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Crackpot Comics

A world of silliness, non sequiturs, and oh yeah, there's art!
Aug 22 '14
My piece for The Line It Is Drawn’s Robin Williams tribute week, Mork hatching Howard The Duck into yet another “world he never made”.

My piece for The Line It Is Drawn’s Robin Williams tribute week, Mork hatching Howard The Duck into yet another “world he never made”.

Aug 21 '14

So sagecoffey mailed this thing to me a few weeks back because she’s a super nice sadistic mad genius.  And then I colored it because I’m apparently some kind of art masochist.  (A creative match fit for legend??)

Aug 21 '14

The Art of Kiki’s Delivery Service.

The Art of Kiki’s Delivery Service.

(Source: oh-totoro)

Aug 20 '14
I went and slapped some color on a Rocket Raccoon I’d doodled before I found out that I’d be drawing him anyways for The Line It Is Drawn.
I really liked Guardians Of The Galaxy, but I’m still disappointed that they didn’t go for the full-out Dreamworks Dance Party ending.  *cue music*  *shot of the Guardians dancing*  *shot of the Nova Corps dancing*  *shot of the space pirates dancing*  *shot of Thanos dancing*  *shot of end-credits-spoiler character dancing*  *roll credits*  I mean, what a waste!

I went and slapped some color on a Rocket Raccoon I’d doodled before I found out that I’d be drawing him anyways for The Line It Is Drawn.

I really liked Guardians Of The Galaxy, but I’m still disappointed that they didn’t go for the full-out Dreamworks Dance Party ending.  *cue music*  *shot of the Guardians dancing*  *shot of the Nova Corps dancing*  *shot of the space pirates dancing*  *shot of Thanos dancing*  *shot of end-credits-spoiler character dancing*  *roll credits*  I mean, what a waste!

Aug 19 '14
I’m trying to psyche myself up to resume (re: “restart”) my driving education after two years.
…It’s not working.  :|

I’m trying to psyche myself up to resume (re: “restart”) my driving education after two years.

…It’s not working.  :|

Aug 19 '14

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback on "My Dad Zeus"!  As a special treat, here’s a quick look at the process I used to make the comic.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I experimented with using MangaStudio for my thumbnails to try to speed up my process.  The panel ruler tool was helpful for dividing up my pages, and I had high hopes for inking on top of digitally-created word balloons and text so that I could maintain control and uniformity while also making it look hand-drawn.  Unfortunately, the font I used was too small and narrow, so I gave up inking over it and just re-did the text in Photoshop instead.  I did like having a perfectly-sized ellipse to trace over for these word balloons, but I often found that I’d placed them awkwardly in my composition and had to move them digitally later, like the balloon over Hermes’ head in panel 3.

Anyway, it was an experiment, and I definitely need to keep refining my process, but it was fun!

Aug 15 '14

My piece for The Line It Is Drawn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy mashup week, Rocket and Groot “movin’ right along” through The Muppet Movie.  (“Rocket sets out on a journey to Xandar to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a bounty hunter, making friends and singing songs along the way!  Just watch out for restauranteur Doc Yondu, who’d love to cook and eat them!”)

I wish my sloppy little pencil doodle didn’t display twice as big as the piece I actually put time and effort into, but them’s the breaks.

Aug 14 '14

"My Dad Zeus" is all set and ready to go!

I decided to try something new with this one, so in addition to physical copies of this comic being available for $3.00, a digital PDF will be available for just 50¢!

Both versions can be found through my Paypal-friendly personal shop as well as my Etsy shop.

Thanks for browsing!

Aug 14 '14
A commission for John, who wanted his dog stumbling upon his lawn gnomes sneaking a midnight snack in the backyard.
Commission prices, information, ways to contact me, methods of payment I accept, and sample images can all be found here!

A commission for John, who wanted his dog stumbling upon his lawn gnomes sneaking a midnight snack in the backyard.

Commission prices, information, ways to contact me, methods of payment I accept, and sample images can all be found here!

Aug 12 '14
Printing up copies of “My Dad Zeus”! I’m no Oracle of Delphi, but I see lots of folding, stapling and cutting in my future…

Printing up copies of “My Dad Zeus”! I’m no Oracle of Delphi, but I see lots of folding, stapling and cutting in my future…

Aug 11 '14
I know I keep drooling on myself blathering incoherent nonsense about KC Green’s The Anime Club, but seriously, look how much information we get about both of these characters in this one simple interaction.
Just from subtleties of facial expression and body language, we get that Mort is NOT a fan of physical contact but given the circumstances and how much he genuinely likes Clyde, he’s willing to let it go, even if he’s unwilling to stand the hug longer than he has to.
And there’s Clyde’s complete obliviousness to Mort’s discomfort, not even noticing that he’s being (surprisingly gently?) pushed away because he’s so excited to have the club back together.  Clyde’s just so open about expressing what he feels, while Mort represses everything.  He can’t even say “I missed you too”, all he can do is give that uncomfortable smile as a vague indication that he’s at all happy.
The little hug and push didn’t even “need” to be there.  Clyde could have just said those lines while standing three feet away and the story would have read the same way.  But just those tiny details add so much depth to the characters and their relationship.
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I just really like this stupid comic.  I definitely have critiques for it (no, really, I swear I do), but the character writing and acting/emoting is just so great that it really inspires me to push my own work further.

I know I keep drooling on myself blathering incoherent nonsense about KC Green’s The Anime Club, but seriously, look how much information we get about both of these characters in this one simple interaction.

Just from subtleties of facial expression and body language, we get that Mort is NOT a fan of physical contact but given the circumstances and how much he genuinely likes Clyde, he’s willing to let it go, even if he’s unwilling to stand the hug longer than he has to.

And there’s Clyde’s complete obliviousness to Mort’s discomfort, not even noticing that he’s being (surprisingly gently?) pushed away because he’s so excited to have the club back together.  Clyde’s just so open about expressing what he feels, while Mort represses everything.  He can’t even say “I missed you too”, all he can do is give that uncomfortable smile as a vague indication that he’s at all happy.

The little hug and push didn’t even “need” to be there.  Clyde could have just said those lines while standing three feet away and the story would have read the same way.  But just those tiny details add so much depth to the characters and their relationship.

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I just really like this stupid comic.  I definitely have critiques for it (no, really, I swear I do), but the character writing and acting/emoting is just so great that it really inspires me to push my own work further.

Aug 11 '14
Diggin’ the line work in these.
Thanks!  Are you convinced of the superiority of brush lines yet?  ;)