Posts Tagged ‘Capn Crunch’

Book Three, Page 42

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Book Two, Page 28

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Book Two, Page 27

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Book Two, Page 26

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Book Two, Page 25

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Book Two, Page 24

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Book Two, Page 23

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Book Two, Page 22

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Book Two, Page 21

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Book Two, Page 20

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Book One, Page 29

Last Good Morning pg 29

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Book One, Page 28

Last Good Morning pg 28

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Book One, Page 27

Last Good Morning pg 27

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Book One, Page 26

Last Good Morning pg 26

NOTES: The whole layout of this page was an intentional callback to page 5 (go take a look!) from the vision of Crunch in the flame like Buzz Bee in the scrying cereal bowl to the frame around the central characters (lucky charms instead of Celtic spoons and bowls). And here we finally see Lucky […]

Book One, Page 25

Last Good Morning pg 25

NOTES: I like this page.  Anytime I can take a beat and let the emotional impact of some dramatic plot point sink in, I’m all for it.  And this is my favorite drawing of the Cap’n I did for the whole series.  Even with what looks like the aftermath of a Gallagher performance behind him, […]

Book One, Page 24

Last Good Morning pg 24

NOTES: Chocula the master manipulator!  Not much to note on this page other than Brunnhilde proving, yet again, to be tougher than her fellow crewman Alfie.  Oh, and I’m fond of the mirrored forms in the last two panels: Ayummayumma’s hand and the cup, the king’s slumping body and Crunch’s posture. 

Book One, Page 23

Last Good Morning pg 23

NOTES: Here’s a page I’m particularly proud of.  Throughout the series I would set little artistic challenges for myself.  One thing in comics art you don’t often see is a 12 panel page (unless you’re Chris Ware and routinely offer up 36 panel pages).  Obviously the panels are so small by this point that the […]

Book One, Page 22

Last Good Morning pg 22

NOTES: A big arrival for the Crunchberry Beast or (“C.B.” as his friends call him).  I always loved the character (Quaker’s Crunchberries cereal) but knew from the get-go that he would be a tool of Chocula’s plot.  He’s an innocent yet feral beast and he was destined to go down violently.  The trick in drawing him […]

Book One, Page 21

Last Good Morning pg 21

NOTES: Ayummayumma’s wicker throne atop the cage of the Crunchberry Beast was a fun idea and fun to draw as was Ayummayumma himself.  All credit for turning me on to the existence of Fruit Islands cereal goes to my art school buddies Greg Lovinski and Jason McDonald.  I had never heard of the cereal (was […]

Book One, Page 20

Last Good Morning pg 20

NOTES: Look at me trying some dynamic page layout!  And wee Carlyle gets it from a giant strawberry – what a delicious, delicious way to go.  Though there’s some hardcore violence on this page, I was always happy to present the Cap’n as a total badass.  Part of the “success” of BOTG is the marriage […]

Book One, Page 19

Last Good Morning pg 19

NOTES: Not a lot to say about this page other than enjoy the one small appearance of poor Carlyle in the 5th panel.  Oh, and I’m rather proud of creating the “spoonapult.”

Book One, Page 18

Last Good Morning pg 18

NOTES: Hee Hee, if it’s not clear, is actually that character’s name.  He’s the right-hand man to King Ayummayumma. I enjoyed drawing the bottom panel as it was the first full-on “action” panel in the book.  I purposefully inked the main figures of Crunch and Tony in a heightened, detailed mainstream comics manner as if […]

Book One, Pages 16 & 17

Last Good Morning pgs 16-17

NOTES: Okay, one of the big ones.  This spread exists for a few reasons.  One: a preamble to the conflict to come on the next page.  Two: it’s an exposition dump where I can elaborate on Cerealia’s complicated history for the first time; I really wanted to shade Cap’n Crunch as a character a bit […]

Book Three: Apocalypse Yum

Apocalypse Yum cover

Book One, Page 14

Last Good Morning pg 14

NOTES: This page features one of my biggest blunders, character-wise, and one that I was forced to perpetuate through the rest of the series.  I knew Seadog was Crunch’s first mate, I vaguely remembered him from the commercials of the ’70s, but I seem to have forgotten one of his main traits: he doesn’t talk. […]

Book One, Page 6

Last Good Morning pg 6

NOTES: The first appearance of “The Big Two:” Cap’n Crunch (Quaker’s Cap’n Crunch cereal) and Tony the Tiger (Kelloggs’ Frosted Flakes).  I’ll make no bones about it – these two characters (as well as their respective cereals) are my favorites of the whole bunch.  Plus their stature as long-standing, extremely popular mascots made them naturals […]

Dramatis Personae

CAP’N CRUNCH The most noble of men and an inspiration to all Horatio Magellan Crunch, born and raised on Crunch Island long ago, has discovered many wonderful treasures in his years on the Milk Seas. One such treasure was the Fountain of Youth which, along with a diet rich in the elusive mineral Crunchium, has […]

Book One: The Last Good Morning

Last Good Morning cover

This is where it all begins, gentle readers.  Enjoy! NOTES: I had the titles and basic design for all three covers from very early on.  “The Last Good Morning” was my attempt at homage/send-up of all the great, bleak noir classics like “The Long Goodbye.” Most catch the recurring visual motif on the covers of […]