Thursday, September 28, 2006

No, I'VE made a huge mistake.

I first thought, "what if Merlin's last trick went horribly wrong." Then Adrian suggested that he was burned for practicing witchcraft... either one, it's still awful.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Final Count Down

"I've made a huge mistake."

Man, I love magicians!

Monday, September 25, 2006

New Topic: Merlin

Oh-oh, it's maaaa-gic!

Sorry, that was stupid. Okay, the new topic is Merlin. You may begin your drawings.... NOW!

Looney Tune Style - almost

Didn't want to let another get topic get past me. I apologize for a recycled image. This is one of the model sheets from Faux Paw.

The idea behind Faux Paw was do make a "Warner-esque" cartoon. The biggest difference between our short and a Looney Tune is that the Looney Tune is actually funny.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I am coming for you, my little turtledove!

In my younger days, I used to submit Looney Tunes comic book samples to DC Comics. Strangely, I never drew Pepe LePew... So here's my first ever Pepe LePew and Penelope drawing.

Friday, September 22, 2006


This is cheating, I know, but this is a series of character layout drawings I did when I worked for the WB.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Planning to Fail

Because signs don't make themselves.


I will never draw like Chuck Jones. But I can draw like me. Sorry.

Monday, September 18, 2006

New Topic: Looney Tunes

So... Only five posts for Tall Tales? C'mon, guys! That was a sweet topic! Well, if you get it done sometime, just post it in there somewhere.

For this week's topic, we'll be celebrating those lovable, rascally Warner Bros. characters, The Looney Tunes! Sharpen up your pencils, Chuck Jones style, and get crackin'!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Kevin Watermelonrind

If watermelon rind yielded watermelon when planted, perhaps Kevin Watermelonrind would have been as historically significant as Johnny Appleseed. But as things are, he was just an idiot who wasted a lot of time.

Pecos Jill

The day I saw Shane's Slue Foot Sue, I vowed I would draw me a tall tale like that some day. Pecos Jill had a lot more appeal than Slue Foot Stew, so this is what you get. Yeee-haw!

Friday, September 15, 2006

My Dad

Yeah, that's right. The Frankenstein monster is my dad. It's not a tall tale. Honest.

He's usually much happier than this.

Happy Birthday, Paul Bunyon

Babe always picked the perfect gift.

Update: I wanted to try a different color scheme for this, so I posted my experiment here.

Monday, September 11, 2006

New Topic

This week's topic is "TALL TALES." I imagine they're about to get even taller. That's all I have to say about that.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Monkey School

If monkeys ruled the world, they would be back to school now, too. (Sorry I was out of town last week). The teacher monkey is based on my 5th grade teacher who was not only inhumanly tall, but also a fierce environmentalist. I wonder if any extreme environmentalists would prefer the future depicted in Planet of the Apes over a continued human domination of Earth?

Brace Face

Back to my first day of college was horrible. I just had braces put on my upper teeth and it just so happened to fall on the first day of fall term at Salt Lake Community College. I remember talking to a cute girl that day.....sparks flew,emotions ran high....I never saw her again.

Friday, September 08, 2006

I Hated Junior High

Every year was so miserable that I wished I had a giant robot to burn the place down... still kinda do.

Don't judge me.

Stupid Bus Numbers

When I was a kid I always used to forget my bus number on the first day of school. Who's paying any attention to the number on the bus that morning? I'd just climb on whichever bus stopped near my house. I never realized that oversight until after school. What a nightmare.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

Special Surprise Topic: Back to School

To celebrate/mourn the end of summer, Shane and I have chosen a special surprise topic, "Back to School", for this week. Thanks to everyone for their great monkey drawings! Keep up the good work!

Saturday, September 02, 2006


There'd still be monkey wreches if Monkey's ruled the world, but they'd use them to bash the shells open on nuts and knock each other unconscious. Un-civilized!

Careful on the People Bars!

People bars! Get it? A little PLAY ON WORDS there. Ha ha ha... good times.

People bars...

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Opposable Thumbless Puppet Show

How do monkeys expect to rule the world when they can't even perform a simple puppet show? Opposable thumbs... the key to a functioning society.