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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!

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'Loonie Bin Comics' Back Cover Ad.

This is an earlier version (updated version coming soon) of the back cover to all upcoming releases by my comic brand, LoonieBinComics, it advertises the other properties I own/co-own.

Munchsters, drawn by me & wrote by Sam Noir.

Suburban Nitemare: A Markham Tales Adventure, an upcoming monthly comic featuring me and my buddies you’ll be able to see on my Facebook (click on the picture!) that’ll be collected annually.

RZH, which you’ve probably read about many times on this blog and has it’s second issue coming out at the upcoming 1st-ever GTA Comic Con.

…and Bikinis & Beards, probably my most exciting upcoming release which is already in the works and you can read more about on my website (linked below)

Munchsters © Sam Noir & Dyl Klöepfer
Suburban Nitemare/Markham Tales © Dyl Klöepfer 2014
RussianZombieHat © Dyl Klöepfer 2014
Bikinis & Beards ©2014 Dyl Klöepfer
LoonieBinComics © Dyl Klöepfer 14′

http://www.looniebincomics.com/

'The 2nd Issue of Russian Zombie Hat!'

The cover to RZH#2, premiering at GTA Comic Con!
Come pick up your copy at the Loonie Bin Comics table in Artist Alley!

© Dyl Klöepfer 14′

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

'Ahh! Zombies!!'

It’s another slow Friday for me, so I thought I’d share my upcoming ‘Zombie Transformation’ mini-print.
It was originally a Facebook exclusive, but I’ve since improved it.
http://www.facebook.com/looniebincomics

You’ll be able to pick it up at GTA’s 1st Comicon in Mississauga on Saturday April 19th, 2014 at my table between 10AM & 5PM.
http://www.gtacomiccon.com/

See you all on Valentine’s Day!

Copyright 2014 Dyl Klöepfer

(click on the picture to go to the official ‘Loonie Bin Comics’ website)

'Happy New Year RZH!'

Well, we’re closing in on the first month of 2014 and it seems to have went by all too fast.
This is a special holiday card I made to chime in the new year that originally was Facebook exclusive. http://www.facebook.com/looniebincomics
My next one (only 2 weeks away!) will be for Valentine’s Day, oh where does the time go?

I’ve also got some news to add, the next convention I’ll be appearing at is GTA’s 1st Comicon, on Saturday April 19th of this year, in Mississauga, Ontario.

http://www.gtacomiccon.com/

I’m really, really excited about it, it’s got some great other artists and it’s got Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart, who I’m an enormous fan of, maybe I’ll even need to do some fan art for him to sign!

See you all again in another week or so!

Copyright 2014 Dyl Klöepfer

(click on the photo to go to my official website for ‘Loonie Bin Comics’.)

RZH: Russ Rocks It 90s Style, yo!

I decided to go ‘extreme’ style for this Russian Zombie Hat web promo.
I grew up loving Rob Liefeld, GI Joe: Extreme, action figures that barely move…
…pretty much anything with unnecessary shoulder pads & pouches.
This is my homage to those glorious days.

Also, a huge, huge note for today, the Loonie Bin Comics Official Website is finally live, can you believe it!? Click on the photo to check it out!

Copyright 2014 Dyl Klöepfer

(it’s also the first blog of the new year! hope everyone’s has been great so far!)

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)

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)

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