Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Around and about the Brimfield Flea Market

Last Sunday Syd and I checked out the Brimfield Antiques Flea Market. I've never been to it and to be honest I didn't know what to expect...

...and I don't think I was ready for the sensory overload. Even for the last day of their Summer schedule and many of the vendors had rolled up days prior, it was still pretty well attended with a lot to look at.

Syd scored a phrenology bust (as seen above) and a bunny bank. She had got it because it was similar to one she had a kid. I found some piano music with ukulele accompaniment to a song from 1926 called WHAT A SMILE CAN DO. That was pretty much my big purchase for the day. A Del's Lemonade cart happened to be there so we shared a large cup of their famous frozen lemonade and One Love Cafe (located on 800 Main Street in the Woo) had a cart there too so we had jerked chicken and tofu respectively. It was the first time I had jerked chicken and we may have to visit their restaurant sometime soon. We also had some amazing handmade donuts. And I've never been a huge sweets type person. But these were great!!

I also happened to snap a shot of a vintage Narragansett Beer Bottle.

We also ran into several of our friends walking about that day too. 
All in all it was a fun day out without breaking the bank. And we're thinking about checking it out when it starts up again in September.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Goon Show (Colour Version)

A color version of the Goon Show artwork I did recently. All colors added digitally. I decided to give Spike Milligan's character Count Moriarty a sickly green pallor. Simply because most of the shows describe him being in a perpetual death-like state.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

More Goon Show artwork

A second attempt at characters from THE GOON SHOW. This time in Sumi Black Drawing Ink with brush on Canson Bristol Board. Featuring key characters Neddie Seagoon, Eccles, Bluebottle, Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, Count Jim Moriarty, and Major Denis Bloodnok. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Quick Goon Show Character Sketch

A little something I sketched this morning for my British friends in mind. Many of my American friends might not be familiar with The Goon Show.

Then again, maybe some of you do. 

However, for the benefit of listeners who are not familiar with the Goons, it was comedy that ran on the radio from 1951 until 1960s which starred Peter Sellers, Harry Seacombe and Spike Milligan voicing various character. 

The show would later be revived in the 1960s as the Telegoons which featured marionette versions of the characters once again being voiced by Sellers, Seacombe and Milligan. I've wanted to try and do cartoon versions of the characters for some time. 

I did a quick sketch of Count Jim Moriarty and Hercules Grytpype-Thynne with Neddie Seagoon in the middle of them this morning. Moriarty, Grytpype-Thynne and Seagoon were all voiced by Milligan, Sellers and Seacombe respectively. 

Most of the episodes would consist of Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty suckering the hopelessly hapless hero Neddie Seagoon into one of their schemes to swindle money. Which Neddie would be the inevitable fall guy.

I also took some reference for the look of the characters both from the Telegoons puppets and the Telegoons comic. I did a little revising on the character designs. Especially in the case of Neddie and Count Moriarty whom I imagined looking slightly different than the puppets or cartoon characters created.

Nothing fancy on this one. Just Micron Pens in my Pen Sketcher Sketchbook.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Donate to Alice and the Invaders from Wonderland

Although the Indiegogo fundraiser for ALICE AND THE INVADERS FROM WONDERLAND has come and pass, I have not given up fundraising for the project and I am looking into new options to... um... kick start... a new fundraiser.

However, in the meantime I have set up a Donation button for anyone who is still looking to help get the project underway. 

To give a donation, no matter how small, please click on the button below. Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!!

All perks $15 and over which I set up with the Indiegogo fundraiser still apply. Click on the link below to see the the perks list:

Alice and the Invaders from Wonderland Graphic Novel Indiegogo Campaign (Fundfaiser Ended)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Superhero Pop Art

Limited to five prints only on each!!

Batpop 14x17 $75.00 (Limited to Five Only)

The Big Red Cheese 14x17 $75.00 (Limited to Five Only)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cartoon Art

Some characters I'm in the process of developing for a potential Animated Series I'm in currently developing.

The cat-like character was actually from a design I did waaaay back in 1998 for an article my college newspaper was running for a Cartoon Film Festival taking place in Savannah, Georgia.

My editor Alexander Fox wanted characters who vaguely looked like they could be famous cartoon characters... And what you see above is what I came up with.

I shall keep you posted on how the series progresses.