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Underworld Bullpen: Some comic strips are cobbled together by random thoughts and sketches. For this week’s comic strip I flipped through old notebooks and got inspired by a few things I had written and drawn and assembled them into an interview format. Butchering meat is probably one of the dumbest hobbies I can think of. The idea being not to eat, sell, or give away the meat. Just enjoy cutting it. I think I overheard the Creep Rat quote in panel 2 but I now forget its source. The idea in panel three was inspired by Gary Panter. A few years ago while visiting his Brooklyn studio I noticed a stack of mens magazines. As I flipped through them I was surprised to see that Gary had drawn over all the nudes with a magic marker turning them all into cave women (wild hair, tattoos, loin cloths, with stone-tool weapons). I thought that was funny. Then I wondered what would Creep Rat draw on the girls that was actually negate their sexuality for that “huh?” moment and I thought of beards. Dumb but funny. The last panel is dark. I’ve been watching a lot of Louie C.K. Also in this strip I introduce a new easy-to-draw character: Wormadette. That’s it for this week. Leave me a comment. ‘Nuff said.


Single Panel Gag Cartoon

Here’s my attempt at doing a single panel gag cartoon. When I was 16 I got it into my head that I would be a single panel gag cartoonist. I figured that getting paid for doing one drawing was much better than getting the same pay for for a multi-panel comic strip (and would take

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Little Wuss

Here’s a way-too sketchy comic strip I did straight in ink. It looks like I may have drooled on the first panel blotting some of the ink lines. This is a typical Underworld joke that I’ve done a couple of times. Something that seems scary and aggressive turns out to be a turn on. I

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