Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rabbits Against Alfred E. Neuman

A fabulous cover illustration by Bob Jones for Mad magazine, April 1976.  Along with Jack Rickard and Norman Mingo, one of the great under appreciated Mad artists.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rabbits Against Wonders Of Nature


Rabbits Against Magic, June 10th, 2014

Lio, June 11, 2014

Although these are different jokes, I'm stunned by the similarity of these two strips.  The camera placement, the two trees, insect hanging in tree. Well done Mr. Tatulli, you made me almost feel like a professional.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rabbits Reuben Awards Submission Package

Here's are my twelve submission samples for the National Cartoonist's Society Reuben Awards this year in San Diego. (SPOILER ALERT - I was not nominated this year).













Rabbits Against Abductions

John Deering over at "Strange Brew" came up with this doozy.

Rabbits Against Bunny Chow

A great offering this week from Mark Parisi, the genius behind "Off the Mark".

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rabbits Against Chinese Space Babies

See more amazing Chinese propaganda poster art over at the always excellent  Dangerous Minds blog.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rabbits Against The Dark Arts

At least it's a synchronized nightmare.

Friday, March 14, 2014

¡Dale, Che!

Another great Macanudo strip from my buddy Liniers.  Incidentally he did the cover for this weeks New Yorker.  That's when you know you've hit the big time!

Breeding in a Hat


The Parker/Hart studio ventures into the black arts again. $12 for a magicians hat in the middle ages does seem like a lot though.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rabbits Against Freudian Analysis

A great strip by the amazing Rina Piccolo.  Her most excellent strip is Tina's Groove. She's also one of the Six Chix from where this piece was swiped.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hitchcock and Roundabouts

Here's a sneak preview of tomorrow's Sunday strip.  It's a homage to Hitchcock of whom I am a great fan.  In addition to the appearance of Hitchcock himself (bottom center-left) I snuck in some references to Birds and Vertigo.

Lepus Interruptus

A fine David Borchart cartoon from this weeks New Yorker.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

What's On TV?

This kinda reminds me of the melting ice cream truck sculpture by Glue Society.  Fun fact:  Salvador Dali used to walk his pet anteater around the streets of Paris.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Pen Porn

Here's a list of pens I use to create a Rabbits Against magic strip.  1. Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 (for very fine lines) 2. Pelikan technoliner 0.8 (a good all round backup)  3. Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen (for filling in and fast brush work)  4. Micron Pigma 08 (for lettering)  5. Micron Pigma Graphic Brush pen (for bold lettering occasional background work)  6. Kuretaki Sumi Brush Pen (my hardest working pen for borders and character lines) and 7. Papermate ProTouch II 0.5 Mechanical Pencil with 2B leads (brilliant for sketching and penciling).

More infor here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Getting Away With It

I've been pushing the envelope this past week with some of the strips I've put off publishing due to their potential controversial nature. Well, at least in the world of comic strips which is seen as a family-friendly environment.

First I took on evolution. Got a few negative comments over at GoComics although I don't think I'm really taking a position on anything here. But just the mention of it seems to rile some people up.

Yesterday my napping editor didn't call out my devil worshiping reference. Actually that's what "djÀvulsdyrkan" means in Swedish.  I wonder if the furniture names in the Stockholm Ikea are in English.

Today I got away with an exposed nipple.

Tomorrow?  Well I can't decide if I want to insult the prophet Mohammed or address Roe Vs. Wade.  Then again, just using the word "suck" is often enough to get you banned from some newspapers, unless you're talking about a vacuum cleaner of course.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Rabbits Against Aniversaries

Yes, it's been exactly five whole years to the day since I started on this daily comic strip experiment.  That's  the "wood" anniversary for those who care about such things. So to celebrate, here are all the May 3rd strips through the years.

The very first Rabbits strip from 2008.

The 2009 May 3rd strip was on a Sunday.  This was a pretty ambitious strip. I wouldn't attempt a background like that these days. 

2010 it looks like I actually remembered ahead of time to do an anniversary themed strip.

The 2011 strip fell in the middle of a series about a ventriloquist dummy, or "figure".  My coloring had become a bit more "mature" by this stage and the inking has become a lot more finesse.

By 2012 Lettuce had entered the strip and was already up to her usual antics.

And by pure coincidence, she features in the 2013 strip as well. This is the end of a week-long series where her eyes glow red when she misbehaves. At least that's what I think it's about.  Anyway, I'm off to hoist a few brews to celebrate. Cheers everyone and thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rabbits Against Mr. Magic

One of my all time favorite webcomics is Cat & Girl by the amazing Dorothy Gambrell.  The strip started in 1999 and runs three days a week.  I'm a huge fan and regular reader and have signed copies of all three of her books sitting on a shelf next to my desk. Today's strip has to be an all time favorite for obvious reasons.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1/150th of an Eisner Award


Wow!  The Team Cul-De-Sac book that came out last year (and features amongst many others, a Rabbits Against Magic tribute to Richard Thompson's sadly departed Cul-de-Sac comic strip) has been nominated for an Eisner Award for "Best Comics-Related Book"!  Big hearty congratulations to Chris Sparks who put the book together to raise money to fight Parkinson's Disease.  Here's a link to the full list of nominees.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rabbits Submissions Package

For anyone interested, here are the samples of strips from 2012 that I included in my submissions package for the 2012 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards.

This year was only my second time submitting (I became an NSC member in 2011) and I went with all Sunday strips to highlight my coloring and art.  You are allowed to submit up to 12 pieces.