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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kathy Davis' "Inside the Artist's Studio" with Christian "Patch" Patchell

PCS member Chris Patchell is being featured on the very first episode of "Inside the Artist's Studio" with famed greeting card creator Kathy Davis. PLEASE CLICK HERE to watch the episode, see inside Patch's studio, and hear all about his upcoming book "I Put The Can In Cancer".

Friday, June 24, 2011

Meet the Swinger! Monkey & Bird Continues!

The movie wasn't so hot, but Mickey and Sylvia's date goes on as Monkey & Bird continues at CO2 Comics! Catch up with cutest couple in comics (according to my sister-in-law Pat) by clicking HERE!!!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Victorian Velociraptor with Violets

Hey er'one! Long time no post. Yeah so I kinda got a lil excited with the alphabet show so I'ma post this lil idea I did for it. I think it's silly.

What he do?

For your approval, another installment in me "Monday Madness" illutrations. This time sans knife wound.

Come see what else is hanging in the shed at old Crap's place

Monday, June 20, 2011

More Brush Drawings

My experience with the Pentel Pocket Brush pen (highly recommended, by the way) has led me to try drawing with an honest-to-goodness sable brush. Specifically, the Series 7 sable brushes from Windsor & Newton. My lines don't quite have the polish of a Jeff Smith or Charles Burns, but already they are more expressive than what I ever got from my Microns. Besides, despite the initial difficulty in use, inking in brush is great fun.

I'm using brush sizes 0, 2 and 3 on vellum bristol board from Bee. I like the tooth of this paper better than the Strathmore 300 series that has recently seemed to drop in quality.

This set includes head studies for a character in Journeymen as well as a hero pose from one of the leads. Also, I've added a random sketch where I tried my hand at a wash for shading.

And again no--not quite the polish of a Jeff Smith or Charles Burns. But I'll get there. Enjoy.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Show's Over, Folks!

The Show's Over, Folks! by willceau
The Show's Over, Folks!, a photo by willceau on Flickr.

Well, it is for one booze soaked, belligerent baboon, but not for Mickey & Sylvia! Monkey & Bird continues at CO2 Comics! Read the latest installment HERE!
New to Monkey & Bird? See where it all started by clicking HERE!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

We are the robots...

"...We're functioning automatic,
and we are dancing mechanic!"


These shiny happy little guys were done for a create-a-card set put out by Mudpuppy. When they contacted me to do this project and design a bunch of my own robots, i said "affirmative!"... that's robot speak for "yes". If anyone is interested in getting a set of these guys check out the Mudpuppy site.

© 2011 Galison/Mudpuppy Press. All rights reserved.

... and Break Your Goddamn Spine!

Not sure if it is because Arnold has been in the news for his "10 year discrepancy" or not but there sure have been a lot of his movies on TV lately. I saw Total Recall the other day and this past weekend was The Running Man. I sure miss those movie days of his... And if you haven't seen The Running Man, i highly recommend it. Depicted here is Ben Richards in all of his spandex uni-tard glory!

Friday, June 10, 2011

You never know ...

A few weeks back, I posted art that I'd done for Ms. Pat, the retiring bus-driver trainer hereabouts.

Well, last week, the local paper did an article about her. I couldn't find the story archived online, so I did a quick scan:

I couldn't attend the ROAD-E-O, so I never saw her reaction to the picture until I saw the photo. I gotta say: That's priceless!

Hobo Day Sketches.

Hey gang I posted some of my sketches from PCS Hobo Day 2011 on my blog. Be sure and let everyone know if you have posted yours. Good times! See you soon!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dre Time Art Show at The Black n Brew - June 2011

Local Cartoon hustler, Illustrator, and Philly Comix Jammist Dretime will be showing off her 2011 collection of work at the Black n Brew (1523 East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly) for the entire month of June. Make sure you stop by and feast your eyes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Shirts, etc. available now on Cafe Press

I know Cafe Press is a bit pricier than when I do a print run from a local shop, but if you ever need a quick t-shirt with the PCS logo, you can always find one at my Cafe Press store. All of the images I uploaded to the site are high resolution, and folks who use Cafe Press told me their output quality is very good.

Over the years, a lot of people have asked me about older t-shirts I've designed. It's hard not to lose money when you make a second run of shirts (unless you you a lot of people pre-order). Also folks have asked me for sizes I didn't have. So I figured this was a place they could always come to if I didn't have any on hand. If interested, please click the link below:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

If you're in the neighborhood...

I'll have some work on display at Jefferson University Hospital in Center City as part of their "Celebration of Life". This is my fourth year participating, you can learn more about it here.
(Another big Thank You goes to James Heimer for printing the awesome silk screen above.)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hobo Day Photos - 2011

I hope that some of the folks' drawings will pop up here soon. In the meantimes, we will have to enjoy the memories of these Iphone photos Sam Heimer took. Thanks to all the folks who came out. Mostly it was awesome mixing it up, drawing, and BBQing with a bunch of great people. Thanx, Chris Stevens and John and all the gracious folks at Locust Moon out in Wild West Philly. Unfortunately, we witnessed two very sad moments on the el train, but it didn't seem to sour the overall spirit of the day and the crew. It was a very unique and lively experience to say the least. We were kinda like a peaceful version of "The Warriors" (except nobody was wasting nobody).

Rob, Mandy, and "Hoff" - hard at work hobos.
30th Street Station!
My main man Chris - in spite of the fact that his headphones had devil horns on them, I am pretty sure I heard Barry Manilow coming from his Ipod. You can see some of Chris' work here:
Syd, stand-up cartoonist.

BBQing back at Locust Moon's "Hobo Jungle". I was showing Chris Stevens my secret recipe to opening a bag of ice.

Eamon's hand is quicker than the eye. And James tries to hide his knobby knees.

Larsen sometimes gets very angry and frustrated because she was born with a pixelated right hand.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Three Cheers...

...and a big 'thank-you' to Jeffro Kilpatrick for setting up PCS Hobo Day. I'll leave the telling of the day to somebody else, but an incredible day it was. Riding the rails and doodling was a blast, as was getting to catch up with old PCS members and meeting new members. The food as always, was top notch culinary hoboery. I'm still licking Jeff's barbecue sauce out of my mustache. As an added bonus we received free instruction on parenting and a demonstration on how Septa needs better protocol when dealing with mental health issues. This was a memorable day, and again, thanks to Jeff and the crew at Locust Moon for making all this possible!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Excited About Hobo Day this Saturday!

I am really excited about PCS Hobo Day this Saturday, June 4th. A bunch of us will meeting at the Spring Garden El stop at 2pm. For more info go here. I love seeing Jeff's drawings from his favorite Hobo movie and comic project. It got me thinking...Be sure to bring some work with you on Saturday. Don't bog yourself down with a bunch of stuff. But it would be great to look over folks art at Locust Moon later in the day. Be sure to send Jeffro an e-mail if you plan on attending so we can get a head count. See you all on Saturday!

Above: Not many people know this but our own Melissa Lomax's great, great grandmother was famous hobo actress "Box Car" Birdie. Birdie starred in such films as "The Happiest Hobo" and "Box Car goes to the Circus".

In honor of Saturday's Upcoming Hobo Day...

I wanted to post drawings from the greatest hobo movie of all time - "The Emperor of the North Pole". Ernest Borgnine plays the tyrannical train conductor whose name is feared far and wide along the rails - the deplorable, the despicable, the hobo killing "SHACK":And Lee Marvin plays the tough-as-nails hobo "A NUMBER ONE":

Can't wait til Saturday to Hobro down! Click Here for information on Saturday's Event.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

You don't put bourbon in it or anything?

Hey Daddy-o's, this is my piece for Spoke Art Gallery's "Quentin V. Coens: Round Two" show.

Unfortunately my print run got damaged in transit but they will have a very limited handful of these that survived for sale at the gallery tomorrow night. After that, i will have a couple of my run to sell...

"Five Dollar Shake"
16"x24" 3-color screenprint, cougar natural 100# cover
signed numbered edition of 50

QUENTIN V. COENS: ROUND TWO - a tribute to the directors.
JUNE 2nd - 30th, 2011
816 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Quizzo with Rob!

Good friend and proud supporter of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society, Rob LeFevre, of Brave New Worlds Comic Shop in Olde City is now the new king of Quizzo! Rob is now hosting the weekly pub quiz at National Mechanics every Wednesday from 8pm until 10pm.
He stated that "I'll have plenty of questions that have a nerdy bent and there's even a music round for those who are audiologically (I made this word up) inclined."
That sounds like a challenge?
If you are in the area be sure to drop in and test your brain sauce. Also, I think there is a dire need for a PCS Quizzo Team! If you are interested please post here and we can make plans to kick butt next week!
Above: The always dashing Robert prepping for a First Friday extravaganza at BNW Comic Shop.

OMG! There is a sun outside!

Its been a while since I have last posted. Been under forced blackout in the cave, cooking up new crap. So, for you're approval, a few new illustrations done for the CityPaper.

See what else is bubbling in the sauce here.
Also, Tumblr it up here.