Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Brief Tribute to Male Nurses....

It's tough to be a nurse, but it can be an added challenge to be a male nurse...
(originally for the Journal of Nursing Jocularity in the 1990s...miss ya, Doug Fletcher!)
Illustration compilation at lulu press.  Here's the link:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Jabberwockies ... Two Versions

The first, from 2006, and then as second run at the exercise, in 2010.  Ah that Lewis Carroll!

And from 2010.....because a public domain poem is PRICELESS!!!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Another Celebration of Winsor McCay

Splicing together a few clips and images reveal that Winsor McCay may have had a subconscious influence on the motion picture from his early strip, "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend."  Without it, there wouldn't have been the Edwin S. Porter film, or a reference to set up a dream for Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., or a later short film featuring bad dreams and lobsters, or even dancing on the ceiling!

The clip runs about 20 minutes on Youtube...

Monday, October 03, 2011

Something from THIS Century - in time for flu season

OK, this one's still five years old, but it does have to do with flu season.  OK, not so much.  In fact, very little.  It's something inspired by drawing various chickens one afternoon, and then hearing "Hungarian Rhapsody #2" clucked by some 1920's Europeans.  It also really, really annoyed Flash, or at least that's how the fantasy goes.  A whole weekend never to be returned....

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Another crumbling artifact - 1993 animatic for "Channel Surfing"

Kevin Matthews, now back in Grand Rapids at WLAV-FM with Ed Buchanan in the morning, was one of the power players at WLUP in Chicago back when it played music in the 1990s.
At that time, he approached me to contribute to a proposed TV series he was going to produce - the project "Channel Surfing."  This was back when it was still possible to do six impossible things before breakfast.  This clip, meant to bracket either end of the never-completed pilot, took almost an entire weekend.  It was a challenge for the 286-lead sled and gen-lock in the office, and again a DOSsy project, with all the resolution of 8mm film, and remains a product of its time.  So here 'tis....