Peg-Leg Pete by Matt Kish
Matt Kish and I had an art trade. I made a Witch King for his Witch King collection and he made me this magnificent Peg-Leg Pete!
I became friends with David Lunde Sanchez (who lives in Norway) through the Character Wednesday group art tumblr that he and I both contribute to. I was immediately smitten with his art, which is simultaneously child-like, surreal, refreshingly sincere and still dreamlike. I was a fan right away, and I continue to admire how David can tell a complete story with deceptively simple images.
I had been trying to come up with a way to get some of David’s art on my own wall, so I approached him about a trade. I asked him if he would draw a Witch-king of Angmar for me, for my collection of Nazgul art, and I would draw him whatever character he chose. And he agreed! David, like all sane people with excellent taste, is an admirer of Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson, so his request was for me to draw Mickey Mouse’s early nemesis, Peg-Leg Pete. I finished the piece over the weekend and here it is ready for it’s trip to Norway.
I will post David’s Witch-king very soon (it is INCREDIBLE) but in the meantime, you should follow David’s very frequently updated art tumblr here, read his comic “Under the Weather” here, and take a look at his brilliant Mickey Mouse art here. And if you’re so inclined, reach out and say hello to David online. He’s not only a fantastic artist, he’s also a really great guy and I’m glad he’s in my life.
THE WEIRD: The King in Yellow
11 inches by 14 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
July 21, 2014
(I don’t often do this kind of thing, but after watching the entirety of the decent but massively hyped True Detective on DVD, I was reminded of how much I love “weird” literature. That inspired me to do this drawing of the King in Yellow, touching on many things from the original cover to the Robert. W. Chambers book to Harry Clarke.)
Yesterday was a good day to go to the mailbox.
Two packages, five wonderful things. From left to right above, Josh Bayer's drawing of Doink the Clown (a reward for supporting his Kickstarter campaign for Suspect Device #4), the comics Suspect Device #3 and #4 and the art zine Drawings You Want by Josh Bayer and a host of brilliant cartoonists, and the DVD The Groove Tube.
A closer look at Josh’s Doink.
And a great bit from The Groove Tube at this link.
The Comet Do-Barti.
(Compare to this piece from the same sketchbook.)