Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Fotographical Friday: Still #1.

December 15, 2017

Shocking image, ain’t it. No more shocking than that MAD Magazine is moving from NYC – its home since its inception 65 years ago – to Burbank. On Monday night editors, staff and contributors, both past and present, gathered at send-off party…and I got as many of them to sign this infamous image as I could. As a kid reading MAD I dreamt of being one of “the usual gang of idiots.” Many thanks to my first editor, Jon Bresman, for the encouragement and guidance to make that happen, and to my second editor, Ryan Flanders, for keeping that dream alive and becoming a dear friend in the process.

HOLIDAY SALE – 30% off all Bo Nanas books

November 30, 2009

Got people on your gift list that you have no idea what to get? Why not give the gift of monkey? Both Bo Nanas books are 30% off until December 31, 2009 …and are signed with a sketch, too. Click here. (Payment is by PayPal, then 30% will be refunded. Please contact me about shipping outside the US.)

Used Book Sketchbook Project – “Throw in an ape”

October 14, 2009

(Click here for the low-down on the Used Book Sketchbook Project.)


Used Book Sketchbook Project – “Suicide”

October 13, 2009

(Click here for the skinny on the Used Book Sketchbook Project.)


Used Book Sketchbook Project – “Foolproof”

October 12, 2009


Last spring I started a new sketchbook project with my friend Sharon Birch. We bought a couple of used hardcover mysteries and, each day, we turn to the next page, pick a word or phrase and draw something relating to it. For the next few days I’ll post the more interesting results.

Right now I’m working on a similar project: creating a massive amount of drawings (this time from bound volumes of an academic journal) for a project in which I’ll be “wallpapering” them onto things – walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, dumpsters, etc.

Up! (WARNING: here there be spoilers)

June 23, 2009

(It’s only one…and it’s pretty minor…but I just didn’t want the blame…)


In the new Pixar movie “Up!” a scientist fits dogs with collars that allow them to talk.

I used this exact same idea in a pitch for an animated TV show a couple of years ago (which was recycled from a comic strip I was peddling in the mid 90s).

I in no way think that they ripped me off – I think it was just one of those things that happens.

In actuality, I can’t claim complete ownership anyway. I “borrowed” the idea from a “Man from Atlantis” comic from the 70’s.

My new book

June 3, 2009


Yep, I gotta new book…and I’ll be premiering it at MoCCA this weekend. (If you can’t make it, fear not, I’ll be posting a special price just for you next week.)

“Great Scott: A Day in the Life” is a graphic novelette about a dog who becomes the nanny/cook/housekeeper/whatever when his family gets too busy. It’s as if the “Brady Bunch” had a canine Alice.

Kid #!!$?!ing safe

May 15, 2009


So I’m at Comix Connections on Free Comic Book Day a few weeks ago. I’m signing prints and drawing, mostly for kids. People occasion purchase one of my books, mostly the “Jack N. Box” comic book, probably because it’s the least expensive thing on the table. Then I realize that many of these people are parents buying it while I draw for their kids, probably buying it for their kids…and I remember that the word “crap” is in it* and it might not be considered “kid friendly.” So I immediately whisper this to the parent who’s buying it and she thanks me and passes on it. The next parent didn’t care (the kid was way to young to read anyway.)

Oddly enough, in a couple of the comic books – specifically published for Free Comic Book Day and, thus, available for any kid to pick up – there were a few derivations of the word “ass.” (I think one was “badass.” The other might have been “dumbass.”)

*  “Crap and a half” is sort of Hanniball’s catch phrase.

Free Comic Book Day – Oh Canada

May 8, 2009

Didn’t realize it till today that my pal John Martz (click here and here for our adventures at SPX) had a piece in this Free Comic Book Day issue that was done, I believe, entirely by Canadians.

I know, I know, FCBD was six days ago, so you’re pretty much so out of luck but, hey, I just wanted to point this out. Sorry if it caused any pain.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Awards season

May 7, 2009


The Sunday strip rerunning on today is one that could have been a daily…if it were not for it’s colossal amount of verbiage (a constant source of grief for my editor).

The strip’s an odd one – Bo is consciously doing something ridiculous to people, and even though they’re cluelessly happy in receiving their awards, it doesn’t seem cruel. It seems kinda nice.

As for the drop panel above, it seems like Bo ran afoul of Goldfinger (or Bronzefinger…or Bronzeplatedfinger).