Saturday, March 31, 2007

How 'bout a crazy wedding?




Confusing topic, confusing solution.

Alien Invasion


In the year 3000 we'll be invaded by aliens but nobody will be aware of it because of the ingenious disquises they use to hide their true identity.

This man will run for, and get, the U.S. Presidency.

Friday, March 30, 2007

What WILL it be like?


I thought since this is about the future it was my only chance to post a video. A rare opportunity I could not miss. Embarrassing for me, fun for everyone else... I guess.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

My Favorite Weapon of World War VII


That's right... by the year 3000, my favorite World War VII weapon will be the "Battle Gator." I assume we'll still be using classic weapons by then... and our soldiers will be alligators. It just makes good sense.

KISS...the frog (3000 AD)

Since I am usually a week behind on my submissions it stands to reason that in the year 3000 I will only be exponentially behind.

Monday, March 26, 2007

What Time is it? New Topic Time!!!

Great job last week, everyone! Guess what?!!! It's our FIFTIETH TOPIC! And so, in honor of that, and in honor of "Meet the Robinsons" premiering this Friday, our topic this week...

"Toon Club Entries from the Year 3000"

That's right.. What will you (or your descendants) be drawing in a thousand years? I guess we'll find out soon enough!

How do I change him back?

You think it was hard to kiss him when he was a frog?







Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Movie That Will Never Be

Two story treatments that I have been working on for years and years include Rapunzel and The Frog Prince... Well, now Disney's making them both, so this is probably the only place you'll ever see my vision of the "frog who would be king". In this scene, the princess has stumbled in the ruins of an old castle and down into an abandoned well, where she first meets the story's heroic amphibean.

Frog Prince's Ride Home


This is very underdeveloped, but I have some thumbnails and such.... This is the prince of Frogelle, land of frogs. He has just come home from a victory against the rat kingdom's invasion. Here, he has passed the gates to his city, and around him are crowds of cheering frogs, some sit on the rooftops, the maidens wave their handkerchiefs, and the frog band is playing a victory war song! Ahhh, sweet creative license. Maybe I can finish this some day...

Mmm Froglicious

Yay! I was able to get something in for this week :)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Froggy dilemma

Living in a swamp may not be so bad after all.

Frog Prince


You can totally see why she likes him.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Frog Prince


This was a cover I did for a dating book a while back. Helping young girls find their prince.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Frog Who Would Be King



Experiment in Illustrator.

Not sure if he's the product of a witches curse, or just an overly ambitious amphibian.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Frog Formerly Known as Prince


Yeah, I know, obvious solution. My boy has been up bawling all night, so I figured I would work on something if I was gonna be awake anyway.

Monday, March 19, 2007

This Week's Topic

Thanks to everyone who posted and commented last week, and thanks to Pam and Brett for their crazy ideas of hosting Toon Club spin-offs.

This week's topic is... "The Frog Prince". Have fun, kiddies! This should be a very ribbeting... er... riveting topic.

Feedback for last week topic goes here.

Pong...3D

We all dreamed of being courtside during those heated matches. This is what we were missing.

Dig Dug


I didn't have a "system" growing up, but my orthodontist did have one of those table-top arcade games of Dig Dug. I loved it.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Joust Again

Joust was always best played 2-Players with a friend. The biggest trouble was always that jerk of a pterodactyl... And the lava... And the other jousters... Oh, who cares, the game went on forever until you died, so it was a lost cause anyways.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Joust_1982


That's pretty much my average score.
And yes, that's an ostrich.

Okay, I lied-- dramatically-- but this is one of my favorite games of all time. If I could get an arcade game system that had Joust, Dig Dug, Xenophobe, and Sinistar on it-- I'd be a very happy guy. Or very frustrated that I can't beat my old scores.

Why they chose a flightless bird as the creature you fly around on I may never know.

T & C: Wood & Water Rage!


Though definitely not a classic, in fact, this game was TERRIBLE, it did bring to life those "gnarly" characters from the T-shirts we were all wearing!

It's Burgertime!

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed PUNCH TO THE FACE!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Duck Hunt

You know something, dog? Mocking someone who's obviously frustrated... and holding a gun... with one shot remaining... not the best plan. Man, I shot that dog a lot.

Mike Tyson's Punch Out


Oh yeah, this game rocked. Punch this guy in the stomache, and he makes a great face.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New Topic Time!

Great job last week kids. Now onward and upward to the 48th topic... "1980's Video Games".

Feedback and discussion for last week's topic goes here.

Imaginary Nerd

Between the 8th and 12th grades I had an imaginary nerd. He was created for the sole purpose of doing my homework -because I certainly wasn't going to do it. Unfortunately he only gave me imaginary answers for everything. I then created my imaginary excuse maker guy to help me cover for the imaginary nerd. It turned out that he was terrible at coming up with good reasons why I didn't have my assignments...but that imaginary diploma sure looks good on my wall.

Larry


This is Larry. He has dreams of accountancy. He keeps trying to convince me that he can do my taxes, but I just can't trust him after that time he convinced me to order that hover craft in the back of the Boys' Life magazine.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Imaginary Friend


This is my buddy Stillson. He startles easily.

Video Game Friends


This is Alida. She's a dragon hunter.
I guess she's an imaginary friend because I made her up in one of those online video game worlds. I take control of this character one or two nights a week and she interacts with other players on the internet in a game called Monster Hunter on Playstation 2.

The game has a more realistic look, but I've cartoonized it myself.





I met this other guy named YuM_TaCos in the same world. He's really high level and a nice guy; always helping me take down the big wyverns. I can almost always find him playing the game.

So I guess he's my imaginary friend, too.

YuM_TaCos... What a name.

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Professor

"The Professor" was a cross between Commander McBragg and Mark Twain. I would talk with him at chain link fences and by tile walls, wherever there were nine squares on point it created a portal through space and time where his head would appear and give me advice and confidence. He was especially good at multiplication.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

An Eclectic Mix

Lumpy
Lumpy was more of a nemesis than a friend, but I think he'd haunt me if I didn't include him here. Lumpy is made entirely out of mashed potatoes, with the exception of his pea eyes and dark gravy tongue.

Lumpy is the starchy vegetable treat that chased me, horrifically, in my fevered nightmares. I'm sure if he had ever caught me, he'd have eaten me alive with steak and carrots.

Mr. Cheese
Mr. Cheese was actually my little brother's alter-ego. The only difference between Mr. Cheese and my bro was a voice like Froggy from Little Rascals. I imagine this is what Mr. Cheese would have looked like if he hadn't been trapped in a ten year old boy's body.
The Dragicorn
The Dragicorn is the magical half dragon/half unicorn that I used to imagine myself being friends with when I was playing outside as a child. I'm not sure what transpired to cause a dragon and a unicorn to fall in love, but their child sure was cool.
Freddy Frog
I created Freddy Frog as a comic strip in fourth grade, and drawing literally hundreds of comics about him and his adventures got me through some tough times, including moving to a new town in the middle of the school year. I debated posting him here, as he's very much still alive in my mind and I plan to do something with him eventually, but he is probably the best imaginary friend I ever had. There wasn't a notebook or textbook or coloring book cover or post-it that was safe from a Freddy doodle. He was a constant companion, and, trust me, he had some totally rad skills. (To quote my younger self.)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Imaginary Backup Band!


I never had an imaginary friend, but I ALWAYS have an imanginary backup band! Alternative, jazz, folk, & rock - they're all great & always in tune, even when I'm not (which is always). They usually follow me around the office as well as to & from work..... Fitting a 16-piece swing band into the backseat of the car can get a little crowded, however.

Jerks

Although my brother and I had loads of fun with our imaginary friend, we forbade our sister from having one.

We were jerks!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Friend or Servant?


2 Imaginary Guys

Thought I would double up seein as Ive been slackin.




My Imaginary Friend


I wanted to try to design my imaginary friend as though he were a resident at Foster's. That's me in the Lakers attire... which I wore every day for about four years in a row. And, or course, my buffalo/chipmunk friend.

Monday, March 05, 2007

New Topic: Imaginary Friend

This week's topic is "Imaginary Friend". This may be very revealling...

Also, leave feedback for last week's topic here.

Toon Club Jr.

I'm thinking of creating a Toon Club Jr. blog for the children of Toon Club if anyone is interested. I know Seth's Makenzie has posted some drawings on his blog, and my Jace and Callie are always drawing, so I figured I'd have them draw the Toon Club topic, and make a place for them to post it every week. I know most of you don't have kids, so hurry and work on that. Tell me what you think.

Gladiator


I haven't been able to post for a while because I've been hanging out in blogger limbo. For some reason when everything switched to the new blogger I got left behind, but thanks to Shane I'm back in. Here is my gladiator from last week. I often find myself with that same stupid look on my face right before I go to battle.

Gladinater

Never got to paint this one...but I cleaned it up enough to feel good about posting it.

It Is Time


Looks like I'm going to barely make it in on the deadline... I was feeling the drama vibe this week. Happy Toon Clubbing!

ThunderSphere!

Two bots enter, one bot leaves.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Caesar's Nephew's 2nd Chance


Hey, you can't expect every barbarian to cooperate.

Saturday, March 03, 2007