I have not been as good about posting updates in recent months as I would like to be, but I could not let today pass without maintaining my blog tradition. I have posted at least one brand new, specially-themed illustration on every Friday the 13th since beginning the blog back in 2014. Today will be no exception!
I’m a fan of Matt Groening‘s Futurama and Bender’s cry of “Kill all the humans!” popped into my head this week when I was trying to decide what to draw for today. As you can see, I believe Bender is pleased with himself for having done his best to follow Jason‘s legendary example. Fry, however, seems to be carefully considering the situation. 🙂 This one is completely hand-drawn on Canson 98-lb 9×12-in paper, using pencil + markers to finish.
I hope to get back to regularly blogging again soon, and I have a huge backlog of things I’ve been doing that I need to get posted. In the meantime, please let me know what you think of this one and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
*I know what you’re thinking… He disappears for months and doesn’t post anything at all, then he comes back and posts this horrible joke? I’m amazed (or is that a-maized?) that this was not a thing already, but I scoured the Internet for at least five whole minutes and could find no evidence that anyone else had as horrible of an idea for a joke as I did, so enjoy! Does this mean Fringe Kisses is back as a regular strip again? Does it mean I’m back as a regular blogger again? Nobody knows! 🙂
Today I continue a tradition that I began back when I first launched the blog… which is to create a unique drawing of some kind each Friday the 13th. This year I’m throwing a few things into the mix to create a monster mash-up parody. Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Freaky Friday somehow melt together to bring you Freaky Freddy the 13th!
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees were always at odds with each other, but then one of Freddy’s recent kills leaves him with a cursed ancient talisman that causes Freddy and Jason to swap bodies for 24 hours! It takes Freddy and Jason a bit to find their footing in each other’s skins, but along the way they learn something important about themselves and each other. 🙂
I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out when I began today, but I like where I ended up with it. Initially I had the guys facing each other… but I think it works better back-to-back. Also, it seemed empty until I started filling in the blood spatters. Strangely, I feel like those really help bring the whole image together even though they were very much an afterthought.
Please let me know what you think, and be careful out there today! Also, remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
*Sorry for skipping yesterday, but you’ve missed out on nothing! The story unfolded today in a two-for Friday edition just as it always would have… It is natural to sometimes feel relief when someone else is having to deal with things you’d rather not deal with at the moment. But, enough philosophy… why does Buzz keep calling Andy, Jason?
*It wasn’t the IT parody that you wanted… It wasn’t the IT parody that you needed… It was just one fly’s quest for a missing sailboat that led him to find his true missing element, the balloon. Besides, maybe more happened down in the sewer that you don’t know about yet! Or maybe it didn’t. Who knows? 🙂
*Thus ends the latest installment of Batfly and Robant… not with a bang, but with a thud. The longest running Batfly and Robant so far, but their story is not complete. Our creped crusaders shall return whenever Fisherman Gorton needs them… but tomorrow is a new day, and with a new day comes… new characters? Stay tuned!