Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Pages

Thursday, December 30, 2010

many thanks!

i was very flattered to be offered an invitation to contribute to the pcs blog. it's an honor to be among such stand up people that do stand up work.

my usual style isn't terribly cartoony, but in honor i'm posting a cover i did for a pop punk band back in may. it's the most cartoony thing i've done all year. the project was for a band called a loss for words and the album is nothing but motown cover songs done in their pop punk style. the cover had to be done in three days and i heard appeared in alternative press.

thank you once again and i hope to be able to contribute more in the near future!


Hiya Gang

Eamon here, thanks for inviting me to be a part of the bloggy goodness (bloggy?). I decided to post something new of mine...relatively new anyway. This is a marker piece I did for a show held at a local Sailor Jerry Store, many PCS members were present and involved in the show. I like ducks...especially ill tempered ones. Hope everyone has a happy new year!


An open letter to every PCS Member.

Why we work.
It dawned on me recently why the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society works. Concetta and I were taking down the World’s Fair Art Show last week and going over sales. This was a collaborative exhibition between several PCS members and a few of our friends from the UK. We did a modest amount in sales overall (more than two-grand), not bad for a group show in a gallery that is a little off the beaten path. More importantly, we did more in sales during our PCS Christmas Party. This event wasn’t about the exhibition but more in line with celebrating everything the PCS has done over the last year. The party was a means of hanging out one more time before the New Year and welcoming all the new members. That is why the PCS works; we do more sales not trying so hard.
The PCS would rather have a Beef and Beer than a gallery show. We opt for Pabst and soft pretzels over wine and cheese any day of the week. I don’t want to say we are blue collar, because that conjures images of Larry “the Cable Guy” and redneck jokes. But we work really hard, share the wealth, invite anybody and everybody to take part. We ARE blue collar.
Our work, our shows, our books come from a very unique place; Sincerity. Just look at our members. There are just as many fine artists as there are cartoonists, just as many people into underground comics as there are those that enjoy comics on the web and mainstream titles. The tie that binds is a sincere one, a love of the game as much as the outcome.
I have been the recipient of that sincerity more times than I can count. I owe the PCS a lot including my health and welfare. As a group we have helped each other get work, moved house and home and lifted each other up. As professionals our work can be seen on everything from comics (both mainstream and self-published) to t-shirts, in magazines and on greeting cards. If it requires any kind of artwork then one of us has done it.
This post isn’t meant to grandstand. I guess with the year wrapping up I was waxing philosophic as to why I love you guys and this group so much. Also, I wanted to say “Thank You” to Jeff, Andrew and Xrissy. If not for you three, there would be no Philadelphia Cartoonist Society.
An overdue “Welcome Aboard” to some of the new blood; Sam, James, Matt, Alex, Eamon, Pedro, Tim, Megan, Kristy and Mike and my apologies if I left anyone out.
2011 is going to be a wonderful year for everyone involved in the PCS. New books, more shows and continued sincerity in everything we do.
The Happiest of New Years to everyone.
Above: Jeffro, Larsen and I show off our PCS ink. Photo: Concetta Barbera.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gather near to us once more…

To all my friends.

I would like to wish everyone the Happiest of Holidays and the Warmest of Winter Wishes.

This year hug someone special a little harder and a little longer.
That’s a gift everyone can use!
Take care of yourselves and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Seasons Greeting From Catfish Heimer

I hope this finds you all healthy and happy. I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. I hope the coming 2011 treats us all well. I'd like to thank you all for the gift of your support, love, criticism, friendship, and business. Knowing you all is more than I could have ever asked for, and I'm thankful for that going into the New Year. I wish the best for all of you.

Much Love,
Sam 'Catfish' Heimer

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Christmas 2010 from a Humble Bumble!!!

Season's Greetings, Phillytooners. Jeffro here. We had a rockin' time at the PCS Christmas Party! Thanks to those who made it out. Anyways, here are a few Christmas-related drawings I've done in the past few weeks. The first is my Christmas card, which I have included Joannie, Aaron, Brandon, and Joannie's dog Zoe in. Joannie very much wanted me to do a family-type card this year. I'm glad she did, because I think it's the best one I've ever done:
Here is an ornament I made for Joannie's Mom. Every year, my Mom sent out a Lion & Lamb card. So I wanted to include big Joan in that tradition somehow:
And here is a piece I did for Spirit Newspapers to accompany the article "Scrooge, the Grinch, George Bailey, & Me":
I hope everyone has a great Christmas and an awesome new year. Please keep in touch.

Monday, December 20, 2010


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Graphite on Arches Hot Press

Every once in a while I make some time to do a pencil drawing. This is a Christmas present, so it was a good excuse for me to break out the pencils and Norse gods.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sketch Book Sunday!

Ok. It's not from my sketch book. I did this drawing of Kearea (Key-R-E-ahhhh) to demonstrate how to draw on toned paper. I didn't require anyone to try this technique but was very proud of the few of my students were courageous enough to try it.

The model had a much cooler hipster hair-do.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sketchbook Sunday 2: The Revenge

Human Fly

Morning warm up to shake off the La Morté art show/PCS hangover...Lyrics are from a Cramps song with a similar title.

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The party was amazing, even if I did arrive rather late. It was great to see you guys :)

Jimmy Stewart Off!

The long awaited Jimmy-Stewart-Off between Eamon Dougherty and Eamon McIvor. To keep in the theme of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society's Christmas party, scripts were chosen from 'It's a Wonderful Life', both Eamon's portraying Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, MC'd by Jeffro Kilpatrick.

Sketch book Sunday!

A page done as a result of drinkin' and drawin' at Dirty Franks

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chairman of the Boar-d?

Chairman of the Boar-d?
Originally uploaded by willceau
Mickey & Sylvia's second date continues as Monkey & Bird by Joe Williams and Tina Garceau continues at CO2 Comics! Our duo have gotten their treats, grabbed their seats and are about to take in the show. Will it be the cinematic masterpiece of the age or will it be boar-ing? Find out HERE!

Have you inadvertently stumbled upon our site? If so, thank goodness for happy accidents and the vagaries of the internet! If you're curious about our cute critters, I urge you to catch up with them by checking out the First Chapter of Monkey & Bird by clicking HERE!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Masthead Print Studio will host a collaborative show featuring over 20 screen printers, graffiti artists, graphic designers and Illustrators that are paired up to bring us their new creations. The curators chose each pair with the main objective being “Unlikely Combination's”, much like when you were in school and told to work with a stranger.

Here’s the attendance sheet:

Shawn Hileman/ Adam Smith, JP Flexner (NODIVISION) / El Toro, Robb Leef (NODIVISION)/ Design Collective NOM NOW, Edward Kelley (NODIVISION)/Mr.G, Steven Speir/ Hilary White, Anni Altshuler (HOLLY HOLLY HOBBY HOBBY)/Jason (from Brainstorm), Dietrich Meyer / Bradford Haubrich, Justin Gray / TBA , Mikey Burton/ Tim Gough, James Heimer / Sam Heimer, Briana (from Brainstorm)/ Leah Mackin (HOLLY HOLLY HOBBY HOBBY).

Each group is asked to provide video, photos, emails, and a statement of the process which will be on display at the opening!

Curated by JP Flexner and Shawn Hileman.

Masthead Print Studio

340 Brown Street

Philadelphia, PA