Monday, February 28, 2011

Mass Appeal.

Why not follow up movies biggest night with a week full of movie comics.

In case you want to reminisce about the reference:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stringing You Along.

Todays song is 'Marionette' by The Marvelettes. In 1961 The Marvelettes came in fourth at a high school talent show and won a chance to audition for Motown. After a successful first audition they were asked to return with some original material. They returned with what would be their biggest hit, 'Please Mr. Postman.'  After the release of that single The Marvelettes released a few unsuccessful singles and albums, went through some roster changes, and eventually broke up. In 1970 after they disbanded Smokey Robinson felt the former member Wanda Young had some potential and recorded her solo album. She recorded with Motown house band The Andantes, but, after completion of the recording, Robinson felt that the Marvelettes name was more marketable and recognizable. So, he released the album The Marvelettes, The Reutrn of the Marvelettes, despite it being a Wanda Young and The Andantes album. (As an interesting side note, the album cover featured Young and two other women, "fake Marvelettes," whose faces are purposefully obscured. See it here.) The song 'Marionette' was one of the singles off of this album, so, todays track is really 'Marionette' by Wanda Young and The Andantes.

And as a bonus here is the b-side to the single. A cover of The Miracles 'After All':

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Thanks to everyone that let me know the comic last night did, in fact, make sense.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Eyes Half Shut.

Double Presidential style tonight! James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson facts below:

This was done off of only 4 hours of sleep in the last couple days, I'll have to re-read it tomorrow to see if it actually makes sense...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Presidential Tag Team.

A little presidential comic jamming tonight between me and my good buddy Brendan Leach, who just won the Xeric Grant by the by. You can check out his rad drawings and comics at:

And I'm guessing Lincoln is one of those presidents that people don't need a ton of links to...but just in case, here you go:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Read some facts about Martin 'The Little Magician' Van Buren and all the things he did and how he helped popularize the word 'okay.'

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hap-py Birth-day, Mr. Presideeeeeeent.

Why only give them a day? How about President's Week! YEAH!

Rutherford B. Hayes really did ban alcohol in the White House, I'm pretty sure this comic represents why. Read all about the 19th President here:

And for anyone wondering who that Eadweard Muybridge is you can look at his Wikipedia listing here:

Eat More Bikes is all about the learning...and the barf jokes...but mostly learning.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Daron Got Dough.

Kind of another bummer comic today, but I think it's good to do stuff like this every so often. That and these songs aren't always about cheery subjects. 

Today's song is brought to you by Darondo. He was a San Francisco native when he released the single 'Didn't I' on Bay Area label Music City Records in 1973. It didn't really make any waves, in or out of the Bay Area, and Darondo fell into obscurity. Rumor has it that he got by on pimping, though he denies that claim. But, he does confirm that he could be seen driving through neighborhoods in an all white Rolls Royce, with the custom licence plate 'DARONDO,' and that his name came from people on the streets saying 'Dang, DARON got DOugh.' Years later, British DJ and big time crate-digger Gilles Peterson helped pull him out of the void by featuring 'Didn't I' on his BBC radio show. This led to the rerelease of some of his recordings in the form of the album Let My People Go in 2006. Here is 'Didn't I':

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Can it be You've Been Away too Long!

So, I suppose this is fits right in with the Man v. Machine theme. This is the first post I've made in almost a week from my own home. Although, I must say, posting comics to your blog whilst crouching in a doorway outside your friends apartment, stealing their internet,  in New York is quite the interesting experience. Hopefully this is the last drawing I'll have to make about my internet sucking for a long time.

Monday, February 14, 2011


In honor of the battle of the wits on Jeopardy! this week the theme is going to be Man vs. Machine. Enjoy!

And also I want to thank Noah Scalin for featuring me on his blog today and thank everyone who is checking out my work because of it (thank you to the regulars also!) Everyone should check out his site, where you kind find out about what other people are doing as daily projects, neato! The site is:

You can also check out his skull-a-day project:

Hope everyone is having a good Smooch-entine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quack A Doodle Doo.

Sad comic and sad musician story today. James Ramsey was better known for a little while by his stage name Baby Huey, a name he took on due to his comparative size to the overgrown cartoon baby duck. He headed the group Baby Huey & The Babysitters and played the local circuit in Chicago before being signed to Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records. Unfortunately Baby Huey struggled with alcohol and heroin addiction and prior to the release of his first, and ultimately only, record was found dead in his hotel room. His record The Living Legend did not chart very well when it first came out and fell between the cracks a little bit. Later it had a small resurgence as hip-hop artists started to sample it more and more. Here is the single 'Hard Times' off of The Living Legend:

And the bonus track for today is his cover of Sam Cooke's 'A Change is Going to Come' in which he turns it into a nine minute long jam session:

Friday, February 11, 2011


Super sweet collaboration comic today! Me and my good buddy, the super talented Will Varner, did this little jam tonight after consuming a large amount of Chinese food. We took turns drawing each panel. Everyone should look at his website:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Skin Tight.

More comics to finish out this week!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So Long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye.

Well, that concludes it! It's been a fun little journey, hope everyone enjoyed reading it. Back to the regular swing of things tomorrow.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Diamond House Rock!

Joy! The next part of this epic story! It'll probably bring about a split week of stuff, a couple Dwiangles and a couple of to be announced themed doodles. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


The musical selection for the day comes from a mean organ player named Brother Jack McDuff (although sometimes the 'Brother' is dropped from his name). I first found out about this guy when I picked up his record 'Tobacco Road', mostly for the cover, from a dollar bin at a random record store in the middle of Iowa. Once I got it home and gave it a listen it became one of my favorites. Sadly I don't know a whole lot of his history. He had a long career though, releasing his first album in 1960 and his last album in 2001. I've listened to a lot of his music from the 60's and there is some incredible organ playing on his tracks. So, if you are into that kind of thing I recommend looking him up if don't already know about him. Here is a jam off of that 'Tobacco Road' album that was written by the man himself, 'Can't Get Satisfied':

And here is a bonus jam from him about what I wish I was eating on Super Bowl Sunday:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

European Style Football.

I know yesterdays Dwight Dwiangle comic said more would be revealed today, but it looks like it might be more like Monday now. Sorry to those of you that stayed up all night waiting for the next part. Hopefully fun personal stories with scary movie references are just as good and exciting for you.