Connecting With Andertoons

I’ve been writing the Andertoons blog here for almost ten years now. In fact we’re closing in on 2500 posts in the near future!

But did you know Andertoons also has a fairly large presence on most other social media as well? Here’s where you can interact with me and my cartoons:

Andertoons on Facebook

Andertoons on Facebook

Until recently I’ve been a bit of a Facebook snob. I already had some success elsewhere on social media, I didn’t trust it (I’m still not sure I do), and (this is where the snobby part comes in) it was a little too popular. I’d created an Andertoons page, but for the most part it just sat there.

Then an Andertoons fan contacted me and offered to help. We got things turned around, got links from the site point the right place in the right way, and I made an effort to update regularly. And in just a few months Andertoons’ Facebook page has tripled its number of Likes and it shows no sign of slowing.

So, if you like Andertoons, check us out on Facebook. You’ll see sketches, sneak peeks at coming art, cartoony chat and more.

Andertoons on Twitter

Andertoons on Twitter

Twitter has long been Andertoons’ social media of choice. It’s quick, fun, snackable content, much like the cartoons themselves.

I tweet all day about all sorts of stuff: LEGO, comics, movies, and, no more than once a day, Andertoons. Occasionally I also ask for help with captions and whatnot, and my followers are always super helpful!

So, if you like Andertoons, follow us on Twitter.

Andertoons on Google+

Andertoons on Google+

I like Google+, it’s easy to use, and, let’s face it, Google is factoring it into its search rankings somehow. But I have to admit I don’t quite know how to use all of it yet (I’m looking at you, Hangouts).

Nevertheless I’m updating both the Andertoons Google+ page and my personal page regularly with art, photos, fun links, and general chattiness.

So, if you’re on Google+ and like Andertoons, add me to your circles.

Andertoons on Pinterest

Andertoons on Pinterest

Pinterest is all kinds of fun, especially if you’re more visually based like me.

I’ve got boards for cartoons, LEGO, Darwyn Cooke and Super Gals, and I’m usually pinning new stuff a few times a day. And, thankfully, people seem to like pinning stuff from me too.

So, if you’re into Pinterest, you can check out Andertoons there too!

Andertoons on Flickr

Andertoons on Flickr

Flickr is an old-timer in social media and still one of my favorites. I’m not a huge fan of the recent redesign (nor Yahoo’s new logo), but I can’t imagine the internet without it.

I’ve got thousands of photos of cartoon cards, LEGO projects, and even a few books.

So, if you’re in Flickr, check out Andertoons!

Andertoons on GoComics

Andertoons on GoComics

OK, GoComics isn’t necessarily what I’d call social media, but Andertoons has amassed a fair amount of daily subscribers there, and my cartoons get their share of comments each day. (Plus the GoComics folks are just really nice!)

If you’re not a member, sign up and check out all kinds of great comics and cartoons (like Andertoons). And if you are, well, adding Andertoons to your list takes just a second.

So there you go! If you’re so inclined you can like, tweet, +1, and pin Andertoons to your heart’s content. I hope to see you around!

Adventure Hero Spider-Man

adventure hero spiderman

While checking my Flickr stats recently I noticed that this old set (2006!) of my weird Spider-man Adventure Hero toy pics had recently gotten insane amounts of views. (Thanks, io9!)

So in case you missed them five years ago, or again just a few days ago, you really owe it to yourself to see Spider-Man dressing up as an archer, a fisherman, and a bug catcher.


LEGO Alphabet Spaceships A-Z

When I was a kid growing up on Star Wars, I thought the X-wing was the best spaceship I’d ever seen. Of course the Millennium Falcon was great, and goodness knows the good old NCC-1701 was awesome, but the X-wing and its letter inspired brethren the Y-wing and A-wing (what the hell was with the B-wing?! It looked nothing like a B!) were just the coolest.

So later on as I got back into LEGO and was building spaceships I thought revisiting the idea of alphabet shaped ships would be fun.

It’s taken me almost two years (I have kids and a job after all), but now I’ve done all 26 letters of the alphabet in glorious spacey LEGO. Click on each pic to be taken to more pics on Flickr. (BTW, you can download them via the “view all sizes” link in the Flickr light box.)


lego alphabet spaceship a

A – Not bad for my first try. It’s a little sparse, and the A is more implied than obvious, but not bad.

lego alphabet spaceship b

B – I started figuring out hinges on this one. It kinda reminded me of the old Bepsin Cloud Car.

lego alphabet spaceship c

C – This one was supposed to be some sort of giant antenna spy ship. All I know is that poor guy in the cockpit looks mighty cramped.

lego alphabet spaceship d

D – This one was an early attempt at making a ship seem well worn. And the pilot’s chair in the cockpit rotated as you moved the ship around. Neat!

lego alphabet spaceship e

E – Some sort of booze cruise ship and one of the larger I built. Plenty of passengers having a good time, and one not so much.

lego alphabet spaceship f

F – My first real asymmetric ship. Those are two really big engines on the front.

lego alphabet spaceship g

G – An open air space golf cart. I kid you not. I felt like I really figured out some good SNOT on this one.

lego alphabet spaceship h

H – I tried out some more color, and the hexagon engines turned out nicely.

lego alphabet spaceship i

I – It was hard to come up with something interesting for basically I straight line, but using 1x2x2 bricks for a tall engine worked out OK.

lego alphabet spaceship j

J – Some of my better greebling if I do say so myself.

lego alphabet spaceship k

K – This looks completely different from the front. You should check it out.

lego alphabet spaceship l

L – Keep on truckin’! And dig those engines!

lego alphabet spaceship m

M – Pew pew personified!

lego alphabet spaceship n

N – This ended up looking sort of off in the photo vs. what I’d imagined, but you build and learn…

lego alphabet spaceship o

O – Figuring out how to attach big clear windows without using non-clear pieces was a challenge.

lego alphabet spaceship p

P – One of my faves because 1) it’s orange, 2) it’s such an oddball design, and 3) Nnenn liked it. (I miss Nnenn.)

lego alphabet spaceship q

Q – Sort of a combination of what I’d learned from B and G. And you should see the wacky engines!

lego alphabet spaceship r

R – I don’t remember where I first saw the hinge idea I used over the windscreen, but I stole it lovingly. Dig the flame paint on this if you get a chance.

lego alphabet spaceship s

S – This one was a real toughy, but the rotating engine underneath the cockpit worked out well. And I finally got to use those old dark gray 2×8‘s!

lego alphabet spaceship t

T – My intergalactic tug. Love those tires!

lego alphabet spaceship u

U – By this point I’m pretty comfortable with a big curve and greebling. A fun fun shape to do!

lego alphabet spaceship v

V – I wanted to make V a really long one, and I had some new decorated tiles I couldn’t wait to use.

lego alphabet spaceship w

W – Sort of a Star Trek-y vibe, and I got to use lots and lots of yellow!

lego alphabet spaceship x

X – I wanted to avoid the X-wing design as much as possible and ended up with more of a TIE feel. That’s a lot of light bley.

lego alphabet spaceship y

Y – The killer tuning fork! Pew pew!!!

lego alphabet spaceship z

Z – A fitting end as I used almost every technique I’d learned over the two years. And I thought it ended up being significantly different from N.

Hope you enjoyed them! You can see them all over at Flickr too.

1963 Four In One Cartoon Fun – Comics to Color

Found this a good while back while perusing cartoon cards on Ebay. It’s a 1963 coloring book featuring Newspaper Enterprise Association comics from Saalfield Publishing.

I have to admit, I’ve never heard of Morty Meekle, Tizzy, Priscilla’s Pop (or Priscilla for that matter), or Freckles or any of his friends:

Four in One Cartoon Fun - Comics to Color

Here’s a scan of one of the Tizzy cartoons:

That’s actually a really nice gag, but for a children’s coloring book?
Anyway, check out the entire book here. And maybe print one out to color?
If you do color one, send it over and I’ll post it! Enjoy!