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April 11, 2012

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April 10, 2012

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April 9, 2012

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April 8, 2012

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April 7, 2012

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April 6, 2012

Technically he is tied with all the other players who have 1.000 OBP. Unfortunately, Eddie was a mean drunk and things did not end well for him.

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April 5, 2012

Apparently, the bad guy who was supposed to be in Superman III was Braniac. Somehow, along with hiring Richard Pryor and writing in an evil Superman and a Superman vs. Super-Clark fight, Braniac became a super computer designed by Pryor. The computer then goes crazy and wraps wires and circuits around Robert Vaughn’s sister. Then it blows up. Just a terrible big bad.

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April 4, 2012

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April 3, 2012

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April 2, 2012

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April 1, 2012

The unfortunate part about posting these once-a-day and months after they were drawn, is that there ends up being an unintended relationship between the post and the day it is posted. Rest assured there is no connection between this drawing and April Fools Day. That said, you have something on your shirt.

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March 31, 2012

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March 30, 2012

Do yourself a favor and read the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson. Newton and Leibniz both play major roles in the story. If you are a fan of fictional history, real history, science, economics, literature,  revolutions and quixotic love stories, then these three tomes are right up your alley.  A fantastic trilogy.

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March 29, 2012

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March 29, 2012

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March 29, 2012

That’s sweat coming off Ol’ Tricky, not tears.

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March 28, 2012

A tattooed gentlemen, with ponytail of course.

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March 27, 2012

RIP Bored to Death.

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March 26, 2012

George ended up looking a bit like Lonnie Lincoln.

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March 25, 2012

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March 24, 2012

I drew a few sketches of the cast of ” Bored to Death”–a show I really enjoy. Just as with everything I like (see also Carnivale, Deadwood, Lucky Louis and Jimmy Darmody) HBO cancelled it just a few short weeks later. I watched from day-one because I am a huge fan of Jonathon Ames’ short story that it’s based on. It is an expertly crafted noir thriller. So I was really surprised with the comedic tone of the show. Especially since Ames wrote all of the shows as well. Turned out it was a good surprised and I would have liked to see where he would have taken us in season 3.

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March 23, 2012

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March 22, 2012

Go listen to Comedy Bang Bang. The bottom half of the picture has got nothing to do with anything other than the fact that I love that moment when a group of animals all notice something at the same time.

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March 21, 2012

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March 20, 2012

The dog has snowskates, which is why there’s four of them. It’s an extreme, dog. Very extreme.

 

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March 19, 2012

 

I sold this short when I drew it–this could be a billion dollar idea. I didn’t know how lucrative celebrity colognes and perfumes are.

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March 18, 2012

I have not read the books or seen the movies, but was talking about it with someone when I blanked on the title. I knew it was a “D” word. I also imagine this girl  has an eNORMous torso to fit a good sized Dalek on there.

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March 17, 2012

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March 16, 2012

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March 15, 2012

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March 14, 2012

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March 13, 2012

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March 12, 2012

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March 11, 2012

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March 10, 2012

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March 9, 2012

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March 8, 2012

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March 7, 2012

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March 6, 2012

I drew too close to the binding. That made the right edge difficult to image because of the angle on the book binding kept it in shadows. The scanning process has been one of the most frustrating on this side project of mine. The scanner is just an old HP1300 and I have a huge stack of books and boxes to flatten the book out and get a better scan, but it’s not perfect. So I do have to spend time in Photoshop cleaning it up. It’s a bit of a time-suck, but totally worth it to bring these masterpieces to the world. You’re welcome, world.

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March 5, 2012

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March 4, 2012

The other Fred Dekker movie that I mentioned in the Monster Squad post. Fred wrote and directed this classic homage to B-movies. Grindhouse before “Grindhouse.”

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March 3, 2012

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March 2, 2012

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March 1, 2012

Another Burt Reynolds classic was “Cannon Ball Run.”

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February 29, 2012

This movie’s just nuts.

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February 28, 2012

This one is no where near as bad as Super Fuzz, but it is not as great as I remembered. You can tell it had its genesis as a Goonies knock off with the Universal Monsters instead of the Fratellis and One-Eyed Willie. It is better than just a knock off, but not by much. Written by Shane Black together with the director, Fred Dekker, it is a quintessential 80’s movie. It even had Mary Ellen Trainor. The story is entertaining enough and the movie provided a few memorable lines (alluded to above), but watching it now it is just sort of crude and uneven. I hear it is being remade again, and so I guess I hope they get it right this time.

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February 28, 2012

This movie along with a series of others were shown non-stop on pay cable when I was a kid and so I watched them all over and over again. I never realized how terrible some of them really were until Netflix allowed me to revisit them.  This one was especially painful. Now that I’ve let go of it as a good movie, I can appreciate how awful it really is. It is the perfect Bad Movie, movie. Watch Terence Hill as policeman Dave Speed (ugh) get super-powers from a nuclear explosion (huh?) and then be the worst person ever. What super powers in particular does he get, you ask? All of them–whatever the writers might need for a scene. He immediately starts abusing these powers and everyone else, which would have been interesting but the filmmakers don’t think he is a jerk. They seem to think he is a great, great guy. At one point I think I remember him making an entire stadium of people disappear so he could catch a bad guy who was trying to get away in the crowd. WHERE DID THEY GO? He never brings them back and they never even try to explain it. But, he gets the bad guy and triumphant music plays (probably). He is awful. Watch it with friends and wonder at its terribleness.

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February 27, 2012

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February 26, 2012

Enough antioxidants to destroy Alderaan.

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February 25, 2012

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February 24, 2012

 

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February 23, 2012

It was reported that he repeatedly called out the name “Reynolds” before he died. His circumstances the days before he died and the cause remain a mystery. Read more about  the whole sordid affair right here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Edgar_Allan_Poe

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February 22, 2012

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February 21, 2012

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February 20, 2012

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Other Sketches Part 8

February 15, 2012

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Other Sketches Part 7

February 14, 2012

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Other Sketches Part 6

February 11, 2012

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Other sketches part 5

February 7, 2012

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Other Sketches part 4 – The Riddle of Life

February 2, 2012

I LOVE this story. The playfulness of the friendly competition between Max Delbruck and George Wells Beadle, who were both striving to understand how DNA works. I also love that this obscure story inspired Joe Davis to encode it within the genetic code of a strand of e. coli.  You can read more about all of it here:  http://90.146.8.18/en/archives/festival_archive/festival_catalogs/festival_artikel.asp?iProjectID=8275

 

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Other Sketches part 3

February 1, 2012

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Other Sketches part 2

January 30, 2012

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Other Sketches

January 26, 2012

I fell woefully behind on scanning the sketches, so I’m going to have to make a long day of it when I get a minute. Until then, I’ll be posting sketches that I did in my Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook theme I got was “secret codes” so everything was inspired by that. Here is a link to the website for it:  http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

Please to enjoy!

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January 25, 2012

 

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January 24, 2012

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January 23, 2012

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January 22, 2012

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January 21, 2012

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January 20, 2012

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January 19, 2012

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January 19, 2012

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Remember the Sketch from Day 94? No? Well, that’s OK–here’s the final Munny project anyways.

January 18, 2012

I received this do-it-yourself mini Munny last year.

The mystery accessory was a tiny fedora hat, so I figured I had some options with what Munny character I was going to create:  Rorschach, Clark Kent, Kolchak the Night Stalker, The Question. Turns out I didn’t go with any of those guys and instead I created a Munny of ol’ Blue Eyes:

I picture him being the 1960’s Sinatra, who is just starting to get a bit weathered.

The Process:

The first step was to take the Munny apart and coat it in white gesso.

I then used Liquitex acrylic paint to get the skin tone right.

Then I roughed out the shapes of the suit and tie and his face and hair with a mechanical pencil.

I finished everything with Prismacolor markers. You can still see some of the pencil marks on his face, but I think that adds to his weathered look. If I had to do it again, I might skip the paint and try to do everything with the Prismacolor markers. Although it did make me feel a bit better knowing I could just re-gesso it if I made a huge mistake.  I think it turned out great though and it was fun to do. Highly recommended.

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January 17, 2012

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January 16, 2012

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January 15, 2012

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