Please welcome to the fold, new Salty 'Ham Blake Showers, with his awesome graffiti-inspired illustration style.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Onion Puss is now in print. Add this to your collection!
Onion Puss is the most wretched little fella you ever saw, and he has terrible luck with girls. Fun adventures! In this issue: Onion Puss goes on a wild ghost chase with the elusive Priscilla, the vivacious Holly, and the long dead Elizabeth. (recommended for ages 13 & up ... give or take)
You might have read this online already, but if you buy the print comic, you get
- the wonderful TACTILE sensation of holding the comic in your HAND and turning the PAGES
- the satisfaction that comes with the feeling of OWNERSHIP, and the ability to actually HAVE these comics among the precious THINGS that you have gathered throughout your life
- the warm feeling that comes from ENCOURAGING an artist to keep MAKING stuff, not just for his own personal enjoyment, but for actual monetary RECOMPENSE
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The number of entries on SaltyHam.org just went up to 70, with the addition of two talented new Salty 'Hams. And they're bringing a little more gender balance to the group, because they're both female girl-persons. Check 'em out!
Amy Collins, of Florence
Jennie Cole, of Montevallo
But, believe it or not, there are still a huge number of Alabama cartoonists who HAVEN'T joined the Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas! What's up with that?
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Here's an illustration I did recently for an educators' workshop at Central Michigan University. To offset the harsh realities of history, I decided to depict all the characters with pleasant looks on their faces.
The guy in the upper right is Professor Mark Carnes, in the role of Revolutionary War general and statesman John Morin Scott. Also shown: Frederick Douglass, Berthe Morisot, Emperor Wanli, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, Emma Goldman, Socrates, Anne Hutchinson, and Jawaharlal Nehru. As themselves.