Thursday, March 26, 2015

A FRIENDLY REMINDER

Someone just reminded me about
THIS:


Now
YOU'VE
been
reminded.

Monday, March 23, 2015

OLD SCHOOL NUMBUH GENERATOR


Remember this?


Well, it's still around!

There seem to be a lot
of operatives coming out of the 
woodwork these days!


Here are some randomly
generated operatives:





Go on...
make your own operative
over



Thursday, March 19, 2015

WHAT IS NUMBUH VINE UP TO?



Someone named 
seems 
to know something we don't:





Don't ask me
what's going on.

But
something wickedly cool is 
coming over

Monday, March 16, 2015

PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD


My kids forget.

So I have to remind them 
that I'm
awesome
ALL THE TIME!

Sometimes I remind the boys by
asking sooper pals like
sooper author
if he can sign a copy of his 
latest book
to them.

And because he's 
awesome
I got this in the mail:


You probably know 
Mr. Krosoczka
from this book:


And these books:


But now he's doing these:


 And now we've
got a signed edition:


It's filled with 
Jarrett's sooner fun
illustrations:




He even wrote the boys a 
special note on a special
postcard:


Thanks for reminding 'em,
Mr. Krosoczka!
Can't wait to read it!

You rock!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MY SEARCH FOR CATBUG


Remember when I did that
illustration for this:


I told you a little about it over
but if you're too lazy to click
I'll give you the quick version:

It's an
awesome
Where's Waldo-style book
that a whole bunch of
awesome illustrators did
awesome illustrations for.

But instead of Waldo
you're looking for
Catbug!

I don't think I ever showed
you the final layout.

So here:


And here are a couple detail sections:






So where's Catbug?

I'm not tellin'.

You should get the book 
so you can see
ALL the cool
illustrations!


Special huge belated thanks to
Joel Enos
for asking me to be a part
of the fun!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

KIDS NEXT DOOR ON YOUR WALL!


While 
Codename: Kids Next Door
was in production
there were assorted attempts
to get the kids of
Sector V
up on your wall.

For example,
this hand-painted limited edition cel
that was created by 
Acme Archives:


We worked on the drawing with them for a couple months and
then they sent me all 300 cels to sign.
I tried to sign 20 a day
while I was on the phone,
usually with 
sooper powerful 
Cartoon Network
executive
Khaki Jones.


Rarer still was this 
cel of the KND shooting hoops.
I think this was created
as a gift for those who worked at 
Turner Sports.
I'm not even sure I have one of these anymore:


And I 
KNOW
I don't have one of these:


This was a print on canvas
and I can't remember what it was for.
Maybe the premiere of the show?

I know I had one hanging up at
Curious Pictures.
But it was too big to lug with me to
Los Angeles.
Not many were made so they're pretty rare.

You can find all these in various 
outlets online.
They're not cheap...
but they're around.

Friday, February 27, 2015

THE NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY


Mo Willems
 is always yelling at me 
to join
The National Cartoonist Society.

And I 
TOTALLY
intend to.

But then I forget.

But I didn't forget to go to 
this get-together:


As promised,
there was some 
serious cartoon business
that needed to be taken care of.

Like voting in a new secretary.
And choosing a design for a 
NCS patch that would match everyone's plaid jacket,
as you can somewhat see in this horrendously 
blurry picture.


There was also a fun bit where assorted artists got up to show
the cartoon or illustration they first got paid for,
which led to some funny stories.

Especially NCS stalwart
who's always good for a laugh!


After assorted other secret business,
New Yorker cartoonist
got up to talk about his process
making cartoons for the
New Yorker.






I've been reading the New Yorker forever,
so it was fascinating hearing Mr. Gregory explain
how cartoons are made for the magazine.
Master of ceremonies
and fellow 
New Yorker cartoonist
chimed in as well,
which rocked.










Thanks NCS!

Can't wait for the next event!