Posts Tagged ‘artwork’

Freddie Mercury vs. His Seven Evil Ex-Boyfriends

Monday, October 13th, 2008

freddie mercury gets it together! by way of chris haley with inspiration from, i’m going to guess, bryan lee o’malley. we’ve met o’malley (lee o’malley? are both last names necessary here? strunk? white?) at three cons now, and he actually recognizes chris’ face without any telltale signs of fear. this says to me that he possesses, at the very least, neutral feelings towards chris! or he masks his terror well.

edit: i neglected to mention the coloring was assisted by april steele, who, legend has it, is for real.

And you, sir, are no e.e. cummings.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I wrote all previous updates on this site using, for the most part, only miniscules.

It was a conscious decision I made at some point, but I can’t remember why or what point it served, and, in retrospect, it seems sort of pretentious, so I’m not anymore.

There’s been a proliferation on the internet in the use of improper capitalization, and here I was following along like some sort of internet sheep, prancing alongside those who practice such English skills as would break my fourth grade teacher’s heart. My rationale was that what you’re saying isn’t as ‘serious’ if you don’t make the guys at the beginning of the sentence stand out. It’s harder to be criticized if you’re typing your shit in a form that can’t be held up to the elegant Elements of Style’s standards.

This discussion begs the question: Who gives a shit?

Gentle reader, nobody gives a shit, so here’s a picture of Freddie Mercury as the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 fighting Darkseid. An oldie, but never before seen ’round these here parts.

- Curt

Liarfeld

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

So here’s the full on picture of Chris as done by Liefeld for some unknown Alan Moore book.

The impossible muscles, the distracting lens flare, the hideous signature at the bottom: yes, this truly is some sort of art, the kind I’m not sure has been defined yet. Can we call it anti-art? It’s like wrapping all the way back around the circle from pretentious and you come back perilously close to where you started. What the hell am I talking about, I sort of lost where I was going.

Lots and lots of thanks to Justin Stewart at http://justin3000.blogspot.com/ for risking his corneal capacity to color that abomination!

And finally, I leave you with a few words from Chris. I think he was feeling left out because I get to call him an idiot every day while he can only look up and shake his fist from the comments box.

The new comic is based on an actual conversation between Curt and I that really stuck with me. I then told Curt we should make it into a comic. Such is the nature of the collaboration. The portions featuring crying, pleading, and more crying have, of course, been omitted so as to keep things as light as a summer’s breeze around these parts.

Rob Liefeld was not the original funeral portrait artist, and even though making fun of Rob is like shooting apples in a barrel (full of apples), it was classier than Curt’s original joke.
The original joke was probably funnier, but we are nothing if not classy.

The part of today’s comic that features me requesting something of Curt is 100% true as it really is something I made Curt promise me.
Seeing how he’s going to handle things though, perhaps I should try to institute some further stipulations.

We have other free things to show you.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The guys at Fused Film have been putting our single panel movie themed strips up real weekly like.

We’ve covered the forthcoming sequel to Manos: The Hands of Fate (Also known as Hands: The Hands of Fate in Spanish, or Manos: The Manos of Manos in Esperanto), a casting choice that might have perhaps saved Frank Miller’s The Spirit, and the Thompson Twins Tintin cameo.

When we had the idea to do the Thompson Twins strip, I was thinking of Nelson. I still wanted to just go ahead and have Nelson be in Tintin. I think I would like Nelson in anything, really.

Maybe Nelson as Asterix and Obelix? Nelson as Encyclopedia Brown? Nelson as Bert and Ernie? All great ideas. Never steal them.

Here is a picture of myself and Chris all done up by a real artist – Jemma Salume.

Slight Delay Pt. 1

Friday, January 30th, 2009

So the new comic won’t be up until tomorrow. I know, I’m frightened as well.

But, meanwhiles, here’s a picture done by the excellent Jemma Salume that’s been all colored up.

It’s of Chris and I’s alter egos – The Enthusiast and Mr. Fahrenheit Jr. – mixing it up.

Spoiler: I win at the end.

chrishaley

The meek will inherit.. something.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Hi there.
It’s Chris again.

Curt doesn’t know I’m doing this, so this’ll just be our little secret.

Since what should be today’s new strip won’t be up until tomorrow on account of me being sick yesterday, I thought I’d share this little bit of business I found.

You can click on this picture for a closer look at the pencils from the cover of Curt’s rejected JSA pitch.
3rdpanel_detail

I wonder who’d be stupid enough to draw something like that.

Hope this helps with the waiting, and be here tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion!

Wherein I use the blog to answer a question.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

To answer Brian’s question about our latest comic, yes, that is a piece of framed Superman artwork in the background of the second panel.

It’s not just any piece of Superman art though, it’s this piece of Superman art..

Superman Riding Devil Dinosaur! by Evan "Doc" Shaner

My buddy Evan "Doc" Shaner did this incredible watercolor piece of my favorite subject as a surprise gift for me.
explodingmoose.blogspot.com/2009/03/dinosaur-tamer.html
As you can imagine, this made for a very memorably exciting trip to the mailbox.

The good “Doc” is basically one of the nicest guys it is possible to know as far as I’m concerned, and you’d be doing yourself a favor if you checked out his blog for more of his great art, including his incredible Flash Fridays!

xo
chrishaley

I screwed up.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

A preview.

I accidentally left the file for today’s comic (a preview of which you can see above) on my work computer.
Which means, we can’t post it until tomorrow.

I’m sorry.

So, to make it up to you, I am going to share a thing we did for Fused Film quite a while back that you may or may not have seen.

Perhaps you have managed to forget it, but a terrible movie of “The Spirit” was made last year.

We made up a movie we would rather see..

Let's Be Friends Again Presents : MANOS 2

Hopefully there are a few MST-ies amongst our readership.

Jimmy Olsen is cool.

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Jimmy Olsen is cool.

I drew this for Chris Sims (http://www.the-isb.com/) at HeroesCon 2009 and since he didn’t like it enough to blog about it, I figured I might as well.

Curt wrote the word bubble all the way from France.
It says, "Hope my complexion doesn’t increase my chances for skin cancer."

If I’ve ever drawn you anything at a con and you have the capabilities, please scan it and email it to me so we can share it with all our other friends (again).

Don’t stop him now!

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Don't stop him now!
Sketch card commission I did of everyone’s favorite blonde MAC Universe superhero, Mr. Fahrenheit Jr!

No doubt he is on his way to make a supersonic man or woman out of someone.

I am still accepting sketch card requests for $10, so if anyone is interested, email me.