robot by Brad McGinty
Saturday, May 30, 2009
robot by Brad McGinty
Here's another one of the many talented artist/writers that I have run into over the years. Richard Parks has been drawing for many years in a variety of styles, including the very time consuming stippling technique. His artwork appeared in THWAK #1 & 2 and most recently in the "THWAK Bonfire of Insanity Collection" trade paperback.
I first became acquainted with Richard while I was building up my MAD collection in the mid 90's , before e.bay collectors would send around their "for sale lists". Anyhow I purchased some things from him at that point. Then later on found out that he was contributing to the MAD fanzine MADlog MindSnack. Richard was one of the first artists I met that went out and self published his own book, and was nice enough to systematically explain how he did it. The results of his efforts is the collection above that is filled with a hilarious look at some very unorthodox ways of using condoms for "other" purposes. E.mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It's strange how sometimes things present themselves to you and they seem like a good idea at the time but when they don't work out, you know it's for the best.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Back around late 1999 I had the opportunity to correspond briefly with (in my humble opinion) the best most wildly insane artist at MAD - Don Martin. Having been my hero since childhood it was truly a treat to be able to correspond with him via his wife Norma. At the time he was already in very poor health and unfortunately passed away in early 2000.
At the time I was contributing to the Journal of MADness magazine, a publication which the Martin's received regularly. At that time I learned of a puzzle project which just saw the light of day late Dec 2007. Check out my next post.
In 2007 I again had the opportunity to correspond with Norma Martin. Hence the wide variety of envelope art. Enjoy
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mike Arnold has been involved in all aspects of the industry having worked at Sesame Street for a number of years, doing studio work, caricatures, magazine & book illustrations, logo designs, story boards and more. Just check out the above illos for a small taste or go to http://www.arnomation.com/
Mike also collaborated with me on the JOKESTER project which we put out jointly and most recently layed out the THWAK Bonfire of Insanity Collection trade paperback.