Wednesday, September 03, 2008

1st Look at "Seaweed and the Devil's Cookbook"

The conclusion to
  • Seaweed and the Cure for Mildew
  • is fully drawn and ready to be inked and colored. I can't say for sure yet how long this will take but I thought I'd show one of the blue line pages just for fun.

    I've gotten some amazing reviews for "The Cure for Mildew" including this one by Jerry Beck on Cartoon Brew:

  • Cartoon Brew

  • And this one by Moriarty on Ain't it Cool News:

  • Ain't it Cool News

    At 1:07 AM, Blogger Matt said...

    It's praise well deserved!! The book is amazing...we desperately need more. Please keep inspiring us. Cheers.

    At 8:42 AM, Blogger Larry Levine said...

    Ben, Your pencil art is truly awesome, with strong emphasis on the 'awe'--for which I am. It's incredible!!!

    Did you draw this with a Col-Erase 20044?

    At 4:01 PM, Blogger Mathieu Beaulieu said...

    Looks great! very dynamic!

    At 6:48 PM, Blogger Randall Sly said...

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Just simply AMAZING!

    At 7:45 PM, Blogger Mukpuddy said...

    Looks freakin awesome dude! My copy of the first book turned up and it's bloody glorious mate!!! (thats kiwi slang for radical)

    Thanks for the comment on our sea cow episode bro!!

    At 4:59 AM, Blogger AlanS said...

    Hey Ben

    This Stuff is clear and fun to look at!

    I'm a fan!


    At 6:01 AM, Blogger Nils said...

    Wow ! I just discover your blog, and your art is awesome ! Congratulations !

    At 10:59 AM, Blogger Tapan Gandhi said...

    i've been poring over your book for as long as i've had it! i cannot WAIT for the conclusion!

    At 2:45 PM, Blogger Tony DiStefano said...

    The blue pencils are really great!
    Hope some of these get into the book.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    At 5:24 PM, Blogger Bill Ferguson said...

    Thank you so much for the comment. You are the Ninja Master of the Universe. Your art is amazing and I appreciate that you are sharing it with everyone!

    At 12:49 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    I can't wait for the second book! Unapuss 4 president!

    At 10:05 AM, Blogger Dustin Foust said...

    Your stuff is amazing! Sorry about Mr. Favre. :)

    At 12:30 PM, Blogger Matt Jones said...

    Congrats on the Emmy & the book Ben!

    At 6:32 AM, Blogger James E. Daniels said...

    Awesome artwork! Can't wait to order the finished product!

    At 9:51 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    CONGRATULATION!! The book is beautiful!!

    At 10:39 PM, Blogger damon said...


    that is some amazing artwork

    very funny

    love it

    At 1:41 AM, Blogger J.H. Jordan said...

    Flipping sweet, Ben!

    At 7:58 PM, Blogger EL GRANDE said...

    Congrats on the Emmy brother. You sure deserve it. Killer reviews on Seaweed too. We wish you continued success.

    Joe y Elio

    At 8:18 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Dude that's some sweet drawings. And I love red dragons so it makes it even better.

    Kudos to you on it, hopefully i can scrounge some cash and get the book. :)

    At 8:19 AM, Blogger Gabe Fullilove said...

    Thanks for sharing, it looks great! by the way you were also just BoingBoing'd.

    At 11:16 AM, Blogger Albert Sorrentino Jr. said...

    always amazing looking!! congrads on the EMMY! ;)

    At 10:31 AM, Blogger Ken Roskos said...

    Fantastic! Plus it's great to see characters with real vices again.

    At 6:58 PM, Blogger Marco Bucci said...

    great! I love seeing rough line art. That drawing on the bottom left is fantastic.

    At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is my favorite book! Cant wait for more!!!

    At 9:09 PM, Blogger Wayne-Michael Lee said...

    Great stuff. Your work is always very inspiring to me.

    Congrats on the Emmy.

    At 3:35 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    so sek! i loved seeing your work at school yesterday!

    At 3:28 PM, Blogger Carlos León Sancha said...

    Your Blog is ART.

    At 3:53 PM, Blogger Jeff Merritt said...


    At 3:15 PM, Blogger jcgonzalez said...

    AWESOME! I love your work!

    At 4:18 PM, Blogger Torsten Adair said...

    Just a bit of advice... when giving an interview, either try to sneak the website in, or ask if they'll add it to the article at the end. I tried searching, and found it by accident. (CBR's title didn't hit.)

    Gonna order a copy, because I love when animators draw comics! (Jeff Smith, Bruce Timm, Stephanie Gladden, Doug TenNapel, Walt Kelly...)

    Oh, and your technique of using two boards per page? Carl Barks might have invented that. The other secret technique from Disney comics? All sentences end in "?" or "!" That stems from the olden days, when printers would mistake periods for burrs and scrape them off the printing plates! It makes the story more dynamic, too! (See?)

    Can't wait to read it!

    At 11:17 AM, Blogger Sabrina A. said...

    I just got the book this morning and it's a million times better than I even expected it to be.
    The book is beautiful, congrats again...!

    At 5:52 PM, Blogger Elliott said...

    these drawings are gorgeous. killer work.


    At 4:31 AM, Blogger Federico Milella said...

    pretty impressive!!!!

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