Friday, June 09, 2006

Green Rocket Over Retro City

This new drawing was inspired by all those old Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers movie serials, and the city is kind of ‘64 World’s Fair-ish.

I wish we had cities that looked like this and cool rocket ships to fly around in. The purple sky would probably get old and why is the sky purple anyway? Hmm . . . Maybe it was the nukes, or how about an asteroid blocking out the sun, or better yet aliens changing our atmosphere. Oh, I know, how about we changed the sky purple so it would smell like grape soda or grape bubble gum or . . . Oops, sorry, I got carried away.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Dynamite Magazine

Dynamite magazine was such a fun mag for kids of the 70's and 80's and I couldn't wait for the new issue to arrive after ordering through the Scholastic book club at school.

It had quirky artwork, funny gags, poster pull-outs, stickers and tons of other activities. I loved the Wacky Packages like commercial parodies, the Bummers cartoons, the Dynamite Duo comics and of course all of the current pop culture news on movies, TV and sports.

The best of all was Count Morbida's Monthly Puzzle, who is on the cover of this issue. The Count always challenged us with his ghoulish puzzles and he usually would berate us for solving them. The artist A. Friedman had a unique style that worked perfectly for Count Morbida.

Yes I miss the days rushing home to kick back with a bag of Doritos and a can of Coke reading the latest issue of my favorite magazine Dynamite!!

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Hullabaloo Dancers Dance to Batman

Holy Batusi, Batman! Check out this wild clip from the 1960's TV show Hullabaloo!
You'll get into the bat-groove with the Hullabaloo dancers!

Pow! Pop! Bang! Zam-O!

Monster's Portrait

Monster's Portrait
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
For Illustration Friday.
Mixed Media -- watercolor, marker & photoshop