Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's An I-Don't-Know-What-Day-It -Is-Anymore Teaser!

It's deadline crunch time here!

A panel from page 139 of
"Remember Here When You Are There!"
Beanworld Book Three.
An original graphic novel.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

2006 Beanworld Orphan Up for Adoption @ CBLDF Auction!

3" x 4 1/2 " drawing.
Black and colored marker on paper
in 5" x 7" hand decorated colored mat.

I got a note from Jill @ CBLDF letting me know that the above Beanworld Orphan piece is up for adoption in an online CBLDF auction.

The funds raised in this auction will help support the First Amendment legal work the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund performs on behalf of the comics community.

Yes, I know times are tough, and personal funds are more than a bit tight, but the good work that CBLDF does is just as important as it ever has been--if not more.

Plus, you'll give this cute li'l orphan a good home!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's NOT Tuesday...but it IS a Teaser!

It's becoming more of a challenge to find stuff that "teases" without revealing too much!

But here is a panel from page 46 of the original Beanworld graphic novel, "Remember Here When When You Are There!"

Professor Garbanzo and the Pod'l'pool Cuties are in the midst of an educational endeavor deep inside Proffy's Fix-It Shop.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It Came From The Beanworld Archives!


This is clearly some sort of preliminary pencil for "Beanish Breaks Out!"
It's (more or less) the drawing that appears on pg 115 of Wahoolazuma! but the actual dialogue doesn't appear until pg 117.

I have absolutely no idea why I drew it on a lined pad.

Normally, at home I drew in a sketch book so I would be able to sort through my notes in a reasonable fashion. I guess that means I did it on the job at the ad agency. During this period of time (mid '80s) I was going to a lot of client meetings and doing a lot of account executive-type work. I did a lot of scribble/doodling on lined pads during those meetings but this drawing looks like I was being rather careful and making an attempt to be precise.

The drawing is old, wrinkled, rather yellowed and the paper a bit fragile. I have a hunch that it might have been exposed to some sunlight at some point--but who knows?