Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Where your eyes don't go.


Where your eyes don't go a filthy scarecrow waves its broomstick arms
and does a parody of each unconscious thing you do.




When you turn around to look, it's gone. Behind you,
on its face, it's wearing your confused expression.





Friday, October 25, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Phantom Blot(ter)


Notice: Disney Weirdness does not condone, endorse, or encourage drug use in any way shape or form.

However,



Check out this trippy acid art at Blotter Barn.



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Oh Silvia? Yes, Mickey


I'm very into the art in this Phantom Blot story by Silvia Ziche.



I don't believe much of her work has made it to the U.S. yet but I like what I've seen so far.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Gamers of the world, unite


I just bought Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded to play on my kid's Nintendo 3DS.  I had Chain of Memories for my old GBA but lost it years ago, and I wanted to dive back into the weirdest of Disney franchises while we wait for Disney Plus.





Saturday, October 19, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Inktober Schminktober


Here's some more sketchbook inspiration for all you Inktober sufferers out there:


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Silverstein in Disneyland Part 1



From Playboy's Silverstein Around the World, a collection of cartoons by Shel Silverstein.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Sketchers


Three photocopies I have pasted into the back of my sketchbook:




Even if you can only draw stick figures, it's pretty inspiring stuff.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WHAT'S UP GUYS DON'T FORGET TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL


We all know that 99% of YouTube is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but these videos are pretty good:





Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Only Good Inktober Post


I did Inktober three years ago and it nearly killed me.  I still can't hold a pen without shaking uncontrollably.  Inktober is a cruel trick played on unsuspecting art students by slumbering Elder Gods whose cyclopean visage betrays not the slightest hint of the depths of their malice as they silently machinate their plans for dominion over a cold, unfeeling universe.

Anyway, here is the best Inktober drawing I've seen so far this year, by James Harren:


Bruce McCorkindale is doing a Muppet theme this year that's also pretty great:

Harold and Maude

That's it, the only good thing about Inktober.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Brunetti Fumetti



More Disney-themed art from Ivan, The Funniest Living American




Friday, October 4, 2019

SMOKIN'




Ivan Brunetti for Desert Island Comics, 2014.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

They Come from the Land of the Ice and Snow



I'm currently halfway through Disney Masters Vol.9: Mickey Mouse: The Ice Sword Saga by Massimo De Vita and I gotta tell ya,  it's pretty frickin metal.

Lookit this DOOM-lookin sumbitch:
All caps when you spell the man's name

Charon on the River Styx


takes you to see the Queen of Hel.



Also Excalibur is here, but it looks like it's made of ice:

And f**kin Glacier Yetis.

Here be giants.


And there's wizards and Bifrost the Rainbow Bridge.

I can't recommend this book highly enough; it's basically a Led Zeppelin album co-starring Mickey and Goofy.  The second story appears to take place in the far future so I'm sure I will be back with an update.




Wednesday, October 2, 2019

DuckenSTEEN

Continuing our series of what NOT to include in your high school book reports, here's
Disney Frankenstein, Starring Donald Duck from Dark Horse Comics, by Bruno Enna and Fabio Celoni

This one takes even more liberties with the source material than Disney Moby Dick, if you can believe it.

Where Mary Shelley's science fiction classic is a warning about the dangers of unchecked ambition and hubris, the Duck version has a theme of stifled creativity:


Von Duckenstein's suppressed creative nature manifests at university when he studies forbidden science, specifically the ability to create artificial life...

...Out of cardboard.


Yes, you read that right, cardboard.

This is a slight change from the mutilated corpses of vicious murderers being stitched together into a grotesque parody of life, but whatevs.


IT'S ALIVE! sorta.



Duckenstein has the totally original idea to use a kite with a key on it to harness the power of lightning, and the monster (named "Growl" because all he can say is "Growl") grabs hold of the kite's tail and sails away to freedom


(because he's made out of cardboard, you see).



Those bolts on the side of the Monster's head?  Turns out they were earplugs.



Instead of killing the kids, Growl befriends them.




There are some puns about "animating" life (because they're cartoon characters, geddit?)
and then a heartwarming ending where everyone learns that creativity is good, actually.



So basically, if you have a book report due on Frankenstein, I would suggest you watch the 1931 James Whale cinema classic, or the balls-out crazy Robert De Niro version from 1994
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or even the Toho studios creature feature
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before I would refer to this comic.  It's a great looking comic, but you will almost certainly flunk your Frankenstein test if you use this in place of the Spark Notes.