...And now back to our program already in progress...
As I recall, this had to be cranked out in a hurry and it shows. Anyway, enjoy! And thanks to everyone who wished me a happy B-day! Muuuuuaaaaah!
ps Technically, it's 7:34 am here in AmDam ( I bet they hate when folks call it that...) and shortly I'll be getting in the Tardis and going back in time to LA LA...I hope I can sleep the entire flight....
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I'm taking a day off from revisiting "A Day In Th' Life" to wish a happy birthday to a person without whom this blog wouldn't be possible: MEEEEEE! Yup, it's my boithday and I'm spending it appropriately enough in Amsterdam. A beautiful city. Legal marijuana and live sex shows. What's not to love? Actually, it's much more than that and I highly recommend it as a destination for anyone who hasn't partaken (partook?) of it's charms. Also a very special shout out to my pen-pal, Jerry, who has been a great host and become a new found friend!
I've done tons of drawings while on sabbatical and to say some of them are quite trippy would be an understatement. Can't wait to share them but I'll finish posting the ADNTHL strips first. Also a reminder to anyone in the Palm Springs area this weekend coming, I'll be there on Saturday as one of the guests of honor at Blatino Oasis! They're giving me and Tiger Tyson an award for services rendered or good servicing or something like that. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a gold plated dildo, so keep hope alive. I suppose this is a life time achievement award in gay years...Anyway, I look forward to meeting and shaking everyone's freshly sterilized hand (like Kelly Ripa said to Clay Aikin, " I don't know where that hand's been...") Lol. Until then, "Goedemiddag!" (Good afternoon...and if you think that's spelled funny, you should try the word for "hand jobs in the alley" ....But I kid.....I keeeeeeeeeeed.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Can anyone who's been reading these things closely spot the huge mistake I made in this strip? As I recall the time I wrote and drew this, I was also doing a Boo story for GBM magazine as well as juggling a demanding day job. It's pretty funny that I only caught the mistake after digging these strips out after all this time!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Ok, so I'm on vacation, not bored, but I have an annoying habit of traveling to another city (in this case, New York) then doing exactly what I would be doing if I were at home which in this case would be blogging from a coffee house. I've been in this Starbucks in Greenwich village for about five hours now. Oh my. And I thought Los Angeles had the market cornered on delusional mental cases (not to be politically incorrect but these folks are one taco shy of a combination plate!)But otherwise the eye candy has been dandy! I do love New York! So anyway, here's another strip. Hopefully, you get a chuckle out of it.
After doing the first few "A Day in the Life" strips, I quickly began stream-lining and simplifying the characters. Most artists I think find after they draw a character repeatedly, they end up finding ways to draw that character in the most economical way possible. Looking back at these strips after having done them almost ten years ago, I see the evolution of them more clearly. The first couple I've posted were definitely done under the influence of Tim Barela, the creator of Leonard and Larry, one of the oldest gay slice of life comics that I knew of and a big inspiration to me as to how I would do "A Day In the LIfe". The strips to follow are much more in my own cartoonier style.