Monday, July 30, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

We're Just as Confused as You are Folks

Goodnight, Everybody.

I studied Photography for 4 years and now I work at the DMV

And every day I think about how lucky I am to be working in my field of study.

"Say cheese..."

Reading among the Tall Grass

I like this style.

Started out drawing this guy and gave him a soul patch, which automatically defaults him to a Calvin character but what can you do? He's been carrying the last Harry Potter book around the house though not looking so disgruntled.

I should create a list of all the webcomics I read. and have been getting most of my time lately. I love finding webcomics that have been around for five years with archives full of hilarious goodness. And these were also linked by or "Crap I Drew on my Lunchbreak" - a lovely journal comic with rats.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Every Clown Secretly Wants to Kill You

Only clown I ever had a problem with was that freaky mechanical one in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. I was so unprepared for Tim Burton.

Google "Cold Ramen" and you'll find I'm #5

Thank you, everyone, for your contributions to the "Line" contest. Since I turned off the blogger users only option on the comments section, I've been seeing a lot of anonymous comments, which makes me think there might be people other than family and friends reading this sketch blog o' mine. Then again, maybe not.

Congratulations to Ross for his contribution of, "But this IS paper." It made me laugh and thus, he is the winner.

Honorable mentions:

Ben, because I love any shot at Family Circus.

And also Anonymous for, "Your ass looks great on xerox."

Thank you.

Monday, July 16, 2007

First Day on the Job

So I put my underwear on backwards this morning and I have to say, Fruit of the Loom makes some damn comfy underwear no matter which direction it's facing. This lovely detail led to me wasting a good deal of time trying to find the elusive fly in the bathroom.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Insert witty line. I'm serious. I will select a winner at the end of the week who comes closest to what the line (or lines) actually is (or are).


Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Thanks, Linda, for the quad shot latte. It kept me buzzed till I got home.

Monday, July 9, 2007


Little Cartoons

I think the posts have gotten too big for me with using Photoshop these days. I'll try to take a few minutes to just do a little cartoon for my own personal sanity.

Everyone, this is Brad.

Everybody Knows that the World is Full of Stupid People

The style of the driver is taken from Clone High, a wonderfully absurd cartoon that was on for only one season back in the day, and the combining of real photos with cartoons - that's straight up Muppet Babies.

As you can see, I'm continuing to experiment with layers in Photoshop. The flames were a lot easier than I had originally anticipated.

I updated the Feste post. I think it works a lot better now.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Story of the Unity Candle

Comic I'm working on for recently wed friends (try to narrow that down). Their ceremony was outside and the wind made the unity candle lighting quite impossible. The parents were attempting to light the two candles for their respective child with lighters and doing everything to block the wind. At one point, the pastor held his Bible next to the flame to help out and this image popped into my head. In the end, the parents handed their lighters over to their children, who in turn, used them to the light the unity candle.

Yes, I am aware of the giant white space.

Pandora says your aura needs cleansing

My lines are inconsistent but painting in Photoshop has proven to be a lot more fun now that I'm using layers instead of relying on the bucket fill technique.

Original sketch before I tableted it:

I heard multiple great stories this weekend. This was one of my favorites. Meredith, please don't sue.

Monday, July 2, 2007


The clown from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will. I was walking to work and mulling over the two very different takes on the character I had seen. The first was a young man that seemed to embody the essence of happiness. In actuallity, he was simply a traveling minstrel. Entertaining as he was, I have to say that I prefer the incarnation I saw a few years ago in London:

The morose clown. He was dressed like Charlie Chaplin, minus the mustache. He would produce odd noises for the amusement of the crowd then roll his eyes at the idiots laughing at him. He was a mirror for the world he saw around him. A world populated by clowns.

I am once again full time in the corporate world. I must find a bowler hat.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Forest is a Life

Scene from a friend's wedding. I was in the woods and wearing my tie as a headband. A rousing game of basketball occurred as was to be expected.

Hulk want you to hit him as hard as you can.

Not sure how I feel about the art in this one. This was an exercise in layers in photoshop. I mean, look at that sign. That is neon. I probably made the process to make that glow more complicated than was necessary.

Ed Norton is going to be Bruce Banner in the next Hulk film. I'm surprised that they even thought to make a second with how the first one turned out, let alone actually get someone like Ed Norton signed on for it. Then I think about The Italian Job and The Illusionist, and I fear.

The original idea for this post was going to be slightly different and thankfully for my roommate's sage like advice, a symbol of hate is not on my blog, thus elevating me to the fame of Swedish cartoonists. Let's just say that the Hulk was going to be placed in another Ed Norton film.