Sunday, September 13, 2020

COMMISSION


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Monday, September 7, 2020

DREAM GIRL DOODLES

 





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Sunday, September 6, 2020

SUDDEN INSPIRATION

 


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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

YOU MUST RESIST MY HOOTCHY KOOTCHY GIFS

 Two gifs assembled from the same set of drawings made with leftover paint.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

CARTOON

 


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Sunday, August 30, 2020

AUGUST 2020's PATREON UPDATE!

Dear Patreon Subscribers ($2 and up),

Your Bonus PDF is in your mailboxes: Eight pages from a 1996 sketchbook (my period in North Hollywood)!

https://www.patreon.com/miltonknight


 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

FAMOUS MONSTERS

 New designs for a T-shirt company!

 




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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

JUST WORDS

Throughout history, people have used petulance and false innocence to get away with atrocities, because they don't generally hang pre-schoolers.

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"He's no fun. He probably reads MAUS for laughs."

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"How does *that* tickle your testicles??"

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Anyone notice how THE FLINTSTONES started out poking vicious fun at Hollywood ("Rock Quarry", "Monster from the Tarpits"), and later, after the show's success, co-opted that system in highly positive terms (Ann Margrock, Stony Curtis)? Oh, the humanity.

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Movies like that are made so the actors can "enjoy themselves" and make $30.000 a week and make me suffer. Why do people even go to them??
It's supporting royalty. I'm not going to contribute so Schnarzenegger can "have a ball" playing Mr. Freeze. I realize that's not all movies, but it's my most grievous memory.

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"Without another word, he fled to Israel."

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I stopped at a sandwich counter manned by two youngsters who obviously didn't give a damn. Just as I had made my choice, I noticed a number of flies in the cheese bins. I pointed them out as I turned. Behind me, one called, "HEY...It's a RESTAURANT!!"

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Monday, August 24, 2020

FACES

 Facial Jottings.

 


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Sunday, August 23, 2020

SKETCHING THE HUMDRUM

Something the artist is supposed to do, right? Yesterday afternoon in Bloomington, Indiana. Sharpie pens.

 

 

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60s "Adult" movie: I COME CHEAP.
 
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On the bus, there were a couple of loud talkin' rednecks. One of them shouted "He's an asshole", and the driver announced "NO BAD LANGUAGE ON THE BUS." Yeah, I know; freedom of speech, but I'm glad he did that. I was tired of listening to them.
 
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Howard Post on Edith Piaf: "You know, she wasn't a bad looking woman." I miss him!!
 
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SHARE THE ROD.
 
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You know, if I hadn't had my f----d up past, I wouldn't have this crazy sense of humor of mine!!
 
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*Madonna is older than EVER BEFORE!!*
"Big deal."
 
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Work a lot, get a little.
 
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I give up so far.
 
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

NEW COMMISSION

 Done with joy. A refreshing change!

The client digs it: “that’s so f------ sick [...] F------ dope"

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

VIPs

A recently completed commission.

 

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Other Celebs I've rendered over the last few years: 







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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

TONIGHT, 11:54 PM.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

USING UP LEFTOVER PAINT

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

THOUGHTS & FEELINGS

I need to stop news watching for the next 120 days. But foremost in my mind is that things are very different than they were 4 years ago. We all know what "bad" is now. The Democrats will win as long as we keep focused and play ball just as hard as they do. No infighting! Don't get distracted and confused! Never let up!

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Tired of 'awesome' art that isn't ABOUT anything.

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To *talk* about creating in poverty is easy. Doing it is hard.

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I take comfort in the fact that the folks who put me down are usually quite stupid.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

DECREASE CORONA VIRUS RISK

Crisp Imaging, the printing company, finds further use for my illustration series! Seems I've done my good deed for the day!




STUFF

Imagine a world in which everything you see...everything you touch...is owned by DISNEY.

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The most passionate defense I hear now is "so-and-so would have done/been worse."

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People these days like to get "disturbed" by the inconsequential because reality is too upsetting.

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What if there was an Ed Woodland with rides and attractions...?

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When THE GODFATHER was out, a schoolmate proudly told me the mafia would kill anyone who wasn't Italian.

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I hate it when young people pester me for cartooning advice but won't follow it until someone "important" tells them the same thing.

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All of a sudden, I am realizing how much of a sore thumb I must have been as a child (60s-70s), with my interests and dislikes. Kids today are fortunate. With superhero movies etc., it will never be as weird to be obsessed with cartoons as it was then.

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"Ready, Gang?? Let's give it ONE...BIG...*SHRUG*!!!"





Tuesday, June 23, 2020

ANIMATED MEMORIES

When I was working on my first animation job, my bank was within a few blocks walking distance!! After a lifetime of scrounging freelance print work, I was making a good weekly sum, was excited, and thought I had finally *found my life*. I knew things would slow down every now & then, but there was no way I could have predicted this complete crash. First, everyone was trying to learn a computer program to keep working, and it seemed that within weeks, the program was outdated. (A lot of the small studios were wiped out that way; wasting huge sums on obsolete technology.) Then Flash was supposed to bring the work back to America, but it only made it easier to ship overseas. Now, unless you want to "create" a show (I don't), things are very tough. After The Simpsons, everyone was saying "Go to Fox and get a series", as if cthey were ripping contracts off like sheets of toilet paper.

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When I moved to L.A., friends were predicting I'd have a chauffeur who resembled Ginger within months. A man, meeting me, was disappointed, and said he imagined me as so cool & stylish that I'd have Borzois leashed in each hand. Always letting folks down.

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As subtle as Bluto.

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A few days after beginning work for Bakshi, someone from the union announced over the studio's loudspeaker that I and several others to come downstairs and pay 2 grand to join the union. That job turned out to be the last union job I ever got.

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As usual after a plane trip, I got sick after I moved to L.A. That was after I had started working for Bakshi. I took one day off, and his secretary was calling me every other hour to tell me I was disappointing Ralph and ask me when I was returning to work. I didn't want to lose the job, so I 'turned off'' the illness, went back, and was dismissed after 6 months. I kept thinking I was ok, but it turned out I had a worsening pneumonia.

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Things happened fast when I moved to L.A. I got my first job in two days, and I didn't even want one yet. Unfortunately, it was on COOL WORLD. That was the smooch of death, at least for a bit.
Attitudes back home were different. I went to a NY party, and everyone was congratulating me. I reminded them of what a bomb it was, and they said, "But *you* worked on it!!" Such a difference from the "you're hot or you're not" deal here.

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Found this Rasinski page being auctioned as mine on the web! Hail Connie Rasinski; I am, of course, very flattered by the error.

























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Books do have some use. I was able to scan an image NOT on the internet to send someone. I suppose they're still good for some things.

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There was a scene in POLLOCK in which his wife is screaming at him: "WHY DON'T YOU PAINT??? PAAAAAIIIIIINT!!" It doesn't work that way.



















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PREJUDICE FOR PROFIT.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

THOUGHTS & ACTION






















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"Oh, quiet. There's more to life than your shorthand version."

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To be "happy" pleases others.
To be content is to please oneself.
-Milton Knight.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

THINGS

I didn't realize that an otherwise outstanding L.A. therapist was dropping potus-speak into our discussions: the government having to be broken before it can be fixed; "The country should be run like a corporation", and in an attempt at empathy, "To be born white is an honor and a privilege". Yet when I told her that the culture of dominance was of the devil, she had tears streaming down her face. She wouldn't speak to me after I left L.A. soil (in spite of having insisted our relationship was "a personal one", as they all did). I wonder how she sees things now. I'd like to leave a recording (which is all I'd get to do) asking, "Are you happy now?"

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When potus smirks, he looks like an 'angry face' turned upside down.

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I see Kroger advertising is using the new style in cartooning; rendering people with no outstanding characteristics whatsoever. Kind of like Weebles. So as not to offend anyone and everyone can "relate to it".
The Castration of Cartooning.

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One definite improvement that comes with internet communications is that people don't step on each others' toes by interrupting. You either read their words or don't. I think people appreciate more my own input since they can't speak over it.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

CAN'T SAY THEY AREN'T CANNY

A lot of these inbred monsters will be trying to sue potus for medical expenses after they attend the rally.

RICHIE RICH THE SECOND

Hey!! I just found my second Harvey script. It's practically straight-ahead as I wrote it in 1979 for RICHIE RICH DOLLARS & CENTS #95 (Feb. 1980). 17 years old.

















I started off in independent comics on the wrong paw by telling Art Speigelman I was doing Richie scripts at the time. I did not know that was The Ultimate Sin. (As opposed to say, working on THE SIMPSONS thirty years later.)

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TITULAR COMMISSION

A commission I got some years ago was filling 3x3" squares to fit in a two-sided frame. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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