Friday, December 4, 2009

Shall I dunk?

Shall I dunk?
LeBron cracks me up. I'm sure that he IS human, but every time he does something warm and human (such as calling out Mike Brown in support of Zydrunas Ilgauskas) he follows it up with weird actions from beyond the understanding of mortals. This is demonstrated by his former irrepressible enthusiasm for the All-Star weekend dunk contest suddenly turning into a "We'll see." What's going on with this thing? Does he have some sort of super-computer crunching the numbers on which course of action would be most profitable? Just dunk, LeBron. You said you would.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

NBA/JLA wade as flash


The first in a series of these. This is an easy one. Next one I think will be Green Lantern. Any guesses which NBA player it will be?

I'll be watching the Heat for the first time this year tonight. Stoked to see D-Wade (and Melo) in action.


BLACK INK ON BRISTOL (digital colors)::

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Iverson dreams

Do The Answers Dream of Electric Practice?
Do The Answers Dream of Electric Practice?

I have to qualify everything by saying I really don't know what's going on with Allen Iverson. Us writers and fans tend to go berserk on every meager scrap of information, and really, maybe we don't know the rest of the story. At face value, Iverson's retirement by Grizz tantrum depresses me. I don't want to see him go out on such a low note.

Iverson's particular mixture of skills and personality may not fit in anywhere. Math and history show that he's an iffy choice when brewing a contender. But: I watch the NBA to see those guys who can do something that no one else can do. No one else is Allen Iverson. Maybe he will ruin a team's efficiency, but I still smile when he obliterates a defender like only he can.

As I write this it's sounding like he may lace 'em up again soon. I hope he does. People are arguing about whether he'll actually be able to help the Sixers. The Sixers will not be contenders, with or without Iverson. Fans of that squad won't like this: I really don't care whether they win this or that many games. But I would like to watch Iverson play.


P.S. A long time ago I saw an Ahmad Rashad interview with Iverson, and as the show was winding down they were talking about what he likes to do away from the court. And A.I. said that he likes to draw, and broke out pencils and crayons to whip up a caricature on the spot. Maybe that's part of why I like him? Does anyone have more information on Iverson as visual artist?

Friday, November 13, 2009

He gone

glory juice

This week Byron Scott joined the swollen ranks of guys who've quickly transitioned from Coach of the Year to Persona Non Grata. Mike Brown has gotta be loosening his collar a little bit, huh? And who will be this year's lucky winner/loser?

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Computer meltdown is kind of a lame excuse but not as lame as having to deal with computer meltdown. So there.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

speak of the devil

Ginobili and the bat

I was actually watching the Kings/Spurs game on Saturday night, via League Pass. As some of you know, I am partial to the Kings, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the purple hanging in there with San Antonio for the first quarter and a good chunk of the second. Kevin Martin doing his thing, some rookies not looking so terrible ... it was at this point that Manu Ginobili started killing animals with his bare hands. Paul Westphal did not prepare the kids for that.

I know, obvious joke, but I had no choice.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

A present for LeBron

A present for LeBron

Monday, October 19, 2009

He'll always be Captain Jack

Captain Jack

I feel bad about what's going on with Stephen Jackson. I'm a fan. Image inspired by Howard Pyle's sad pirate illustrations.


Friday, June 5, 2009

raw product

Hey, here's the raw stuff, straight out of my sketchbook, game one of the finals.


NBA Finals

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Secret Lives of Shane Battier

The Secret Lives of Shane Battier

New strip over at Ball Don't Lie, where you can see an army of Kyles employing level-headed logic in the comments section. And if they like that, then they're sure to dig this doodle:

Battier jacket

And I feel that it might be necessary to remind that any of the Garbage Time All-Stars artwork may be purchased as a high-quality print. They make great gifts for friends OR enemies!

And if you want to stay up-to-date on the latest GTAS goodies, get with our Facebook.

Friday, May 8, 2009

No mercy

sweep the leg

Another page from the playoff sketchbook. I'm not into conspiracy theories, but this just seemed right. Also, Phil's hilarious post-game explanation, that it was all an accident, reminded me of one of those old jokes ...

GUY #1: I'm tellin' ya, I didn't stab that guy! He just sorta fell on my knife.

GUY #2: Yeah, but eleven times?


Monday, May 4, 2009

Oh the humanity!

Josh Smith between the legs

Another page out of the playoffs sketchbook, depicting one of the only memorable moments of the ATL/MIA series. Sure, the dunk didn't go down, but who will ever forget the subsequent righteous indignation? From Mike Fratello's bewildered tsk-tsking to Dwyane Wade's limply manufactured humiliation ... oh Josh Smith, you might as well have spat on their grandmothers or wiped your ass with that Michael Jordan jersey the Heat retired. How dare you disgrace the sacred institution of basketball with an attempt to entertain the fans? WAAAAAAAAH!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Damp 2.0

Tony Parker, scared of Erick Dampier?

Originally posted over at Ball Don't Lie.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The many faces of Derrick Rose

The many faces of Derrick Rose

I look forward to many years of drawing this guy. Here's the other Derrick Rose comic I did, in case you missed it.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Rockets/Blazers preview sketchbook

More sketchbook stuff ...

Rockets and Blazers

I don't think that a lot of people really dislike the Rockets, but the Blazers are the new pony, the NBA darling. Can't help but love these kids.

OK, gotta go, this is probably the last preview I'm gonna have time to do before the playoffs start. Enjoy the games everyone!


Playoff sketchbook

Hey, I'm going to start posting sketchbook stuff ... so, more frequent updates throughout the playoffs. Here's the first one.

Lakers and Jazz

I honestly haven't seen enough of the recent Jazz games to understand how they went from tough out to cupcake party, but it seems like the Lakers are gonna trample them.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nellieball on Broadway

Captain Jack chomps the stogie
Originally appeared over at Ball Don't Lie.

And here's a little bonus for y'all:
Behind the mask: Anthony Randolph
I'll send the black/white original artwork of the bonus to someone who comments on this post, based on my own arbitrary rum-soaked criteria. Get postin'!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Are we Ubuntu-ing yet?

KG says hi
Originally appeared over at Ball Don't Lie. And here's a little extra thing we found on the cutting room floor ...
GTAS: In the bonus
... and what the hell: a week from now I'll mail the pen/ink original of "GTAS: In The Bonus" to whoever leaves the best comment on this post. Got it?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MVP Couch Rage

MVP Couch Rage
Originally appeared at Ball Don't Lie.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Being The_Real_Shaq

Being The_Real_Shaq

ALSO, another interview with us is available for your listening enjoyment, brought to you by the San Antonio diehards over at Project Spurs.

And GTAS has now entered the hallowed halls of Facebook. Check us out, friend us, comment, subscribe, all of it, more, better, now!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mmm ... Cap Relief

Trade deadline funnies.

Originally appeared at Ball Don't Lie.

ALSO, Jeff over at Pete Marasmitch posted a little chat he did with Garbage Timer Josh. Seize that!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Don't Tug On Superman's Cape

Dwight Howard gets ready for the dunk contest.

Originally appeared over at Ball Don't Lie.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The nachos are gone PLUS an interview with us

The NBA season starts ... NOW!

Why, it's a new comic that originally appeared over at Ball Don't Lie by those Garbage Time All-Stars chaps, nice fellows them, catching all of the johnny-come-lately football fans up on this NBA season.


The DEFINITIVE interview with Josh and Mark (AKA those Garbage Time All-Stars chaps, nice fellows them, etc) up over at Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources, conducted by Tim O'Shea who is coincidentally a nice fellow as well.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hungry for apples ...

So ... Derrick Rose is having a fine rookie season. Except for the part where he injured himself while slicing an apple in bed. Hey, it happens. Think back to when you first moved out on your own. You definitely got hurt preparing food in an inappropriate place. Anyway, I hope that Mr. Rose can in some way draw power from the incident.


hungry for apples

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cheer up, Boston

This is just a lil' extra comic, inspired by the minor stumbles of the Celtics as well as their recent crunching of the Kings. Happy new year!


Celtic Juggernaut Faces Adversity