Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cramps & Dangerous Minds...

Kogar the Swinging Ape has remastered LUX & IVY'S FAVORITES Vol. 3 (cover art by yours, truly)...get it at his JUNGLE JUICE blog.

When I was working on the cover, I didn't realize how much the image had to be reduced in order to fit inside the skull & crossbones "frame."  Consequently, it's perhaps a bit difficult to see all of the details in the final version of the cover...I've posted some enlarged views of the cover imagery above.

The first volume of my TITTY SHAKERS! comp series got a mention in a recent DANGEROUS MINDS post.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Real Smut

As I mentioned once before, BOING BOING is in the process of posting the entire run of Dennis Eichhorn's autobiographical REAL STUFF comic, one story at a time.  Two of the REAL STUFF stories I illustrated have been posted so of these, titled "The Hot Squat," went up just this morning & has already generated a number of disgusted/outraged comments from readers.  Yay!  Check the lighthearted merriment for yourself:



Monday, August 19, 2013

"Recycled" Records listen to the mix, CLICK HERE.

Track list:

Ralph Smedley & the Breathers - Suffocate
Ernie Freeman - Jamboree
Duke Mitchell - The Lion
The Spinners - Boomerang
The Sandabs - Crab Louie
Larry Verne - Tubby Tilly

Bonus Track -

The Joker (aka Pete Myers, "The Mad Daddy") - What Is a Fisteris?
Chuck Berry - Blue Feeling

Monday, August 12, 2013

Claymation™ Reunion

From 1988 - 1992 and 1995 - 2001, I was often found animating/designing/sculpting/drawing at Will Vinton Studios in Portland, where Claymation™ originated.  We made a heck of a lot of TV commercials (remember "The California Raisins"?  The Domino's Pizza "Noid"?  The M & Ms?) and a couple of animated series ("The P.J.s'" "Gary & Mike").  On Sunday, August 11th we had a reunion of sorts...I enjoyed catching up with Linda Chaplik, Sheila Bailey, Marilyn Zornado, Jerold Howard, Craig Bartlett, Vince Backeberg, Lisa Groening, Laura Di Trapani, Christina Sells, Will Vinton, Jim McAllister, Bill Fiesterman, & many more good friends & colleagues.

The California Raisins (with Michael Jackson) - I Heard It Through the Grapevine (YouTube)

Avoid the Noid (YouTube)

The P.J.s - season one, full episode (YouTube)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Del-Fi, Fo, Fum!

A fine bunch of compilation albums have been shared recently on the magnificent TWILIGHTZONE! blog...lots of instrumental/surf stuff from the classic Del-Fi label, and beyond.  Paddle on over & catch the wave!

Del-Fi Jungle Jive

Del-Fi Lost Treasures

Get A Board!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

African Instros

I don't have a lot of instrumental music from Africa in my collection, but all 3 of these vintage LPs are definitely worth a listen!  Head on over to ELECTRIC JIVE and grab 'em.  I especially like the Alfred Ndima "Sea Water" disc.

Abafana Basekhaya - APOLLO 12

Alfred Ndima - SEA WATER

The Raiders - GUITARS A GO-GO (The Raiders Go Latin)