Wednesday, July 20, 2016

YEEAAHOO!!!!

     Some friends of mine are moving to a new home and requested that I draw them this for their change of address postcard. It's sort of a mashup between Star Wars (obviously) and Calvin and Hobbes.

Can you guess which one of their cats is my least favorite?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Why Did The Duck Cross The Road?

     If there's anyone that still checks this blog, my apologies for the lack of posts lately. I'd like to say that I've taken the opportunity to travel more and enjoy the simple things of life during these past few summer months. But alas, the truth is I've downloaded Disney Crossy Road and can't seem to stop playing it. I guess there's something twisted, yet pleasurable about watching a wide variety of Disney characters get flattened by a moving vehicle.


     You'll notice I didn't even make the time to sketch some fan art to accompany this post. What's the point? The app supplies me with a screen grab every time Donald here gets run down. 

     See ya on the other side, folks... unless they roll out with an Uncle Scrooge character! Then? Who knows?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

He Is The Thermal Exhaust Port On The Death Star Of Crime!

     It's Star Wars day! Since I've been posting a lot of Disney Afternoon fan art lately, I thought I'd keep it going by reimagining a few of the characters as they would appear in that galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars Darkwing Duck
Star Wars Baloo
Star Wars Gadget Hackwrench

May the 4th be with you!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Part Of Your Balanced Breakfast


     When I was a kid, my dad was the manager at our local supermarket. This job came with some perks from time to time. He would occasionally bring home some free t-shirts or stuff like that. One time, he came home dressed as Batman, part of a store promotion for the Caped Crusader's new cereal. Oh yeah... AND he was able to take my family and I to Walt Disney World... for FREE! One of these perks that I remember quite vividly was right before Kellogg's included character toys from the Disney Afternoon in their cereal, and my dad had one of the packs pictured above for me and each of my brothers! Needless to say, I was ecstatic!

     In remembrance of this pretty insignificant event that apparently held a lot of significance with me, I'm adding to my series of Disney Afternoon characters with the ones from this oh-so-cherished 4-pack of mine.

Baloo
Tummi Gummi
Dale
Scrooge McDuck

Oh, and thanks again Dad!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Quack-a-Rooney!


     The other day, we finally got our first look at the new DuckTales series premiering next year! Suffice it to say, I'm excited! Sure, it's just one little pic, but there's so much there! Scrooge and Donald are in their comic book color schemes! Louie's wearing long-sleeves while Dewey isn't! What's that all about?! Is that Webby? I don't even know, but I'm giddy!

     But more on all of that in a bit. First off, I thought I'd roll out some more Disney Afternoon characters. Here we have the heroic trio from the aforementioned DuckTales - Hubert, Deuteronomy, and Louis... aka Huey, Dewey, and Louie!

Huey

Dewey

Louie

     In the comics, the nephew's occasionally had female counterparts named April, May, and June. Cute, right? Well, DuckTales conveniently consolidated these three into one in the form of the toothache inducing adorable Webbigail Vanderquack!

Webbigail

     Now I don't know what the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook has to say on the subject of television reboots, but in my opinion, the main thing they need to be is different. Sure, it should strive for the same overall feel as the original, but for the most part it needs to be it's own thing. For years now, fans have been wanting a new DuckTales, but what boggles my mind is that once one was announced, most of the fan reaction (that I read, at least) was negative! "They better not screw things up!" "It better not be stupid CGI!" I couldn't understand it. Why weren't they as glad as I was? Disney's finally giving us what we've been wanting for so long and all these naysayers can to do is look in this gift horse's mouth! Then it was announced that the new DuckTales wouldn't feature the same voice cast and the Superdoo really hit the fan!

    It occurred to me that what these people wanted wasn't a NEW DuckTales but the EXACT SAME DuckTales! And why not? The original was great! But unless someone invents a real-life Time Tub, we'll never be able to go back and watch the exact same series again for the first time. What we can do is be optimistic that this new show will be good and thus enjoy it for the first time. Different doesn't necessarily mean bad, you know? I, for one, like the most recent reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the new Mickey Mouse shorts are terrific! Change is rough for everybody, but with these types of things, it's been proving more and more to be pretty awesome.

     If we as fans want there to be more of these nostalgia revamps (and I DO!!) then we need to put the negativity in check and approach things with a more open mind. And if you don't like the new DuckTales, then just enjoy the old! Almost every episode exists on DVD! 

So you see? Everybody wins ...especially Disney!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Where The Fun Begins!

     I've mentioned before on this blog just how big a fan I am of the Disney Afternoon. Last November, I wrote a ridiculously long post about voice actor Jim Cummings. In it, I drew a few characters from the shows of the Disney Afternoon. I had such a fun time drawing them, that I decided to keep going! 

     So here they are! Random characters I drew for the first of hopefully many posts over the weekday programming block of cartoons that first made me want to pick up a pencil and draw... aka The Disney Afternoon!

Gizmoduck

Sunni Gummi

Gadget Hackwrench

Fall-Apart Rabbit

     And as a general rule of thumb from here on out, any post covering Disney Afternoon characters will be accompanied by ANOTHER character exclusive to my Facebook page! There's no real reason for this other than I think it's fun to get Facebook likes that aren't from my wife or mom. 

Head on over and check it out!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

You Can't Keep A Good Valentine Down

     I don't mean to brag, but I'm pretty bad at coming up with witty Valentines... which is actually good because I don't think I ever received a Valentine that had something witty on it. It was always something like, "Have a Cheesy Valentine's Day!" and then a stock image of Monterey Jack from Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers. Actually... that's probably TOO witty. Maybe I'm not as good... or bad at this as I thought.

     Whatever! Either way, I've made a few Valentines based on the Don Bluth classic, All Dogs Go To Heaven. I was going to just buy some, but Wal-Mart seemed to be all out! I couldn't find one single valentine based on this 1989 animated film! None that measured up to my incredibly low standards at least.




Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rebooting Ruxpin - Princess Eruzia

     Originally, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin featured the brother-sister duo of Prince Aaron and Princess Aruzia. For my take, I decided to gender bend Aaron into Princess Erin. Therefore, I'm changing Aruzia's name to Eruzia, just so the siblings still have first names that start with the same letter. Here she is:


     As opposed to her older sister, Eruzia is carefree and imaginative. A romantic at heart, she has no qualms whatsoever in embracing the fairytale aspects of her royal heritage.

     Oh. And in case anyone is wondering, Eruzia's stuffed animal also has a name. It's Her Ladyship, the Grand Duchess Ingbriella.