Ralph claimed that this cartoon was autobiographical, although I could see no physical or personality similarities between him and Melvin. Perhaps this is the way we all feel when the world isn't giving us the things we want, like a helpless hapless clown, looked down on by even the lowliest insects. Melvin tries hard to...

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The second Zootoon would continue the saga of Melvin and Malcolm. This time I created a storyboard from Ralph's preliminary sketches, broadening the scope of the story with elements of film noir and cramming as much plot into six minutes as we possibly could and yet still have a somewhat comprehensible and solidifying theme. The...

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7/25/10   From one of the best drawn and funniest comics of all time (Bloom County, Outland, Opus), a few drawings of the great Berkeley Breathed's Opus the penguin. 7/24/10   It was pointed out by many animation business friends on Facebook today that it's Marvin Martian's birthday. The first cartoon he appeared in, Haredevil Hare (with Bugs...

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Fans of Japanese monster movies should get where the inspiration for my Gemini twins comes from.  My son Joe is one of those fans so this is for him and his buddies in the Godzilla Forum....

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Brick is a loud-mouthed, boistrous showboat, more obnoxious style than substance. The only thing that will take the jazz-maddened women's minds off of Melvin and Malcolm's music is when Brick shows up at the roach Pit looking for his client. "OOh, it's Brick!", they pant as he struts by. He tell his partners Say Wen...

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9/16/05: I got a call from Ralph last night and he said, "WE GOT IT!", meaning I should soon be animation directing on our animated feature! WhooooHOOOO! It's been a long, hot summer! Here's a three-in-one to try to make up for some of the months I missed back there. I got the pose from Atomic...

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3/1/11  A new zodiac goddess to start off the month. Does Aries sense trouble? Or is it just spring approaching? 2/28/11  a sketch of Mila Kunis, who I thought looked most awesome, at last night's Oscar Awards 2/26/11   This is why I don't do too many political cartoons. Crude, obvious, but I read a story about our...

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7/21/11  I think this is a good one to end the latest "week" on. I'm thinking every seven drawings will constitute a week even though they may not be on subsequent days. See you next week...

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