It’s been a while since we last checked in with Big Chief Tablet and his rambunctious band of TuhTONKa Fire Engines. Here we see DancesWithWeasels checking for tornadoes in Oklahoma. The last tornado that rolled through blew away all the milk cows… it was an udder disaster.
A few weeks ago, I ran across a replay of the Cowboys And Aliens movie on TV. (Spoiler Alert: the movie contains cowboys, indians and ALIENS). In the opening scene, a really interesting looking cowboy with a stove pipe hat rides into the story. Thinking he was a really unique character, I quickly sketched him and later that weekend I scratched some color onto my drawing.
When I was a kid, I really enjoyed watching Hogan’s Heroes on TV, so it was pretty exciting when this job rolled across my desk. The magazine article is built around the old television show and the editor originally just wanted me to draw the author (dressed as Hogan) climbing over a fence… but there was no way I was ONLY going to do that. I suggested adding Sergeant Shultz and Colonel Klink, they agreed and this is what I came up with.
Folks keep remaking The Three Musketeers movie and they all seem to be pretty good, (no doubt because it’s a pretty good story), but I think my favorite is the 1973-74 version. It has a certain Marx Brothers quality to it that I really like. Porthos is particularly fun to watch as he sword fights in those big baggy pants of his.