Primordial Syrup Single Panel Comics

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More Single Panel Silliness - Shank Monkey

For starters, Shank Monkey would make an awesome name for a band. This one began with a bunch of monkey doodles in which the monkeys performed all sorts of menial tasks such as grooming mustaches or applying make-up. And then boom, a little monkey showed up with a knife and shank monkey was born.

For starters, Shank Monkey would make an awesome name for a band. This one began with a bunch of monkey doodles in which the monkeys performed all sorts of menial tasks such as grooming mustaches or applying make-up. And then boom, a little monkey showed up with a knife and shank monkey was born. Before you ask, yes, there are t-shirts. I had to. Don’t know if they’ll sell or not, but shank monkey t-shirts needed to be a thing. You can get one by clicking here.Onto the next! I’ll post…

More Single Panel Silliness - Shank Monkey

For starters, Shank Monkey would make an awesome name for a band. This one began with a bunch of monkey doodles in which the monkeys performed all sorts of menial tasks such as grooming mustaches or applying make-up. And then boom, a little monkey showed up with a knife and shank monkey was born. Before you ask, yes, there are t-shirts. I had to. Don’t know if they’ll sell or not, but shank monkey t-shirts needed to be a thing. You can get one by clicking here.Onto the next! I’ll post…

I don’t do a lot of comics with monsters from central casting. Usually I make them up and they have a strong Lovecraft or Clive Barker flare (go figure). However, this idea, I thought, was too silly to pass up. I’m sure the next one will be a tad darker as that is the way it seems the universe balances out my sense of humor. Also, there’s a new episode of “The Conjurers” webcomic up at gocomics. I’ll have another post about that, as one of the characters featured in the comic ended up saving…

Gardening with Sasquatch

I don’t do a lot of comics with monsters from central casting. Usually I make them up and they have a strong Lovecraft or Clive Barker flare (go figure). However, this idea, I thought, was too silly to pass up. I’m sure the next one will be a tad darker as that is the way it seems the universe balances out my sense of humor. Also, there’s a new episode of “The Conjurers” webcomic up at gocomics. I’ll have another post about that, as one of the characters featured in the comic ended up saving…

This one started as a scribble on a napkin. I’m certain it came from my own childhood experience of watching a shadow creature creep out of my closet every night. I had lots of such hallucinations as a kid, and I’m certain they will inspire more cartoons. Kind of worth the paralyzing terror in the long run.Once I finish today’s inking, I’ll rummage through the notebook and see which random idea to work on for next week. Lots to chose from. Lots still need some work. The key, I’ve found, is…

How to effectively remove the monster in your closet.

This one started as a scribble on a napkin. I’m certain it came from my own childhood experience of watching a shadow creature creep out of my closet every night. I had lots of such hallucinations as a kid, and I’m certain they will inspire more cartoons. Kind of worth the paralyzing terror in the long run.Once I finish today’s inking, I’ll rummage through the notebook and see which random idea to work on for next week. Lots to chose from. Lots still need some work. The key, I’ve found, is…

Another new Primordial Syrup comic. I’m going to try and post a new every Monday. Once a week should be manageable. I have a ton written. The art can take some time, especially when the style is developing. You can probably tell two of my biggest influences were Charles Addams and Gary Larson. Addams, aside from creating the “Addams Family”, generated some of the best and weirdest single panel comics at a time when weird wasn’t exactly mainstream. My dad had a hardcover collection of New…

Funny Comics - The Addams and Far Side Effect

Another new Primordial Syrup comic. I’m going to try and post a new every Monday. Once a week should be manageable. I have a ton written. The art can take some time, especially when the style is developing. You can probably tell two of my biggest influences were Charles Addams and Gary Larson. Addams, aside from creating the “Addams Family”, generated some of the best and weirdest single panel comics at a time when weird wasn’t exactly mainstream. My dad had a hardcover collection of New…

Where the weird things are. I’ve always done single panel comics. The earliest ones I remember were in fourth grade. It was always the best way to get the weird images in my head out. They also made me infamous in high school. First time I got called to the headmaster’s office was over a single panel comic.The comic, like most of my single panels, was only a fleeting, strange thought. No deeper meaning, just something that struck me as funny. This comic featured an average tree-lined street…

Single Panel Cartoons

Where the weird things are. I’ve always done single panel comics. The earliest ones I remember were in fourth grade. It was always the best way to get the weird images in my head out. They also made me infamous in high school. First time I got called to the headmaster’s office was over a single panel comic.The comic, like most of my single panels, was only a fleeting, strange thought. No deeper meaning, just something that struck me as funny. This comic featured an average tree-lined street…

This is one of the earliest Primordial Syrup comics I wrote. Sums up the tone of the comic nicely. Still not happy with the finished art. Wish I had made the creature more creaturey, with a bit of “Ancient One” flair. Still, progress not perfection. In the coming weeks I’ll have more posts on “The Conjurers”. Currently I’m working on the illustrations for book two. Also sketching concepts for the cover. And I hope to have news on book one soon. A release date and maybe some actual photos of…

Channeling my inner Lovecraft

This is one of the earliest Primordial Syrup comics I wrote. Sums up the tone of the comic nicely. Still not happy with the finished art. Wish I had made the creature more creaturey, with a bit of “Ancient One” flair. Still, progress not perfection. In the coming weeks I’ll have more posts on “The Conjurers”. Currently I’m working on the illustrations for book two. Also sketching concepts for the cover. And I hope to have news on book one soon. A release date and maybe some actual photos of…

I’ll probably repeat this several times, but these strips are ideas that strike me as funny at the time I doodle them. Doesn’t guarantee they’ll make sense. This is one of my favorites. The initial sketch was the clown poking out of the engine. Weeks later the mechanic labeling the problem as gasket clowns made me laugh. And there you go.I liked how the final art turned out. You have to draw lots of comics before the style fins itself. I think I’m getting closer. I want them to be…

Nightmare Car Repairs

I’ll probably repeat this several times, but these strips are ideas that strike me as funny at the time I doodle them. Doesn’t guarantee they’ll make sense. This is one of my favorites. The initial sketch was the clown poking out of the engine. Weeks later the mechanic labeling the problem as gasket clowns made me laugh. And there you go.I liked how the final art turned out. You have to draw lots of comics before the style fins itself. I think I’m getting closer. I want them to be…

Indeed, another nod to H.P. Lovecraft. I was quite happy with this comic, even after finishing it, which is usually the moment I want to scrap it and start over. The style of the strip is evolving in a good, dark, gothic sort of way. Enjoyed creating the mood in this scene. Started off with detailed background sketch before realizing less is often more. In this case, I created the swamp with simple shapes and lots of washes. Not all the comics will be so heavily Lovecraftian. However, when…

Fishing Trip in Innsmouth

Indeed, another nod to H.P. Lovecraft. I was quite happy with this comic, even after finishing it, which is usually the moment I want to scrap it and start over. The style of the strip is evolving in a good, dark, gothic sort of way. Enjoyed creating the mood in this scene. Started off with detailed background sketch before realizing less is often more. In this case, I created the swamp with simple shapes and lots of washes. Not all the comics will be so heavily Lovecraftian. However, when…

This idea lived in my notebook for quite sometime. Finally got around to sketching it up. Originally, it was a little demon-like creature running up to the lady to make his requests. Then I had the idea of not being able to see the creature, which, many times is a bit spookier. Has a bit of an “Evil Dead” vibe. Lots more of these to come. I have a notebook full of roughed out comics. And I’m constantly doodling more. Drawing these weird strips has always been my default mode. It also helps…

Singe Panel Cartoons - Shopping List

This idea lived in my notebook for quite sometime. Finally got around to sketching it up. Originally, it was a little demon-like creature running up to the lady to make his requests. Then I had the idea of not being able to see the creature, which, many times is a bit spookier. Has a bit of an “Evil Dead” vibe. Lots more of these to come. I have a notebook full of roughed out comics. And I’m constantly doodling more. Drawing these weird strips has always been my default mode. It also helps…