The character ink & paint for this week’s Frog Raccoon Strawberry is by Kevin “Kimmotman” Fagaragan! Check out his stuff at http://kimmotman.deviantart.com !
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Onion Puss is now in print. Add this to your collection!
Issue #1 collects all the Onion Puss strips so far, from my weekly webcomic Zoo Laffs.
Onion Puss is the most wretched little fella you ever saw, and he has terrible luck with girls. Fun adventures! In this issue: Onion Puss goes on a wild ghost chase with the elusive Priscilla, the vivacious Holly, and the long dead Elizabeth. (recommended for ages 13 & up … give or take)
You might have read this online already, but if you buy the print comic, you get
- the wonderful TACTILE sensation of holding the comic in your HAND and turning the PAGES
- the satisfaction that comes with the feeling of OWNERSHIP, and the ability to actually HAVE these comics among the precious THINGS that you have gathered throughout your life
- the warm feeling that comes from ENCOURAGING an artist to keep MAKING stuff, not just for his own personal enjoyment, but for actual monetary RECOMPENSE
I don’t know if a lot of you guys are classic comic fans, but one of the greats died yesterday. I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times in the early ’90s while attending his school: Joe Kubert School of Comics and Graphic Arts.
Joe Kubert was one of the youngest professional comic artists at 11 1/2 (in 1938) and kept working up until he died. There’s not many people in any profession who have ever worked that hard for so long…
On the forst day of school we attended the only assembly and it was Joe talking for about an hour. He was a gruff old man who told all the soon-to-be-students that almost everyone that goes to the school fails. It’s an impossible amount of hard work, but if you can’t do it, you should give up. They were the perfect words to hear! To some people it inspired them to give up, some to live in denial, and some to work super hard. The people that made it through went on to do great stuff!
Thanks Joe for the kick in the butt! You’ll be missed.
Here’s a video of him drawing with Moebius and Neal Adams from ’72:
Any time the Olympics comes around, I think about Animalympics. It occurs to me that a lot of Dumm readers might be too young to know about this brilliant and largely forgotten animated feature from 1980. I don’t think it’s ever even been released on a Region 1 DVD.
I’m sure that, before 1980, plenty of people had secret yens for Bugs Bunny in drag, but I theorize that this movie was hugely important in the development of an entire subculture of people who are sexually attracted to cartoon animals. I feel pretty sure that, if not for Animalympics, we wouldn’t have furries as we know them. But that’s not why you should watch it. Watch it because:
The character designs, animation, and the gags are all top notch. It has a fantastic cast, including Harry Shearer, Billy Crystal, and Gilda Radner, and music from the guys in the classic yacht rock band 10cc. And the interstitial optical-effect titles will make you very nostalgic for the era (if you’re old like me), and they’re hilarious in their own right. Plus, you will cry at the end.
If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out on youtube. It looks like there’s a good quality version HERE, in 8 parts.
I contributed a 2 page story for a new book coming out called “Bits In Multiples of 8″. My story is all about the Hudson Joycard Sansui SSS–who doesn’t have a story about that?!
…and you can help get the book printed: