Sam Spayed (Garfield)

Created by Ron Tuthill, Kevin Campbell and Jim Davis Oh yeah, the dame. She was beautiful. Too beautiful to trust. "Are you Spayed?" she asked. I hate that question. He made his first appearance in 1985, but Garfield the Cat's private eye alter-ego SAM SPAYED was soon parlayed into a well-received book and an Emmy-winning TV … Continue reading Sam Spayed (Garfield)

John Hunchman & David Purefoy (Dicktown)

Created by John Hodgman & David Rees Who says cartoons are for kids? In the clever and decidedly adult cartoon Dicktown (2000, FXX), maladjusted, socially awkward middle-aged private eye JOHN HUNCHMAN and his slacker sidekick DAVID PUREFOY (voiced by series creators and co-writers John Hodgman and David Rees) aren't going anywhere. They're still living in small North Carolina town … Continue reading John Hunchman & David Purefoy (Dicktown)

Detective Fork

Created by Kevin J. Guhl Okay, okay -- so he may not have always been the most polished piece of cutlery in the drawer, but Silver City's own private eye DETECTIVE FORK somehow managed to get the job done, in this heart-felt spoof by artist/writer Kevin J. Guhl that pleased fans of hard-boiled detective fiction and … Continue reading Detective Fork

My Scrapbook: Chinatown from Movies R Fun

My Scrapbook Chinatown from Movies R Fun Illustration by Josh Cooley Josh Cooley is an American animator, screenwriter, director, voice actor and storyboard artist, best known (so far) for for his work for Disney's Pixar studios. He's credited with designing the look of such films as The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), and Up (2009), co-writing the script for … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Chinatown from Movies R Fun

My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix!

My Scrapbook One of my favourite caricatures of Joe Mannix (Mike Connors). By master cartoonist Pete Emslie.   Ottawa-born Pete Emslie published this caricature of Mike Connors (and a great little bio) for the actor's 88th birthday on his blog, The Cartoon Cave, and admitted that Mannix was "a TV favourite of mine that I've long wanted to … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix!

Homer ‘Bulldog’ Pipsqueak

Created by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna I swear, this site is going to the dogs. This has just got to be about the lamest entry ever on the site, but here goes: During it's seemingly endless run of one-hour-long The New Scooby-Doo Movies on 1970s television, the Mystery, Inc. gang of Fred, Velma, Daphne, … Continue reading Homer ‘Bulldog’ Pipsqueak

My Scrapbook: The Winking Brown Eye

My Scrapbook The National Lampoon ReviewsJohn D. MacDonald's "New" Travis McGee Book In the July 1981 issue of the National Lampoon (the special “Endless, Mindless Summer Sex” issue), they ran “Would You Like Something to Read?,” a spoof of a regular book column,by Sean Kelly and Ted Mann. Yes, it's cheeky, politically incorrect and embarrassingly juvenile. You should probably … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Winking Brown Eye

Gai Kurusawa

Created  by Tensai Okamura "I hate this season. The weather sucks up all the slime and filth in the streets and pours it back down on ya. But then, that's what this city's all about. Name's Gai Kurasawa, private eye. I've spent my life in this concrete merry-go-round watching the same crimes play out year … Continue reading Gai Kurusawa

My Scrapbook: Phillipe Marlboro, Gumshoe

My Scrapbook Phillipe Marlboro, Gumshoe An original painting (2009) by Harold Edward Brooks, available as a print or photo from deviantart. I think of this painting every time I see some misguided yoyo out in the world trying to borrow a little 1940s cool by smoking like a chimney. Sorry, Leonardo, you ain't Bogie -- … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Phillipe Marlboro, Gumshoe

My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Jim Rockford!

My Scrapbook One of my favourite caricatures of Jim Rockford (James Garner) by master cartoonist Pete EmslieAnd a nifty one of his cop buddy Dennis (Joe Santos) and him. Ottawa-born Pete Emslie is a huge Rockford fan (my, what great taste he has), and posts a new caricature of James Garner every year on the actor's birthday … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Jim Rockford!