Saturday, February 21, 2009

Phil and Amy Parham - 700 Club - Biggest Loser

Here's my cousins, Phil and Amy Parham, on The 700 Club recently. They're keepign the wieght off, doign great, and inspiring other people to do the same. I'm so proud of them!

Odd Rods rule!

I've said it plenty of times. When you find, like I do, that cars, motorcycles, trucks, etc., are just "too mechanical", and really time consuming and tough to draw, just add lots of chrome, flames, and smoke! This theory isn't original, of course, as many cartoonists, especially Big Daddy Roth of "Rat Fink", was famous for doing the same thing. But, until today, I had forgotten "Odd Rods"! THESE are the "car-TOONS" I remember as a kid.

It's a great site, brand new, with an interesting history page, and TONS of images in the gallery.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Plas and Woozy

Just a quickie of one of my fave characters ever... Plastic Man! (and sidekick Woozy Winks).
Animator Andy Suriano did some great character designs of Plas for the failed Plastic Man cartoon pilot that was done a few years back. I thought I'd try my hand at him this time...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures - Title Sequence

I always loved this opening.....

John K and Bakshi...what a team.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Recent Work: Pastor

I got this call awhile back from a big church out West who were doing a book and video series for kids. The art director liked my cartoony character design stuff, and hired me to do a toon of their pastor, who would be the star of the series. They were going to animate it in FLASH, though, and I don't do that program. And I didn't have to time to learn it in the short deadline they gave me. So, I had to do some extra "parts" for them to animate (the A.D. knows FLASH himself, so it was cool)
Here's the final version, with the extra arm.
Here's my inked version, with an extra hand I was playin around with. This was in Sketchbook, by the way, and the color was in Photoshop CS2, for inquiring minds.
And here's my original "blue line sketch" in Sketchbook, before I inked it. I would've loved to have had more time on this job, but I liked how it turned out and so did they.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Show and Tell: My Sketchbook!

For the first "Show and Tell" Feature back at my Blogger blog, I figured I'd let you know about MY sketchbook. Hot off the presses:


Lately I've had the chance to work on some projects that I’ve had going on for years, that have been “on the backburner”. Little things like a graphic novel (70+ pages so far….might be finished in the next decade…LOL), and my first sketchbook! It’s full color, and comic sized. The work in it is all from my live gigs, and from life drawings in my personal sketchbooks. It’s all in my character design/animation style that I’ve been doing for so many clients these past few years.

I decided to do print the sketchbook through my good buddies over at . They’ve got a great print on demand service, their books are gorgeous, and you can order it directly from their site at this link:

Let me know how you like it! ( I also just added a permanent link to it on my sidebar).

Back to Blogger....

Indecision, Indecision...

Now that Blogger has the ability to "future post", I have decided to come back to my first "blog home" here. Wordpress has some awesome features, but I never found it as easy to use. Believe me, I need a blog that's EASY to post to, if I'm going to keep up with it. Which I haven't over at Wordpress for awhile. Sorry about that. But, I'll TRY to do better now that I'm "comin back home". Stay tuned....