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Namesake Portrait

The original that’s been defaced this time is a copy of a mosaic discovered at a villa in Pompeii. The subject is the Battle of the Issus, one of several where Alexander destroyed Persian forces in detail. The Scourge of the Persians advances from the left, lance raised to strike the enemy down, while […]

Oh No! Not Another Beer Ad (Abbreviated)!

I guess I’ll just have to get a bigger scanner.

Antiquity and beer. The kind of combo that delighted Henry Fielding’s heart. Too bad you can’t see the whole thing. In some ways, I hate the modern age even though I’m aware that to do the same gag 2,000 years ago, I’d have to […]

Generic Tuscan Pastoral Sunset Copy

My artistic output increases in direct ratio to the number of meetings I must sit through. A recent chinwag session took place in a windowless conference room decorated with generic Federal agency art. This is my crude reproduction of one example, an apparent effort to portray a Northern Italian vista. No, I still can’t […]

“Isle Of The White Worm Spice” Now Out In Infernal Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot damn! The new issue of Infernal Ink is out and it’s boffo! Also sexy and terrifying.

Infernal […]

Silvery Syphilitic Solace For Shipwrecked Sailors!

Pictures like this really are proof that I probably need to go get a second job to take up my time. Actually, I think I’ll make my own home brewed cider and market it on the Internet as Silver Syphilis Cider (A spirochete in every bottle!).

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Old Fashioned Apple Cider!

They asked for some art and, boy, did I ever give them some. Honestly, there’s absolutely nothing that I like better on a hot summer day than a tall, cold glass filled with Silver Syphilis! You should try the stuff some time. To sum up, one of these days Lagunitas IPA will learn their […]

Bad News: “The Track” Withdrawn From Dark Passages Publishing

It turns out that the guy at the end of the tunnel was giving me the finger the whole time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longtime readers of the blog may […]

Just Another Dull Day In Downtown Ancient Sparta

The big hair indicates how ancient he is and keeps his massive brain warm. Ditto the spiny beard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lycurgus is the (probably mythical) founder of the ancient Spartan […]

“Melkart The Herdsman” Now Out In Mythaxis No. 21!

This isn’t the magazine illustration, but I think it also captures the story’s atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue No. 21 of Mythaxis is now out, officially dated February 18, 2018. To quote Editor Gil Williamson, this is the longest issue of Mythaxis ever with my […]

Doug Allen “Steven” Tribute

I think this captures the spirit, but that’s about it. I still can’t draw.

Doug Allen is a cartoonist who did the Steven comics from the late ’70’s well into the ’90’s for various alternative newspapers (pre-Internet when they still a thing). They were collected and put out as comic books by Kitchen […]