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Phantom color study and a Buggy.

Work has been keeping me so busy and the holiday season is upon us all as well. Never get much done during that time period. Got lots O'deadlines!! I did manage to do a quick color study for the Funky Phantom and even did a sketch of another Scooby-Doo clone that people kept pestering me about! See, I DO listen. Sometimes.

More Phantom.

Work has been keeping me really busy and I already know that next week will be loaded! Really inching along with this one and I know I have a Christmas card to do as well. Maybe I should cut down on my sleeping in order to get more done. Just a thought. I do have a more "readable" comp ready and work has progressed on tighter drawings on some of the characters. So there is that! Hope to have more really soon.

Anyone remember the Funky Phantom??

Maybe it was all the Halloween programming. Maybe it was me just getting more and more nostalgic in my older age. Who knows what brings about the creative muse?? For those that don't remember or are far too young to even know, there were a string of Scooby Doo clones that came in the wake of its success. Most were even from within Hanna-Barbara itself. Some may be shocked to know that I am the same age as Scooby. We both made our debut in 1969. As a kid growing up in the early seventies and enjoying Saturday morning cartoons as they were meant to be, I was actually kind of scared to watch Scooby Doo. My older brother loved it so I had to watch as well and I was always relieved to find out that the monster was not real and was just a guy in a mask. I didn't find the knock offs to be as scary so I gravitated towards them. The Funky Phantom was my favorite of the bunch. It was not until I was older that I was able to appreciate that the voice of the Phantom character was Daws But…

Catching my breath between shows

I am starting to really like being able to have a table at a show and meet people and sell some prints but they can all run together after a while as well. So glad to have this past weekend off from a convention after having back to back weekends and staring down another next weekend. It will be my last one of the year and I honestly can't wait to fill my calendar for next year! I don't want to come off as too greedy but I need to pull in a few more bucks so I can start expanding out of the Orlando area more and at least break even if I have to do extensive travel and incur hotel costs as well. Anyway, I did manage to take a few pictures from the last two weekends (not enough if you ask me, I need to take more pics with people) and I wanted to share them with you all. The first show was my first horror convention and it actually turned out better than I had hoped. Horror is not really my thing beyond the classic Universal Monsters and Freddy Krueger but I had a good time and m…

Maisy Jane

Things have been going in quite the hectic pace recently in the Pinto household. Got plenty of freelance work (for which I am extremely grateful!) have had back to back to back shows that we have done really well at and have been fun, and of course we are in the midst of the holidays. Unfortunately, all of those things have just been a mild distraction of what I am experiencing even right now as I type this post. I am totally alone in the house during the day. I no longer hear the light tapping of paws on the floors and no longer get the occasional visit in my office and get to watch my girl rub her fur on the carpeting. Maisy Jane has died. She was a really good dog. Smart and quirky just like her master, my wife Mindy. Maisy was with Mindy already when I met her so they were a package deal but she accepted me and loved me as well and then Joseph when he was born. She lived a good life and a long one, just shy of 15 years. When she was young, and when we first moved into the house, s…