Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
One Million Dollars? by ~joshthecartoonguy on deviantART
Friday, November 21, 2008
As pictured here, Iroh is dressed in his tea-shop uniform from Book 2, when he opens the Jasmine Dragon.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Regular readers will notice that Joe has grown up! Yes, Bob and Joe are now attending Concordia as freshmen. Don't worry though, it's just for my comics for CU. I'm still writing regular comics about Bob and Joe's childhood days. My professors are keeping me busy, so I'll post comics when I get free time!
Thanks for reading!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
One thing about a strip with regular characters is when I come up with an idea like this, it's impossible to include them. However, I liked this idea so much, I couldn't resist. Hey, maybe I'll make the guy in the second panel Joe's dad or something . . . Okay! I've decided! Introducing: Joe Edison's dad. It may be the first and last time he appears in this strip. Who knows?
By the way, when did George Lucas gain so much weight?
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
On the last week of high school, my calculus teacher, Mrs. Free, hit us with one last assignment. We had to do a math project and she gave us several options, such as write a poem, make a poster, or write a children's book about math. I thought about what kind of kid's book you could write about math, and the idea hit me! I turned in my rough draft and got 100%, and have been working on illustrations for the story all summer. Here are a few samples:
If you've read my Bob 'n Joe comics, you'll recognize several of the characters.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
To make this drawing, I used white prismacolor pencil on black construction paper. I freehanded it from a photograph on the internet. This drawing was a Christmas gift for my older brother, Casey, a huge Tom Waits fan. Though Casey now works as a law librarian, he took art classes in high school and college, which inspired me to pursue the arts.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Ireland is a country in which the probable never happens and the impossible
— Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
Ireland is a small but insuppressible island half an hour nearer the sunset
than Great Britain.
— Thomas Kettle “On Crossing the Irish Sea”
Cast your mind on other days
That we in coming days may be
Still the indomitable Irishry.
— W.B. Yeats
Saturday, March 15, 2008
It was the long-dreaded first day of school, which as far as a twelve-year-old is concerned is a euphemism for doomsday. A life sentence after a glorious summer of adventure. The students who were most unhappy with having to come back darted to the desks in the back of the room, as though willing themselves as far away as possible from the center of learning. Near the front were the outcasts: the loners, nerds, freaks, and a boy who was noticeably shorter than anyone else in the room, with short blond hair and bright eyes. He seemed less devastated to have to be back than some of the others and actually wore a slight smile, which vanished when he felt a stabbing pain in the back of his head. He turned around furiously and saw on the floor the sharp pen which had been used as the missile, and near the back of the room, the student who had thrown it. “Hey guys, why do you think little Austen Gimpner always sits at the front? Is it just so he can be as close to the teacher as possible, or is it that he can’t see over anyone’s head?”
“No one can see past your swelled head, Boris.” said Austen. This won a hearty laugh from the nerds. Last year, Austen had been the only one with the spunk to stand up to Boris and his cronies. They were glad to see that Austen hadn’t changed.
“All right, class, that’s enough,” said a gruff voice. Everyone stopped talking. The teacher had been in the room the whole time, hidden from view by his large swivel chair which he turned around to face the class. “I’m Mr. Atlas. Welcome to the fifth grade.” As Mr. Atlas dropped from his chair, there was an audible gasp. He was barely four feet tall. “Let’s not waste any time. Grab a science text book and turn to chapter one,” he said reaching as high as he could to write on the chalkboard. “Oh, Boris is it?” he asked. “Try to keep your comments on Austen’s height to yourself, can you?”
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
When my high school chose The Good Doctor for our one-act play, I was asked to draw an ink portrait of Chekhov for posters, programs, and other publicity. Notice the intensity in Chekhov's face.
(p.s. I actually got to play Chekhov in that play!)
Friday, October 05, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
One of those wild swashbucklers in a masque -
Hat with three plumes, and doublet with six points -
His cloak behind him over his long sword
Cocked, like the tail of a strutting Chanticleer -
Prouder than all the swaggering Tamburlaines
Hatched out of Gascony. And to complete
This Punchinello figure - such a nose! -
My lords, there is no such nose as that nose -
(Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac, Brian Hooker
Translation, Act I)
This is the second installment in my new series of portraits of memorable literary characters. And who is more memorable or more of a character than Cyrano?
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Those who have been inspired by C.S.Lewis will relish the writings of Peter Kreeft. Lewis is actually a main character in Kreeft's fictional dialogue Between Heaven and Hell, and Kreeft pays homage to Lewis' famous work, The Screwtape Letters, with his hilarious piece, The Snakebite Letters. However, what sets apart Peter Kreeft from any other author is how he uses Socrates to defend Christian beliefs. That’s right, Socrates! What would happen if the greatest philosopher returned to life in modern times? What would Socrates think of the teachings of Jesus or issues like abortion? Kreeft explores these questions in his series of books starring Socrates. The most dynamic of these is The Unaborted Socrates, in which Socrates defends the rights of the unborn child, and his pro-abortion opponents find his logic unanswerable.
This book should be required reading for anyone struggling with this issue or for those who want to defend their pro-life views. From Socrates, we can learn to spot the flawed logic used to justify abortion and how to convince people that an unborn child deserves life. Once you have a taste of Peter Kreeft’s powerful writing, you will definitely be hungry for more. In addition to The Unaborted Socrates, there are several other Socratic dialogues by Kreeft which can be read in any order. However, if you only read one book about abortion in your whole life, make it The Unaborted Socrates. It will make you think!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
. . .it was a face unlike any Harry had ever seen. It looked as though it had been carved out of weathered wood by someone who had only the vaguest idea of what human faces are supposed to look like, and was none to skilled with a chisel. Every inch of skin seemed to be scarred. The mouth looked like a diagonal gash, and a large chunk of the nose was missing. But it was the man's eyes that made him frightening.
One of them was small, dark, and beady. The other was large, round as a coin, and a vivid, electric blue. (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 184-185)