Friday, March 15, 2013

The Boy With The Spirograph Eyes

I started reading Death and The Penguin by Andrey Kurkov a few days ago, about a guy in Russia writing obituaries. And then The Obituary Man came across my dashboard. I get a chuckle out of small connections between something I’m doing and something I see or hear, because they happen to me all the time.

Here are some other examples of the co-incidents. While drawing a picture of a Dr. John 8-Track tape and listening to the radio, the DJ played a 10 second snippet of Dr John playing Professor Longhair’s “Big Chief” as a bumper. The radio show I was listening to wasn’t playing any of that type of music, but there it was as a 10 second flash.

I picked up a copy of The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, not knowing anything about it, never heard of it before, just bought it because of the cover. Postage stamps figure into the plot, and at one point the main character, Evers, mentions the Elvis Stamp, and that just makes me laugh, because the Elvis Stamps are a main feature of the plot in my next comic book, working title; “John Jacob Dingleberry Schlitz”. The Elvis Stamps get contaminated with LSD.

So, I’m drawing the characters, Tom and Junior, Starting to ink them, they're tripping their brains out while cooking at the restaurant, and they’re singing songs and fixing food (page 47, page 56), and I’m thinking, I should name the comic book “The Boy With The Spirograph Eyes” instead of "John Jacob Dingleberry Schlitz". And then, here comes the pictures of the Higgs Boson thing, and Oh My God Particle, it looks like a Spirograph!

”John Jacob Dingleberry Schlitz” will now be known as “The Boy With The Spirograph Eyes”.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Iowa Secret Conviviality Society

Taking a break from Inking, thinking about making some bread dough. The Iowa Secret Conviviality Society is having The Reverend Bart Yates over for the the monthly meeting.

Here's a skeleton of a page in progress, half inked with some pencil roughs.

True story, cockroaches bury their dead.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Flood Pants

A ballpoint pen sketch for a comic book cover, "Flood Pants", a story about growing up in the 1970s and having to wear ill fitting plaid bell bottom hand-me-downs. Add this story to the queue.