Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Birthday, Donald!

Who's got the sweetest disposition?
One guess -- guess who!
Who never never starts an argument? 
Who never shows a bit of temperament?
Who's never wrong but always right? 
Who'd never dream of starting a fight? 
Who gets stuck with all the bad luck?
No one...  but Donald Duck! 

     I think that song's supposed to be funny because it's the opposite of what Donald's actually like. You know... irony? Whatever. My sense of humor's always been more of the poop variety, but I digress.

     On this day in 1934, the duck with all the bad luck made his debut in the short, The Little Wise Hen and the rest, as they say, is history. Donald has always been one of my favorite cartoon characters. Here's my take on him as seen in the single greatest television show of all time... Ducktales!

And THAT is definitely NOT me being ironic!
Donald Duck

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

RANDOMZ!

     Sometimes, without any rhyme or reason, I just feel like doing fan art of different characters like the title says... at RANDOM.

That's what I did here, except I added a 'z' at the end. It's more baller that way.

Bartman from The Simpsons 
Shirley McLoon from Tiny Toon Adventures
Gluttony from Fullmetal Alchemist
Orko from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Sam-I-Am from Green Eggs and Ham

Scooter from The Muppet Show
Cheetara from Thundercats
Bloo from Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Sir Hiss from Disney’s Robin Hood
Dino from The Flintstones

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May The Guff Be With You!

     Video Game Night is a pretty big deal in our house. Every Friday, my daughter and I turn on the Nintendo Wii and stay up til the wee hours fighting with swords and riding on yoshis. By far, one of our favorite games to play is Lego Star Wars. In addition to being able to play as pretty much any character in the franchise, you also have the ability to customize your own characters. Here's the one I made. My daughter, who was about 4 at the time, named him... Guffer. 
     As is my way, I thought I'd go ahead and re-interpret Guffer in my own style. I'm also working on giving him a backstory. So far, he was in fist-fight with Count Dooku, dated Oola the slave girl for a while until feeling too pinned down, and is good friends with Dash Rendar... because Dash Rendar is PIMP!
     By the way, the name my daughter (who, remember, was 4 at the time) gave her character... was Dark Poop. 

Kids are hilarious.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

     It's the day we pay tribute to dear ol' ma! Keeping with my Disney Afternoon theme, here's a few of the mothers from the afternoon lineup that I loved so much.
Rebecca Cunningham
M'Ma Crackshell
Peg Pete

Friday, April 28, 2017

Disney Park Pals - Wave 5


     I've been thinking lately about giving my Disney Park Pals another reboot, but before I did I thought I'd go ahead and round out them all out with an even 30.

     So here you go, and stay tuned for whatever different spin I come up with to put on these beloved amusement park characters.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wayne the Dog Car

My five-year old daughter is WAY better at coming up with original characters than I am!

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Good Duck Artist

     When I say “The Good Duck Artist” in the title, I don’t mean myself. Although, all modesty aside, I’m not necessarily a bad one. 

     No the artist I’m referring to is the great Carl Barks! I’ve talked before about my love for Disney’s Ducktales, the famous animated series featuring the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and Company, but if it weren’t for the comic book stories of Carl Barks, there’d be no Ducktales! That, quite frankly, is a world I wouldn’t care to live in. 

     Scrooge McDuck, the Beagle Boys, Magica DeSpell – all of them were created by Mr. Barks who, for most of his career, had to work anonymously. Anonymous or not, readers began to recognize his work and eventually started referring to him simply as “The Good Duck Artist.” 

     Today would have been the legend’s birthday, so I thought I’d pay a little tribute with some of my aforementioned Not Bad Duck Art. Hope you enjoy.

Scrooge McDuck
Huey
Dewey
Louie

Friday, March 17, 2017

Beast Mode

     It's St. Patrick's Day and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with a little bloggin' o the green! 

     Here's a favorite character of mine from the DC Universe who may not necessarily be Irish, but he is, without a doubt... green. It's Beast Boy!


     As fun as it was to draw each of these animals, I wanted them to share the same facial characteristics as my version of Beast Boy since, of course, they're supposed to be him in his many different forms but I don't really feel like I succeeded in this as intended. But hey, like I said... they were fun to draw.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thou Shalt Press Start


     When I was a kid, I, like most kids, played a lot of Nintendo. One of the games my brothers and I had was called "Bible Adventures." We bought it in a Christian bookstore and it was basically three games in one: one that featured David & Goliath, one with baby Moses, and my personal favorite, Noah's Ark.

   The premise for the Noah game was that the Great Flood was coming so, as Noah, you had to personally gather all of the animals and place them inside the ark. How did you accomplish this? By literally lifting the animals over your head and carrying them to the ark's door. You could even carry 4 to 5 animals at a time! I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure the book of Genesis never says anything about Noah having super strength. 

     But whatever! It's all good fun, and like any other video game, that's all it's supposed to be! If parents want their kids to know bible stories, then they should just read them the actual Bible because a game that features Super Noah as well as giant spiders attacking baby Moses is just as biblically educational as something like "The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle" or "Fester's Quest."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy VILLAINtine's Day!

     It's Valentine's Day, and for my money, there's already plenty of sweet out there. How about a little of the not-so-sweet?

Here's some of my favorite baddies from The Disney Afternoon! ... and also Snout!

Snout

Colonel Spigot

Duke Igthorn

Magica De Spell



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

There's So Much To Do!

     I had planned on 2016 being the year of The Disney Afternoon here on the blog with as many posts related to the much beloved television lineup as my fanboy heart could muster. Things started out well enough, but alas, didn't really pan out as intended.

     But this is a NEW year... with a NEW resolve! Therefore, I continue what I started last year by putting my own little artistic spin on a random selection of Disney Afternoon characters!

Bushroot
Princess Calla
Gladstone Gander
P.J. Pete