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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Up at a newish comics blog, Cornered, where everyone "recreate the spot character illustrations which appeared in the upper left-hand corners of so many classic comics", I drew a small illustration showcasing my favorite superhero of all time - 'Mazing Man! Check out the rest of the blog too, there are some great stuff in there!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Bureau of Drawers portrait

I hang out with a talented group of people here in Seattle, WA called the Bureau of Drawers. We are all drawing portraits of one another and I happened to illustrate the illustrious Jonathan Morris, aka Calamity Jon.

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Our Broadcast Day - H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.3

Page three of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ephemera collection

I've been posting scans of illustrations from my ephemera collection in my other new blog! I am finally scanning my finds and sharing them with the world. Please check them out:
illustration below is by Al Wiseman.

Ephemera Collection - Why Women Love AAA

A great find in my hunt for vintage ephemera with beautiful illustrations. This is a small fold-out brochure for AAA, approximately 6.25"x11". Artist and year unknown.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ephemera Collection - "Christmas Magic"

Here's a holiday themed post! "Christmas Magic" is a 16 page pamphlet put out by 3M (Scotch tape) on creative ways to wrap presents. The booklet and it's content is unremarkable save for the small spot illustrations of Santa Claus in various poses. Not sure when this was published, possibly the late 60s or early 70s. I've made a montage of the illustrations below. Happy holidays, everyone!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ephemera Collection - Al Wiseman

Sometimes I like to hit thrift stores or antiques shops  to hunt down ephemeral paper documents such as brochures, advertisements, booklets, etc. with great illustrations. These small objects weren't meant to be permanent and were often thrown away so it's always a joy to discover a long lost illustrated piece of paper by an unknown, or sometimes known, cartoonist. I have a small collection that I will be scanning and sharing with you.
Recently, I found a single sheet with a beautiful Al Wiseman illustration for Boeing. Al Wiseman was a ghost artist for the Dennis the Menace comic books from the 50s and 60s, and this drawing seems to come from that time when he was ghosting the Dennis comics, possibly late 60s to early 70s (the 747 was produced in 1969).  The illustration has a fluid line, with a crunchy texture in the clothes and beard, and it's almost calligraphy. I'm guessing it is a part of a sales package or advertising campaign created for Boeing, so I will be keeping an eye out for anything else drawn by Wiseman for this campaign. If you have any leads or info about this drawing, I'll love to hear from you!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

I recently drew a comic for my pal Pat Lewis’ upcoming anthology called Our Broadcast Day. The premise is a lost episode from an existing TV show that never aired and I chose to draw a comic based on H.R. Puf-n-Stuf. I’ll be posting the pages in the next few weeks. Here is page one!
PS: I have a new website AND blog on said site! I'll be making more timely updates on that blog than here so please take a look and bookmark!

Our Broadcast Day - H.R. Pufnstuf pg. 1

I recently drew a comic for my pal Pat Lewis' upcoming anthology called Our Broadcast Day. The premise is a lost episode from an existing TV show that never aired and I chose to draw a comic based on H.R. Puf-n-Stuf. I'll be posting the pages in the next few weeks. Here is page one! There will be a new page on Monday, December 20th so check back!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

2t Blokes part two

More 2t Blokes!

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2t Blokes

"2t Blokes" is a comic strip I created for scooter riders and fans. 2t refers to "two stroke", the type of engine the older Vespas have - so the title would read 2 Stroke Blokes (scooter enthusiasts would be in the know). Enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello everyone!

This is the start of a new blog for my illustrations and comics! Welcome!

Smiley Lemon | Love+Water designs

Smiley Lemon | Love+Water designs

Hey all! I created a t-shirt design for Love+Water Designs and the charity of the month, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Here's their mission statement:
"We want to promote and raise money for charities, inspire greater social awareness, and create bold t-shirts. YOU design the shirts, YOU pick the charity, WE donate up to 50% of the profits. Every.Drop.Counts."
Please vote!

Monday, December 6, 2010

2t Blokes

Here's another 2t Blokes comic strip!

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© Dalton Webb. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2t Blokes

"2t Blokes" is a comic strip I created for scooter riders and fans. 2t refers to "two stroke", the type of engine the older Vespas have - so the title would read 2 Stroke Blokes (scooter enthusiasts would be in the know). Enjoy!

Click to embiggen.
"2t Stroke Blokes" © Dalton Webb. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Puns are the red-headed stepchild of the joke world. Everyone hold their noses up whenever a pun is mentioned but secretly people love them.

My favorite type of pun is the visual pun. Being a cartoonist, this is one of the tools of writing in my belt. Visual humor need to get across an joke, an idea, clearly as possible. There's no need to tell the reader about the philosophy behind the pictures. Show, don't tell, is the driving force behind picture making.

Anyway, as I was searching for references photos for a small project I'm working on, I came across some non-sequitur images. In this case, I was researching yogis and their famous bed of nails. Among the search in Google images were yogis and Yogi Bear. Yogi Bear! As I looked, I realize there was not one picture of Yogi Bear as a yogi on a bed of nails. No one ever took that opportunity to make a visual pun of Yogi as a yogi. So I took it upon myself to draw it.

Then I got the idea for a new "meme". I would love to see what others draw with regard  to cartoon characters who translate into puns very well. Please post your drawings below or post a link - good or bad puns are welcomed. Here's a free one for you - Yogi Bear as Yoga Bear in the downward dog position.  Have fun!

Smarter than your average yogi!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bluebird of Happiness Pt.2

Here's the final illustration and design for the bluebird for Fremont Abbey Art Center:

If you are in Seattle, check out their birthday bash!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bluebird of Happiness

Here is a sketch for a small illustration for the Fremont Abbey's 5th anniversary:

The final inked version:

The illustration will be used as an image for the 5th anniversary email invite, which I will post soon!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Every year, the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society hold an art auction to benefit pets that are lost, abused, or strays. I am donating a small painting in the auction to do my part to help the thousands of animals that are found. My cats are pound kitties and they are the lucky ones. Check out the link for more info:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Halloween Save the Date!

Are you ready to have an early Halloween? Next week the Bureau of Drawers will have it's 1st Annual Monstrous Halloween Art Show! I will have two silkscreened prints available (even one that glows in the dark!) and there will also be art galore (gore?) on the walls!

Bring your wallets and support the arts in this time of economic disrepair!

Friday, October 8th at 6:00-10 PM!

at the 

Cafe Racer

5828 Roosevelt Way

Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 523-5282

PS: The scary little guy drawing is © Tom Dougherty.

REPOST: Art Assistant/Studio Intern

 My friends Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Baby-sitters Club) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Agnes Quill) are seeking an Art Assistant/Studio Intern. Check it out here!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

COMBO #1 by Bureau of Drawers at URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS

This is tomorrow! If you are in Seattle and all dressed up with no place to go, this is the place to be! AND to bribe your attention and attendance, I'll be drawing liquor bottles (with spirits!) for a measly DOLLAR!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Bureau of Drawers at BUMBERSHOOT 2010

Checking out Bumbershoot this weekend? I'll be on hand drawing with the drawing group on Sunday! But the group will be there all weekend! (We sleep under the tables.)

Love + Water Design

Check out the Love + Water design blog... I am in the artist spotlight and talk a bit about my work. Also, check out the other artists - there is some great stuff on here!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Seattle Art Museum's second annual SAM Remix Project

Reposted from The Bureau of Drawers blog! I'll be there...

Greetings friends and drawing fiends,

The Bureau will be out this Friday night at the Seattle Art Museum's second annual SAM Remix Project. We will be organizing and drawing like mad in a large-scale collaborative comic, and we want you to participate! This large scroll-like jam comic will be developed over the course of the evening as cartoonists of all stripes sling some ink, drink, eat, and then possibly drink some more.

In addition to our marathon participatory stunt drawing comic, there will be a tremendous range of art activities, music, food and drink. The activities will all take place at the Olympic Sculpture Park from 8 PM to midnight, or as long as you can stand the awesome. Prepare for overwhelming artistic destruction.

All the pertinent details and tickets can be found at
the SAM website for the event.

If you can't make it out this Friday, please stop by to see us at Bumbershoot the following weekend, where we will be working on a jam comic of similar epic scale.

All the best,
the Bureaucrats

Monday, August 23, 2010

Poster mock-up

Below is a color mock-up for a screenprinted poster that I will be printing this week. I will be posting the work in progress as I go!

print area size - 13" x 19.5"

Mark your calendars!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Solo Art Show

Hey everyone, if you are in Seattle in the next month or so, I am having a solo show at Tart Beauty Studio. I have 16 pieces, including 7 new ones! It will be up until around the end of September.
You can view the new illustrations at my website!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bureau of Drawers Box Set

The group I hang out with, The Bureau of Drawers, will debuting a box of minis by it's members at Bumbershoot. The box will be silkscreened on boxes that resembled Happy Meal boxes, illustrated by yours truly. Below is a sneak peek of the box drawings:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Comic work in progress!

Below are some sketches for a story I am writing and drawing for an upcoming comics anthology...(click images to embiggen).

Monday, January 11, 2010

Eye Guy

Drawn at the art opening for Friends of the Nib art show at Howard House. December 2009. Pen and grey markers.

Zombie cowboy

Illustration for an iPhone game that was killed before it really started.
Drawn with Illustrator CS3.