Archive for November, 2008

The Blanket has Fallen

Posted in Drawings, Video Games on November 30, 2008 by gladlad

Well, the snow is staying.  It’s wood stove time.  Blankets are in the living room more often.  My cherished Fall has come and gone, and Old Man Winter has settled his crotchety old butt back into place again in fair Minnesota.  I just wanted to quick post a couple of recent drawings, ‘cuz I keep forgetting to.

My Cartoonist Consiracy friend Danno Klonowski self-publishes a fairly regular mini-comic called “Manly Tales of Cowardice” featuring the intrepid treasure-hunting trio of Fleming Hazmat, Betsy Rossbot and Atlantis Lad.  It’s a wonderful, goofy comic with great characters, and I was really excited when he asked me to do a guest illustration, which each issue features.  (Danno also did one of the best 24-Hour comics I read, but it never got scanned and posted on the site, so the world at large has to miss out on the awesomeness.)  Here’s the illustration I did of the aforementioned three main characters of Manly Tales:


Also, here’s a logo-thingy about being “Fishers of Men” I did for a friend.  He’s working on a book/essay/something dealing with evangelistic methodology in the missional church.  He’s cool.

netmakers-smallI also have to add that last week our household purchased the ‘whole band’ kit of Guitar Hero: World Tour.  There has been much, much rocking around the Wilson-Gillespie house of late.  The Tool songs are really challenging.  Perhaps I’ll post some candid photos soonerishly.

Hello, Internet!

Posted in Animals, Miscellaneous, Music on November 21, 2008 by gladlad

I just wanted to do a shoutout to Jesus and his wonderfulness today.  Life is good.  I have an amazing wife, two amazing kids, amazing friends, a job that allows me to draw stuff and goof around a lot, and a driving purpose behind every breath that pours gold and precious jewels all around the illusionary mundanity I tend to see sometimes.  I am so thankful for the friends I’m meeting in Minneapolis who I draw pictures with.  If any of you are reading this, Conspirators, know that you bring a lot of joy to my first Thursdays.  Hopefully more often than that, someday.  Dana, I love you.  Thanks for being my wife.  Thanks for being MY wife, and all that that entails.  I am also thankful for animals.  That incudes my children.  Both categories are fuzzy, soft and bouncy.  Except for sea goblins.  I don’t know what to do with them.  I am also thankful for the soundstrack for the movie TEKKON KINKREET.  It’s by a great band called Plaid.  And Mahjong.  Okay, g’night.

Comedy Comic

Posted in Drawings on November 16, 2008 by gladlad

I just finished a last-minute picture for a comedy duo in Minneapolis who have a show called Pee Your Pants Monthly!  Thye wrote the script; I Illustrated.  (Click on the pic for the big version.)  Caricaturing is HAAAAAAAAARD.  I’ll write more soon– promise.