Here it is, the second (and final) part of the "Uncle Eddie's Theory Corner" retrospective, summing up about 640 posts over a period of nearly two years!
Next to animation and cartooning the thing I've probably posted most about is architecture. It's easy to see why an artist would do that; architecture is art that you live in. My own preference is for architecture that's romantic. You picture yourself having adventures in it, it provokes your best thoughts, It reminds you that you're part of a culture, you want to show it to friends who haven't seen it yet.
I've done a lot of posts about dinner friends like John, Mike, Steve, Kali, Katie and Marlo (excerpts from two different strips, above). I've done a zillion "My Dinner with Andre"-type posts about John and I'd do the same for Mike if he'd let me. In Mike's case the dinners would be especially easy to write about because they all begin the same way: we sit down, Mike spots a beautiful girl, he shouts, "Eddie, Eddie, quick! LookLookLook!", I look, and Mike gets completely unhinged because I'm too obvious.
I've published a lot of sketch reference (above) over the last two years. I love the way real people look, as opposed to fashion models.
I've also posted a lot about fine art. Here's (above) excerpts from one of my favorite posts, showing the contrast between Roman and Renaissance (spelled right?) sculpture. The Roman bust celebrates the practical man of action, the Renaissance one, by Donatello, celebrates the sensitive, thinking, man.
I frequently censor pictures that make me look fat or ugly (above).
I did a few posts on my film, "Tales of Worm Paranoia." I'll do some more when I find the drawings I saved.
Lots of Greek stuff (above) on the site. Greek philosophy is refreshingly manly, clear and practical.
I've done several posts on the subject of cartoon anatomy (above). Theory Corner Readers have a scientific bent and frequently catch me on factual errors.
Once I did a whole post (excerpt, above) on patterns of male back hair. You won't find that in Burne Hogarth!
Sometimes I publish drawings from the projects I work on, but not too often. Most employers don't let me draw in my own style.
I've done lots of doodles (above and below) for this blog.
Smoking: it's a dangerous, filthy habit, but the rituals are soooo interesting!
When I draw in my own style I never have trouble drawing women. Women are simply men with long hair and breasts.
I haven't drawn anything for the blog since before Christmas. That's because all my free time is taken up with the computer. I'm determined to get comfortable with this machine and learn a little Flash and Photoshop.
Well, that's it! I'll have to do another retrospective this time next year! Good grief, I hope I don't run out of things to say by then!