Sunday, 30 December 2012
How's that for a catchy motto for 2013?
Possibly, the last drawing of 2012 from Filthy Moods, and another self-indulgent dollop of hokum from the "folks" who also brought you Martian Love Machine, Uncle Shit-Beetle and Wanking Jesus... Who says we ain't got standards?
Maybe it's just a "phase" I'm going through. Who knows?
Thank you for dropping by.
Please deposit your apple cores in the waste basket by the exit and call again soon...
Here I am, settling down to embark on another year of drawing & writing with my usual monk-like discipline and air of serious sobriety...
The "Better Nation" quote is taken from the great novelist, writer and artist/designer, Alasdair Gray, (I think that he may have borrowed it from a poet - Will check!) Anyway, it sums up my philosophy of "just because we live in countries dragged into shit and mediocrity by greedy dishonest politicians and tunnel-visioned media whores, that we shouldn't apply humour, imagination and craftsmanship to our own work".
Gray wrote, Lanark, Poor Things, and 1982:Janine, among many others. If you haven't read him, check him out.
The Filthy Moods Rumpus Room for Rumpled Cartoonists says "Fuck Me! There's another year escaping through our claw-like fingers!"
And we say a big thank you to the visitors who've supported this Blog!
Stay tuned & Drop in any time...
I usually either throw away or "file away" about a third or more of the sketches/drawings that I post up on this Blog. I draw straight with ink & often before I've woken up, so some just don't work & some, er... some fall under the "It was almost a good idea" catagory and are abandoned or swiftly hidden in one of my files to maybe revisit the idea at a later date.
Here's a few "abandoned drawings" from the last couple of weeks that I've decided to inflict on you for various reasons...
Gabriel, Gog and Magog... On Mars! Arch-Angels and Biblical Monsters versus Martians. How did I manage to fuck this up? Oh, well...
Home again, Home again... Do elephants really wear suits? And how did he fasten that tie? Plus how do you spell jiggety with a hangover? Okay, and, uh, what else is wrong in this picture???
Those Modern Couples... As you can tell, I'm a keen observer of the "human condition" and have a balanced non-judgmental view of my fellow man...
...And speaking of "well-balanced", here's More News From Nowhere, or "Enough Sex, Bernard!"
You should see some of the ones that I throw away...
Saturday, 22 December 2012
The Filthy Moods Hostel for Hostile Cartoonists has been a little empty lately, but not to worry, for I have had a bit of a poke around in the murky corners and the dusty windowsills to see what the previous guests have left behind.
Here and below are the items of lost property that turned up.
If they belong to you, please collect them no later than yesterday. Standard handling fee of a slice of your sanity, and an ounce of your patience applies as usual.
"...And the LORD said, Take thyselves to distant lands, and the inhabitants there should also be servants unto Me. You will discover these worlds and spreadeth My Words. And you will love and not abuse these peoples..."
So we did. But, we had firearms and dicks, and they didn't.
So it goes...
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
But, here and below are a bunch of dreams, scribbles and moments of madness scrawled with haste, the usual desperation and a leaky pen.
Thank you for stopping by.
Posted by Steve at 03:56
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
It's true! We have limited (And in some cases, unlimited) prints of some of the most popular and neglected images from The Filthy Moods Whorehouse for Shameless Hussies and Wanton Cartoons
Do yourselves a favour & enquire via this modest Blog to purchase a rare treat for your very own eyeballs or that loved one that you've been meaning to torment...
...I mean, seriously, who doesn't want a hand made mounted print of potty-mouthed trees, obscene demons, or multi-breasted insects on their wall? Are you all poncey Banksy fans or somethin'?
Posted by Steve at 10:30
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Above and below are the sketches done today for your amusement, disappointment (or if you've stumbled on this Blog while trawling the internet for educational reasons) your horror.
I've been busy writing, finishing up a couple of projects and doing the usual shit-work, that most of us do. But hopefully in a week or two The Filthy Moods Sweat Shop for Sweaty Cartoons & Cartoonists will be back at full steam!
And don't forget, your love and support is always appreciated, even though I'd prefer your money. God bless you all, and shit like that.
Posted by Steve at 11:08
Believe it or not, this looked fine in black & white line. Then I decided to add colour before the lines had properly dried & promptly fucked it up.
Below is a Greyscale version, scanned in the hope that it would look a bit better on here & I culd salvage it.
Oh, well... Next time, huh?
Posted by Steve at 10:59
Continuing my attempts to create rude but loveable cartoon characters, in the form of insects, here is Uncle Shitbeetle and friends. I bet that you'll see more of him any day now! Hey! Come back... I'm just kidding.
Just a sketchbook page drawn late at night long after I should have closed the book & put the cap on the pen...
Posted by Steve at 10:56
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Saturday, 27 October 2012
It's Saturday afternoon, so here at The Filthy Moods Dunghill for Segmented Cartoonists, it must mean that we've been busy drawing all morning. There's insects, Halloween monsters, aliens and, er... other stuff !
There's the usual good humoured whimsy, and blatant love for humanity that you have come to expect from a Filthy Moods cartoon. But there's also a bit of dubious morality sprinkled amongst the harmless fun.
Above is a study for a story, called The Caterpillar and the Aphid, at least that's what it's called until I think of a better title.
Posted by Steve at 10:24
Also drawn today, as was the Tralfamadore cartoon, below.
What can I say? Hey, I had a tough week!
As a kid, I read about so-called "alien abductions" and while I certainly do not doubt that there is sentient, highly developed life "out there", I always did wonder that if aliens did "abduct" humans to study or experiment on, why would they return them afterwards? Hmm...
Posted by Steve at 10:14