Monday, January 21, 2013

Get Your FREAK on, Ricky Coogan

A little sneak-peek of a much larger, much more elaborate, illustration I’m working on. So keep your peepers peeled for that.
For all of you UN-CULTURED SWINE out there (haha I kid), this is Ricky Coogan from the 1993 cult film FREAKED; written, directed and starting Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston Esquire). I’ve only seen it recently, but it’s already on my top favorite movies of all time list. I just can’t find a damn thing wrong with this movie (and if you know me, you know that’s REALLY saying something.) It’s just 100% original, creative and hilarious. Check it out:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Insane in the Membrane

A page from my sketchbook. This character design is for a secret project of mine that I’ll be working on for the next couple of months. I’ll probably post a lot of in-progress work and sneak peeks ;)
…just what in the devil am I up to NOW? 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

Harley and Ivy! Because I owe these girls everything for getting me into comics and whether you think they're lesbians, or just really REALLY good friends - they're adorable (when they're not causing havoc and even

Be Excellent To Each Other and Party On Dudes!

More Bill and Ted fanart - because I've been introducing the movie to a lot of people lately (I can't believe how many people have never seen it) and I've been watching the Hannah Barbara cartoon as well...which is SURPRISINGLY good, by the way! Yeah, it's typical "Saturday Morning Cartoon" cheese, but for Bill and Ted? That kind of works! Plus the show has some pretty strong in betweens, great voice work from Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves and George Carlin, really great character designs for the Bill and Ted, and some genuinely funny jokes inbetween all the cheese - which is fun anyway! You should check it out:

But anyway - this is just more inking practice, as well as having fun with Bill and ted's designs. I based my designs off of the designs used in the series a little bit (especially Ted) but I played with it a bit too.

Also, more crazy 80's patterned bgs from this radical tumblr.

Wyld Sexy Stallions!

So I said Shallow Gravy from the Venture Brothers was one of my fictional bands, right? Well my other favorite is WYLD STALLYNS!

Because Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is one of my favorite films of all time. Top 5 easily. Not because it's particularly thought provoking or artistic, but because it's just SUCH a feel good film and oddly inspirational to me - if these two morons can pass their history report, I can become a successful cartoonist. I also just love how genuine and sweet Bill and Ted's characters are - it's impossible not to love them (and the fact that they're played by hunky Keanu Reeves and equally hunky Alex Winter doesn't help...woof!)

So I did this bizarre caricatures of them, to show my love.

I did not draw the pattern though - that was a find on this lovely tumblr right here. Just a retro late 80's, early 90's pattern to dress up my inks more than a plain ol' white background could ever do.

Shallow Gravy Unplugged

Got a request to draw more of my favorite fictional band, Shallow Gravy! The idea was to do a little illustration based on the acoustic version of their hit single "Jacket" it just me, or do Doc and Jackson sound oddly...sultry here?

Listen for yourself and you tell me!

Not that I'm complaining.

Miguel and Tulio - Mighty and Powerful Gays

I've been getting requests on Tumblr to draw more "Road to El Dorado", because it has more of a fan-following than I realized, and...why not? I love to draw men cuddling, and I love taking these great character designs and making them really cartoony.

But mostly I love drawing men cuddling.