Friday, May 11, 2012


More on the WIP that I've been working on.  Hit a bit of a snafu on it early in the week.  Was almost ready to put my head through the dry wall.  But, walked away instead.  Probably for the best.

I darkened the scan so you can see the pencils better.  You can thank me in the comments below...

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Man, have I got something good to share.  I've been working on this almost a month now.  And I think it's almost ready.  I've got a couple more things to adjust, but I'm really hoping to have it done this weekend.  Want to see?  No.  Meh...fine.  Later...

Monday, May 7, 2012


Let me tell you something.  This 7 Words or Less thing I came up with is a pain.  I really painted myself in the  ol' proverbial corner with this genius idea.  I don't know what the hell I was thinking.  7 words or less?!?!?  I can't describe a Cheerio in less than 25 words, let alone a movie or a book.  I'm worse than the eskimos, what with their 97 different words for snow. I can't believe I pigeonholed myself like that.

Take, for instance, today's post about the AVENGERS.  I can't begin to tell you how much trouble I had coming up with a clever statement about that movie.  The minimum word count on everything I came up with was 8 words.  8 WORDS!!!

I've been seriously considering changing the whole thing to something like "1 sentence or less".  I need some wiggle room, man!  Wiggle room!  But, no.  I'm committed.  Or should be, at least.

7 words or less.  What a dope!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012


S'up?  So, just in case you thought I'd given up on drawing, I've got a new pic for you.  Now, it's not much.  A work in progress if you will, but still something to show you short term memory folkels.  So you could see it better, I darkened up the pencils a bit.

I'm not a scannerologist, so the scan is pretty terrible.

I know it's not much to look at.  But, you know...whatever.  Here's what it really looks like:

Here's the original for reference.

Stay tuned for more.  I mean, don't spend your weekend waiting, but check in next week sometime.  Or check in as much as you like.  See if I care!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunshine Blogger award

So, wow!  Writer D. G.  Torrens choose your friendly neighborhood jman for the Sunshine Blogger award!  It's funny. When I get picked for these things, the first thing I ask myself is:  Me?  Have you read my blog???  You know the stupid stuff I write about!?!?

But, I know she has.  Dawn's been a big supporter and reader of my stuff.  Check out her blog My Book and I... for more about her and the books she's written.

The “rules” of the Sunshine Blogger award are to answer the following ten questions.  I've had to change/adapt things a bit.  Cause, you know...I'm me.  :)

1. Favorite colour – Hmmm...Black.  No red.  No blue.  Call it a 3 way tie?

2. Favorite Animal – Bacon.  Nononono.  I kid.  I kid.  I like dogs.  As a pet, not to eat.

3. Favorite Number – 7

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink – water

5. Facebook or Twitter – You kidding?  How is this even a choice?  Twitter, by far.

6. My passion – I think it's this whole blog-thing I've created.  The writing/drawing thing I've been working on for...well, most of my life.  As it turns out.

7. Getting or Giving Presents – Giving.  No one gets me the right stuff, anyway.  I'd rather just give myself the presents.  :)

8. Favorite Pattern – the one where I've constantly got to tell my boys to get buckled when they get in the car?

9. Favorite Day of the Week – Saturday

10. Favorite Flower – I really don't have an answer for this, either.  How about I give you my favorite song, instead?  Everlong by the Foo Fighters.  Great song.

The other duty of the recipient of the Sunshine Blogger award is to pass the honor along. And I do so to Paula Danner. A blogger/writer extraordinaire.  She writes for several blogs including Looking for the Sweet Spot and Denimdebutante (which, yes, i do check out.  if only for the gratuitous butt shots.  c'mon.  don't give me that.  you look to!).  Check her out...