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17
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 8(of 11)

       Yeah…take THAT Obama!  Snap! 

    Anyway…this page was total informed by my love of the cartoonist JASON who I fell in love with a couple years ago.  You should go buy his stuff today.  WHile you’re at the bookstore be sure to pick up the following which is now totally out:

15
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 7(of 11)

   Take THAT plot twist, M Night!

12
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 6(of 11)

   BANTAM!!!  So my intention on this years 24 HOUR COMIC was to go in with a blank slate (which I’ve never been able to do), and up until about 2 days before the event my mind was empty.  Then out of nowhere at work my brain informed me I would be doing Arnold–Thanks for nothing, brain!  Luckily my brain also reminded me of the fact that my friend LUPI McGINTY had recently said what probably should have been the final word on super hero bird comics with her Lutefisk Sushi D submission ‘BANTAM’ (which she is also serializing RIGHT NOW on her blog).   I’m even fortunate enough to own a painting Lupi did of Bantam’s sidekick LITTLE PECKER.  But not wanting to ignore the massive shadow she was casting, and also knowing she would not be at 24HCD, I decided I would work Bantam in to the story somewhere and make it a SURPRISE for her when she finally got to read it.  As luck (and pacing) would have it, BANTAM got to show up just as I reached my traditional pgs.12/13 double-splash.    Rumor has it Lupi really enjoyed the Bantam (and ‘Little Pecker’) cameo.  Another rumor even has it that Lupi and I may be teaming-up sometime soon to reunite Bantam and Arnold in a tale we make together.  Stay tuned….

10
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 5(of 11)

   In the time since I did this the Republicans have “swept into power” or whatever.  My plan–play it straight from here on out and use the Right Wing of Justice here to make me some of that sweet Tea Party/Sarah Palin money.  In the meanwhile…

    So once upon a time the CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY (who puts on 24 Hour Comic Day here in Minneapolis) used to do mini-comic collections of everyone’s 24 Hour Comic following the actual event.  Now we have a website that just links to everyone’s stuff online.  You can’t stop progress!   Anyway, my friend MAXEEM had–prior to 24HCD–asked me to be a part of a super cool, international comic art show in 2011–and I’m doing it!  All he needed from me was a newish mini-comic to include in the show.  As I was drawing this Arnold comic, I knew it would be my contribution.  So once I was done–before coloring–I had to quick make a cover and print out some minis and get a couple to Max.  This act made me miss doing the 24HCD collections of old, but I sure don’t miss PAYING TO MAKE MINIS!  Progress:  It’s not stopped for a reason. So, here’s that cover (and more on the art show in the coming months):

08
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 4(of 11)

  Thanks for saying what all of America is thinking, Arnold!  Anyhoo…So after I did some Arnold drawings as a kid I more or less forgot about him for 20 years.  Then back in 2008 I was trying to think up something for the City Pages ‘Comix Issue’ about the Republican National Convention and for some reason I thought it would funny to bring back Arnold as a Right-Wing Anti-Hero.  Like I said, I THOUGHT…

So yeah…kinda left field for a one-time strip.  But I always meant to get back to it as an actual comic…and it would only take 2 years!

05
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 3(of 11)

   Yep.  I’m all class.  Anyhoo…Like I said last time I created and did an Arnold comic when I was 10 or 11 years old.  ONE Arnold comic.  I know I MEANT to do more, cause I know I was always thinking up ideas, but I had neither the time, motivation, or comprehension on how to make full-blown comics at the time.  Instead I jotted down my ideas in a quasi-‘longhand’ form–I did COVERS for issues of ARNOLD I one day MEANT to get around to actually making.  Sadly, all but one of these covers has been lost to time, but here it is:

03
Nov
10

Arnold The Super Cardinal–part 2(of 11)

      So Michele Bachhenn is pretty clearly influence by my work the last year on FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY comic, but where did ARNOLD come from?  Well, as far as I can recall I originally created ARNOLD circa: 1987 when I was about 11.  I don’t remember what inspired him other than the mascot of my hometown was a cardinal, but I do clearly remember sitting down one day at the big dining room table we rarely used with an 18×24″ sketch pad and a new pack of colored pencils and not looking up again until I had finished this:

   The original, like I said, was in color and if you attended this years LUTEFISK SUSHI D show you saw it hanging in all its glory.  Unfortunately, some idiot (me) decided to mount everything with glue, so you get the above black and white copy instead of the still-under-glass colorized classic.  Sorry.




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