Tuesday, April 30, 2013

120: Fruit Flies

heh heh heh

They look like aliens too. I'm sure someone's done one of these drawings before. Or am I that lame....

Monday, April 29, 2013

119: Rubi, Camp Pencil Point

Hey all Joe Foo, Mike Roll, and I announced CAMP PENCIL POINT at c2e2 this past weekend. To learn more about it, click here! We are very excited to be drawing with you so come check us out and enroll when it's ready. We are currently under construction but you can watch a groovy video that can give you an idea of the crazy fun we will be having! And here's one of the stars of that video: Rubi!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

118: I blue myself.

I am beyond excited Arrested Development is coming back this Memorial Day weekend! I hope you are and if you haven't seen the show, you've made a huge mistake.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

117: Superman

I gotta' say that new Man of Steel trailer made me excited for the movie. I wasn't at first because I don't have a lot of faith in Zack Synder but he won me over with that trailer. I hope it delivers in a big bad way! Speaking of Supes,I will be at Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL June 7-9th!

Friday, April 26, 2013

116: Onomatopoeia

I always liked the look and concept of this character. He's basically the equivalent of the Police Academy guy that does all the sound effects with his mouth. A DC villain created by Kevin Smith that appeared prominently in Smith's mini-series, Batman: Cacophony.

Hey speaking of Kevin Smith he's at C2E2  and so am I. Come on down to McCormick place in Chicago, Artist Alley L6A going on right now!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

113: Alien Hominid

This was one of my favorite games on the ps2. I believe it started as a flash game on newgrounds.com and it blew up from there. I was in college when this came out and at the time I was learning Flash. This game had reached a level of achievement and there has been an indie game movement ever since.

Monday, April 22, 2013

112: Lisa, Weird Science

Heard this past week they are remaking the John Hughe's classic, WEIRD SCIENCE. Really?! For shame!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

111: Sexy Boba Fett

Last night was my bachelor party and it was insanely fun. It started with a co-op scavenger hunt followed by a trip to Headquarters Beercade in Chicago. After a couple hours of gaming, we went to the Gorilla Tango theater for a Star Wars themed burlesque show entitled, THE EMPIRE BRINGS SEXY BACK.

It was a good time for friends, games, and geekdom. Today's sketch is in celebration of that glorious night with a sexy Boba Fett. Wedding is in 20 days!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

110: Axe Cop

It's a double dose of Ethan Nicolle this week with his other comic, AXE COP! The comic is drawn by Ethan and written by his 5 year old brother, Malachai. It tells the crazy adventures of an ax wielding cop. To quote Wonka, it's pure imagination, filled with great stories and hilarious character concepts. It's becoming a Fox animation this summer and the trailer premiered at Wonder Con.

Check this strip!

Friday, April 19, 2013

109: Bearmageddon

I love bears. They are crazy awesome. I love comics which are also crazy awesome. Then Ethan Nicolle had the crazy awesome idea of BEARMAGEDDON. Yup it's exactly how it sounds. I look forward to this strip every week because I have no idea what the heck is going to happen. A comic like this works because of Ethan Nicolle. I had the pleasure of talking with Ethan briefly about this strip when it was just starting out. He talked about some of it's origins and ideas for the characters so it is wonderful to see it come together on screen...er...monitor. His love for the idea really comes through the pages.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

108: The Abominable Charles Christopher

THE ABOMINABLE CHARLES CHRISTOPHER was the first web comic I started reading. Karl Kerschl writes and illustrates this wonderful story about a sasquatch that lives in the forest amongst the animals that dwell in it. The amazing thing Kerschl does is give the animals their own stories that relate to every day life. It is epic in a Tolkien-fashion. The second volume of collected strips came out recently. Do yourself a favor and start reading this comic.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

107: Desmond

Today's web comic tribute is of DESMOND'S COMIC, a strip about the life and times of a video game character written and illustrated by the crazy talented Joe Foo. What can I say about Joe Foo? I'd never pass up an opportunity to attend a convention with Joe Foo. I met him a few years ago at a SPACE show and we've been good friends ever since. He's really helped me build up a confidence with talking to people at conventions. The man has a die-hard work ethic and it's something I try and emulate every day. Joe works ALOT. He is the definition of "good times."

His web comic is also the definition of "good times." It's a great blend of videogame nuances and the magic of Saturday morning cartoons. He put out a big book of collected Desmond strips and it's a fantastic read because it comes with creator commentary and he really lets you go behind the scenes of each strip and how he goes from script to final product. It's wonderful!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

106: Bea, the Dreamer

Web Comics week continues with Bea from THE DREAMER. The Dreamer is a adventure-romance comic set during present day and The Revolutionary War written and drawn by the lovely Lora Innes.

I first met Lora when I started the convention circuit with When I Was Little. It was my second show, The Mid Ohio Con, and I still had those convention noobie jitters. I actually sought out Lora because I discovered her comic when I was looking over the bios of the Mid Ohio artist roster. I was immediately drawn to her art style, they had a picture of The Dreamer trade cover and it stood out to me. It wasn't super-heroes or crazy monsters it was a comic about history. It was unique. It was something I had to tell her in person.

After that show, we've been convention friends ever since and she's continued to inspire me with her art and story telling. She's even helped me promote HEART through her PAPER WINGS PODCAST that she does with the amazingly talented Chris Oatley.

Check out The Dreamer as well as the Paper Wings community if you're in need of some artistic inspiration!

Monday, April 15, 2013

105: Ratfist

Happy Monday! It's web comics week here on the cardBOREDsketch box so let's start it off with a bang with Doug TenNapel's Ratfist. You can read it from beginning to end if you click on the link or get the collected trade which was put out by Image.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

102: Battle Damage Spidey

 I love drawing Spider-Man all beat up with blood dripping and a torn mask.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

100: Joker

We made it to 100! Let's celebrate with some cake....or a bomb? Thank's a lot ya Joker!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

099: Mr. Hand, Dark City

I was devastated by the news of ROGER EBERT'S passing last week. He was a big influence in my love for movies and I watched his show all the time when I was little and developing a taste for cinema.

I rewatched the movie DARK CITY, which has a great commentary by Ebert, in way of tribute to the man. He really dissects the film and explores all the nuances of what makes this film so great. Here's the creepy MR. HAND one of "the strangers" in the film. If you haven't checked this film out, do yourself a favor and rent it, buy it, and the watch it with the commentaries. They are great!

Monday, April 8, 2013

098: Dr. Strange

Happy Monday! I find it strange that I have not drawn DR. STRANGE before. So...ta'da! If you follow me on Vine, I put up a quick drawing process video.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

097: Running with Scissors

Good luck to all my family and friends who are running the SHAMROCK SHUFFLE today!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

096: Gizmo Duck

This was one of the coolest characters in cartoons ever. I remember seeing this character more in DUCK TALES and not so much the DARKWING DUCK cartoon which I never really watched a lot of. But the GIZMO DUCK suit was such a cool looking character.

Friday, April 5, 2013

095: Evil Ash

In honor of the EVIL DEAD remake, which I think looks pretty awesome, I thought I'd put up an Evil Ash from the great cinematic classic ARMY OF DARKNESS. I hope the crossover rumors are true and we get an AOD2 molded into the universe of the original series, it would be amazing.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

093: Edward Scissorhands

This movie was so bizarre and wonderful. As I got older, I realized how weird and perverse the scene was where Edward started cutting the women's hair and that one lady curled her toes and her eyes rolled towards the back of their heads...oh wait it's Johnny Depp, never mind.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

091: Donatello fan

This turtle's favorite character on the show is Donatello. Look how cute he looks with his bandana and toy staff.