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Hey, it’s been a while since I posted, but I was reading another WordPress blog and I saw the little logo for this one and I thought…why not?

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I guess writing this blog is one of those old-new things.

As you can see above, that’s one my more recent purchases I’ve wanted for the past decade or two, I always loved Snowjob so getting a whole vintage set of Arctic Joes always tempted me.

I went through a whole period where I felt way too much guilt about how much time I spent looking at toys, how much money I spent buying toys, and the same goes with comics, video games, movies, etc…

…but I realized (again sorta) recently that doing those things is the source of at least 2/3 of my happiness and inspiration.

When I worked a regular job (gross) I’d think about how many hours I’d need to work to buy something I really wanted and it made some shifts a lot easier.

When I’m sitting looking at toys and their marketing materials and such it fills me with a lot of the same joy and excitement I had as a kid, the excitement that made me want to be a better artist and one day, a cartoonist.

I think people who start filling their lives with too much guilt over these things really start to have their creativity, drive and inspiration decay slowly into the nothingness that is “I used to be really into that stuff but y’know, you get busy, life happens…yeah.”

I’ve heard that from so many people over the years and every time it just makes me shudder. How did you take a kid who would pause his VHS so he could have a still version to copy down in his notebook of Optimus Prime who grew up reading How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way until the pages were brittle, yellow and dog-eared…and turn him into this shell that just kind of…died inside? That whenever they talk about stuff they like it’s all guilty pleasure, don’t tell the wife, and other horrid phrases?

 

Don’t grow up…it’s a trap.

 

I’ve been fighting against being in this headspace as I too speedily approach 30 (gross) and it’s been working. Instead of forcing myself to pick up a pencil, I can’t help but pick one up and start jotting down ideas and doodles and layouts.

The hardest part of your day shouldn’t be getting out of bed. When you’ve got Devastator behind the bed, Hulk Hogan beside the bed and some Real American Heroes across from the bed…you’ve got a whole team ready to pull you back into the world…whether that world accepts that or not.

 

That’s all folks!

It's Almost March!?

Somehow February has flew by, it’s been an interesting month for Loonie Bin Comics.
The most recent web promo, the Valentine’s Day one, went over really well and since then I’ve been steadily working on the next issue of Russian Zombie Hat, a full-length winter adventure due to come out…

…just in time for spring.

See you all in March!

Copyright 2014 Dyl Klöepfer
http://www.looniebincomics.com/

(click on the photo to check out ‘Loonie Bin Comics’ on Facebook!)

Happy Valentine's Day from Loonie Bin Comics!

Valentine’s Day is finally upon us and what could be more romantic than some droolin’, grotesque, brain-eating at it’s cartoony best with the cast of RZH joining the celebration in the background!? (answer: absolutely nothin’)

Have a wonderful day everyone, I’ll have more for you soon!

Copyright 2014 Dyl Klöepfer

http://www.looniebincomics.com/

(click on the photo to go to the ‘Loonie Bin Comics’ Facebook Page!)

A special note to add: Yesterday I went to my local Staples and got some special mini-prints made for all my upcoming appearances, they turned out wonderfully and there’s no greater feeling than getting to hold your actual, finished, printed artwork in your hand on heavy, glossy paper with bright, vibrant colours.

…adjective overload.

A VERRY Man-Tasty Pin-Up!

The hunky cartoon stud you see here is Joe Hank, from the pages of RZH: Russian Zombie Hat, one of the properties of my new Canadian comic brand Loonie Bin Comics.
There’s a lot of pin-ups of ladies in the world of comics, but not enough of the fellas showing their stuff, so here starts the next trend!

Copyright 2014 Dyl Klöepfer

http://www.looniebincomics.com/

(click on his bare chest or heart-shaped boxers to get to my previous RZH post!)

RZH: Russian Zombie Hat #1

This is the cover to the first release of Loonie Bin Comics, my own Canadian comic brand.
It was more of a variety/preview book than a comic book.

…but I love such things.

Copyright 2013 Dyl Klöepfer

(click on the link to get to the ‘Loonie Bin Comics’ Facebook!)

Munchsters #1

This was my original art for the first issue of Munchsters by myself and Sam Noir.
The final version got a little pixelated around the title and the whole thing seemed a bit stretched.
But it’s still damn cool to see your art physically exist as a comic book cover.

Copyright 2013 Dyl Klöepfer & Sam Noir

(click on the link for the last ‘Munchsters’ upload)

…also a big thanks to Shane Heron for doing the background of this baby!

The first upload of the month is the colour version of a pin-up I did for the comic, ‘Munchsters’ by myself and Sam Noir.

I wrote a while back about how much I liked the greyscale version but when it comes to kids’ comics…bright, vibrant colours are usually your best bet…

Copyright 2013 Dyl Klöepfer & Sam Noir

(click on the picture to get to the greyscale version)

Munchsters, Munchsters, Munchsters!

This week’s update is a little bit of Shameless promotion for my Munchsters comic with Sam Noir.

Copyright 2013 Dyl Klöepfer & Sam Noir

(if you click on the picture it’ll go to the last post about the kids’ monster comic.)

Vintage!

This is a pin-up I did for Munchsters, a kids’ comic created by myself and Sam Noir.
I did it in full colour but I thought it might look completely different in greyscale, which it did.
It’s strange to me, in the world of independent comics, it’s so hard to make a dollar, so a lot of comics save a dollar by printing in black and white, often with a colour cover, it’s the standard in modern indy comics.
This is actually (I’ve heard) the reason that Walking Dead was originally printed in black and white, compiled with that George Romero black and white zombie movie mentality.
The problem I find is that the whole effect is now lost on people, they see black and white and they think “oh, these guys cheap’d out and didn’t go with colour for their book” instead of thinking it has something to do with mood, unless you go the route of Frank Miller that he did with Sin City and use a single colour sporadically, just to remind you “hey, this was on purpose”.

This image is copyright 2013 Dyl Klöepfer

(click on the image to go this blog’s last post about Munchsters)

Village Yearbook 2013!

I did this image for my friend Vanessa’s mom for a yearbook for kids, I don’t do a lot of art for other people but it is always great when it fits into what I do so well.

It made me wonder…what if the Munchsters met some regular kids one day?

Hmm…

Copyright 2013 Dyl J.H Klöepfer

(click on the photo to check out the last time my friend Vanessa showed up!)

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