Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rainy Day in Mexico City...

Okay, so it wasn't raining that much this morning but I didn't let that spoil my cartoon idea, which incidentally, was entirely done using my new Wacom Intuos Tablet!!!

Friday, March 3, 2017

MY NEW WACOM INTUOS TABLET!


Early this year in January I bought a Wacom Intuos Tablet to try and start drawing my cartoons digitally and, after three months of practice, I won't say it's been an exercise in frustration...but it has. I just can't seem to get the hang of it. No matter how hard I try, my lines are squiggly, crooked or shaky and I just can't get the same control and feel I get from drawing directly on paper.  But it's been a nice experience and I'm sure I'll keep getting much joy and satisfaction from my new Wacom Intuos Tablet the next time I use it which will be early in January of 2051 I think!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The New Year Black Hole!

Economic uncertainty and Donald Trump taking over the White House are some of the bad omens for 2017, but optimism and lots of good humor are hopefully going to get me through the year!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WITH MOBSTER NICK - A selfie...


With the 2016 Christmas Season already upon us, Mobster Nick went out shopping in his own, "special" way. Even while dodging a nasty law officer, Nick had time to take a selfie for all his fans!
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ONE WEEK IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO WITH MY DAD...

November 7 to November 14 is a week that will live in infamy...
That is the week I traveled with my 90 year-old father to Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a fun-filled excursion, visiting the great tourist attractions and doing some leisurely sightseeing around the LA/San Diego area.  The trip took a turn for the worst when dad insisted in doing all the driving himself and, after several heated arguments, the trip became an exercise in endurance. The final result was: one hour in Long Beach, one hour in Coronado, one hour at the Kodak Theater Shops in Hollywood and the rest of the trip spent inside cheapie stores like Big Lots, DD Discounts, The Thrift Store, Dollar Tree and Fallas. But, I figured it was my dad's last trip with me so I decided to just grin and bear it. Hopefully, my dad enjoyed the trip immensely.  I sure didn't!





Monday, October 24, 2016

THE CASTLE presents: CREEPY CONDO

Back in 1964, during the height of the great 60s "Monster Craze", I developed a private comic book named "THE CASTLE". I was 13 years old and drew the comic in simple bond paper with pen and ink with color added with markers and color pencils. I only completed four issues and left the project for something else. "THE CASTLE" was never intended for publication of any kind and as I left my parents home years later, the comic books were lost. I recently recreated the cover of the first issue by memory and I am reposting it here as well as a few samples of a new comic strip inspired by the same characters. The new strip is called "CREEPY CONDO" and it was done just for fun in the spirit of the forthcoming Halloween. Hope you enjoy it!