Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Appletons May 1980 National Lampoon Classic!

B.K.'s artwork and storyline in this May 1980 National Lampoon are the stuff of legends. Mr. Taylor's fine attention to night shading is as perfect as I've ever seen in this classic of
The Appletons.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Great Characters Come From B.K. Taylor!

More Zero Heroes Artwork from B.K. Taylor!

' Fantastic Guy went so fast, no one ever knew who or what he was...'

'Muscle Man became so strong he was declared an illegal weapon...'

Fancy Man a.k.a Stunning Man
(Current whereabouts unknown)

Enjoy B.K. Taylor Art Everyday!

Mr. Taylor tells us he is in the process of designing some merchandise, which is more great news :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

B.K. Taylor's Baseball's Greatest Grossouts Cards

Incredibly sweet artwork and some very slick packaging makes for a very much sought after product!

Thanks and a tip of the hat to Flickr Member The Damn Mushroom for supplying these pics of some classic B.K. Taylor artwork!

Classic B.K. Taylor Sick Magazine Spoof Issue!

In our household, magazines like National Lampoon, Sick, Mad Magazine, Eerie Comics, along with Crawdaddy, Mother Jones, The New Yorker and many others, were monthly staples.
Many were mailed to us by subscription and we knew which days of the month to be around the mailbox.

After seeing this B.K. Taylor cover for Sick magazine, Dad said, "Incredible! I call it 'Them Crazy Kids on Their Murder-Psychos'. This guy's brilliant!!!"

Dad was rarely wrong, and several copies of this particular issue of Sick were purchased. (No, you can't have mine, I'm keeping it forever, lol.)

How can you see an image like this and not be moved toward laughter?

Look at the bold colors, the confident direction, the full character development and the entire 'Devil May Care' attitude of this piece and tell me that it's not hilarious. (I'll check for a pulse if you think otherwise.)

Mr. Taylor's artwork has consistantly brought smiles to the faces of so many people and I'm proud to have shared his artwork with so many of our friends.
People who never laugh out loud have laughed when seeing and reading his artwork.
'Timberland Tales' is the best cartoon strip ever created, in my opinion and strikes a major chord in all people, especially Canadians.
Incidentally, Mr. Taylor has lived in Canada and knows all about Canadian living and all of our quirky customs.
My Mom used this piece of Mr. Taylor's artwork in the elementary school first aid station to calm down kids who'd fallen off their little scooters. She'd point to his artwork during their hysterics, real or imagined, and the tears always stopped.
You don't always get that kind of reaction with Sesame Street...

I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to have received a telephone call from Mr. Taylor this fine June day after a nice long hike in Edmonton's Rundle Park and it sure was an experience talking with him! He is a vibrant and energetic man, much like his inspiring artwork, which we will be seeing even more of in the future with the new book coming out sooner than expected.

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a telephone conversation as much, and it was a pleasure and an honor to talk with him.

Thank you Mr. Taylor!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Wrong Right of Passage' Featuring Foamy The Rabid Dog

Just received this 'Timberland Tales: The Wrong Right of Passage' from Mr. Taylor a scant few moments ago. This is one of our all-time favorites, and features Foamy The Rabid Dog in an unforgetable tale that makes folks laugh time and again.
Mr. Taylor's attention to detail is sheer brilliance.
If the opening line 'Many African and Indian societies still practice the ritual of circumcision' doesn't get your interest, nothing ever will.
Thank you again Kind Sir!