Friday, January 05, 2007

Marilyn Manson

It's been busy the last little while so, no new posts. In the effort to AT LEAST get SOMETHING up, I'll post an old drawing. I'll have new stuff soon, like the painting I have sketched out and hope to start this weekend!

I think I mentioned before that when I lived in Phoenix, I did work for a radio station. In truth, probably the greatest rock station ever, 98 KUPD. You can listen to them online now...

Any ways, I used to draw comics on their site, inspired by their morning show. It was a great gig. They pretty much let me do WHATEVER I want, a rarity to say the least. I only ever had one drawing rejected, and that was because it dealt with the FCC at the peak of their fining insanity. Other than that, I had free reign.

Above was a comic I drew for when Marilyn Manson came into town. The bald guy is Holmberg (it's his morning show) the guy that tackle Manson is Eric or, CREEPY E. He's their van driver, hander out of morning prizes and generally angry comedic relief for the show. Missing is Brady, I'll post a comic with him later.

I tried to do different things. It was a great way to practice my story telling skills in a short form, as well as try different techniques. A lot of them were single panel gags, but I started to get into working on more of a Sunday page layout. I think this Manson comic was more of a Jim Mahfood type set up like the "Stupid Comics" strips he does for the Phoenix New Times.

Oh yeah, I should probably explain the ending. Holmberg back in the day had a band called UNCLE JESSE, no not John Stamos with a mullet but the old guy from Dukes of Hazzard. NO! The real one, that was on TV. Right, the one WITHOUT the lead headed pop princess with the creepy dad. They were an Alice in Chains cover band... mainly... I think they played a lot of Winger as well. I kid. Just Alice in Chains... and Journey.

KUPD was good times. I used to get to go to free shows, including the one mentioned in this comic. I recommend, if you ever have the opportunity to see Marilyn Manson, DO IT! He puts on a GREAT show. It was a unique experience, and maybe the only satisfying work experience I have had in my artistic career... although, it wasn't REALLY work.

*sigh* Good times.


Anonymous said...

hehe... you got Manson down perfectly

craig said...

ah...most excellent! hope you post more of your kupd stuff.kudos

Anonymous said...

that strip freak'in rocked!

Spaceturtle said...

aweome strip!!!

Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks Bobby.

Hey Craig, I think I will post more KUPD since I have been slack on the new drawings... it happens when you're "writing." Yeah you know!

Thanks Gerald and spaceturtle!

craig said...

HA! ....."writing". He laughed, and then the tears came.