Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Deadwood: Great show? or the GREATEST SHOW EVER?

God, how I love this show. Everything about it is absolutely brilliant. The dialogue is a joy. I haven't heard such musical profanity in all my life. Every character is perfectly cast. I get a smile on my face every time Trixie, Jane or Al shows up. It's fascinating to watch the web of relationships among the different characters and how allegiances shift. The theme of community evolving from chaos is well represented and has a philosophical depth that surprises me.

I'm finally coming to the end of season 3. I know the series is almost over and I'm sad to see it go. I hope it has a better ending than Carnivale at least. Damn you HBO.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chuck Jones

Maybe it's not as obvious these days, but Chuck Jones was a huge inspiration growing up. He's very much responsible for forming my sense of humor.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leiji Matsumoto

Leiji Matsumoto has been called the heir to Osamu Tezuka. His work is hugely influential in Anime and Manga and his work was some of the first anime to make it to North America. Personally, I love the way he draws those lumpy characters, especially in his Space Operas. They add a very human warmth to what can be a pretty anti-septic genre.

Guest page from Tiny Kitten Teeth part2

Part 2 of the guest strip from Becky and Frank over at Tiny Kitten Teeth!

Friday, June 11, 2010

How to draw a sarcastic duck

Look how sarcastic Donald is in this Carl Barks drawing! This is a panel from Only a Poor Old Man, the first story from Uncle Scrooge's own comic book. Carl Barks is a well regarded storyteller and deserves to be. His stories have a level of sophistication rarely seen in the comics medium at all, let alone funny animal books. You can find a whole lot of amazing old Disney Comics online here: http://disneycomics.free.fr/index.php