Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Pages

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Hey guys - hope I'm doing this right! (reposted from



If you live in the Philadelphia area and get down with the cartooning/comicking, I am the juror (in good standing!) for the Philadelphia Sketch Club's ART OF SEQUENTIAL gallery exhibition. Mike Manley and I were involved with the inaugural show a few summers ago and it was a great time. You should submit!

And if you don't know what the Sketch Club is, For Shame! It is only the oldest continuing artist's organization, which housed some of the greats behind its doors, like Thomas Eakins, N.C. Wyeth, Benton Spruance and on. This is no rinky-dink hole in the wall, and I'm honored to be a welcomed member.

Cartoon and Sequential Art Exhibition at the Philadelphia Sketch Club June 5th through 12th 2011. 

Juror: Jamar Nicholas

Cash Awards in each category.
The Philadelphia Sketch Club has extended the deadline for entries into the Art of Sequential Exhibition. You can submit work on line at  3 entries for $30.

The deadline for submission is Friday, June 3rd at midnite!
Categories are: Sequential Comic Page, Sequential  one- page story or comic strip, Cover Art, and Character Pin Up Art.

Artists reception and awards will be on Sunday June 12 from 2 to 4 PM , with the awards presented at 3 PM.

You can hand deliver work to The Philadelphia Sketch Club on Saturday June 4th between 1 and 4 PM. Single walk in entries will still be accepted on Saturday for $15 each.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club is located at 235 S. Camac Street  in Philadelphia. The work will hang in the Sketch Club upstairs gallery  through June 12th .

A PDF of the exhibition prospectus is available here - click the link and download the PDF!

For more info on the Sketch Club, visit the site here.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Can You Picture That?

Just posted a series of these guys on my blahrg. Bunch of fun; old photos, paint pens, white out and rapidograph. You can peep 'em here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dead Legs - Hobo Zombie project by Jeff Kilpatrick

With the PCS Hobo Day fast approaching, I wanted to post some recent hobo-esque work. I did a write-up of an ongoing Hobo Zombie project I have been working on. The working title is "Dead Legs". I am not sure if I am going to keep that name or not, but you can read more about the project by visiting my Blog. Please click here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A retirement gift

Ms. Pat, after 36 years with the Transportation Department in the Fayette County school district, is retiring. She was responsible for starting the training program many years ago and is largely responsible for my having a job and being able to provide medical benefits for my family. So, as a retirement gift, I drew her this picture, featuring some of her favorite things; it was well-received.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jeffro Kilpatrick Threadless Submission - Takin A Dive

PCS Member Jeffro Kilpatrick has recently submitted the above design to the online Threadless Tee Shirt Contest. Please CLICK HERE to go to the site to vote for his design. Please like it on Facebook and do all that other crazy stuff to show the Philly Love too. Thank ye in advance.

You can see where the original concept for the design came by CLICKING HERE.

You can view Jeffro’s work on his blog by CLICKING HERE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

"She-Devil" Silkscreen

This is the first in my 2-color "Women on the Warpath" series, Roseanne Arnold as "She-Devil" (a great movie if you get the chance). This is a terrible scan; original is on lovely speckled french paper.

Potrait Commissions

Here's a couple of portrait commissions i just recently finished. This one they had me incorporate a few of their favorite things...

This is one I did for Mark Whitfield, a UK based photographer.

After I finished his piece, he set up a shot to recreate the pose...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Besotted Baboon Boozily Babbles

Via Flickr:
Mickey & Sylvia's date night at the movies continues as Monkey & Bird by Joe Williams and Tina Garceau continues at CO2 Comics. Click HERE to catch the latest installment!

Willceau Site | Willceau Illo News

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Ballad of Red Dog by PCS member Jacob Lambert & Tom Ferrick Jr. in this week's City Paper

The Ballad of Red Dog - A prison lifer's story, in graphic novel form by Tom Ferrick Jr. and PCS member Jacob Lambert - Cover story for this week's City Paper

Animated Google Doodle - The Good Link

Sorry folks. Seems I used a link that goes nowhere. Click the following for Ryan's animated Google logo.

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Animated Google Doodle

I try not to make a habit of sending links to corporate behemoths. But this animated logo by Ryan Woodward (of Osmosis Jones fame) for Google's homepage is too cool not to share. Hand-drawn animation can still delight in ways CG still can't match. Enjoy.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

New Monster Monday.

Hey gang, just posted a new Monster Monday. The response to these has been great! Thanks to everyone that has been checking 'em out. This week I talk a bit about an awesome opportunity I had a while back. You can read about it here if you like. Thanks again!
Above: On the left is a drawing I did of one of my characters Spiddle and on the right is a CG rendering of the same character by my buddy William Vaughan.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Acid Test: Art + Booze = Friday Night

Acid Test
art by C. Larsen

9th & Christian Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, May 13th, 7-9pm

Thursday, May 5, 2011

3B Show Tonight at Gallery 1988 Venice!

Gallery 1988 and the Autumn Society of Philadelphia are proud to present the " 3B Show: Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey" tonight at Gallery 1988 Venice, located at 214 Pier Avenue in beautiful Santa Monica, CA. This 12" x 24" 3-color screen print as part of a tryptic with fellow PCS artists "Strongstuff" (Tom Whalen) and "Montygog" (Dave Perillo) who based their posters on Beetlejuice and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, respectively. We, as the "STD Collective", decided to create poster advertisements reflecting on specific aspects of each film. I choose one of the most important plot points to the first Back to the Future film, the "Enchantment under the Sea" dance. If you're in LA tonight, stop by the gallery to pick up a copy, if you are so inclined. If any prints are left after the show, they will be available on line at Gallery 1988's website: within the next day or two. Thanks for lookin'!

show opening
thursday, may 5th
7-10 pm

poster info
size: 9"x24"
medium: 3-color screenprint, cougar natural 100# cover
edition: limited, 50

gallery 1988: venice
214 pier avenue
santa monica, CA 90405
ph: 424.238.5988
hrs: weds-sun 11am-6pm

Ellington Way #1


I'm going to being ramping production on new comics ideas soon and figured I'd revisit some of my older strips in the process. Ellington Way was a semi-syndicated strip I drew between 2005 and 2007. It centers around the owner of an art gallery, her friends, foes and drinking habits.

These are the first new Ellington strips I've drawn in quite some time. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I Miss About Comics…


Over at Willceau Illo News, I'm starting a series of articles about what I miss the most from old comicbooks - the ads!

P.C.S. Hobo Day - June 4, 2011

Hobo Day illustration by Jeffro Kilpatrick
Save the Date - Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Bring a sketchbook. A group of Philadelphia Cartoonist Society members will be meeting up and getting on the Market-Frankford El (click here for map) that Saturday afternoon. Then we are going to ride the rails back and forth between Bridge/Pratt el stop and the 69th Street el stop, all the while sketching shakily in our books.

At the end of the afternoon, Locust Moon Comics (4040 Spruce Street) will be hosting a BBQ for the group. If you've got a sketchbook and limited wanderlust, and you are interested in joining us for the ride, please e-mail: to RSVP and receive further information.

Now here is some music about the Frankford El from Philly local rockin dudes "The American Dream"

And here is Woody Guthrie's "Hobo's Lullaby"

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hi everyone,
I 'd like to introduce a brand NEW project I have been putting together and the website is finally finished-You can now commission original art online, by uploading your own photos!

Let me know what you think. And, if you like it, please feel free to pass it on!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Back on the Ball!

Hey Y'all

I haven't posted in a while, only because I have been strenuously working on a large scale illustration on my free time. I've finally finished the tonal/value underpainting and I'm gonna flaunt what I got so far. HAH!
Oh yeah, sorry for the graininess. This is actually acrylic on Rives BFK. What sucks is that the only place I could find a GIANT scanner for a cheep price was at Fedex/Kinkos... and this is the result. Better than nothing I suppose.