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Thursday, December 29, 2005


I sometimes get roped into doing things I have no business doing, and this illustration represents one of those times.

In 1992/93 I was sharing a studio with a very talented artist named Martin Emond, who was much in demand for things like record album covers. A band called the Hallelujah Picassos had recently asked him to do a cover for them. Martin seemed to think that the only thing holding me back from having all the record album cover work I could handle was that I was too diffident to just point-blank ask for it, so he basically emotionally blackmailed one of the band into asking me to do an illo for the CD booklet. Here's the never-used result.

Not sure why they never used it. I think it may have been as simple as making their todgers too small.


  1. Insert "random appendages" joke here.

    Thank you.

  2. Are you playing here all week?

  3. Thankyew! Remember to tip your scaly green waitress! (Cane enters frame from stage right, drags him away.)

  4. Me and Peter loved it, Harold and Bob... ahhh... disagreed, as I recall. Great to see that artwork again. I thought it was in my posession and had been lost!

    time machiiiiiine.......

    john payne


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Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist responsible for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Snarked! and Fred the Clown. Would like to save the world through comics.