On the Drawing Board

On the Drawing Board- 1/10/17

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Final tweaks on illustrations for a new MAD book (top secret) due out this fall MAD job for #545 “Z-People” comic book finishes Assorted other projects Marlin Co/workplace poster illustration The image above is this month’s just released workplace poster/illustration, pencil roughs below. This one was 100% digital, inking and all. READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 9/29/16

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

The drawing board is a little crazy at the moment: Spot Illustration for a Trap Shooting competition magazine Jeff Dunham product illustration Movie parody for MAD #543 Another MAD book job Z People Comic Book Assorted commission jobs Marlin workplace poster Speaking of the latter, the illustration I did a couple of months ago that would be released this month is above, pencil roughs below. Gotta get to work!! READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 9/1/16

September 1st, 2016 | Posted in Freelancing

Here’s what’s piled up on the drawing board right now: Just finished the cover of HITS Magazine Three page gag article for MAD “Z People” Comic Product Illustration job for Jeff Dunham Assorted personal projects Marlin poster Illustration Speaking of that last, above is the final art for the illustration that is in print this month for Marlin. Sketch below. READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 3/1/16

March 1st, 2016 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

I know I say I am busy a lot but I have to tell you I may never have had as much work due as quickly as it needs to be done on the board at one time as I have right now: GQ Magazine Illustration– Actually I put this to bed late last week, April Issue MAD Parody– a NINE PAGE movie parody for MAD #539. That matches the longest I’ve ever done, which was “Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels” back in 2002. Starting the inks today. Another piece for MAD 539– Last second assignment. Super secret. Web series animation character design–… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 11/10/15

November 10th, 2015 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Thanks to sudden death in the family that took up a lot of my time in October I just spent the last two weeks digging myself out from under a pile of several freelance jobs, so actually the drawing board is a bit light at the moment. Here’s what I finished up since the beginning of the month: Two (count ’em… TWO) jobs for the upcoming MAD #537, both different from my usual work. A Marlin Co. illustration (pictured above) A couple of smaller projects that had been put off for way too long What I’m working on now: Another Marlin illustration “Z-People” comic book… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 9/11/15

September 11th, 2015 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

The old drawing board is crazy right now, mainly because I am furiously trying to finish the “Z-People” comic book that is now ridiculously overdue. Lesson learned: do not accept a large job with the understanding you will “work on it in between jobs”. There is no “in between jobs”… ever. I’ve had to start turning down other work to get this thing finished, and should have started doing that months ago. However there are some longtime clients I can’t turn away, since I need them to be there after this comic is done. So, here’s what I have going right now: Z People Comic–… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 3/31/15

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Here’s what’s on the drawing board right now: Z-People Comic– Still hammering away at this 45 page comic for SitComics Trading card Illustration- for a corporate client as part of an ongoing educational campaign Half page ad illustration- This is a sort of personal project Big banner ad- for a super-secret public cartoonist’s event TBA!! Workplace poster– My usual monthly assignment This is the worst time of year for me. I am up to my eyeballs in preparations for the NCS Reubens Weekend and finalizing the awards, opening up my theme park operations, and my usual workload. Ugh. Speaking of workplace posters, above is the… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 3/6/15

March 6th, 2015 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

The old drawing board is actually close to being reasonably caught up for a change. I just finished several big projects in the last week or so: MAD Movie Parody– This was not for the magazine but for a special project that I don’t think I can announce yet. It may end up in the magazine eventually or for sure in some collection or bookazine, but for now it’s going to be available for this limited item. BTW, this parody contains the most insane two page spread I’ve ever done for MAD. Took me four full days to do these two pages. Jeff Dunham Illustrations–… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 2/3/15

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

So what’s on the ol’ drawing board right now? Z People Comic– Furiously inking pages for this trying to meet an end of the week deadline Jeff Dunham Illustrations– Busy doing several “Las Vegas” themed pieces for Jeff’s show MAD– 6 page movie parody for a special project TBA (not for the magazine) Workplace Poster– My usual monthly assignment We are headed out this weekend to Orlando to visit my daughter, The Effervescent Gabrielle, Mickey Mouse, and a few others for a week, so I have to get caught up and ahead a bit before we go. Posting might be a bit light. Below is… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 10/24/14

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Clicky to Embiggen… Well, nothing is in front of me since I am currently on my way to the Caribbean for a well-deserved vacation, but there’s plenty on the old drawing board awaiting my return: MAD 20 piece– 1 pager. This will be the first issue of MAD since #520 back in April of 2013 without a movie or TV parody drawn by me in it! Z-People Comic– Wrapping up the first chapter! Jeff Dunham Illustrations– He’s been keeping me busy lately. The latest are product illustrations for his new Las Vegas show. Marlin Poster– My usual monthly assignment Speaking of The Marlin Co., above… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board 8/8/14

August 8th, 2014 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Well, I’m not actually at the drawing board right now, unless you count all the caricatures I am doing of the men and women in our armed forces serving in undisclosed locations in the Persian Gulf this week. But, here’s what is awaiting me when I get back to the studio next week: MAD TV parody– For once I can tell you exactly what I am working on for MAD, since editor John Ficarra spilled the beans in an interview at Comic-Con last week… it’s “Orange is the New Black”. This, I believe, will be MAD’s first parody of an Internet-only TV show. History, baby.… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 6/24/14

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Clicky any to embiggen… I have a couple of big projects on the board right now that is keeping me from accepting a lot of little jobs. There are pros and cons to that, but mostly pros. Here’s what’s on the board right now: MAD Magazine– 5 page TV show parody Book Illustrations– Working with an author on a “pitch” for what looks like a really fun book Comic book project– Sort of a half graphic novel I am now way behind on. Marlin Co Poster– My usual monthly assignment. Above is the final of a recent one I did for them. Pencils and ink… READ MORE

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