Friday, 28 September 2012
Things must be getting worse, because even at The Filthy Moods Emporium for Spoiled Cartoonists we're "feeling the pinch"! I mean, have you seen the price of supermarket wine and prescription drugs lately? Not to mention art supplies! Bastards.
So, in the spirit of Politicians' "catch phrases" past and present, such as "No more U-turns", "I am not a crook", "Out of my way, you Pleb..." and "Honest, Hilary, she only put it in her mouth, is all", I present "FUCKING HELL!! ...Is This All There Is?!" With our old favourite, the "Mutant Anus-Chicken" standing on a heap of land-fill.
Does this capture these difficult times? You tell me.
Posted by Steve at 01:31
What more is there to add to this depiction of a hard livin' foetus hovering in perverse anticipation, around some nightmare driven, plant-sprouting orifices?
I shall remain speechless for now...
He's had a tough week too... Might explain a few things..!
Posted by Steve at 01:22
Thursday, 27 September 2012
We have a tentacle full of drawings from The Filthy Moods Crater for Multi-Limbed Cartoonists, shown here and in the posts below.
There's Witches, Mermaids, Gangsters and Martians. Not to mention our old favourite the Serpent (You know, the one from that Garden that the Church keeps going on about...) and others!
Shown above is a potentially romantic encounter (Don't hold your breath) between extraterrestrials.
Who says Filthy Moods ain't a sentimental place to work..?
Posted by Steve at 07:28
A rough sketch for a "gag". This is the first version. If I redraw it, I'll have the arrow pointing more at the Serpent's head to emphasise the "joke". I also wanted to keep it "simple" in composition and content so that only the essential elements are visible...
Posted by Steve at 07:09
I was trying for a "Kirk Douglas-type" Spartacus to contrast him against a "modern-type" counterpart, as in the brilliant ultra violent TV version, in order to make some lame joke... But, this cartoon Spartacus looks too demented, so I left off finishing it...
The Svengali of the Bone Dump... People go to dump there old (?) bones there, and he hypnotizes them into dancing... I guess!
Quick sketch of a female Djinn.
Gangster and his "Moll". Probably some joke about a "shoulder holster" that was too lame to write down...
Posted by Steve at 07:04
Monday, 24 September 2012
"BooBee"?! That joke is so old, that you've probably seen it on the Bayeux Tapestry.
But, I like drawing these cartoon insects as they open up possibilities for me for the characters and comic situations. I've no doubts that they're burbling up to the surface of my brain years after reading Bode's work (Especially Sunpot) But...
Posted by Steve at 09:05
A bit of existential philosophy to distract you from the confusing drawing... Huh? "Huh?" Indeed!
What's happening here? Oh, let's just admire the imaginary plants and pretend that nothing is going on...
2 Minute Portrait. It took 2 minutes, and...
Posted by Steve at 08:46
Caption Required: Must conform to expected levels of smut and innuendo. Absurd dialogue is a preference. Entries received after yesterday declared void.
Default Caption: She, "Is that a carrot in your pocket, or am I going to have to kick the fucking shit out of you... again?"
He: "Then I, er... guess it's a carrot..."
Posted by Steve at 08:06
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Here is another "test print" with the verso below done on handmade Khadi paper which has a really nice texture. I did a few more on previous posts, but had an "ink" problem with our printer. Still, they look ok enough to post...
More new cartoons tomorrow!
Reverse of the Inkaholics print...
Posted by Steve at 17:59
Thursday, 20 September 2012
I've not drawn a skeleton for a long time, which is odd because when I was a kid, skeletons were pretty much all I drew.
Here's just a quick sketch inspired by those old Betty Boop cartoons. Especially the ones featuring Cab Calloway with bizarre images and surreal rotoscoped music routines, usually set in some underground cavern or graveyard, with those crazy 1930's animators who all somehow had a hotline to the id...
Posted by Steve at 14:37
Here and in the several posts below are the sketches done over the past couple of days.
We have perverted rabbits, biblical insights, alien worlds and singing dinosaurs!
As usual, they are all drawn direct with ink on paper, no pencils or even an idea of what I'm going to do before that first pen stroke! And that's the only excuse I can offer...
Posted by Steve at 04:27
A distant planet populated by seemingly sightless eyeballs growing from the ground. Above them hovers a benevolent female astronaut freely distributing pupils to liberate the unseeing aliens...
But hold on! Is she really an astronaut or is she just a humanoid machine controlled by the "eyeball" in the space craft? And, in a more sinister vein, is she stealing the pupils from the helpless primitives to feed some greed or hunger on the part of the ship's inhabitant?
Another wonky space ship fiddling with some alien plant life...
An inky demon...
...And a rodent symbolic, no doubt, of something or other.
Posted by Steve at 04:07
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Technical Note: After drawing & posting up previous cartoons, I went for a walk and 10 minutes into it "got" the vision of the Ape-face & horns... Wouldn't go away, so I went home & started drawing this...
Excuses: A "Crucified Ape"? You make up your own version of events!
Further Excuse: As usual, no pencils or roughs. Must learn to plan this stuff out... If you could see this shit like I see it in my brain... Maybe next time!
Posted by Steve at 09:03
Today's "before breakfast" sketch features a subtle morality in its depiction of Nature being indiscriminate in choosing its victims. It's a tough life out there and no mistake!
But mostly, it's a cartoon rabbit stabbing a duck and getting blown by a bee... I guess Aesop missed this one.
Posted by Steve at 04:05
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Today's "Before Breakfast" sketch/joke/opinionated blather, features that old nag from the Filthy Moods Stable for Unstable Cartoonists, The Garden of Eden...
Thank you for your kind attention.
Your reward will no doubt be in Heaven, and if it's shut for repairs, then just take a ticket and await your turn...
Posted by Steve at 08:00
Do demons have birthdays? I dunno. I suppose that they do. And who's gonna stop 'em?
A pard, by the way is a "spotted cat" that can kill (According to legend) with one leap. No, he's not a cat.
Confused? If so, I've added a gratuitous drawing of a naked lady below to distract us all...
Posted by Steve at 05:44
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Here's another regressive cartoon thinly disguised as a Sci-Fi drawing to hide its infantile take on "grown-up" relationships.
Hey, I just draw what I see!
...And here is one of a few prints that I tried to make today. It's printed on a textured "vellum" paper, but the ink was playing up... Just seeing if it looks any better up on the Blog.
Posted by Steve at 02:41
Monday, 10 September 2012
Here are the latest extracts from the Filthy Moods Cut Price Bestiary for your delight or despair. Hopefully both.
I've dredged up a few images from years past and invented a couple of "new ones" just to keep "on the ball". Or at least stumble around the "ball"pretending that I know what I'm doing.
There's quotes, comments, jokes and dubious drawings! A bargain at twice the price, and as it's free to gawp, you can't complain.
Unless you really want to...
Posted by Steve at 07:49
I'd be surprised if someone hasn't done this before, (or will do it again for that matter)
As with Earth-Monster, in another post, here's another print "experiment". This one printed on thick hand-made Khadi paper. I was hoping for a "pressure printing" effect with this paper, but as you can see I'm having a "bad ink day"...
Posted by Steve at 04:47