Welcome to my BLOG. I post my weekly comic strips here and other articles about comics and cartooning, mostly. There's some miscellaneous pictures in the earlier posts. My "business card" website is RELIABLECOMICS.COM. I also operate GLUYASWILLIAMS.COM. Look around.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Comic-Con is Finally Over
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Here's a few strips by Henry Boltinoff! They're dumb, but the guy can cartoon astonishingly. I get old comics now and then, I'll try to post these here and on Flickr as I come across them. Boltinoff did comics to fill space in DC magazines for 150 years.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #36
I didn't do anything for a month! Anyhow, I'm a step away from just killing this blog since I never post much of anything anymore...You should bookmark the Danny Dutch Strip RSS Feed or my Flickr photostream since that seems to be where all the big action is. Also keep an eye on reliablecomics.com since I just renewed the domain for another year. And don't forget to buy Danny Dutch's Illiterate Yellow Funny Book from my inestimable pooblisher Sparkplug Comic Books and Stories. That's it, I guess.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #34
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Weekly Strip #33
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #30
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #29
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #28
This is the last one that'll go into my Danny Dutch comic book, coming soon. I'll probably take a week or two off from drawing the strips to mess around with cover coloring and complicated junk like that. Please keep checking back, though.
Also, congratulations to the other cartoonists who were nominated for the Ignatz award in the Oustanding Online Comic category (Chris Onstad, Jesse Reklaw, Joey Sayers, Tracy White), one of which will win.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #27
Monday, September 08, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #27
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Danny Dutch Weekly Strip #26
Friday, August 29, 2008
Weekly Strip #25
This is the first panel to strip #25
Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon linked to the strip today which was pretty neighborly of him. If you came from there thanks for the interest. I've only posted the first panel of the last few strips as a tease for the eventual mini-comic version that I'm planning for APE in November.
You may also want to look at the Flickr set of the strips for an easier reading experience ( I think so, anyway). I tend to get stuff posted there before I put it here--gotta get my money's worth!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sketches for Comic Strip
Here's a couple of sketches I did to practice for this week's strip (coming next week!). This is Penny, Danny Dutch's girlfriend, and I've used her so seldom I always have to re-learn how to draw her. Sorry about the weird colors; she looks like a scary doll.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Links: Henry Boltinoff
Gorilla Daze: some one- and half-pagers from DC Comics
I really like this smarmy "publicity man" from Alan Ladd #8.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Just felt like putting up a picture of the pens and stuff I've been cartooning with lately. I ink all the characters with the brush pen. The backgrounds are done with the 512 nib and the brush pen. B-3 for the panel borders, B-5 for the balloon edges and other lines here and there, B-6 for that stuff, too. I use the Pigma Graphic 1 for the lettering, but may try switching to B-5 or B-3 for that eventually. I use the Micron 8 for fixing stuff here and there. I have a couple of brushes but only really use those for filling in blacks or applying white corrections.
That's a lead holder I got from the Colorado Art Istitute when I went there, I presume all brands are alike, mine's pretty good. I use a pretty hard lead, but I can't remember the number. It seems like it's 2H or 2B? I dunno. It comes out pretty light, erases pretty easily.
I also use a bottle of ink, right now it's Bombay brand, seems pretty good, and Pro White for white out and snazzy white on black effects, if I feel like it (i've done it once or twice only).
I really like the lines I get from the 512 nib and I've been using it all over the place on my comic strips. I really never used nibs very much, but I finally gave them a try after having one of those Speedball starter packs floating around forever. If you're scared you should try them out yourself. I still haven't gotten the hang of the Hunt 102, though.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I don't have a job now, so the sketchbook's seeing some action. Up above I was fooling around with a drawing style that nobody really does anymore. It could be considered the "lightbulb head' school of cartooning. Down there is just some random character stuff. Hope you like it!
By the way, I know I don't have a huge readership here, but if you're looking via RSS please leave a comment, just to give me an idea whether I'm liked or not.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Men in the Street
I got this issue of The Dude at Comicon this past July because it included the following article about comedy team, Men in the Street, that is, Don Knotts and two other guys. There are also some gag cartoons and lots of pictures of naked girls.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Keeping Women In Line
Here's more of those gag book covers, continued from here. One of these days I might post some of the gags themselves, if the books don't turn to dust first.
Titles are: More There Oughta Be a Law! by Al Fagaly and Harry Shorten; Grin and Bear It by George Lichty; Keeping Women In Line by Mischa Richter.
For more of what may or may not be Al Fagaly's cartooning, see my Super Duck post.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
For Stags Only
Here's some male chauvinist gag book covers that I bought the other day. I have three more that I'll try to post soon!
Titles are: Laughter is Legal by Dr. Francis Leo Golden; For Stags Only edited by Sandy Nelkin and Pat Untermeyer; Bachelor's Joke Book by Leo Guild.
UPDATE: I've posted the other three covers here.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
It's For You
This is a discard print from the batch I made for the Gocco Set, a set of prints made with the Print Gocco pocket silkscreening toy, put together a couple years ago by my friends, and powerful cartoonists, Onsmith and Ivan Brunetti. This particular print suffers from being way off-register and there's some weak spots that didn't get any ink. It was also printed on mylar, which is a little too slick and not porous enough for the ink, so the prints took a week to dry. I'm also interested to see what'll happen, if anything, to these over time if the mylar starts out-gassing or degrading somehow. So far they look the same...
I'm planning another gocco print since I have a lot of time on my hands lately (I'm new in town and unemployed--won't you please help?). And I still have a couple of the Gocco Sets for sale, contact me at david @ reliablecomics . com
Monday, February 19, 2007
How Animated Cartoons Were Made
Here's a few pages from The Complete Guide to Professional Cartooning by Gene Byrnes. The text in this section is credited to Fred Quimby, producer of most (or all?) of MGM's 40s and 50s cartoon shorts, but most likely written by somebody else. Lots of photos of late-40s MGM staff, including Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna, Tex Avery and Scott Bradley. Also, model sheets, paint mixers and more. Hope you like it!
Let me know you're interested and I'll try to post more from this great book...
Link to a large scan of the "Ol' Rockin' Chair Tom" storyboard (530k)
Monday, February 12, 2007
Super Duck Comic
UPDATE: According to this post at The Beat, Joe Edwards, regular artist on Super Duck, passed away last Thursday, 2/8. I presume he did this story, but I'm not sure. Either way, R.I.P. Joe Edwards.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
The guy on the left is basically Shermy from Peanuts, but grown up. I think I'll eventually use him in a comic and his personality will be based on a guy I used to work with in Chicago named Larry. On the right is Welby from Reliable Comics #1 (for sale). As far as drawings go, these aren't bad, but I'd like them to be a little looser; I'll have to keep working at it.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
From Swapatorium: Eddie and Louise
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Best Cartoons of 1945