Joe Bonomo was a silent film star, stuntman, weightlifter and strongman who I recently found out about when I picked up a book about him for twenty nine cents at a local thrift store. We have the best thrift stores here in Dayton. THE BEST!
Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
Above is the Beetle Bailey strip that Jason Martin and I used for the basis of our second Double Blind jam strip. I’m not embarrassed to say that the finished product made me laugh out loud like an idiot.
Jason Martin told me about a type of comic jam I’d never heard of called ‘Double Blind’. You find a comic strip and one person writes new words to go with the original pictures and the other person draws new pictures to go with the original words.
Neither person sees what the other is doing while you’re working so the results can be really different than what either person intended.
We did one based on the above Blondie strip. Check it out below!
My friend Jason Martin visited this weekend and shared a table with me at the small press comics show Extra Space in Columbus (it went well, thanks for asking)!
We had a great time nerding out over comics, music, food and comics. Also comics came up quite a bit.
After the show Jason and I decided to do some jam comics where we took turns writing and drawing a panel, hoping to have a coherent comic at the end of the page. I think they came out pretty good.
Masters of the Universe was one of my favorite toy lines when I was a kid. And why not? They were all insanely muscular. Some smelled like hippies and some felt like Astro Turf. Some squirted water and some folded up to look like boulders. Some had cap gun style rounds in their backs that would explode when they punched an opponent (or the family cat). Some could extend parts of their bodies (necks, tongues, arms… even eyeballs). One mosquito monster had a button on his back you could pump to make a blood like substance swirl around in his translucent chest.
Hordak here is a villain who could transform into a tank, shoot buzzsaws from his chest and turn his arm into a vacuum cleaner.
Needless to say these were the weirdest, most insane toys I ever played with and they still make me smile today.