Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Donkey Town - "The Law Offices of Kren and Hendry"

Seeing as Donkey Town's at least partially show about the machinations of a small town government official, I figured I should at least add some lawyers to the mix.  Kren's the fast-talking brains, Hendry's the slow-talking not-brains.  I have a bunch of sample repartee written for them, which I'll try to comic-ize and post over the next few days.  Until then, here's a rather crowded, poorly paced vignette to introduce them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


So this is one of my first studies of the The Don's sister, Janelle.  I'd originally conceived of her as a more sensible, grounded sibling, always worried about her brother, checking in on him, etc.  But when I actually sat down to realize her in comic form, all that went out the window.  Why not make her a cynical, new age castoff, someone deeply injured and perpetually self-sabotaging, who rolls her eyes at her own plight but is unable to stop feeding into the drama and attention it creates around her.

I don't think this necessarily captures all that!  But it's one idea, anyway.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Don - "Clipboard"

As I settle into my early mid-life - I'm 31 now - all sorts of questions waft up from the miasmic protoplasm of my soul and drift into my consciousness :  Shouldn't I already have, like, two kids?  Would I be happier if I'd paid attention in that Frost/Marx class?  What is a Tumblr?  

I don't have the answers.  But I do have some old comics here that I never got around to posting last year (mainly because I wasn't too thrilled with them).  Donkey Town continues apace, which is to say not at all.  I'm ready to work on it, but I'm actually really busy with other things, including a delightful PBS Kids show that premiers in September.  I'll keep you updated on all that as it becomes real, delightful, and hopefully real delightful.