Archive for the 'Plunger-Man' Category

13
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pg 11(of 11), also: Scarecrow

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This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.   And now some thoughts on this, the final page…

RYAN DOW:  You can’t have an Elder God parody comic without making a nod to Cthulu.  I also love the star-bursts at the end.  I always hear the Power-Puff Girls them music when I see that last panel.  Not the them from the show, but the theme from the movie.

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  I don’t know from Power-Puff, but I wanna say I added the swirl at the end….maybe?  I seem to recall not wanting to just do an all black background for the end.  Who knows anymore.  What I do know is that the PLUNGER-MAN mythos does not end here.  Ryan did a super awesome PLUNGER-MAN  comic which you can and SHOULD BUY RIGHT NOW!  It’s probably the funniest comic I’ve read this year.  AAANNNDDD Plunger-Man will be back next week when I run a short 4 page tale I did shortly after finishing this story that pays “tribute” to Ryan Dow and his INTROSPECTIVE COMICS.  

     Also,  day two of the new “Daily Goals Sketch” was another success.  And so today we have SCARECROW, as selected by my client:

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*** BTW: One last time…just cause you’re got the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.

12
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pg 10(of 11), also: BANE

pg 10

This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.   And now some thoughts on todays page…

RYAN DOW:  Part of what makes Plunger-Man work is that all he cares about is plumbing.  The world could be in flames, but if the toilet is fine, his job is done.

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  Speaking of the world in flames–where’d all the candles go???  Damn lazy inker.

   Also:   I toil my life away 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in social service, supervising a team of disabled adults as they toil theirs in a industrial work setting.  One guy I supervise everyday is really, really into comic book heroes and animation and movies and Cartoon Network and we’re really bonding over that (shocking, right?!).  Anyway, he has some ‘daily goals’ to achieve, and we’ve decided as an incentive to get them I will draw a comic/animated character of his choice when he does.  Just like a quick 5-10 minuute sketch.    So today was Day One of trying this out–Today he met his goals.  Today we have BANE:

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   Will there be more of these?

   I hope so. 

   Fate is in his hands now.

*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.

11
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pgs 8 and 9(of 11), also: Kevin Cannon, Magnificent Son-Of-A-Bitch

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pgs 8 and 9

This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.  I’m giving you two ages today cause to not not would just be wrong.  Anyway,  some thoughts on todays pages…

RYAN DOW:  Page eight–Danno actually asked me if it was okay to have a lot of gore when inking the shredding tentacles.  He didn’t really need to ask.

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  I didn’t want to offend your delicate and introspective sensibilities.

RD:  Also, the last panel was really difficult to draw.  I drew that pose about fifteen times before I got it close to right.  It’s not like I could photo-reference myself jumping off a roof.  Or can I?

DK:  You could have, but thankfully you didn’t cause Single-Payer Health Care is off the table.  The bastards.

RD:  Page nine–This is awesome.  In one version of the script, Jabbagazule swallowed Plunger-Man and Plunger-Man burst through his stomach.

DK:  Now THAT would have offended MY delicate and introspective sensibilities!

RD:  I’m so glad we went with this version.  It has so much more energy.

  Yay!  Two pages!  That was fun.  Anyway, if you don’t already know (and if you are reading these words you probably do), KEVIN CANNON has posted his I-Con wrap-up.  As I mentioned yesterday, Kevin did some amazing drawing last Saturday including the following wonderful FLEMING HAZMAT pin-up:

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   Also, in the newest MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE (#6–which you can get from me next time you see me. It’ll also be up here sometime next year), I have a little fun with Kevin’s ARMY SHANKS character.  So Kevin has some back.  And he wins.

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     In addition to what you see here,  Kevin’s posting over at the BIG TIME ATTIC BLOG also includes Shanks on ice, a self-portrait by your’s truely, and pure horror. 

*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.

10
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pg 7(of 11), Also: i-con drawings and ‘CONTINUITY GUY’

pg 7

This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.  No some thoughts on todays page…

RYAN DOW:  I was really struggling to come up with a ridiculous boast for Jabbagazule, like, “I am older than atoms!  More powerful than the Sun!”  It popped in my head while shopping at Goodwill.  “Older than God (which became Yaweh)!  More powerful than Jesus!”  Awesome!

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  Yaweh is my favorite silly name for the Judeo-Christian God.  Glad you changed it.

   Also:  The plot is really thickening over at CONTINUITY GUY.  Check our BUD‘s amazing art for this weeks page.

   Finally, as you may know I went to the I-CON comic convention in Iowa over the weekend.  It was a bust in about every way imaginable.  The only few exceptions being spending lots of times with dear friends, and the great drawings that came out it.  Here’s a couple… 

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    So if RYAN DOW, DANIEL J OLSON, KEVIN CANNON, and myself took over the chores on Marvel’s “AVENGERS” it would look something like that.  Scoff if you must, but one kid saw that drawing and asked if he could buy from us the issue that this drawing is the cover for.   

    Also, remember when I mentioned CONTINUITY GUY a paragraph or so ago?  Well, one of the things Bud and I want to include in the print edition (due April 2010) is a little back-up feature that lets you in on all the stuff that came before the CONTINUITY GUY graphic novella, specifically info on the IT’S WAR series.  The only real catch here is that I never finished the IT’S WAR series, so I’m going to have to create some original artwork.  Here’ s something I did at I-CON I’ll probably include in that:

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     Ok, one more.  Remember good old DOC HEADULON from “PHENOMENAL TANGENTS“?  Well one of the few things I sold at I-CON was a copy of ‘TANGENTS’ to a savvy reader who from the cover alone got that it was a Jack Kirby-esque book.  Once I showed him ‘TANGENTS’ nifty fold-out feature he was, in his own words, “SOLD!”  This got me thinking about Doc.  Then I noticed I was surrounded by Kirby covers.  Now I have a seed of an idea for a follow-up story.  So, enjoy this possible sneak-peek (STEVE…we need to talk):

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   That enough for you?  Well, that’s not all!  For I dare say the best is yet to come, as that fellow I-CON survivor KEVIN CANNON did some pretty amazing MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE drawings.  Sadly, I don’t have those to share right now.  But hopefully there will be up either here or over at the BIG TIME ATTIC blog sometime later this week.  Keep your eyes peeled, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.

09
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pg 6(of 11)

pg 6

This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.   And now some thoughts on todays page…

RYAN DOW:  This page is so awesome.  I like how Danno made the main tentacles branch out into smaller tentacles.

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  This page was fun to do, especially that last panel.  I know for sure you drew Jabbagazule as is (though I did add the lil’ tentacles as you point out–it made sense to me since his giant tentacles would have never fit in that toilet), but I think Jabba was just kinda standing in an empty field, so I got have fun destroying the house.

RD:  I also like how the sound effects turned out, considering how rarely Danno uses sound effects. 

DK:  Ryan is right, I do hate sound effects, but when Dow says jump, I say “What kind of word would the sound of jumping be?”.

RD:  I think this page also has some of the best gray tones I’ve ever done.

DK:  I think your greytones are all-around fabulous, and certainly a big influence on my greytoning of my MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE comic (which reminds me, I should really get around to greytoning issue 4 one of these days).

*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.

06
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pg 5(of 11), also: I-CON is tomorrow

pg 5

This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.   And now some thoughts on todays page…

RYAN DOW:  Funny story: The script originally called for the girls to hurl a thousand energy bolts with Plunger-Man dodging them left and right.  Then Danno told me that I would be penciling the comic, not him.  So the thousand energy bots became a Sith Emperor force bolt.  I’m always more ambitious when someone else is doing all the work.

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  I’m the same way.  That script I gave BUD BURGY for the ‘CONTINUITY GUY’  graphic novel, I would have never written that for myself.  I think that’s why you and I usually do comics where people stand around talking.

   Also:  RYAN, DANIEL J OLSON, KEVIN CANNON and myself will be in ALTOONA, IOWA tomorrow (Nov. 7th) for the I-CON comic book convention (it runs 9am to 5pm).  Gas up the car and head on down if you can.  We’ll all have some great books to sell.

*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.

05
Nov
09

PLUNGER-MAN–by Ryan Dow and myself–pg 4(of 11), also: I-CON, and the anchor fish and chips

pg 4

This story is written, pencilled and greytoned by RYAN DOW, and inked and lettered by myself.  It first appeared in MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS.   And now some thoughts on todays page…

RYAN DOW:  Yeah, panel one is a cliche gag, but I couldn’t help myself.

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  Hey, the AINTITCOOL guy liked it.

RD:  As for the last panel, I struggled for the longest time to come up with a line that was punchy enough.  I think the original line was, “And I’m here to fix your little, er, problem.”  When I stumbled on the religious theme I went for the delivery from evil line, which doesn’t make sense since he’s really delivering the evil from the toilet.  But if you’ve come here for logic, you’re at the wrong place.

DK:  Here, and the Bible.

   Also:  OH MY STARS!  The next time you are dining in Northeast Minneapolis, you MUST eat hereTHE ANCHOR FISH AND CHIPS.  I don’t eat meat, but my wife loved the fish and I had the best Veggie burger I have ever eaten.  Also, the chips/fries/whatever are the best potato wedge you will ever have the pleasure of eating.  And beer!  C’mon!  What more could you ask of a new resturant?!

  Another pesky reminder:  RYAN, DANIEL J OLSON, KEVIN CANNON and myself will be in ALTOONA, IOWA this Saturday (Nov. 7th) for the I-CON comic book convention (it runs 9am to 5pm).

*** BTW: just cause you’re getting the PLUNGER-MAN milk for free, you should still totally buy the MUSCLES AND FRIGHTS cow.  It’s full of a ton of great stuff from some wonderful creators.  But…you don’t have to take my word for it.




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