Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

"With a hat on my head
And straw sandals on my feet
I met on the road
The end of the year."

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Lot of holidays going on and coming up, so here's a toon to celebrate. It's focused a little narrowly in terms of subject and imagery, but it applies more broadly, I think.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bird - Random Imperfect and Obsolete

Apropos of nothing, irrelevant to anything and beholden to nothing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Like everyone else on the east coast, I'm dealing with Hurricane Irene by drinking (I'm sure everyone on the west coast is handling it the same way). Anyway, a case of garbage beer calls for no other accompaniment than your favorite intergalactic space frog, and luckily I had (a) pen (b) paper and (c) intoxication... and thus this drawing of Spadefoot, riding out the storm...

(Spadefoot was a character created by James West and Matt Dembicki. After they did a few installments, I took over for James, and Matt and I finished the last 3/4 or so of the story)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

An American Birthday Bird

Happy July 4th! In honor of the holiday, here's a bird for you.

It's not just any bird, though. It's basically the obverse side of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, minted from 1916 to 1947.

Why that bird from that particular coin? For one, it's a great looking eagle, from a great coin design. It was also the last, regular coin in circulation to NOT feature a president.

Up until the 20th century, it was considered unseemly for a democracy to put its leaders on its coins. That was something that monarchies and imperial governments did. The United States - ostensibly deriving its power from the people - populated its coins with metaphoric figures like "Lady Liberty," "Freedom," Indians, Eagles, Wheat, etc. In 1909, though, they put Abraham Lincoln on the penny, replacing the Indian. George Washington got the treatment on the quarter in 1931, pushing out the Standing Liberty quarter. 1938 had Jefferson replacing the Indian / Buffalo on the nickel. FDR followed suit in 1946, replacing the Winged Liberty (aka Mercury Head) dime.

Walking Liberty held out just a little longer, giving way to Ben Franklin in 1948, who was replaced under expedited circumstances by Kennedy in 1964.

So, in honor of one of the best designed eagles in American symbolism, and the last coin staying true to the American ideal that refuses to idolize power, here's the god damned bird, already.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Comic for "Another Day"

"Porter Black" has wrapped up, but isn't done. There will hopefully be a collection of the strips for SPX, and new stories are in the works.

In the meanwhile, this is a comic I pulled together over the weekend, in anticipation of Monday. I make no promises about it, but hopefully it gives you a chuckle to start the week.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Porter Black, # 36

All good things come to an end.

Porter Black isn't one of them.

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Porter Black, # 35

Jerry almost gets the respect he deserves. Harold gets even less.

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Porter Black, # 34

Going down the river.

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Porter Black, # 33

Mind = Blown.

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Porter Black, # 32

Even the best deserve a little disappointment now and then.

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


You look a little burned out, my friend.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

porter Black, # 31

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Porter Black, # 30

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Porter Black, # 29

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Porter Black, # 28

"And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'."

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Emancipation Day

Happy Emancipation Day, celebrating the "Emancipated Compensation Act" of 1862, which freed all enslaved persons of DC. Issued nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, it made DC the "first freed" by the Federal government.

In honor is a little comic. I'm not apologizing, but I will say that it's basically the comic equivalent of "doing it in one take." I opted for timeliness over refinement, though. It's also supposed to be viewed as one long strip, but to upload it in a legible size I had to split it up into 3 pages.

But hey, we all make compromises, I guess.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Porter Black, # 27

"Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin."

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Porter Black, # 26

Way to go, Chum.

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Porter Black, # 25

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Porter Black, # 24

There's a coldness all over the world in the world of Porter Black.

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Porter Black, # 23

The "Porter Family" grows...

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Not really apropos of anything in particular, other than it seemed like a good time to toss a bird up.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Porter Black, # 22

A little bit more about our main man, and some intrigue that's brewing on the home front of the DOJ

(Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Porter Black, # 21

Let's take a moment to see what's up with the titular character of the story, now...

(As always, Story by Art, Art by Andrew)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Porter Black, # 20

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Porter Black, # 19

Jerry drops some science.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Porter Black, # 18

Jerry gets all high and mighty and, meanwhile, Harold Loveless's heart is broken.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Some more dog sketches that I did at work. Bonus images include some bare knuckle boxers, from another project that I'm (slowly) working on...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Porter Black, # 17

Jerry acts likes someone you could almost respect. Also, Kipper snacks are delicious.

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Porter Black, # 16

Unlike what happens in real life, Jerry turns a bad situation into a winning idea...

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Porter Black, # 15

Could Jerry be a fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dog sketches

A few loose sketches of some dogs.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Porter Black, # 14

Story by Art, Art by Andrew

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Porter Black, # 13

Story by Art, Art by Andrew