Thursday, February 16, 2006

Pufnsmudge

I know I haven't posted in a while - I've been working on a nice little post that is turning out to be extraordinarily large. In the meantime, here's this -



I drew this during the Bunny Raven recording. Or was it Mother Mae-Eye? No, it was Mother Mae-Eye. Those were probably the two most enjoyable records I sat in on - Bunny Raven because Tom Kenny kept ad-libbing hilarious stuff (some of which we kept - the "You're great, I love you" bit from the Stagehand was ad-libbed) and the Mother Mae-Eye one because of Billie Hayes. Now, I didn't grow up on Sid & Marty Krofft stuff like some people, so for me there wasn't the nostalgic resonance when Ms. Hayes was recording, but when she did the evil Mother Mae-Eye laugh, I got chills up my spine. Seriously.

Anyways, this was drawn with a black Sharpie, then coloured with highlighter pens (yellow, orange, pink and green). I really like the way the highlighter pens smudged the Sharpie, making the costume look old and filthy. I don't really care for the drawing on the back of the page bleeding through, but what can you do.

I don't remember why I drew Derrick Wyatt in the costume, or why he is so unhappy. HR Pufnstuf is probably ™ and © Sid & Marty Krofft. Derrick Wyatt of East Gotham City ™ and © DC Comics.

10 comments:

WIL said...

Derrick of East Gotham City© is unhappy because he has been eaten by a PUPPET!

I like the messiness, too, by the way!

I've been wondering something for a long time, Ben. Are you familiar with John Buscema's work?

He was my favorite Conan© artist in the late '70's - early '80's. I liked his work because he was so technically proficient & I remember your work on The Rippin Friends© leaving me with the same impression.

-End Ass Kiss-

- Wil

Alicia "Kaden" Hackney said...

this is hilarious. its great that they got the gal who played to witch on puffinstuff to play mother mae eye. this pic too is awesome.

is it sad that i recognized the monster in the pic?

Phil said...

Wow, that is awesome for Billie Hayes, I remember PufnStuff muchso.

As for Tom Kenny adlibbing the "I love you" part, me and my friend always get a kick out of that.

potato farm girl said...

I was not familiar with HR Pufnstuff either, but he is very orange. So he must be wonderful, and very awesome!

Ben Jones said...

I'm not nearly as familiar with John Buscema as I should be (I liked the DC characters growing up), but I am vaguely familiar with his Conan work. Now that I'm older, I can appreciate it more. I did spend a bunch of time copying his rough drawings in "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way", as any 12 year old aspiring to draw comics should. How my stuff reminds you of his I don't know, but that's a hell of a compliment, so thanks. Of course, Jim does it better than I'll ever be able to, but it's nice all the same.

Miss Withers said...

Poor Derrick Wyatt. He's going to get beat up in that outfit.

Alina Chau said...

very coool drawing!

CJ said...

Thanks for bringin back the muppets... love him!

Cheers!

Mark Ackland said...

Hey Ben...

I think I met you years ago when I interned at Chuck Jones Film Prod...with Herman and Warren (I believe) Anyhoo. Great drawings man! So loose.

Heather_Chavez said...

thats so funny...he he