Friday, April 27, 2012

PANCADA

While living in Sao Paulo in 1976, I became a professional cartoonist when I began working for the Brazilian version of Cracked Magazine at the largest Publishing Company in South America, Editora ABRIL. In Brazil it was named PANCADA, and half of the magazine consisted of original American material translated to Portuguese. The other half was done by Brazilian cartoonists picturing Brazil's reality back in the late seventies. It was then that I started developing my own style inspired by the great ones from MAD Magazine. Here are some samples of my very early work. I did inside material and back cover gags, the front covers aren't mine. The little girl kicking Alfred Newman's butt is Monica from the famous Brazilian little gang created by Mauricio de Souza.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

OLD MAGAZINES

These are some publications of mine from over 30 years ago. Here are two cover illustrations done in 1980 for CARtoons magazine from Petersen Publishing Company in Los Angeles.

In 1979 I did this cover for the second issue of Cocaine Comix published by Last Gasp, an Underground Comics publisher in San Francisco.

In 1980, Playboy's sister magazine, OUI, had me illustrate this article, in the style of Animal House, about crazy things being done in Madison at the University of Wisconsin in 1978 by Jim Mallon and Leon Varjian.

In 1983, EPIC Illustrated magazine, from Marvel Comics in New York City, had me illustrate a six page story called Gridlock written by Larry Hama. Here's the first page.

I'm sure these old projects were paving my way to HIPPIE HOORAY.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ALBUM COVER

Here's an album cover illustration I did for Weird Al Yankovic's first LP in 1983. It was such a pleasure meeting him back then at CBS Records, and we're still in touch. He's a really nice guy.