Sunday, July 30, 2006

Jungle Jenn (&Bueno)

Here's the latest Jennifer & Bueno illustration. The first non-Holiday-themed Jenn & Bueno in quite some time finds the duo living life in the jungle. And it looks like they haven't quite got the hang of it yet. Tarzan & Jane, eat your hearts out.

And here are the original pencil prelims. Look at all that blue! Can you tell getting this one right was giving me fits? Hopefully it turned out okay in the end.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Vader in a Cooler!

This short little comic is based on a real childhood memory.
You have to understand, people. I had a really unnatural fear of Darth Vader at this age. (The first two movies were still new, but I hadn't seen either of them yet. I just knew that this Darth Vader character I saw everywhere I went looked like a seriously demented fellow).
And since it's pretty self-explanatory, I guess that's all I'm gonna say here. Enjoy!

And the pencil prelims, as always.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Homestar's Weekly Fanstuff! (That'd Be Me.)

No new art to post at this time, but I just had to announce that the "Stronbad (As Strong Badman) vs. Bear Holding A Shark" fan art I posted here last week has now officially been posted as the Weekly Fanstuff at!

For those unfamiliar with the layout of the site, the Weekly Fanstuff link is in the little row of small buttons at the very top of the main menu page (second from left). I've also got a mention at the official Homestar Runner Wiki. The art will remain the Weekly Fanstuff through next Thursday.

Thanks to the Brothers Chaps for the honor! I'm all giddy and such.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Old School

Back in my high school and early college days, when I cranked out a lot more actual comics than I do now, my most prominent character was a fellow (or rather a feline) named "The Cat". Naturally, a character with so creative a name is bound to continue to pop up in doodles from time to time.

He's been popping up some lately, and I've even considered doing a couple of short comics with he and some of his old co-stars just for nostalgia (though I'm sure an ample number of modern-day adjustments would be made). Whatever I do or don't do with the character in the future, here, for your amusement, are a few recent, rand
om doodles of...The Cat.

Another pair of my classic characters that date back even farther than TC is "Fatback & Skinny McLean". Anyone who has followed even my modern day cartoons on the web will likely be familiar with this duo since, unlike The Cat, they have continued to be in cartoons to this day. However it has been some time since I did the last one.

Since they're only stickmen (that's sort of the point), I don't often post doodles of them, as I imagine they aren't terribly exciting to look at apart from their scripted antics and environments. But here are a few recent doodles of them anyway, just in keeping with the old school spirit of this post.

Monday, July 17, 2006

New Avatar, Random Doodles, and some Bueno Fan Art!

Before we get started with the "official" post this time around, please direct your attention to my new avatar! I got inspired to play around with animated gifs this weekend and decided to revise my couple-of-year-old Bueno icon. Please let me know what you think.

Now, on to the other goodies...

It seems the past several posts I've made have been finished pieces, or at least polished-up sketches. So I decided it was time to delve into my increasing stack of most recent random doodles for your viewing pleasure. And this post features the first samplings out of the lastest stuff I've scanned in.

First, we have some more "Missing
Lincoln" character doodles and a random monkey.

Next we have a parrot, a girl with a strangely pointy head, another monkey, and some character doodles from the Wolf & Lamb comic you've heard mention of before.

And for dessert this time around, I'm sharing with you the very first "fan art" I've ever received featuring my own little site-mascot, Bueno. The following sketch comes to you via Courtney Kays of Green Rabbit Studio (who was obviously inspired by the recent "Pirates" craze).
And with that, I wrap up this post! More doodles (and other such artings) to come!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

No Ducks In Mexico

Wow, another seqeuntial work from me! This makes two Heydaze comics in under a month! Am I feeling okay?

Anyway, this comic was inspired by an actual encounter I had with a strange fellow when walking at an area park last summer. I wrote a rough "script" right after the experience, intending to dramatize it in the form of a comic then, but I never got around to it (imagine that). So now, a year later, I finally dug the ideas back out and went to work.

I have taken almost NO liberties with the dialogue, though the character playing my role is reacting a tad more openly sarcastically than I was.

Finally, this comic is the first one I've tried leaving in sketched pencil form...we'll see how it works.

And now, enjoy the following five pages of pointlessness!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Strong Bad (as Strong Badman) vs. Bear Holding A Shark!

Here we have a bit of fan art featuring an interpretation of Strong Bad (as one of his alter-egos, Strong Badman) doing battle against the mythical Bear Holding A Shark. For those of you not in the know, Strong Bad (and the Bear/Shark) are from the excellence that is

And the pencil prelims, because I can.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Nice Leather We're Having...

Did this one for a "Leather"-themed girls drawing jam on the Drawing Board. And I'm posting the pencil prelims along with it, because that seems to be what I usually do around here. 'Nuff said.


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cap'n Jack

Well, I saw the much-anticipated "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" this weekend. While I didn't enjoy the movie as much as the first, it's still a boatload of fun (Get it? Pirates? BOAT-load?) and I'm looking forward to part three. Oh, and of course I had to try my hand at a sketch of Capt. Jack Sparrow as well. Pretend it's Coca-Cola and Enjoy.

And that's not all, kids! Surely I'm not the only one who's had this idea, but once I had it, I had to do something with it. With any luck, Cap'n Crunch will be the major villain in the third "Pirates" movie...

Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy Fourth with Jenn & Bueno

It may be one day early, but here's a Jennifer & Bueno piece to celebrate Independence Day here in the states. One thing this piece taught me is that fireworks are hard to draw (obviously I still haven't quite figured them out, but oh well). Enjoy!