
It's an article of faith at this point that everything bad, pointless, or desperately unfunny about "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is attributable to George Lucas' influence. As with his Star Wars franchise he insists on playing big daddy, despite the decades' worth of evidence that he's lost the thread and should really leave it to more capable hands.
Once I started doodling the faces in the photograph, the scenario in the cartoon suggested itself right away--George as a big, goitered boulder rolling over the other two. (That's supposed to be Spielberg dressed in Connery's duds from Indy 3). The face in the crystal skull is that of Frank Darabont, who is said to have written a brilliant early screenplay for Indy 4, beloved by Ford and Spielberg, that is until Lucas got his hands on it and had his Lucasy way with it.