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

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."