“BIG FUNNY” is 2 days away!!!, also: “Tales From the Cardboard Box”


BIG FUNNY opens FRIDAY at ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY (www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/bigfunny, www.alteredesthetics.com).  

     We hung the gallery show side of the event last night, and it looks amazing!  The hung art includes originals from BIG FUNNY itself, original art by actual old-timey cartoonist WILLIAM EIDE, some old awesome newspaper comics, and a few “behind the scenes” pieces (including ZANDER CANNON’s original BIG FUNNY logo work, and my original “HISTORY OF PRINT” strip–which appears on the front page of BIG FUNNY).

    2 days to go, 2 more BIG FUNNY “FUN FACTS” (thanks again to BIG FUNNY co-editor JAIME “http://www.purenoumena.org/blog/” SCHUMACHER for these):

 1)  The original Big Funny Logo was designed by editor Steven Stwalley.  The Big Funny Logo featured on the cover by co-editor Zander Cannon, and features all the characters from inside the paper itself.  Even the ads in Big Funny are cool! The ads for sponsors on the back of the paper were hand-drawn by co-editor Kevin Cannon, with the words for “the Source” ad penned by editor Steven Stwalley. The classifieds feature a mix of original limericks, artist bios, vintage ads from old comics and more.

2)  Any proceeds earned from Big Funny benefit two affiliated groups: Altered Esthetics, a nonprofit arts organization that works to support artists, and The International Cartoonist Conspiracy, a community of comic artists.  You can help by buying one online RIGHT NOW at www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/bigfunny, or by purchasing SEVERAL at Friday’s opening.


    Here’s another strip DAN MURPHY(www.murphycommadan.com) inked and I wrote and pencilled back in 1992 for our never-released ROTTING CARCASS FUNNIES comic.  This one is called “TALES FROM THE CARDBOARD BOX”.



    PANEL ONE:  You know whats hilarious–I still draw suburban households exactly the same way now as I did when I was 16.  IT’S TRUE!  I just had to draw a suburban house for the next TOMMY CHICAGO (#3–available in October at FALLCON), and its almost a perfect duplicate–above angle shot and everything.  Creepy.

   PANEL FIVE:  I was just in Las Vegas a month or so ago.  That is EXACTLY what it looks like.

   PANEL SIX:  Dig those 2-D tanks.  Take THAT, Pixar!

   BOTTOM “MEANWHILE” PANEL:  Wow! Check out those pecs on Murphy!!! I don’t remember him being so buff, but if I drew him that way it MUST be true!  I couldn’t have had anything to do with my foolish Liefeld infatuation back then…could it…?

4 Responses to ““BIG FUNNY” is 2 days away!!!, also: “Tales From the Cardboard Box””

  1. 08/05/2009 at 07:56

    This would be perfect for Mini-funny. Dont the comics come in a cardboard box??

  2. 08/05/2009 at 22:50

    So, I read Phil, Falling French Guy, and Tales from the CBB just now. Funny stuff. I wish I had been creating these types of stories that early in the nineties! Instead, I spent my time watching this crazy public access television show from Coon Rapids, MN!

  3. 08/06/2009 at 12:54

    I think you depicted my pecs accurately.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: