Friday, November 30, 2007

Illustration Friday: Excess!


I imagine that if you were born with seven fingers on one hand, you'd get used to it pretty quickly. You might even find ways to put the extra digits to good use.

But just waking up one morning to find a couple of new fingers just happened to sprout while you were sleeping?

"Gah!" indeed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dr. Animal, Animal Doctor

The world's greatest veterinarian.

This morning, my son lined up a bunch of stuffed animals and got out his toy doctor kit and said he was going to take care of his patients, because afterall, he was Dr. Animal, Animal Doctor.

The minute he said it, I began rolling that name around in my brain.

Here's a rough idea of what I was thinking. I think I'm going to keep messing with him. More to come later.

Kids are an inspiration or I'm such a hack I'm stealing ideas from my kids.

You decide!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hats!

I saw that the topic was hats, and I drew this. That's all I have to say about that.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

M is for Moses

I really tried to capture the colors from Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments, especially in the sky. I think it works. What say you?

I Heart the Lakewood Library Book Sale

I just got back from the Friends of Lakewood Library book sale and I'm free-burrito-for-lunch excited about it! Check out the cool finds:

Look at thie sweet joke book I found

It was published in 1963. Isn't that a great cover? Dig these endpapers:

and these from the interior:

I also found this old cookbook for kids, published in 1950:

I also picked up Marvel's Essential Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 and Essential Thor vol. 1, a copy of Jumanji (the book, not the movie) and a vhs tape of a stop-motion movie called Willy McBean and his Magic Machine, which is reminiscient of the old Rankin Bass stuff. It might even be theirs, but the box doesn't say. The best part of all this, I picked this stuff up for like 3 bucks! Nearly all the books go for 50 cents each. There was only one room with more expensive books, but I didn't find anything in there. I can't believe it. For a poor dude like me, 50 cent books are the way to go. Especially those Essentials volumes, which retail for like 15 bucks. Sure, they're a little beat up from years of library use, but I can't complain for 50 cents.

Now if I could somehow wrangle an actual free burrito for lunch, my day would be complete.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Illustration Friday: Trick or Treat!

This is what my kids looked like last night. Their heads really are that huge. For serious.