Monday, May 18, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rabbits Reuben Awards Submission Package 2015

Here are my twelve sample submissions for this years National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards (for which I received a nomination!).  I had a couple of buddies help select the strips this year (thanks Mike and Matt).  The voting was done online for the first time and any member of the NCS could vote.  Previously, only one chapter (often only four or five people) who make the selections.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


In my usual awkward English way I am I'm severely humbled to announce that for the second time in three years my comic strip Rabbits Against Magic has been nominated for a Reuben Award (The "Oscar" of Comic Strips) by the National Cartoonist Society. Of course it’s a cliché to say it’s an honor just to be nominated but in this instance it IS! So many other great strips missed out this year.  It’s amazing to thing that I was considered top three in the first “peoples” vote. The winner of the award will be announced on May 23rd in Washington DC.  This is not an April fools joke :-)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rabbits Against The Great Edisonini

Cartoon great, John Hambrock draws the wonderful comic strip The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee which this week touches on the dark arts.  I'm a huge fan but I love this particular strip for obvious reasons.  The coloring is always great as well.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rabbits Against Calaveras

Yup.  It's Day of the Dead again so time for my annual tribute to the great Mexican engraver José Guadalupe Posada mixed in with some papel picado.

This was the first time since 2008 that it's fallen on a Sunday so it's double the work but twice the fun.  Here are the previous six:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rabbits Against Abracadabradooles

Bizarro from July 9th, 2014

Six Chix by Rina Piccolo from February 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rabbits Against Magic Psychedelics

Nice image from illustrator Angelo Monne for the article “Combating bad science” published in The Economist last month.  Here's a link to more of his work.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rabbits Against Voodoo Shmoodoo

I'm posting this great Macanudo strip from Liniers again because 
Enchanted Lion Books just released the first collection in English.

Go buy it or be quiet!

Rabbits Against Calamari

Today's sunday strip was a lot of fun to do although it took me forever.

It's actually a homage/tribute/rip off of this amazing double-spread by Wally Wood (art) and George Belkin (script) from issue #68 of Mad, circa 1962.  This is the uncut Bristol board image. Notice I stole one of the jokes!

One thing I decided up front was that due to the proliferation of characters and the much smaller space allowed for Sunday strips these days I had to restrict the numbers somewhat.  Thus I only included characters from current strips (no reruns with the exception of Andy Capp and Popeye) and included very few dogs and cats. I skipped the soap and adventure type strips too. Generally I picked characters that might actually work in an office and there is definitely a personal bias in there too. Also, as Dilbert's boss says "no webcomics".  The exceptions were people who have included my characters in their strips (Dark SIde of the Horse, Human Cull and Knight Life).  Of course I missed a few that I'd include if I was to do this over.

Here's the pencil rough before I started inking.

I was really happy to be able to make a band.  Hardest to draw was Dagwood from Blondie.  I need to practice that one more. Next up, the Comic Strip Characters Beach party!

Here's the complete list (approximately top to bottom, left to right):

Horace (Dark Side of the Horse), Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Travis (the head in the jar from Scary Gary), Jill Kaplan (The Pajama Diaries), Jonathan Lemon (me!), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Alien Admin (from Human Cull), Rory (The Barn), Percival Dunwoody, Idiot Time-Traveler from 1909 (Tom the Dancing Bug), Scary Gary and Leopold (Scary Gary), Buni (Buni), Dilbert, Helen Kudlick (Dustin), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), Lance (Fusco Brothers), Dagwood (Blondie), Luann, Arthur (Sheldon), Pointy-haired boss (Dilbert), Petey (Cul-de-Sac), Popeye, Lettuce (Rabbits Against Magic), Roger Fox (Foxtrot), Charlie Brown and Lucy (Peanuts), Big Nate, Lio, Tina (Tina's Groove), Beatle Bailey and Sarge, The cloud (Wizard of Id), Zippy the Pinhead, Trixie (Rabbits Against Magic), Jeremy Duncan (Zits), La Cucuracha, Joules (Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee), Rat (Pearls Before Swine), Lamont (Candorville), Duke (Doonesbury), Monty Montahue (Monty), Bung and the Wizard (Wizard of Id), Andy Capp, Schroeder (Peanuts), Hilary Forth (Sally Forth), Poncho (Pooch Cafe), Bucky (Get Fuzzy), Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog, Thatababy, Hammie (Baby Blues), Marla (Retail), Eaightball and Weenus (Rabbits Against Magic), Grog (B.C.), Earl (Pickles), Oscar the Penguin (Arctic Circle), Enos (The Duplex).

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!