Friday, December 09, 2005

Dusty Networks

Say hello to little Dusty.
He's as kind-hearted and green as
Balloon~Twist is unrefined and decrepit.

I was never good at being new... were you?

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Developing Character(s)

I've never developed a character in a hurry... most of them have come to me in a crude doodle, unannounced. Then over time, they keep reappearing, more sure of themselves than the time before.

Balloon~Twist, above, is a good example of this. I first started drawing him over ten years ago, to keep from falling asleep while stuck on the phone during one of many forays in the glamorous world of telemarketing. He began as a typical senior citizen, but his senility quickly became the driving force behind his character. Never get in a car, eat a meal cooked by, go skinny dipping with, rock climb, or take a Sunday drive with Balloon~Twist! You'll wind up dead, and he'll live on and make everything look like it was all your fault!

The look and even tone of "Balloon~Twist and Rufus" owes much to the great work of both Cliff Sterrett, who drew "Polly and her Pals", and Elzie Segar, the creator of "Popeye".

Balloon~Twist is the legal guardian of a sensitive and contemplative twelve-year-old boy named Rufus (not pictured), who likes to read alone in his room
(also not pictured).

(Thanks to Mayang's Free Textures for the cool background)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Hello From Los Angeles!

Or Burbank. Or...well, whatever.
Sorry for not updating sooner.
I had a bunch of things I was working on before I left, but those
are all unfortunately still in various stages of completion.
For now, here's some older stuff.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Parents & Kids

("Answering the Child's Why" appears courtesy of The AV Geeks Film Archive.)

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Other People's Photos

I love going through old photographs of people I've never known. There's often a rich subtext of subtle discomfort or agony in forgotten snapshots or yearbook photos. The closer one looks, the more there is to see.

Click on the image below for the photo that inspired this drawing and my rough sketch. I'll try and do this every time I post something photo-derived.... at least until the cease and desist letters start rolling in!

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Ah yes! The key to any successful predator/prey alliance!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tuesdays with Crisafulli iii: Bunny Rabid

I swear it's not NEARLY as bad as it looks.
The bleeding stopped within an hour.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tuesdays with Crisafulli ii

Thank goodness for my friends...
they always tell me how I'm REALLY doing!

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Racial Profiling

These faces were found and drawn at either the San Jose International Airport, or Midway in Chicago.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tuesdays with Crisafulli

oops! It's already Wednesday! Better late than never!!

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Friday, July 15, 2005

Undercover Fetch

Hi, Everybody!
Thanks for coming,
and thanks especially to those
who suggested I do this ages ago!

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