Friday, August 29, 2008

How to Draw a Comic Strip

I amused myself today by crating an obsessive guide to how I crate a comic strip. I explain in great detail how the magic behind Rabbits Against Magic happens conception to completion so that you too can become an expert wannabe cartoonist. There's even some rare interior pictures of my legendary "Lemon's Underworld" home cartoon studio. Please be patient as it takes a while for the page to load all 20 steps.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Podcast Interview

I am the featured guest on the Comics Coast to Coast Episode 49. You can listen to the interview here or download it via iTunes (it's free). It runs for over an hour and includes some spectacularly geeky comic talk as well as some probing into my distant and dubious career.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Veep Mania

All the hype about who Obama will pick for his running mate reminded me to color and post some political cartoons I inked a while ago. Unless she is the surprise pick I will miss drawing Hillary. The current odds-on favorites--Senators Biden and Bayh and Governor Kaine--all have features that match their safe bland personalities.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Scenic Lake Tahoe

We just got back from a little jaunt to South Lake Tahoe which I always enjoy most during the summer months when snow seems several seasons away. It's inspiring scenery to say the least.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Franklin at Forty

Franklin, the Peanuts strip's first African-American character, whose dad was a serviceman in Vietnam first appeared on August 5th, 1967. His race was never addressed in the strip and Franklin never really became "funny". He also encountered accusations of tokenism but he nevertheless lingered in the strip's ensemble for decades and is arguably the greatest black cartoon figure in US history. Here's me in Santa Rosa wishing Franklin many happy returns. I think he looks good with the dreads, even if it looks suspiciously like Charlie Brown in black face.