Another Sunday means another Ghostbuster. This is the first one I got at this year’s Planet Comicon here in Kansas City. I came back this time with a mission and went hunting. As I was working my way around the hall, I was flipping through different sketch books and print books, and came upon this really killer John Marsten from Red Dead Redemption. It was drawn by a cat named Jim Mehsling. So, of course I had him draw me a Ghostbuster.
No disappointments here, obviously. This guy looks like not only could a bust a ghost, but turn a wrench or two.
Just a while ago, Mehsling won the official Star Wars Fan Movie Award for Best Animated Feature for his short cartoon Bounty Hunter II: Pit of Carkoon.
Right now, he’s the lead animator over at Blogglebeans, a place for grandkids and grandparents to have a place to play and hangout together online. Very cool idea.
You can check out more of his awesome stuff over at his blog, Cartoon Caveman. He’s got great original stuff alongside some really killer fan stuff, too. You can also follow him on twitter @cartooncaveman or at Instagram, where I grabbed this sketch of a photograph near and dear to my heart:
Who’s your favorite Ghostbuster?
My favorite Ghostbuster is Dr. Peter Venkman. The line that always cracks me up is, “What did you do Ray?”
So, I didn’t put a drawing last Sunday. These past few months I’ve found myself hell of busy with something booked almost every night of the week – not to mention weekends which I was usually doing something from sun up to sun down. Don’t get me wrong, I love it – being busy, that is. I have to keep moving or I die, like a shark. A fat, bearded shark.
A shark that, apparently, when he has down time, it becomes way way down time. Instead of doing something constructive like drawing, or hell, even just catching up on games, I barely moved and just watched conspiracy videos on youtube all weekend. Which, uh… which turns out, isn’t very good to do. That is a weird rabbit hole.
Anyway, back this week with another drawing. This one comes from a pretty cool circumstance. I’ve got a buddy named Cammy. He’s got a site called all about comics called aptly, Cammy’s Comic Corner. You’ve probably even seen his stuff up on Bleeding Cool. When he was at Emerald City Comic-Con last year, he got me a couple drawings. One of them is from an artist who goes by Super Ugly. Cammy, of course, had him draw me a Ghostbuster.
Pretty cool, huh? Since I wasn’t there in person to talk to him, I’ll let the man speak for himself:
I am Super Ugly, and I am an artist who has his hands in many projects. From kids books, toys, illustration, jewelry, etc. I released “Monsters Are Just Like Us,” a kids book, through Action Lab comics last year, which was distributed worldwide, and is now available on Comixology.
I am currently working on another kids book entitled, “Atomic Fred.” It’s a tale told in rhyme about a lonely super hero and how he makes friends. My kid books are geared towards all ages and adults, and I hope it lives in a world with Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss and Mercer Mayer.
Who’s your favorite Ghostbuster?
Ray Stantz. It would be easy to pick Venkman, but Ray created the Ghostbusters. He was the wide eyed innocence that created the idea.
For more of cool art like this, or to listen to some of his tunes, check out his website, or follow him @superugly. He’s also got a high-concept blog like this one, showcasing art on guest checks.