C'mon in, take yer shoes off, and set yerself down. Here you will find comics, cartoons, musings, rants, . . . whatever strikes my fancy, or "Spins my Plush", so to speak.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Slowing down. Must be old age.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Arcadians #2

So, I've been reading DC's new universe . . . wait! Wasn't the New Universe Marvel? Hunh!

Anyway, I've been reading DC's new universe, and I was upset about Superman not being married to Lois Lane anymore. See, Superman being married to Lois Lane makes him even more unique. A married superhero . . . and, yes, there are others . . . is very rare. And generally, their story was told very well. "Lois and Clark" was believable. "Lolark". And Dan Didio decided that wasn't good enough. Blasphemy!

But then last night I changed my mind. You see, it's true that the "icon" is Lois trying to prove that Clark is Superman. Superman is an icon, and as well as "Lois and Clark" works, the icon is Lois trying to prove Clark is Superman. So, if Spider-man can not be married all of a sudden, then Superman can no longer be married.

HOWEVER . . . this brought me back to Spider-man. Spider-man is Peter Parker. And Peter Parker is the Charlie Brown of the superhero world. Peter Parker always loses. THAT is the Spider-man icon. Peter Parker never wins, just like the poor geeky little kid that came home from the grocery store after buying the last issue of Spider-man with the money he hid in his sock so the bully wouldn't get it at 3:00 in the playground. And in spite of all the crap that Peter Parker goes through, in spite of the dead parents and the missed burglars and the sick aunts and the broken cameras and the beratings by J. Jonah Jameson and the beatings by Flash Thompson and the firings from the pizza delivery jobs and the best friends losing their minds . . . Peter Parker won ONCE. He got Mary Jane. He got the super-hot, super-smart, funny, loving, fun, compassionate, wild, nutty supermodel. And the icon said, "You! Kid! . . . hang in there! It just takes once!"

So YOU Joe Quesada. YOU are on my list.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Doh-dee-o-doh-doh . . .

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Arcadians #2


Friday, November 25, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Aaaaaaaaand moving right along . . .

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Arcadians #2

. . . and moving right along . . .

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Arcadians #2

ooo . . . naughty!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Arcadians #2

My Toronto cityscape . . .

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Getting there . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Yep. Another one.

I should probably go do something more productive, but my foot hurts. Not sure why, either.

Hunh . . .

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Okay, so I'm rapidly approaching a cityscape of Toronto of which I'm very proud. The resultant? At my current rate of scanning, I have about two weeks to finish the next page. Oy.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Oh, well . . . if I'm going to post twice in one week, might as well post three times in one week.

So can anybody explain to me why the Grand Parade is a "park"? I don't think it is. And I think that the city council agrees . . . hmmmmmmmm . . .

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Arcadians #2

Enh . . . maybe a little TOO inspired. Twice in one week is no way to set a pace!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Arcadians #2

I've been inspired.

Well, a little bit, anyway.

This is page 1 of issue number 2 of my comic book, "The Arcadians". I'm going to see if I can publish a page a week until it's done.

And how have you been?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

HEADLINE: YURI GAGARIN ORBITS EARTH (. . . 50 years ago . . .)

Just playing with my tablet.

Doesn't work with Photoshop for some reason.


Well, that's all I've got tonight.

Good evening to you all. Please don't forget to tip your server and drive safe!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Arcadians #1

. . . and there came a day, just like every other, when I decided it had been too long since I wrote in my blog.

But I had nothing to say.

So I went to the bathroom to think . . . WHAT!?! It's peaceful in there!

But I still had nothing to say.

So if you click on the picture of the lovely Morning Star over there, thanks to the "Miracle" of Facebook, you can go read the electronic version of my comic book (and become a fan of my Facebook Page, hint-hint!) . . . you know, the one that I've mentioned several times herein? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Yikes! Old joke.

And if that doesn't keep you busy, maybe you can click on some of my favourite links over on the other side of the page! Find out about such varied and fascinating subjects as riding the bus, reading comic books, earning money on the internet, Canucks in Washington, overweight cats, and iPod pornography (not pornography on iPods . . . actual pornography for iPods!).

Speaking of interesting, nobody has ever asked me why the aforementioned Morning Star has the mirror image of the same mole on her face that I do . . . I figure someone may someday ask, so let me just get that awkward explanation out of the way: when developing the character, I was unsure that my artistic ability would be able to maintain a consistent "look" for the character. In comic books, it's very important for even a headshot of the main character to be instantly recognizable (ya know . . . fer "branding" and such?), but her character was not suitable for any type of headgear or mask, and, moreover, she would tend to change hairstyles from time to time. So I asked myself, "What to do? What to do?", as I scanned through my reference material, my eyes fell upon a picture of Nikki Taylor (Blonde supermodel? Anyone? Anyone?) and perhaps the second-most well-known "beauty mark" of all time next to that of fellow supermodel Cindy Crawford. Aha! But it couldn't be in the same place as either model, so where could I place it on Star's face? This is when I went to the bathroom again (I just told you that's where I go to think!). As I turned the faucet to wash my hands, I gazed into the mirror and it dawned on me, "Hey! I have a 'beauty mark'!"

And so Morning Star's distinguishing charcacteristic was born!