Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hoboes Unite!

Our sketch challenge this last weekend was inspired by the important historical work of John Hodgman. In his book, The Areas of My Expertise, Hodgman chronicles the legendary Hobo Wars of the Great Depression, which was of course when President Roosevelt declared war on hoboes everywhere. You can hear Hodgman read this section in the above video. Anyway, in the back of that book, he listed 800 hobo names. To say they are interesting is an understatement.

The following are our interpretations of what these folks may have looked like...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A couple more

Matt came over a couple days ago, and we drew each other's characters. Above is his take on Dimitri from the Vlad Squad. He said he wants to draw the other members, and I'm gonna hold him to that.

And below is my version of Monty, the main character from his new book, Decaying Death.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Fresh sketches and a date change.

Well, it was just Elton, Randy, and I at the last sketch night. We drew each other's characters, as planned. And watched John Hodgman on YouTube... genius.

My take on Randy's characters:

My version of the villain from Matt's new comic:

Randy's take on our characters, starting with the Last Martian:

Cinder from a soon-to-be released book of ours:

Al Lion, one of Elton's old characters from junior high:

My inks over Randy's pencils (which is always fun).

Starting this month, we will be starting to meet on the THIRD SATURDAY of each month. The last weekend was a conflict for some members.

Hope more of you can make it next time!