Friday, August 31, 2012

365DoT - Day 152

And here we are at the end of the month and this final step down memory lane. This last drawing is the bridge: an old picture (2009) for a future project. I've had this idea for Shittiness is 4th Place (a parody of the Peanuts book, Happiness is a Warm Puppy) and this is one of the early sketches. It's also one of my top priorities to finish by the end of the year. Tomorrow, I'll be back in the present and looking forward to what comes next.

Shittiness is the air conditioner breaking on a hot day.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

365DoT - Day 149

We're getting closer to the present. The Green Lantern Teddy has been posted before, but I wanted to include it with the other Lantern Bear.

A key for the uninformed

Friday, August 24, 2012

365DoT - Day 145

This is a cover an what I assume was going to be Teddy the Bear issue #3. It's surprisingly dark.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

365DoT - Day 142

Every art class I took in school, I put my characters into every project (or as many as the teacher would allow). The next 3 days will be a small selection of those projects.

Monday, August 20, 2012

365DoT - Day 141

And just as much as I loved Sonic, I loved DBZ. This is one of my favorite pieces I have ever drawn, depicting Trunks as a bad-ass.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

365DoT - Day 140

Like I said a few posts ago, I used to love Sonic the Hedgehog, specifically I loved his friendly nemesis, Knuckles. Here is the validation of my love.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

365DoT - Day 139

Once upon a time, afternoons used to be king. Come home from school and the most amazing cartoons and shows would be on Fox/Nickelodeon/Cartoon Network. I wanted to be a part of it, so I tried to create an animated show. I present The Dumb Snowman & Friends Show, of which there are about 15/20 "animation cells" (colored pencil drawings that don't match up whatsoever). Note the Post-It on the corner of the title card.

Friday, August 17, 2012

365DoT - Day 138

The Jon Arbuckle of Leonard P. Dog is a guy named Bert Johnson. Bert has the distinction of being only character to be created twice. When I started Teddy the Bear in The STAR, I wanted a human character, so I brought back Bert's design. The only thing was that I did not remember what he was named so, I named him Bert Johnson. When I came back for the first break following Teddy's publication, I was shocked to find that Bert Johnson was what I called him when I first created him. Like I've said before, I like bringing things back because it's usually the second time that the character finds their true place in the world. Here is the original Bert and his subsequent re-creations.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

365DoT - Day 137

Following up from yesterday's post, here is one of the only Leonard P. Dog comics that I could find.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

365DoT - Day 136

One more superhero piece from my Garfield-esque comic strip, Leonard P. Dog. A few jokes from this strip (not featured here) will make their way into TrevorCopter.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

365DoT - Day 135

Speaking of loving comic books, one of the best jobs I ever had was working at Comic Castle, Eureka's premiere (and closed) comic book store. I had many opportunities to be creative in that place, namely in the signs I made whenever I went on lunch or did banking. Here are a few examples.

Monday, August 13, 2012

365DoT - Day 134

This is from 1999, the start of my love of super heroes and comic books. These are villains of a strip titled Silver Bear. Berry Eye remains a favorite and is the inspiration for every character I have that has an eye-patch (which is currently 4 by my count)

Clockwise from top left: Berry Eye, Dark Bear, Snake Eyes, Twinster

Sunday, August 12, 2012

365DoT - Day 133

Charles Schulz has always been an inspiration to me and this is the first piece I have of drawing Peanuts. This is a pillow I made in 1996 for class, hence the signatures. Note how HUGE Snoopy's head is.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

365DoT - Day 132

Another poster (x2!). This is The Monster and The Monster 2: Freddy Comes Back. The inspiration for these posters was just the drawing of a bear with a hand on top of him (which you can see in both pictures)

The Monster

The Monster 2: Freddy Comes Back

Friday, August 10, 2012

365DoT - Day 131

This is Benny. This picture is all he ever got.
Maybe one day, he's story will be told.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

365DoT - Day 130

This is 7th grade. How do I know? Well, for one, it said so on the front of the notebook this is in. But I know it was 7th grade because that was when I loved Dragonball Z, the epic anime show from the late 80s/early 90s (it became popular in America in the late 90s). Below the DBZ characters is the Josie & the Pussycats/Jabberjaw version of Teddy known as Accelerated Star.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

365DoT - Day 129

While I was growing up, there was a need for me to some epic stories! This is one of them, a Earth vs. Mars sci-fi tale in which a brave pilot fights Martians and apparently, on bear is a Martian or a Martian becomes an Earth bear. Really can't remember.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

365DoT - Day 128

And in honor of being hungover after my birthday, this is the second oldest drawing I could find. Bobo the Clown!

Pie Factory sold separately

Monday, August 6, 2012

365DoT - Day 127


In honor of my 26(!)th birthday, I want to post the earliest Teddy picture I could find. There are most definitely older drawings, but I don't know where they are. This is from 1993/94.

Cool, Musketeer, and Crazy Teddy

Sunday, August 5, 2012

365DoT - Day 126

Like I said in the last post, that comic was ISSUE #1! Here are a few pages from the incomplete Issue #2, from 1998 (obvious from the Mortal Kombat cover and Bearzilla ad on the back [I was obsessed with the American Godzilla movie trailer])

Front Cover

Back Cover Advertisement

Interior page

Saturday, August 4, 2012

365DoT - Day 125

After going through the blog's archives, I was dismayed to find out that I had not already uploaded this. It's the FIRST full length Teddy the Bear comic. As legend goes, I wrote and drew this comic in 1997 and sent it to Archie Comics (as I was an insane fan of Sonic the Hedgehog at the time, which you can tell from how I formatted the title on the cover). A few month later, I received a nice letter, politely informing me that they were not currently hiring, but I got my book back, along with an issue of Betty & Veronica. I still have the letter and the B&V comic to this day. Here is Teddy the Bear, issue 1 (collector's edition).