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28 February, 2006

Moonroes 11

27 February, 2006

Moonroes 10

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26 February, 2006

Moonroes 9

25 February, 2006

Moonroes 8

24 February, 2006

Moonroes 7

23 February, 2006

Moonroes 6

22 February, 2006

Moonroes 5

21 February, 2006

Moonroes 4

20 February, 2006

Moonroes 3

When I was very young I came up with a turtle cartoon character that had an unlimited number of items in his shell that he could use. Orbit became my medium for using all those ideas which is introduced here.
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Illustration Friday: Song

I'm sure the song sounds much worse than they look.

Hey, while you're here, would you mind checking out my comic I did several years ago and let me know what you think? Click here to see the first one.


18 February, 2006

Moonroes 2

17 February, 2006

Moonroes Comic Strip

I am such a kid. I'm just stuck in some strange grown-up body, that's all. I still dream of being a cartoonist, just like I have for the last 25 years or so, but I'm not so naive anymore to the fact that drawing comic strips is a dying profession, at least as far as newspapers go. It's always been extremely difficult to become syndicated, and it's getting harder all the time, but for many, many years I didn't give up. I have a drawer full of rejection letters from syndicates to prove that.

Well, it dawned on me the other day that I have a forum here to show some results of all my hard work so many years ago. Not only that, but I can get immediate responses like never before! So, with that dawning realization, I went through my archive of comics and I was... well, you could say I lost some of my enthusiasm. They were embarrassing! There really is something to be said for experience, and my comics clearly showed that I was lacking.

I'm tossing my pride aside and I've decided that I will be very selective and show some anyway. Now, just because I'm being selective, don't expect what I show to be any good, just enjoy them for what they are, disposable comic strips.

Without further ado, introducing the world premier of:

Moonroes is about a young family living in the confines of planet earth in a time when technology has brought the impossible within the dreamer's grasp. The human touch, which is ever present in this futuristic society of flying minivans and robotic friends, lends the premise to boundless situations and follies.

The characters:
Stecky: He's a good father who's having a tough time at being a grown-up. Although he is a responsible adult, he longs for the simple days of his childhood. (Ok, a bit of me in this character)

Syd: The mother of the Moonroe clan. She's a patient, loving wife and mother, but is forced to have the firm hand in the family to keep house and home together. (How stereotypical, hmmmm)

Ferris: The 10 year old son. Although a good kid, his childlike curiosity and naivete occasionally cause trouble. Nothing a youngster with an imagination can't handle.

Orbit: Although Orbit is the only purchased member of the Moonroe family, he's as much a part of the family as everyone else, to a point. His ego and mix of computer chips and emotions create a dynamic contrast in personalities within himself.

And here is my first comic (click to see it larger, and remember to come back often for more!)
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13 February, 2006

Illustration Friday: Simple

Nothing more, nothing less.

03 February, 2006

Illustration Friday: Chair

I was a bit uninspired by this week's Illustration Friday topic "Chair" until I iChatted with my good buddy Patrick Kendall about a magazine that we really got into when we used to hang out together as young teenagers called CARtoons. I've been doodling ideas about a nerdy kid coming up with some contraption that would intimidate his personal bully, and as ideas do, this one, the CARtoons, and "Chair" all mixed together until I came up with this. You can see a larger version by clicking on the illo.

I'd sure like a chair like this for my birthday... vroom vroooooom!

02 February, 2006

New Kid

It's always hard being the new kid.

Just a sketch to keep the creative side of my brain exercising.