I’ve been sitting on the couch lately, doodling while watching trash on my Roku streaming box. I dumped Netflix over a year ago but hung onto Amazon’s Prime Video. It’s got a lot of popular movies, television series and compelling … Continue reading
Posted in It Came From the Sketchbook, Weird World of the Roku
Tagged 1957, Chuck Connors, doodles, Frankenstein, ink, library, monster, Peter Graves, Roku, Sketch, sketchbook, streaming, trash, video
This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures in Commuting, It Came From the Sketchbook, Technique
Tagged analog, art, cartoons, Illustration, ink, Joe Williams, monster, Philadelphia College of Art, USA
Remember Spin-Art concessions at carnivals or at the Jersey Shore? It’s the first thing I thought of when I looked into a 55 gallon drum of waste ink at a local printer. Psychedelic, man!
Somewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.
Posted in Blast from the Past, Drawer Cards, Holiday, Illustration, It Came From the Sketchbook, Sketch
Tagged 1980s, analog, Cartoon, Christmas, drawing, Easter, humor, ink, Joe Williams, Sketch, USA, Valentine's Day
Tina’s birthday was fast approaching, and I didn’t have a rock solid, hysterically funny idea for a card so I decided to revisit a friend from last year’s anniversary card, Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!
Posted in Drawer Cards, Illustration, It Came From the Sketchbook, Pixels Versus Pigment, Sketch, Technique
Tagged birthday, card, color, comic, cosmic, cosmos, counterculture, digital illustration, Drawer Cards, galaxy, Happy birthday Tina, Hippie, humor, Illustration, ink, Joe Williams, outer space, Photoshop, stars, technique, tie dye pattern in Photoshop, tie dye texture in Photoshop, tie-dye, Willceau
I’ve raided the old portfolio for today’s post.
Posted in Blast from the Past, It Came From the Sketchbook
Tagged 1989, analog, business cards, exercise, gerontological nursing, Illustration, ink, jogging, Kimco Graphics, Kit Reeve, MCP, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Nursing, punk rock, Rapidographs, senior citizens, technical pens
A war wages within me between traditionally and digitally inking my cartoons. I go back and forth between my pens and brushes and my Wacom tablet. It depends on the job, my mood or whatever is close at hand. Cosmic, … Continue reading
Posted in Drawer Cards, Sketch, Technique
Tagged Cartoon, cartoons, comic, cosmic, digital illustration, Drawer Cards, Hippie, humor, ink, Joe Williams, Pentel Pocket Brush, Photoshop, Sketch, space, tie-dye, Willceau
Fifteen years ago on a similarly rainy day, before a gathering of family, friends and a priest who had buried most of the gangsters in South Philly, Tina and I got hitched! As I’ve said before, Tina and I exchange … Continue reading
Posted in Drawer Cards
Tagged 15 years, anniversary, Cartoon, cartoons, cosmic, cosmos, crystal, crystals, digital illustration, drawing, Hippie, hippy, ink, Joe Williams, old hippie