Posts Tagged ‘Comics’

Wow.. News that shakes the comics scene

July 12, 2010

R.I.P. HARVEY PEKAR! “American Splendor” creator dead @ 70.

October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010

Cleveland icon Harvey Pekar dies

Famed comic-book author found by his wife.
Monday, July 12, 2010

(Cleveland) – Famed Cleveland underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar has died at the age of 70.

Cuyahoga County Coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar confirmed the news to WTAM 1100 Monday morning.

Pekar was found just before 1:00 am by his wife, Joyce Brabner, in their home in Cleveland Heights.

Cleveland Heights Police Capt. Michael Cannon says Pekar had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression. The cause of death is not yet known.

Pekar is best known for his autobiographical “American Splendor” series. In 2003, the series inspired a critically acclaimed film adaptation of the same name in which Pekar was played by actor Paul Giamatti.

Harvey Pekar was born October 8, 1939 in Cleveland. Pekar’s friendship with Robert Crumb led to the creation of the autobiographical comic book series “American Splendor”.

The series began publishing in 1976 and chronicles Pekar’s grousing about work, money and the monotony of life.

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Checking in

July 5, 2010

Hi everybody, I know I don’t post here as much as I really need to.

A lot of you may know, it’s just because I’ve so heavly bogged down with putting the webcomic series together, “High Buddies”. I occupies my time, and it’s one of those projects where I can’t really show you publicly, as I’m doing it. I will get you up to speed on it’s progress, though. I’m around number 36 in my goal of 50 strips before we launch the .com, with the first 20 that you can read on launch day. I then have pleadged to do another 50 after that.

While we’re on the subject of comics. My art for the “Henry Hemp Adventures” comic has gone to press and will be avaliable mid July. Story and cover is by Hunter Jackson (Techno Destructo of GWAR fame).

Another big news I should address is Carlito’s Madhouse Live has returned after a strange 3 month absence for the internet radio, and prank call community. June 30th it returned with Carlito and I having fun, like we never left. We hope Milkman will return soon as well, the the trifecta will be complete. We have some big plans for the future of the show so BE TUNE! I’m also think out, how to best going about relaunching my own show/podcast again, Just so you know.

ok, time to make some blackberry pie!

If You Need Me, I’ll be at The Drawing Table

April 18, 2010

I’ve put a fire under my ass, and got back to working on the “High Buddies” webcomic strip. I gotta tell ya, we’re very far behind on the production of this thing, but rest assured my partner in this Jason Mainella, of Xsessive Design up there in Montreal has got the grunt work on the website just about ready. I’ve agreed to at least 50 strips, to produce before launch.. with 50 more just behind those. Thus my friends I shall continue to work on these at the art table that is now one chair over set up in front of the window over looking the plush spring old cow pasture.

Here is a couple of production shots from yesterdays marathon “High Buddies” session.

Ok, back to it, laters!

The Fasination with Ustream

February 13, 2010

I realized about a week or 2 ago that creators to a live drawing commuinty where you see artists, some well known comic and manga cartoonists in the field, drawing live or recorded in real time. Some can be very informitive such as Scott Kurtz’s who does the webcomic “PVP”.  Where the use their screen capture digitely draw in front of your eyes with thier wecam tablets or Cintiqes (its the next step .. a wacam tablet that is a monotor so you draw directly on the glass to the photoshop drawing that you are looking at.)

toonhound Scott Kurtz’s PVP and Webcomics Weekly.

Manga Artist Live! Hamada Yoshikadu, It’s all in Japanese but tons of stuff you get to see him work on.. just blown away, but it!

J. Scott Campbell This is just gold! Image Comics pinup artist. One of the best at drawing super babes.

Skottie Young Marvel stylized toon artist.. just amazing!

There is a lot there if you just type “drawing” in the search window over there.

Now this becomes the question, Would you be interested if I stared up a Ustream drawing channel?

model sheets

January 7, 2010

Ok, back to work on “High Buddies”! I made some character model sheet to warm me back into the characters and hopefully simplifying the designs.

The King

August 29, 2009


.. no not Elvis.. the “King of Comics”! Jack Kirby, that’s who! His b-day was yesterday he would have been 92.