August 2, 2018

Bingo Playing Elder Gods

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Some more art from the Comic Note Book. Childhood Bingo comes from true events. It's very hard to write that small. The Elder God comes from reading too much entertainment news on the internet and just the internet in general. It's interesting trying to work within the confines of the notebook.
Enjoy.

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01. Open fuse box next to improvised garden hose shower in basement. 
02. Bat flies through open attic window and ends up in brother's room.
03. Snakes seek warmth behind the fridge during winter.
04. Harley engine on kitchen table so long, decorated for Halloween.
05. Cat chases rabbit into the dinning room.
06. Humming bird flies into house.
07. Motorcycle parked in kitchen and hallway leaving tire track on floor.
08. Telephone booth in living room.
09. Brick 1904 farmhouse with no heat or AC.
10. 3 brothers with a hatchet, only the mightiest sapling will stand.
11. Sleeping in the living room around the fire place during winters.

July 10, 2018

Funny Pages : UPDATED


My older brother kindly gave me this notebook the other day when we went to visit. Before I was stung by a bee... It's only about 4 inches by 3 inches wide but I immediately went to work filling out the inside cover and finished it off with ink soon after. It amuses me. Not to toot my own horn but I think I'm leaps and bounds in quality over what that front cover proposes for artwork.  Presently considering what other kinds of comics I could fill it with. Enjoy.

UPDATE!

Did I mention I was stung by a bee? I kind of like the idea of a diary/ journal in comics form. I might try to keep it up for more than three comics...

June 10, 2018

George Design


May 19, 2018

Drive-In Marathon 5/19/2018


THIS SATURDAY at Atomic Age Drive-In and Videos! The world's only Haunted Drive-In and Video Store! Return to the fight for freedom! Return to adventure! Return to the drive-in as we present the original STAR WARS SAGA marathon in their intended original versions! Films start at 5pm. Stop by the snack bar and pick up your favorite snacks all night long! Atomic Age Drive-In and Videos, the films are five dollars a carload, the hauntings are free!

April 22, 2018

Doodle Stuff To Look Tough and Georgie


A breaktime doodle from a better film. And Georgie now has a body and a bit of SASS. Thinking about sculpting him in the spirit of Inaction figures.

March 12, 2018

Downtime Dino Doodles


Guess who's dying for new Jurassic Park toys to come out next month?! This guy...obviously.  In related news with the announcement of Toys R Us' impending doom I decided to finally purchase the Dilophosaurus set from Animal Planet that I've had my eye on for three years now of which the first drawing is loosely based on and colored with whatever I had laying around. Stegosaurus made its way in because Stegosaurus is the best dinosaur ever and since I was six I've wanted to ride one and be friends with him.  And finally (I think I started the doodles with them actually) just some dirt basic dinosaurs. I'm really enjoying the one on the right with his scientifically accurate little eyebrows. Enjoy.

Follow the link to view a previous Dinosaur entry:
http://seankrummelart.blogspot.com/2015/06/bird-watching.html

February 16, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Been awhile since I've used colored pencil. Been awhile since I've done anything in color. A little drawing for my lovely wife based on a shared love of Ray Bradbury and a weird coincidence when we first met.  Enjoy.

January 30, 2018

Not Quite My Wife and Evolution of a George Lucas

Break time doodles. Here's a portrait of not quite my wife...


In other news, I'm learning to miss George Lucas. I still, as previously mentioned, really want a cartoony George for my desk. Here are the three steps to George Lucas perfection. From post-it to sketch book.

January 2, 2018

George


Been thinking about George Lucas recently...That's it. Actually I wouldn't mind having a cartoony, inaction, vinyl type figure of him to stand on my desk.



December 21, 2017

The first of the new...




Quick break doodles. The main one is based on my custom Vintage Collection Endor Capture Luke Skywalker with Han Solo vest and Bespin Luke belt and blaster, who travels pretty much everywhere with me.

He seemed to hear Ben's voice, faint and indistinct, as if from a great distance.
"Not the last of the old Jedi Luke... The first of the new."
- Heir to the Empire

October 7, 2017

HALLOWEEN 2017 VIEWING LIST



It's that time of year again!  Actually I had the last one done in September so I'm a bit late on this. But anyway here's what we're watching this year throughout the month. Feel free to use this list since I know what a pain it can be to find stuff that actually lends itself to the Halloween holiday rather than just being a scary movie.  Something we watched the other night that isn't listed here that maybe should be is "Tales of Halloween". It's an anthology of ten shorts that all kind of go together.  Some of the shorts are better than others but over all I enjoyed it. Gore and all.  Most of these are cartoon specials but a few are actual horror movies.

I also kind of over did it with the image this year. I'm doubting whether or not I'll actually do another next year but who knows? I might just be burnt out on this for the moment. I was jazzed up on old Halloween record covers and wanted to do something similar so I just went for it. Anyway enjoy.

(I would suggest opening the image in a new tab so you can zoom in on the list a bit.)

UPDATE: We've since added "The VVITCH", "Planet Terror", "Hellboy Blood and Iron" and "Hellboy Sword of Storms" to the list.

August 4, 2017

Star Wars: The Epic Continues



Sometimes you just need to take a break and draw your favorite hero from a toy line that never existed in 1985.  Instead of doing anything comic related today I took some time to doodle my version of Luke Skywalker from the lost 1986 toy line "The Epic Continues". 

Star Wars toys ended in 1985 and Kenner was desperate to keep the line going with what would have been one of the first Expanded Universe "storylines".  However Lucasfilm (george) was not interested in keeping it going (george was sick of Star Wars and wanted it to end already, that's why Leia is Luke's sister). 

The basic idea is that a new villian ("old" villian) from the Clone Wars, named "Atha Prime", appears after the Empire is defeated along with Grand Moff Tarkin (who somehow survived the first Death Star) and launches a Clone Army against the Rebellion. 

Numerous kit bashed figures and vehicles were planned but as mentioned before, at that point Lucas hated Star Wars.  I've drawn pictures of Luke Skywalker before based on some of my favorite action figures and the notion hit me like lightning today that in a way I could "play" with this lost toy line by drawing it using the old concept art. So it started with Luke in "Jedi Armor" then eventually moved to Han with his "Heroic Attire" (a metal chest plate and big honkin' Medal), to a "Mongo Beefhead Tribesman" (a squidhead figure with his head cut off, turned upwards and with Hammerhead arms). After awhile it started looking like a mini poster.  The mess at the top was an attempt to doodle Atha Prime's head before I started to lose interest.  It's rough and a little sloppy but it was fun.

I adore this lost toyline and every now and then I plot ways to convince Hasbro to go through with it even partially.  As a kid who had to wait ten to fifteen years for new Star Wars toys to appear in the world (first as Bendems) I would have loved it.  

I can sometimes pretend that it exists already as over the years Hasbro & Kenner have released versions of some of the figures. Atha Prime was based on concept art for the Imperial Guards which was used in the Dark Empire comic series for the Imperial Sentinel and released in the Expanded Universe series of figures.  Grand Moff Tarkin was released for the first time in the 90s and because of Lucas' prequels there are plenty of clones to choose from. The more flashy skirted ones I often use to "fake" the line on my shelf.  

Recently I've been considering buying extra Power of the Force 2 figures of Squidhead (Tessek), Mowma Nadon (Hammerhead) and Zuckuss to make a custom Mongo Beefhead Tribesman.  If you want to know more about vehicles and other figures (and an awesome playset) that were planned you can find articles out there. Including where I originally read about it in the 90s in an issue of Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #2. 

July 15, 2017

Saturday B-Movie Nights



I love the Drive-In.  I've only been to one within the last twenty or so years but I've always enjoyed it. We used to go fairly often when I was a kid and I distinctly remember seeing The Fly and Return of the Jedi there at a young age (At two seperate times. That would be a messed up double feature.  Also the later film broke when the Ewoks showed up on screen).

There's something wonderful (magical?) about being outdoors in a car watching a large beam of light project other worlds onto a giant screen as the sun drops below the horizon, bathing the sky in a gradient of oranges and blues that fade up to black starry space.  A solemn radio tower blinking it's red light in repetition on the top of a hill in the distance.  I'm filled with a secret joy thinking about the people and town with it's glowing signs just beyond the screen. Head lights and tail lights tracing the roads. Those people are completely unaware of what they're missing. A two hour section of perfect time that won't ever happen again in the same way.  I guess those moments make me feel connected to everything and sneaking a peak to the sky mid-movie makes me think of our greater universe. Of other places and moments in time, across a billion other galaxies that I, like those towns people, will miss out on and which will never come again.  Who would have imagined the Drive-In as a religious experience?

In an attempt to recreate those kinds of feelings, I've been buying "B-Movies" for a number of years now with a secret desire to one day buy a projector and host B-Movie nights outside for friends and family.  As a side effect of that a number of months ago I started doing weekly ads and write-ups (some more clever than others) for my own made up Drive-In/Video Store which usually get posted to facebook (Video Stores being just as important and equally neglected). The Drive-In is haunted of course by the Phantom Projectionist that chooses our movies and keeps us running on time with other specters haunting the isles of our dvd and vhs collections.  With few exceptions we rarely show anything past the year 1999 on the big screen, when movies were still movies.

Write up example: "THIS SATURDAY at Atomic Age Drive-In and Videos! The world's only Haunted Drive-In and Video Store! Those pesky Martians return to plague the neighborhood in the 1953 classic “Invaders From Mars”! Film starts at 7pm. Also it’s TACODILLA night again. Stop in all night long for our patented Taco Quesadillas.  Atomic Age Drive-In and Videos, the films are five dollars a carload, the hauntings are free!"

I already spent most Saturday nights watching one or two movies a week but making ads for the Drive-In kind of gives me something more to look forward to at the end of the week.  The UFO's in the picture are new and present mostly because of this week's selection.

In related news, we're quickly becoming an entertainment destination as our real live fake Drive-In has recently since expanded to include a Kaiju themed miniature golf course and a famliy arcade. B-Movie themed, naturally.

May 25, 2017

Vacation Doodle


It's nice to be able to draw for the heck of it sometimes...

September 26, 2016

Official 2016 Krummel Halloween Viewing Guide


I hate how little there is in the way of films that actually focus on the Halloween theme.  Therefore steps were taken to find Halloween Specials like those I grew up.  So I present this year's official Krummel family Halloween Viewing Guide.  Watch in whatever order you want just so long as you watch them all.  With exception to numbers 19, 22, 24 and maybe 23 all are family oriented.  I'm terribly excited.  Happy Halloween!!!!