Friday, March 31, 2006

The Wizard of Oz

This is what happens when a flying, torch-gifting monkey meets a heartless Tin Man, a mindless Scarecrow, and a wimpy Lion. What a weird story. Dorothy is arm-wrestling the Witch off screen. That was my first sketch.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Lion is put in his place...

I love the Wizard of OZ! I think it was around the 4th grade when I would go to the library and check out as many OZ books as I could find; -especially the big fat ones with the amazing illustrations in them. I would study those drawings so much; they were a big influence on me. We currently live in a house that used to be on the MGM lot back in the day, and it is where they made all the costumes for the Wizard of OZ movie. We call it the Tailor of OZ's house. Cool, huh? I hope to add color to this one too, eventually.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Well, here you go. Great subject, Jed. I really enjoyed it. Now I have to work late to catch up on my actual job.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Tin Can

I figured if I posted this "piece" first, the rest of you won't feel ashamed to post your own this week.

Here are my thoughts:

Maybe this is what inspired L. Frank Baum to have a man made of tin who needs a heart.

Or maybe it's what eventually become of the Tin Man.

All I know is, I should be kicked out of Toon Club.

Friday, March 24, 2006

And now... Jed's Assignment - The Wizard of Oz

I think it's my turn, isn't it? Anyway, if it is, I decided it would be fun to do the wizard of oz. Dorothy. The tin man. The lion. The scarecrow. Toto. Some flying monkeys. Pick one or tackle the whole crew. word to your mothers.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Captain Hookie Mercury

My first few sketches were leaning toward the Frank Thomas design of Captain Hook. As I tried to get away from that, I realized I was just drawing Freddie Mercury of Queen. Rather than choose one direction or the other, I simply combined the two. My apologies to both Captain Hook and Freddie Mercury for seeing each of them as the other.

Thar be Hooky and Tink

I took a cue from Shane and just posted the sketch. It's been a crazy busy couple of weeks, so this is what I can do this time. If I ever get color on the thing I'll replace this one.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Captain Hook Makes a Cool Desktop Pattern

Yeah... This is what took me a week and a half to draw. Sorry, everyone.

UPDATE: Now in widescreen!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Baby Hook Hands

So, I took Swan's idea and went horribly wrong with it. I showed it to my wife and she said I was an awful human being. Sorry everyone.

Joe Fowler

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The future Hook

What a fortuitous coincidence. I've just been working on an illustration for someone based on Captain Hook so this gives me the opportunity to see what you all think of it. The idea here is to show him as an English gentleman prior to his becoming Hook and foreshadowing what he will become in the clouds.

Friday, March 10, 2006

All Ye Who Enter Here...

Avast ye land lubbers, 'tis true -this next week's topic be CAPTAIN HOOK!

So tie down the main mast mateys, and put your hands together ('cause he's only got one!) for the Steal-handed Stingray, the Sleaziest Sleaze of the Seven Seas- CAPTAIN JAMES HOOK! Yo-Ho!

-The Fearsome Captain Seth (arrrrgh!)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Samurai Seth

Hey look, it's me, but I'm a samurai! I would be sitting on the couch with Shane, but he took the whole couch.



Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Samurai Adrian and the Case of the Twenty-Headed Dragon

With his faithful sidekick, Chim Chum the Fox, by his side, the portly defender goes undercover to discover the truth about... HOLY EGGROLLS! A TWENTY-HEADED DRAGON! RUUUUUNNNNN!!!!!!!!

Of course his head's on fire.

Joe Fowler

Monday, March 06, 2006

Samurai Scrappy

Revealed at last! Who's behind the mask of the Hit Show, "Samurai Jack"?

When casting was looking for someone brave, daring and experienced in cartoon acting, one name came to the forefront. Scrappy-Doo! Asked if he minds his anonymity behind the mask, Scrappy answered, "After the Scooby and Scrappy show there weren't a lot of parts out there for cute, daring, pint-sized pups. So when they offered me the part of Sammy, as I like to call him, I leapt at it. After all, I have to bring home the kibbles and bits just like anyone else.

This Week's Topic - Due March 13th

After having a few laughs about the dinosaur with my face and staring at rough sketches of Samurai Jack all week, I thought of the topic: Samurai "your name here".

Go to town... goooo theeeere!


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Puff the Magic Data Entry Dragon

Well, it turns out good ol' Puff's magic was a little hard to categorize into a specific "job skill." Stay in school kids.


Puff the Magic Dragon

Shane Lewis