Thursday, March 10, 2011

Vinnie-Gar the Barbarian

I recently purchased the entire series of Thundarr the Barbarian. It was cartoon that ran from 1980-81, then was shown again from 1981-82 (when I saw it). It lasted all of two giant seasons. Twenty one episodes!
The cartoon features, naturally, a barbarian named Thundarr who is accompanied by sidekicks Princess Ariel the sorceress and Ookla the Mok. Ookla (my absolute fave) is a big wookie-like cat who screams a lot and breaks things. The show is set some two thousand years in the future, where science and sorcery intermix like bad food at a party.
You can imagine how insane a nine year old me must have gone over a show like that. Insane enough for a late thirty-something to buy it years later!
As fun as the show has been, there are a couple of gripes I have.

One: The animation is sub par. Veteran comic dudes Alex Toth and Jack Kirby worked on production designs for the show, which is kind of a big deal. But the animation, though not as bad/funny as the Star Trek cartoon, is pretty down there.

Two: No blood. I am now a jaded, corrupt, bloodthirsty adult (who is actually pretty squeamish). I want blood. I want decapitations. I want dismemberment. I want to see the Rat-king being drawn and quartered. I want to see the evil wizard Morag blow a hole through a puny human. I know it's a cartoon for kids...but still!

So I drew this. Not really Thundarr, but another mindless barbarian doing what he does best. Killing something he does not like or understand.

Give me MORE!!!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Head City

It's been a crappy couple of weeks here in the Land of  Globster. There has been death, disease, and impairment -both mental and physical. The good news is that I am appearing in a short film, I've seen a lot of beautiful women, and we have a NEW little project that we are working on. It's too early to talk much about it. So instead, take the above image as a hint.
And know this...we are very excited with it!