Monday, November 30, 2009


The top panel is an old rough from back when Del was a high school student and part-time greens keeper at the golf course. It wasn't intentional, but I think Del looked like Dave Marshak from the Ski School movie.
Here's the complete strip:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Public Speaking

Looking through some previous work, I remembered the name of this family-based strip was Kick Me.
As in the "kick me" signs kids might put on each others' backs. All the characters in this strip seemed like they were going around in life unknowingly wearing one of those signs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


With all the cross-promotional marketing going on these days, there has to be an expensive cologne or perfume somewhere that is actually Febreze.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cosmo Illustration

A slightly different illustration style for Cosmo. He knows many a bird song, (he's a huge Wings fan) but his repertoire isn't as big as this bird's:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dad's Collection

I'm sure many children have had the excitement of finding a treasure of toys ruined by learning that they aren't allowed to touch their dad's "collection." I'm not sure what it says about our society that instead of adventuring into the wild to hunt animals and collect their pelts, we drive to Target and hunt for Ewok action figures. Personally, I would prefer to hunt actual Ewoks, but I don't know if space tourism will ever make it to Endor in my lifetime.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another Old Strip

All I know about this is that it's a lot harder to draw a soccer ball than you might think.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Model Sheet

The model sheet for the main characters of In the Sticks.

Old strip

Another pre-In the Sticks comic strip idea. I don't remember what the name of the strip was, but it centered around the two kids and their families. The drawings were rather crude; if you trace around your thumb and add ears you could draw Roger. And his dad (minus the ears).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Dam Nuisance?

An interesting story from an English newspaper involving a golf course, a gnawed on tree and an escaped beaver named Mrs. B.
Flip is especially proud.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Doodling Dewey

Dewey didn't stumble upon the idea of wearing a vest until he got a job as a greeter at Humongo Mart, which was fitting, because they wouldn't let him in Humongo Mart without any clothes on. And ever since he discovered the Partridge Family reruns on cable, he knows how cool a fringed vest can make one look and feel.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Comic Strips on TV

This is an ad for Blondie and Cathy TV specials from CBS circa 1987. Imagine a young kid's excitement:

Mom: "Hey son, there are going to be some animated comic strip specials on TV tonight, would you like to stay up late and watch them?"

Son: "Oh boy! Yeah! What are they? Calvin and Hobbes?! Garfield?! The Wee Pals?!"

Mom: "Blondie and Cathy"

Son: "Uhhh..."

Mom: "TV Guide says 'Lonnie Anderson stars as the voice of Blondie followed by the nuerotic adventures of Cathy!'"

Son: "Isn't Lonnie Anderson dating Burt Reynolds?"

Mom: "On second thought, maybe you shouldn't be staying up so late."

It's too bad there aren't as many animated comic strip TV shows as there were in the 80's, and both of these are fun to watch if you can find the complete shows.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lunch Box

Here's a panel from Wednesday's strip. Notice that Dewey has shown up for his substitute teaching interview with an A-Team lunch box. Similarly, I think a great, untapped area for marketing potential would be to sell officially licensed briefcases that look similar to graphic lunch boxes. Just imagine if your lawyer showed up to your court case toting a Chuck Norris briefcase. Instant respect.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

On an Entertainment Note...

Cosmo has been finding the pop singer Rhianna more appealing now that she looks like a cockatiel. However, she will never replace Cosmo's number one celebrity crush, Phyllis Diller:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Flip-in' Out

Here are some looks Flip went through during the development process. These also show off the emotional range of Blooming Dogleg's resident beaver: from annoyed to conniving to irate.

His hobbies include listening to vintage Art Bell podcasts and collecting back issues of "Love and Ammo Quarterly".
Flip is of the North American Beaver species, as opposed to the European Beaver, which can be identified by its' preference for tight jeans.

Playing Through

An article in English newspaper Telegraph notes that golf courses could double as excellent bird sanctuaries. A good idea, but there's always the possibility of this happening:

I'm not sure what the ruling would be for having a bird with a spork run through your putting line.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cosmo's Book

Cosmo is still working on his book "Things Guys Should Never Say to Each Other", but he's already designed a cover: