Here’s an animated gif showing the progression of the painting I did for Stacey R., through several stages. Charcoal pencil sketch, then black and white oil paints on a 24 x 36″ canvas. In case you don’t know your classic film noir, that’s a scene from The Maltese Falcon.
Had an art show recently, 44 drawings of scenes around Ocean Beach. The show was at Culture Brewing in O.B., our friend Mary blogged about it on This Tasty Life, and there’s a video on Youtube. Some of the prints are still for sale. The drawings can also be seen in our latest comic book, Unemployed in Ocean Beach, on the shelves over at Galactic Comics.
The Legend of Rudy McBacon is a self-published comic book created by Frank A. and Derek O. Eight issues of the comic were printed between 2004 and 2010, chronicling the adventures of a minor league ballplayer, superhero, monster slayer, Allied soldier, Old West gunhand, community service activist, post-apocalyptic scavenger, and intergalactic drunk. There is still a lot of ambitious rhetoric about putting together the long-awaited ninth issue, but so far only a few preliminary outlines exist. In the meantime, new artwork can be found on our online sketchbook, a collection of drawings, paintings and links to other McBacon-related stuff. We’ll keep trying to dig up some more old comic-con photos, too, you can see the Rudy McBacon crew mingling with other comic book artists, horror movie icons, various costumed weirdos and fellow comic book geeks. We’ve also still got our Cafe Press store going, if you’re in the market for a tasteless throw pillow.
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