Saturday, January 07, 2017

Fletcher Hanks Painting Discovered!!


The only known painting by Fletcher Hanks has been discovered collecting dust in the dilapidated barn of his late son. 

The large painting on board depicts a grim, long-haired man, clutching a blanket around his shoulders under a star dappled sky. A vintage car sits silently in the lower right hand corner.

We may never know the circumstances of the work's creation or whom the figure represents but, as it is signed, there is no doubt that it was painted by the man whom R. Crumb called, "A twisted genius."

"Turn Loose Our Death Rays and Kill Them All: The Complete Works of Fletcher Hanks" is now out in the world unleashing the full force of tales of gorgeously brutal retribution.


Those who order direct from Fantagraphics now and receive a FREE Fletcher Hanks mini comic, "Color Me or Die" with a handsome Charles Burns cover:




Sunday, December 18, 2016

Meet GARY!

Here is a piece that I did for the Fantagraphics book, "We Told You So!":


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Trump

Several weeks ago the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Bob Mankoff, sent out an APB to cartoonists to submit Donald Trump gags. For the first time in the magazine's history, all of the cartoons in an edition were aimed at a common target.

http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/issue-cartoons/new-yorker-cartoons-april-25-2016

None of mine were chosen, so I present some of the rejects here.

BTW: Drawing Trump's hair is an interesting problem. Googleimaging "Trump caricature" results in a variety of approaches for tackling his coiffure. Nobody seems to understand exactly how it works.