Bullwinkle J. Moose pulls Bodie Troll outta his hat.
Chuck Jones’ Pepe LePew rubs noses with Walt Kelly’s Mam’selle Hepzibah.
Walt Kelly’s Pogo Possum meets my character, Bodie Troll. Bodie’s sweet and surly persona owes a lot to Pogo’s cranky pal, Porky Pine, so I had Bodie fill in for him while wearing his stock outfit.
Dick Tracy sucker punches Flattop.
Spider-Man meets Venom.
A sneak peek at the rough thumbnails (top) and finished inks (bottom) from the next “Bodie Troll” story, “Bagging A Bodie”. I’d like to note that I inked this page after popping the previously dislocated ring finger of my drawing hand back into place, so drawing this page was a bigger accomplishment for me than usual.
My process behind creating a Muppet/horror movie mash-up. I was commissioned to draw any four Muppets in a horror movie scenario. I thought it would be funny to put Gonzo, Floyd, Rowlf and Bunsen Honeydew in John Carpenter’s “The Thing”—a team of scientists are stranded in a bunker in Antarctica with a carnivorous, shape shifting alien. Gonzo was a natural choice for The Thing, since that’s how he’s often described. I toned down the gore, but the concept of Rowlf’s stomach turning into a monstrous mouth and eating Bunsen’s arms off is still intact (unlike Bunsen’s arms). Keep in mind that Muppets got pulled apart and ate one another all the time on The Muppet Show, so this isn’t too far outside their comfort zone.
A caricature of my friend, Kelly O’Hara-Nemzek.
Caricature I drew of my friend Michelle.