Thursday, October 18, 2007

Be Smart, Don't Start!

So why do skunks stink? Because they have a two and a half pack-a-day habit, of course! More unused character designs which went right into the trash and onto my blog! It's the same thing really...

I just post all my stray ideas, throwaway sketches and broken dreams on this blog in hopes that someone will see them, someone will love them, someone will give them a hot meal and a good home.
So please, adopt an unused character design today. Unless you're Ellen Degeneres. They make great pets, they're good with the kids and don't fuss too much if you buy them smokes.
But remember kids: smoking is a filthy, filthy habit. Right up there with heroin by the way society treats it. So be smart, don't start!

Character Design: Puff The Magic Dragon

So where do unused character designs go to die? The web, of course! Here's a few unused character designs for a project that never got used. Poor Puffy. He never had a chance. He's addicted to sweet, sweet nicotine. You see, he's covered in nicotine patches but but he can't stop smoking! Silly dragon! Maybe that's why dragons are extinct. Like the Gary Larson Far Side cartoon about how the dinosaurs really became extinct!

Anyway, they wanted a twisted take on the classic Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons. Cute, but twisted! The bunny with the oxygen tank cracks me up. The juxtaposition of cute and sad is so perfect. I also like the tough guy cupid. He almost has a John Kricfalusi vibe to him. I love John K. He's a genius. I'm a hack. So there!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Wonder Woman Day 2007

Has it been a year already? Last year, Wonder Woman Day raised over $15,000.00 for the two shelters: The Raphael House of Portland Bradley-Angle House. Andy Mangels masterminded the event to be a part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can bid here. Lots of great original art by Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, Steve Rude and lots more! Even if you're not in the area, you can bid online. It's a really good cause.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 -- 2pm-6pm, FREE
Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
A part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Infinite Crisis)
Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, All-New Atom)