Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
This satirical poster, a take on the hate politics of far-right groups like the so-called Tea Bag Party, appears this week in the Seattle Weekly, in a partially-truncated form. It only appears here, in all it's “patriotic” glory.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
To conclude my parade of recent Cartoon Jumbles, I'd like to reveal the working evolution of a special, giant-sized Jumble that I was recently commissioned to create for my good friend Eric Reynolds, associate publisher of Fantagraphics Books. Selecting a baker's dozen of characters that I knew he had a fondness for, featuring classic and contemporary favorites alike, I set to forming a multitudinous Jumble, quite unlike any other I'd previously undertaken. Measuring a solid 24 inches wide by 20 inches deep, this was also my largest such painting to date.
As I conclude this showing of recent Jumbles, I just want to say a big "thank you" to all of those who commissioned one, it was a great and fun challenge attempting to realize your unique and exciting pairings! Please note that I am still taking custom Jumble requests. See side bar for all the details.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here's a custom Cartoon Jumble requested by Danny from Michigan, who wanted to see Paul Terry's Heckle and Jeckle, combined with the Fleischer Studio's Bimbo, a grouping that evoked images of the vaudevillian comics and pranksters that had, in their own way, helped inspire the creation of each.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This mad sculpture-like recomposition of Jack Kirby's Galactus, with Valiant Comics' X-O Manowar, is a custom Cartoon Jumble requested by Daniel from Washington, whose suggestion inspired an entomological assemblage, the warrior's exoskeleton transfigured to house the god-like hunger of Kirby's celestial planet-eater.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This custom Cartoon Jumble was requested by Craig from California, who wanted to see Eduardo and Mojo Jojo, two characters from the popular television series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Powerpuff Girls, blended for a uniquely animated effect.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This winsome conglomeration was a Cartoon Jumble requested by Danny from Michigan, who wanted to see that perennial icon of 50s children's television, Howdy Doody, tossed together with his 80s counterpart, Pee-Wee Herman (as visualized by show designer, Gary Panter).
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This bizarre Cartoon Jumble was requested by Chris from California, who wanted to see Will Elder's buxom Little Annie Fannie tossed into the leering sightline of Mike Judge's Beavis and Butthead, a mix-up of downright deliciously inappropriate consideration.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This alluring tangle of Marvelous maidens was requested by Chelsea from Oregon, who desired to see a Cartoon Jumble featuring Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman, and Jennifer Walters, the Sensational She-Hulk, a meeting of furtive limb and flowing lock, the arachnid beauty entwined with the gamma-infused knockout.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Here's a custom Cartoon Jumble requested by Daniel from Washington, who asked to see Carl Bark's Scrooge McDuck, intermingled with Chic Young's Dagwood Bumstead, a filing of the working man's wages with the untenable wealth of the tycoon, a union of fiscal absurdity, one reflecting the abundant anxiety of our Great Repression.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Here's a particularly animated custom Cartoon Jumble, a playful romp featuring Gene Deitch's Tom Terrific and the UPA Studio's Gerald McBoing-Boing, as requested by Danny from Michigan, calling to mind the singularly propellent nature of childhood energies, and the hazards contained therein.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This exceptionally strange Cartoon Jumble request was courtesy of John from Maine, who saw fit to have me meld the murky manifestation of Berni Wrightson's Swamp Thing with the grandmotherly geniality of Joe Giella's Mary Worth, creating a hybrid aberration only H.P. Lovecraft's mother could possibly love – or perhaps invite over for tea.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This custom Cartoon Jumble, requested by Jessica from New Jersey, features C.C. Beck's Captain Marvel and his British counterpart, Marvelman, entwined in a spiral of directional limbs, an identity crisis blooming across international waters, two ambassadors of virtue, meeting in a sea of reds and yellows and blues.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Here's another of my brand new Cartoon Jumble commissions, this one requested by Danny from Michigan, who asked that I combine Robert Crumb's Flakey Foont with Ub Iwerk's Flip the Frog, a truly unholy union that can only but end with a jar of neurotic tadpoles.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Here's one of my recent Cartoon Jumble commissions, a fine request from Chris in California, who asked me to mix up Steve Ditko's Dr. Strange with Rick Altergott's Doofus, a heavenly mix of the occult and the dolt. Flowertown will never be the same!