If you’re a fan of Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you should recognize this scene. In the park, the dangers are tongue and cheek. In this illustration, a passenger seems to have met a grizzly end. The boats are based on the African Queen — the same boat Disney based theirs on.
I’ve been looking at a lot of older illustrations lately. I thought it would be fun to render a pop culture image that felt a few decades out of step with the illustration style.
More MST3K fan art. Some of the home video releases get cool posters, others don’t. When they don’t, I occasionally draw my own.
I'm a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Film Crew, Cinematic Titanic, Rifftrax and just about anything else the various employees of the Gizmonic Institute have done. I missed the Mads Tour when it was in San Francisco. I would have love to have seen them. Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu were both great in the Cinematic Titanic Live & MST3K Reunion shows.
I always enjoyed the weird manic vs calm thing going on in Deep 13. Frank played it cool right up to (and sometimes past) the moment when Dr. Forrester was ready to actually kill him. Anyway, I tried to capture some of that in this illustration.
I've become really interested in what the punk rock singers I've listened to for 20-30 years look like today. It all started when I saw Jello Biafra in the crowd of a concert. He looked familiar, but different. Anyway, the Circle Jerks are still one of my favorite bands & Keith Morris is still one of the best front men in music.
Unfortunately, I have to work from published photos and video clips —which lands this portrait squarely in the fan-art category.
Anyway, these were a lot of fun to do. I've set the publication date to roughly the time that I drew these.
This is my homage to the artwork of Jack Kirby. I tried to capture some of his spirt, without copying any of his amazing line work.