Dollar Dance

For a recent article on provincial wedding customs in C-Ville Weekly, I chose to illustrate an odd little practice from my home state of Ohio...The Dollar Dance, where attendees at the reception pay a dollar each to dance with the bride for a couple minutes, with the collection ostensibly to be spent on the honeymoon.

Any of you out there familiar with this one...or have any of your own to share?


Dejah Thoris Prints

Even though I missed San-Diego Con this year, I did decide to produce a new exclusive print, of the boobalicious Dejah Thoris illustration I posted last month. It measures 8 x 11 inches, is signed and numbered as a limited edition of 20, and is available at my Etsy shop as we speak. If I have any left over, they'll be for sale at SPX and Crafty Bastards in September...but I'm not making any promises!

And Mark...#1 is already on it's way to ya!


Now these Jets...I've always been a fan. Would love to see 'em back in Winnipeg!


Duke Devils


J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets!

Not a big fan of the team...I still haven't forgiven them for Neil O'Donnell (though it was hilarious how that turned out) and their fans are always by far the most obnoxious at the NFL Draft...but I'm really happy with how this drawing turned out, and you can't take anything away from future Hall-of-Famer Curtis Martin, whose jersey she's sporting!


Harvey Pekar 1939-2010

Late in 1994, I read in the Kent Stater that they wanted to start running a daily comic strip, and were looking for submissions from cartoonists. I worked up the example shown above, fully intending it as my own take on (or rip-off of) Harvey Pekar's American Splendor comics. The strip ended up running for an entire semester, and the experience of creating four strips every week under tight deadlines was more valuable to me as a cartoonist and illustrator than four years of college. And in a way, I owe it all to Harvey.

Rest in Peace, old fella.



This illo represents a reunion of sorts, accompanying Dan Savage's Stranger piece about the varying quality of the plethora of burlesque performances out there today. 




Lightning Crashes


Happy Fourth of July!


Laurel Kent

More Legion! This one's kind of an oddball...Laurel Kent was a descendant of Clark Kent, and wore (near as I could tell) nothing but a poncho with the Superman emblem on it as a student at the Legion Academy. A few years later, the powers-that-be at DC needed a Legion character to tie in to their awful Millenium crossover event, and it was revealed that Laurel Kent had been a killer Manhunter robot in disguise all along! She blew herself up or something stupid, never to be heard from again.