Archive for October, 2010

Historical Fiction — Ponce De Leon

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We all know the legend that Ponce De Leon discovered Florida and spent years there looking for the Fountain of Youth.  Well, in this story Ponce did find it, but he didn’t heed the warnings of the indigenous people and turns himself into a Baby.  And now his men won’t follow his orders, because he’s a Baby, so he’s on his own except for his trusted friend and cat, Sancho.  He and Sancho must find a way to reverse the curse of the FOY and find a way to save the indigenous people’s land.  It’s called “Baby Ponce: and the Temple of Doom, Crystal Skull in Cursed Waters.”  Spoiler alert:  he turns into a man again but then forgets to save the indigenous people’s land.

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My New 17-part YA series

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

This is a sketch of some of the characters from my new 17-part series of novels.  It’s about a young girl named B Ella who moves to a new town in Wisconsin with her crazy mother (with a secret) and finds herself falling in love with a Dragon, a mummy, a Frankenstein-ish Monster and a Chupacabra.  Of course they all have secrets too.  And Ella has a secret.  I haven’t written any it all yet, but I’m looking to sell the movie rights first anyways and that takes time.  It’s called “Gloaming.”  Look for it in Summer 2011.

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Cardinal Carate

Monday, October 11th, 2010

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El Guapo Tee

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I loved The Three Amigos when I was a kid.  In particular I loved Lucky Day’s (Steve Martin’s) speech at the end of the film that he gives to the people of Santo Poco to inspire them to decide to take on the murderous terrorist, El Guapo (which translates roughly to “The Guapo”).  In the speech, Lucky equates standing up to El Guapo to overcoming certain hardships that some people must face to become the people they wish to be.  Here’s the speech (it starts around the :30 mark):

And this is the actual El Guapo played by the great actor/director Alfonso Arau.

Not sure I did him justice, but I think it’d make a funny shirt.  My friend said it could be the next generations’ Che Guevara.  I think he said it mostly because he has no idea who Che was.

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Messrs. Fox and Mole

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Here’s a quick sketch of world-renowned detectives, Messrs. Fox and Mole.  Their fees are reasonable. I highly recommend them.  Please to enjoy.

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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Our cat, Ludy (pronounced Loo-dee) is home alone all day and  I often wondered what she does with her time.  To find out, I set up a nanny-cam.  I was amazed by what I saw and decided to make a mini-comic out of it.  Click on each image for a larger version with greater detail.  Enjoy.

Who would have thought that Ludy did so much in one day.  I thought it was all naps and trying to sneak up on her own tail.

How’d I make the mini-comic you ask?  Why, I’m glad you asked.  I took two pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper, folded it into fourths, stapled it in the middle to make a small booklet and cut along the folded edges.  I used a Muji .35 gel-pen to draw everything.  Great pen, but this is not how you’re supposed to make a mini-comic that you want more than one of.  The blacks bleed through to opposite page and you have to clean up the backgrounds in Photoshop or whatever and it is a real pain to do.  This was originally supposed to be just a small sketchbook, but it came out as a coherent story, so I thought I’d share.  Here are some instructions on how to make your own mini-comic for reals:

BTW, here’s Ludy doing her best Obi Wan.

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