Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Blog? Why Not!

I now am a contributor to Spumkin's blog, The Painter's Handbook, and just a few minutes ago did a post on the great Jim Woodring. A few of the art pieces are in charcoal, but I don't think The Painter's Guide would mind... would it?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Four Comic Stories by Jim Osborne

I love Jim Osborne's work. A beautiful noir-ish style, with dark, well-written subject matter. Something tells me that Spumkin and Kurdt would like this:

The Suicide of Lupe Velez:

The Harbinger:

The Old Codger:

Kid Kill!:

All these stories are included in his one-shot comix collection, D.O.A. Comics. Whaddaya think of 'em?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Whatever Became of Our Gang?

I love Drew Friedman's pen and ink work, and this is an old favorite. A wonderful dark satirical touch.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The car I would give almost anything to have

You cannot honestly say that you would not like to have that car.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blog Ideas I'm Considering

I really want to do another blog, but I have various ideas. Here are a few:

A review blog of any type of reading material: books, magazines, comics, internet articles, pamphlets, ingredients, instruction manuals, etc.

Another review sight of whatever episode of a show I happen to see on TV.

...actually those are the only ones worth considering. Whaddaya think? Which one ya want me to do?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Does Anyone Else Like Classic Comic Strips?

I was raised on collections of old newspaper comic strips and love them so. Even the crude ones have some character and interest to me. If you don't have any interest in such, the most I could hope for is to build up one. Even a little bit.

Is this (above) not the most beautiful comic strip? It's from 1918, but it's timeless. It's not dated at all, if you don't count the ad thing in the lower right corner (how I hate those). Sorry about the bad scan.

Ah, Milt Gross' Nize Baby. Such a zany sight. Doesn't it look like he had a ton of fun drawing that?

When I first saw Herriman's Krazy Kat (at about nine or ten), I was... I don't know. I didn't understand it, but was entranced by it. Now I understand it, and it still entrances me! Note the changing backgrounds.

Who doesn't love Thimble Theatre? It introduced Popeye!! That drawing style is great.

Little Nemo has such supreme draftsmanship! Winsor McCay was a master!

More of my opinions on other gems on request.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More of My Favorite Robert Williams Paintings

Kurdt seemed to like Williams, so here are some more paintings. I encourage you to enlarge them.

Sorry about the crappy quality on the above image. It was the only one on the internet.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Great Greg Irons Cartoon

I realize that my last post was about an hour ago, but I ran across this gem and I haven't the patience to wait. I wonder if it'll be included in Craig Yoe's upcoming book, The Great Anti-War Cartoons? Probably, since Ron Cobb and Crumb are gonna be in it.

That image just strikes me as great art, though. But that's likely because I'm a big fan of Irons. I have that posthumous retrospective book of his work, "You Call This Art!??". Sad that he died so young. Ah, well. 'Atsa way it goes.

Brain Boy

Definitely the weirdest comic book cover I've seen this year. Now I want the original art.