Just a few months late with this one. I intended to do the annual Inktober recap right after I wrapped up, which was a week or so into November. But, life sidetracked me between October and November, and the crunch of getting the Xmas cards done (which probably still haven’t all been received yet) and trying at least to hit my 2020 goal of six new shirt designs all threw me off my game completely. If you want to know a bit more about that, or anything else from Toby’s Brain in 2020, you can read my year-in-review post from
Does two people count as a fandom? Let’s pretend it does. Okay, I do realize that between other friends and family, there are more than just two PMD fans, but these two stand out.
The xmas ornament I made in 2016:
It’s Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time!
(That’s the answer to the question/title of this post…in case you didn’t read the title)
Did you happen to notice? I posted a new IPMDT strip for the first time in, like, a year. Literally. I had said a week or so ago that I was aiming to start working on the strip again this past Monday (which happened to be June 1. Now, I view dates as random in general, but sometimes certain things happen on certain dates and the coincidence makes my Brain happy. First IPMDT panel in a year on the first day of
Hey, look at that! Another new shirt already! We are 3 months in to 2020 and I’m still on pace for my goal of 6 new shirts this year, so that’s good. I turned this one around relatively quickly (for me), but then again, it’s not a super complex image. Then again this is me we’re talking about, and I could very easily have spent another several weeks spinning my wheels, noodling around on details and variations and second guessing myself and never being ready to call this one “done”. I have found that generally I need to force myself
I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do Inktober at all this year. I’ve had too many other things on my mind, too many other projects and outside “real life” stuff vying for my attention. I figured I had to at least give it a shot, though, and if I was going to bother, I needed to come up with something to make it even more interesting for myself. That’s when I decided to incorporate PMD. I fell way behind right out of the gate, but the first several prompts inspired some pretty clear images for
Well, which is it?
This began as a sketch in Affinity Designer on my iPad so I could experiment with some of it’s features I downloaded it for (like mesh transform and texture maps). I never got around to that as this sketch took on a life of it’s own. I switched over to Affinity Designer to turn this into a complete vector image. It was incredibly time consuming, but I love the crisp edges and lines that come with vectors. And as is normal for me, I put a
You know, I should have titled all these weekly posts as New Shirt Friday: (insert appropriate and/or witty subtitle). Oh well.
Anytacos, it’s New Shirt Friday again!
I like the badge/stamp motif. I came up with several variations of this particular design (not uncommon for me) and struggled to chose one to go with. The others will likely get a few tweaks and be available at some point. Maybe I’ll do a new 100% Plunger Monkey Approved shirt every year or something. It’s a simple, clean design and I like it. I had wanted
Hey! Look at that! Another new shirt design available at the Plunger Monkey Designs Etsy store! And you can get it in PURPLE!
I originally drew this image in black and white as a “shout out” to my youngest son in his elementary school year book. Plunger Monkey’s sign originally said something specific to him and moving on to fifth grade, which obviously needed to change when I decided to color this and make it a shirt. I went with “get on your cats and ride!” as a bit of a nod to
This really ought to be broken up into several different posts, but I know the way my life works and I’m already a solid month behind when some of these updates should have been made to be even remotely timely. So, you’re going to deal with a monster update and like it!
Where to start? Well, as happens to many, life got very busy the closer we got to the end of December. I stayed busy with some studio projects, but many of them were gift related so I had to keep quiet about them. At this point, I’m a little
Well, true believers, I don’t have it in me to be particularly fun and witty right now. It wouldn’t be terribly appropriate, either.
I’m guessing if you’re a regular reader (all 2 of you) or if you’ve found your way here somehow, you probably know who Stan Lee is and undoubtedly heard about his passing on November 12, 2018. His is a name that can be placed on the same list of world renowned creators who have had a major impact not just on future generations of creators but on entire cultures alongside the likes of Walt Disney (and probably George