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Pen & Ink 1994 - 1995
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The Comics of Normal BobSheeples
The Sheeples - A comic I started in 2006 illustrating my hate mailers along with my favorite quotes from their letters.
Satan's Salvation
Satan's Salvation - A strip I've been illustrating since 2002 that explores the love/hate relationship between Jesus, Satan & me.
Neptune
Creatures of Neptune - My bizarre pen & ink freak show dated as far back as 1994.

 

It was in 1994 that I got on my "freak kick". I'd dabbled in freaks prior, but now I was ready to go full scale, no holds barred, permanent ink and everything. I got another sketchbook determined to fill it with my very own collection of human oddities. There are many more of these creations to be seen at Neptune.



The Stickman
1/92
I realize that this is early, but it clearly pertains to this section. This is my first nude self portrait. I was so pleased with the way this turned out, but felt at the time that I couldn't share it with anyone.

Now I couldn't care less.


Earth Died Screaming
12/92
OK, I realize that this was done a lot earlier as well, but I couldn't find another place to put this oddity.

It's of a dream that I'd had. It was untitled until I heard Tom Waits' "Earth Died Screaming".


The Two Headed Octopus Embryo, Erdnahn and Bobo with Shrinking Violet
7/22/94
This is the first freak ink drawing that I drew, and I was so utterly pleased with it.
When I showed it to my brother he said, "You have to do more of these!"
And that's what I did.

 

The Strongest Girl in the World
8/94

A further mutation of the original Madonna Brando I'd drawn years earlier.

That's the Stickman in the background.


Three Eyed Killer
8/94

This was a horrible dream that I had about a murderer that was featured on the news with 3 eyes. I woke up, wrote it down and drew it the next day.


Stickman
8/94

Another go at the Stickman. This time he's being teased by a dangling pencil.

 


The Knotty Pygmey
8/94
This is the wild Knotty Pygmy and his taxidermied Llama head.

Irra Riehard
8/94
This one is of my brother, for my brother.

That's a scouring pad down there.


Arturo
9/94
I never really cared for this illustration until I read the book "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn. I named him after her character and then I got attached to him.

 


Erdnahn and the
Dancing Fish
8/94
They'd get him going by dangling a fish over his head. He hates fish, especially when they're dangling over his head.

Ernahn's Distant Gaze,
and Cowlick
11/94
Erdnahn is just the perfect subject. Fun to draw, silly looking, and everything that he does is a work of art.

Buggy Forefinger and a Dead Clown
2/95
Buggy stumbles accross the murder scene of a clown.

 


Zinker Duckdrop and his Enchanted Dog Torso
2/95
I went a little overboard on the kooky name, but I've never drawn a better dog torso.

Goldblatt Superhead
2/95
He'd tell you that the name was not referring to what was between his ears. Then he'd laugh, drool and wipe it off on his arm.

Heads
3/95
I had this dream that I was at the premier of a new David Lynch film. The curtains opened, the intro began and then I woke up. This was all that I could remember.

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