Thursday, November 11, 2010

Art Jumble Blog: MONKEYS from the NYC COMIC CON 2008 by subwaysufer...

Art Jumble Blog: MONKEYS from the NYC COMIC CON 2008 by subwaysufer...: "At this Comic Con I was helping to promote the movie, SPACE CHIMPS and was drawing people who came to the booth as caricatured monkeys. What..."

Sunday, October 3, 2010



Ralph Bakshi: Surviving In Tough Times

LOVE this interview by Ralph. It's a wake up call to action to anyone who SERIOUSLY wants or SAYS they want to be a creator. Comic artist, animator or whatever. I dont like EVERYTHING Ralph Does or did, in fact I find some of his work, particularly in Coonskin quite disturbing, and being a Black Man I suppose I would. But even with that criticism I respect very highly what he accomplished with SO LITTLE and in the face of impossible odds. Disney WAS THE POWER in those days Ralph animated and HE took them ON and WON totally on his own terms, drawing and writing stories HE cared about. As a creator I respect that. Also, Ralph is not just some "white boy elitist lattie drinking yuppie" but was raised in BROWNSVILLE BROOKLYN, so I even MORE respect him. WATCH this Vid. LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS, TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Then DO SOMETHING. I know I AM!!

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Betty Edwards

Cartoon museum features the work of Tom Richmond


Wednesday, September 29, 2010



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Matt Partridge

Art Jumble Blog: Matt Partridge - Top Five: Matt Partridge. is an awesome cartoonist who just might steal some of my fans! LOL! but MAN is he worth it. Here are some of his great cartoons he posted recently on Art Jumble

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wave Newspaper Editiorial Toon Welcome to the Neighborhood

This Editorial toon focuses on a local issue in Far Rockways' shopping area on Beach 116th street. Two major properties have been acquired by a Mr. Duckman, who has plans to convert the buildings on 116 and 114 streets into either low income section eight housing facilities, halfway houses, or centers for recovering substance abusers. The 116th street area is the major hub for buses and trains in and out of the Far Rockaway area, a major shopping area, as well as an "entry way" into the beach area. Opponents of Duckman's plans feel that once implemented, there will be an increase of drug addicts, vagrants, and other displaced people in the area which will make things uncomfortable for visitors and residents. Local residents are already seeing a steady increase of such individuals in the area and fear that property values as well as public safety will be at risk once these facilities are built.

Editorial Cartoon Republican Reaction To Obama's Health Care Bill Passing

WAVE Newspaper Editorial Commenting on Political reaction of Republicans who opposed the bills passing. This was a cartoon that practically drew itself, and I couldn't wait to put pen to paper to do it! Some GOP members who aggressively protested the passage of this bill, feel that it was figuratively "shoved down their throat" and is leaving a bad taste in their mouths, thus making them sick.....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gov Paterson Editorial Cartoon for THE WAVE NEWSPAPER

Editorial Cartoon of Gov Paterson depicted as Charlie Brown Holding his poor "Political Report Card" much to the displeasure of NYC Black Leadership Power brokers, Al Sharpton, (top left,) Carl Mc Call (bottom left) Charles Rangle (bottom right)Greg Meeks (middle right) and Malcolm Smith (top right) drawn for The Wave Newspaper Far Rockaway NY
A series of recent Political flops, mishaps, and blunders, from an experienced Politician like Gov Paterson "earned him " the title of "Blockhead"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Editorial Cartoons Sen Malcolm Smith and Greg Meeks

Senator Malcolm Smith has been the subject of numerous Editorials Ive done for The Wave In the Past few weeks. In this episode, He's pictured here with Con Greg Meeks. Sen Smith is drawn here "milking" their Non Profit Cash Cow, "The New Direction Developement Corporation" I got this illo in just under deadline, because I had an difficult time drawing a believable looking cow! LOL! this is just another case of why it is SO important as an illustrator to be able to, quote, "DRAW ANYTHING". In a recent discussion with Fellow artist, Andere Jardine, he mentioned how if you asked the average artist to draw a "superhero action scene" they'd be able to draw it with ease, yet would be scratching their heads trying to render a man tying his shoes, or putting on his jacket. It's SO important to learn how to draw the "ordinary" and mundane things in life.

All In The Political Family
It seems clear to us that the dual investigations centering on two of our local politicians, State Senator Malcolm Smith and Representative Gregory Meeks points out once again that non-profits should not be run by and for the benefit of politicians and their families. Take, for ex-ample, New Direction Local Development Corpo-ration. Founded in 2001 by the initiatives of Meeks and Smith, state papers show that Smith’s wife, Michelle, was a founding board member. Also on the initial board, papers show, was Cathy Green, the wife of Darryl Green, Smith’s former business partner. Green was convicted in 1999 of stealing $500,000 from city agencies and private firms that hired him as a consultant on affirmative action hiring practices. He was also a partner, along with former Congressman Floyd Flake, in the Aqueduct Enter-tainment Group, which was just awarded a $300 million “Racino” deal at the aging racetrack in Ozone Park. Flake, you will remember, was the political mentor of both Smith and Meeks. Records show that between 2001 and 2006 Smith helped funnel at least $56,000 to the char-ity through state earmarks. The largest chunk of money came to New Direction at the behest of Smith, $250,000 from the devel-oper of a cargo facility across Rockaway Turnpike from JFK Air-port. The deal to trade the right to build the facility in return for community development money was brokered by Smith, Meeks and City Councilman James Sanders Jr. Edwin Reed, who is listed as the treasurer of New Direction is also the head of the development arm of Flake’s church, the Greater Allen AME Church in Jamaica. Flake has become the power behind the scenes in Queens Democratic circles. His development group was recently given the keys to Aqueduct Racetrack to run a gambling Racino there. A week before Flake’s group got the nod, the min-ister was talking up Andrew Cuomo for governor. Shortly after the deal was made, Flake visited the governor in Albany and then declared that his mind was not made up and that he might back Paterson for a full term. Under the New Direction um-brella, Smith and Meeks started a charity for Katrina victims who had come to New York city. It collected some $30,000. It paid out less than $2,000. Now, federal investigators are looking for the missing money. They are also looking into New Direction and the connection between Meeks and Smith and the Aqueduct deal. Some non-profits that deserve a closer look are also closer to home. You’ll remember Democratic District Leader Geraldine Chapey’s Trinity Seniors organization. She ran a single van, providing rides for seniors to luncheons and events. For that, she took in more than $1.5 million in public money over a ten year period, both from city agencies and from local politicians who provided her with earmarked funds. Allow politicians to run their own non-profits, or to turn them over to family and cronies only provides the possibil-ity of corruption, and the practice should be stopped now.