Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stroke My Poll

I've been seriously considering revamping the look of this blog.  I haven't received any complaints about it's overall design, I'm simply bored with the way it looks.  Having looked around at other more prestigious and notable blogs I've come to the conclusion that mine....well, it looks like one of those free web page builders at geocities stopped by to say hello.

Instead of simply pitching the whole thing in the trash and starting over I decided to run a little's in the upper right corner...and let you decide the fate of things for me.  So, with that said, I'll leave it up to you good (and good-ish) people.

On a completely unrelated note, I just love the art of Ron English.  If Andy Warhol had an slightly evil-ish and demented twin bother, that would be Ron.  He's probably best known for his McDonald's related artwork that was featured in the Morgan Spurlock documentary "Supersize Me", but did you know he also does small-scale film projects too?  Neither did I...up until I ran across this gem:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is a bit of a non-event this year.  Normally I'd be at various relatives houses partaking in the usual holiday traditions like everyone else, but I just couldn't pry myself away from the salt mines for any extended period of time.  That and I didn't really feel like driving 150+ miles, getting back after midnight, and then turning around and going to work at 4:30am.....fighting Black Friday traffic I might add.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holli Would

Now, don't get me wrong.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a good flick and Jessica Rabbit had mothers covering the eyes of their children when she made her first appearance, but c'mon....she ain't no Kim Basinger.  Sure, the rabbit one's got all your favorite Disney and Merry Melodies characters...cute, fluffy, familiar, and mind-numbingly predicable.  Cool World on the other hand has...well....all of the cute, fluffy and familiar, but all of it is mind-numbingly skewed and warped.

Original Sketch by Aeolus
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Nothing new to report, other than an update in the adult section.

Today is one of those atypical days where I just get to sit around the house and do absolutely nothing.  Other than watching re-runs of Miami Vice and browsing through Modern Drunkard Magazine (yes, it's a real magazine), I happened upon the short-lived live action version of The Tick.  I think I caught one or two episodes of it back in 2001, but...yeah, the entire planet got a little side-tracked that year.  I can't say it's as good as the original Saturday morning animated series from 1994, but it beats the living hell out of most of the prime-time comedy crap that clogs up the airwaves nowadays....Glee, anyone?

On an semi-related note, I don't normally show "work in progress", but I'm going to make an exception for this one.  Within the realm of live-action movies with animated characters there are only two worth mentioning (five if you include Song of the South, Pink Floyd: The Wall, and Tron):  Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Cool World (1992).  Just about every artist I know has done the now drawn-to-death Jessica Rabbit, but on rare occasions you'll find someone who has done a bang-up Holli Would.  In real life Kim Basinger (Holli) is still quite the cougar, whereas Kathleen Turner (Jessica, but best known for Romancing the Stone) is...ummm...not.

Original Sketch by Aeolus
WIP by Phillipthe2

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Loose Screw

I'm not sure which was more amusing to me, Jenny bending over to pick up a pig or GIR's "thought process".

Original Sketch by Extro
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Late for the Party

Willow and Ms Tinker from the French animated series "A Kind of Magic" (in costume as the Scarlet Witch and Emma Frost).  Most of you have seen this as either CallMePo's entry in 14-bis' Halloween Jam or in it's original commissioned form.  DarkVigilante emailed me the inked version back at the beginning of October and I had every intention of coloring it before All Hallows Eve.....unfortunately I discovered that my old, antiquated editting software absolutely despises anything in .tif format.  So, ten days after Halloween and a couple of format changes later.....

Original Sketch and Inks by CallMePo
Used by permission of DarkVigilante
Colors by Phillipthe2

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

300 Smurfs

Honestly, why wouldn't you be interested in the thousand nations of Gargamel's army descending upon Smurf Village?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Here Comes The Crescendo!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

IItsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie

In my minds eye Penny Proud is somewhere in the house yelling, "Moommmmm!  Have you seen my bikini?"...while Trudy, wearing said undersized bikini, is in the front yard causing traffic accidents.

Original Sketch by Roger Bacon
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote for Pedro

Naturally, it's election night here in the US of A.  On the national level the media-at-large have dubbed this mid-term "the most important election since the Great Depression", but here in the state of's a little more under-whelming.

Let's see here...  For the US Senate I can choose from 'The Turncoat', 'The Extremest Tea Partier in disguise', or 'The former Presidential Endorsee / token black guy'.  In the US House I have my choice of 'The most hated man in Washington' or 'The career state politician'.  And finally, for governor we have 'The Medicare fraudster' or 'The $61B state pension loser'.

Hmmm....decisions, decisions.

Generally speaking, when it comes down to voting for the lesser of two (or three) evils I either choose not to vote in a particular race or I opt for my standard write-in candidate.  As for who I actually voted for....well, that's between me and Jeebus.  Lets just say there were quite a few write-ins this standard write-in candidate being one Elvis Aaron Presley.

I'm joking of course.

Did you know that in order to be a write-in candidate you have to register as such? Unregistered write-in votes have to be thrown out manually. My friends used to write me in for city counsel at-large, and I used to think it was pretty funny. The county voting representative who has to sort your vote for me, Pedro, Elvis Presley, or Groucho Marx from a three-foot-high stack of ballots will undoubtedly find it less amusing than you do.