Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend - A Belated McCay Tribute

Winsor McCay's 145th birthday was yesterday, the 26th of September.  Here is a belated tribute to his "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend" strip, ca 1988 or so...
(c) 1988 The Animating Apothecary
See the whole first volume!

A Day in the Life - Colorized!

Oh the joys of experimentation...
(c) 1999 The Animating Apothecary

Salamander Sketches - from 2001

A trio of test salamander sketches for an art gallery in the northern Mittenstadt.  One of them may have become a t-shirt...

(c) 2001 The Animating Apothecary

(c) 2001 The Animating Apothecary

(c) 2001 The Animating Apothecary

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mrs. Ed - From the 2002 Calendar

Of concern with any woman taking estrogen supplements is the prospect of increased rates of breast cancer.  As this cartoon went into print, the massive estrogen study hoping to demonstrate health improvement among women was abruptly stopped -- when increased breast cancer rates were noted.  Couple that with the lamentable conditions of the perpetually-pregnant horses who serve as the source for many of those estrogens and well, this sketch seemed more prescient than sarcastic... Ah well...

A Day in the Life - 1999

(c) 1999 Animating Apothecary

Homeland Security Helps the Pharmacy Profession

2005 The Animating Apothecary
In the midst of the Bush II administration, it seemed Big Brother wanted to 'help' everywhere....

Inside Joke Cover, ca 1989

MENSA is known for its rowdier moments...the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek chapter published a fanzine-style magazine during the late 1980s called Inside Joke -- and I was asked to create a cover for its edition #69.  Not certain whether all of the Inside Jokes were completely gotten that time around.