Posts Tagged ‘cartoonsits’

The Deapartment of Me

November 9, 2009

Scott Nickel and I shared some space in the most recent Stay Tooned magazine for their “MAD issue” and now he was nice enough to have me be part of his weekly “20 questions” feature on his “A Nickel’s Worth” site.

Name check

June 9, 2009

Last week my friend and colleague Rick Stromoski name-checked a bunch of his cartoonist pals in his Soup to Nuts comic strip.

The billboard in the second panel says “Kovaleski Head Waxing.”

I have no idea what that refers to.

SPACE recap – Part 5

April 26, 2009

Yeah, I know I said the last SPACE recap would be the last SPACE recap but, heck, I met a lot of nice people. Please click on their art below and visit their sites.


Joey Jacks

Hermit Hill | Volume 1

Nate Bramble

SPACE recap Part 3

April 24, 2009

James Anderson

(I’m going to do my SPACE recap in random posts throughout the next few days, as well as show art from some of the cool people I met there. Please click on it and visit their websites.)

I was part of a panel last Saturday called “The Adventures of a Working Class Syndicated Comic Stripper” along with Jeff Stahler (“Moderately Confused” and editorial cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch) and Steve Boreman (“Little Lost Dog”). I was actually sort of “hosting” it since I’d proposed the panel, so I felt responsible for it and, thus, came up with questions/topics for us to talk about and the like. So, I was a bit disappointed when the three of us walked into the panel room and there were only two people there. I’ve never seen it written down anywhere but I’m guessing a key guideline might be that the panelists shouldn’t outnumber the audience.

But a few more people dribbled in and in the midst of it we probably had around twenty-five. Not too bad.

I was a bit worried that we’d run out of things to talk about rather quickly but that didn’t happen.

Jeff talked about being offered to take over the “spot” left by the “Berry’s World” panel with only weeks to spare. He also talked about his “Dear Dudley” strip which he did with a partner for only a year.

Steve talked about how he designed his strip so the production end of it would be relatively quick to balance his 60+ hour regular job.

I talked about a monkey or something.

We yakked for over 50 minutes and got to squeeze in some Q&A before getting kicked out for going too long. But, better too long than too short.

John Read from Stay Tooned Magazine will be transcribing the panel for an upcoming issue so keep your eyes peeled for that. (We’re going to edit out all the swearing though. Sorry.)

Next time: Why I am not a real man.

Nearly no Bo

March 11, 2009


Remember back a month ago when I mentioned a strip that may have been the only “Bo Nanas” strip that didn’t show Bo? Well, it almost happened again in the Christmas Elves/Mall Daycare storyline rerunning on The strip that’s on the site today was the revision – the original is above. My editor thought, rightly so, that it had “child abduction” stamped all over it. So I added Bo in the first panel (and dropped the third “pause panel”) so it would be clear what was going on.

The moral of the story: Sometimes editors are right. (Sometimes.)


October 27, 2008

Watching the old Batman TV show I always wondered why the villains didn’t just follow the Batmobile back to the Batcave. Or to a tent at a local Harley Davidson dealership. That’s where I found it – right next to Evel Knievel’s gold motorcycle. (He didn’t use it on jumps – just tooling around town.)

Speaking of the Big E, he was the real live superhero of my 70’s childhood. For a long time I didn’t even know he was real. His was just a name parents would invoke when you were doing something hazardous and stupid – “Don’t be an Evel Knievel.” Then, when I was in junior high, he showed up on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. After that I couldn’t get enough. I even have a copy of the cheesy George Hamilton-starring bio-pic just because it has real jump (and crash) footage in it. (You can find it at many of your finer dollar stores.)