Runway Toons!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 by


Beloved frequent PRG commenter (and old friend of Tom's) Alex!, is one insanely talented mofo and when he gets inspired, we get treated to some absolutely awesome "doodles," as he calls them. These wound up in our inbox today and we begged him for the privilege to share them with y'all.

First up: TIM GUNN: FASHION SPY


We damn well better see future installments!

Next, something so cute we'll be peeing sunshine for days, Christian and Chris in:

Where the Fierce Things Are

How freaking awesome is that?

72 comments:

Red7Eric said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! Ha! Ha ha!! Ha!

(That is all.)

Min said...

The man is a visionary. :-)

GothamTomato said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! And the one of Chris & Christian is beyond perfect!

--GothamTomato

P.S.- Cranberry juice may help with that 'sunshine' issue.

Anonymous said...

Classic. Bravo to whoever made these.

ToddNY said...

OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD This is beyond awesome!!!
You bitches rule! Even your friends are fabulous : )

lima bean said...

Oh. My. God. My cute Chris' are together! How deliciously sunshiny. Alex! you are the best.

hotchickenbakooti said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. Christian as Max...he is definitely the willful, demanding child.

Juliann K. said...

There are just too wonderful. I'm dying to see more!

Kate said...

The Sendak one is amazing. (So is the serial cartoon, but I'm entranced by the shading in the second one at the moment....)

Sewing Siren said...

Quite impressive doodles!

Self depreciation + remarkable talent.. Alex! did you go to Pratt?

mazeway said...

fantastic. Thanks for letting us see them, boys and Alex. I can't help thinking of the designers seeing them, too, and being utterly delighted.

Anonymous said...

i love the one with Chris and Christian! too cute!

Anonymous said...

These are FANTASTIC!

P.S. I love the phrase, "peeing sunshine." A little graphic, but descriptive :)

Paul Teel said...

Way to go, Alex. These are great.

Gorgeous Things said...

Hahahahahahahaha! Snort!

I barely kept myself from spewing coffee all over my screen. Bravo!!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!

td said...

She is an unstoppable sewing machine.

That is SO FUNNY! Brilliant!

esme said...

Alex, you are adorable! Are you single?

Rosie's Girl said...

I want the Sendakesque teeshirt, and I want it now!

agnes gooch said...

Awww, I knew he wasn't just another pretty thumbnail face! Two snaps, way high up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the exceptional! creations. I will be posting a lin to friends at frenzied speeds.

thombeau said...

LOL!! YAY!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

TheQuietOne said...

Wow! Those are great!! I can't wait to see the next comic. And the 2nd one is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Where The Fierce Things Are is like Star...like Celebrity.

It is also SO my new wallpaper.

desertwind said...

I've blown 'em up an' printed 'em out!

Alex, you're sunshine on a cloudy day.

The Divine Miss M said...

These need to be posted weekly. So, whoever your friend is, he'd better deliver! These are frickin' brilliant. Rummy Cashew? HA! Perhaps he'll trick Tim into making one of those bad 3am decisions to weaken his superhero resistance...

j-yo said...

OMG, these are amazing!

(I hope the sunshine doesn't burn coming out."

prettyinpink said...

aww I guess someone didn't like the videos ;(

junior goddess said...

Jumping up and down, clapping. (Like Elisa. Uh oh.)


I've decided that Rami has already audited PR, and Jillian is his little cousin. He's walking her thru the class.

Seth said...

Those are hysterical and downright awesome. Wicked talented. Can't wait to see where the fierce things are.

mjude said...

love it. hope it becomes an addition to this beloved site!

bitchesdye said...

Oh My Gawd!!!

Kanani said...

Wonderful, super talented. Perhaps we'll see Alex on Project Runway to give us a "court reporters" POV done in before the show installments? Could be GREAT fun!

wannabe said...

Fanfreakingtastic.

LelĂȘ said...

This is insanely brilliant!! Alex(!), I always enjoyed your posts, but I never knew you had such incredible talent, dude!!! Those are fantastic!

LelĂȘ said...

PS: Where can we see more of your work?!

The geek in me is particularly overexcited.... *blushes*

:-)))

twc said...

Alex!! You are BRILLIANT! I've been looking for your comments because you're so funny and insightful, but to see the 'toons brings a whole new dimension.

I'm impressed by the way you boiled 4 characters down to a few panels and words. Seriously. That's amazing. I make a living writing stuff for magazines that pay a lot (about financial stuff, very dull in comparison to PR), but I bow to your greatness.

Agreeing with Rosie's Girl, I'd buy "The Wild Things" on a t-shirt right now.

Andrea said...

Oh, my God, that's fantastic! (As is "peeing sunshine.) Kudos, Alex.

TLo said...

We can't tell you how thrilled we are that Alex is getting this kind of reception. Not that it's anything new to him. Alex owns the coolest comic shop on the east coast (possibly, dare we say it? THE WORLD) and has been mentioned in the Village Voice and New York Magazine among many other places. If you enjoy his ability to boil characters and narrative down to their bare essence, then you HAVE to read his Legend of Brunhild. Don't be put off by the warning at the beginning. There is one mildly NC-17 panel.

rain brain said...

Loved the "doodles." And the "peeing sunshine" comment made me laugh out loud (and I'm a tough laugh).

finding the filth said...

omg - the chris/christian picture is SO adorable! i love it!

Mariana (The Unorignal) said...

"You'll never get away with this! When I fail to report, Parsons will send another agent."

LOL. I love it. Brilliant!!

Sarah said...

Hilariously fabulous, guys!!
Not to mention, the fabulous Sendak interpretation. Christian and Chris look ADORABLE!!!

Becca the Promo Mami said...

where the fierce things are???? brilliant!

amazing! insipired!

wimple said...

Alex, I bow not merely to your drawing ability but to your insight and humor. I have been enjoying your posts (and your screencap) for some time. Now I can enjoy them all the more - I feel as if we've met by your sharing your unique gift.

cpk said...

brilliant in execution and conception! give us more!

Tami S. said...

Brilliant! I especially love 'Where the Fierce Things Are'...Alex, you are the winner of this challenge!

madam ovary said...

Um, Alex? For the sequel could you please have Tim's shirt open one more button? You know, for the sake of proportion and fit, nothing dirty of course.

I need professional help, don't I?

snf in va said...

Okay, I've just come back from spending all day getting an aging ancestor situated in a nursing home and I come back to this...

Alex! and TLO you are the BEST!

littlekarnak said...

Totally Awesome!!! Thanks, Alex!

lynette said...

Alex!
Surface and take a bow!

Now that we know about your artistic skills, we have to have more! More, more, more! I love "Where the Fierce Things Are" and your strips. Chris & Christian should be beyond flattered!

kheli said...

Brilliant, simply, elegantly, exquisitely brilliant! More, please!

Alex! said...

thanks folks... I'm very flattered!

Shinjira said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Isabella said...

This is s awesome! Funny and beautifully done. Great job, Alex!

Anne said...

Oh my God, those are amazing! The one of Chris & Christian is so fabulous - I'd love to have that on a mug or t-shirt.

You should sell prints of those - some of us hardcores would buy them. I would!

Anne

Levityinbrevity said...

Where the Fierce things are. FTW!!
<3<3<3<3<3

Anonymous said...

holy crap, that's beautiful. thanks for the info on where to find more of his stuff, TLo.

Anonymous said...

Seriously - get in touch with Cafe Press to sell merchandise with the Fierce Things image!

laura said...

I actually, physically clapped when I saw Where the Fierce Things Are. Genius.

Lilithcat said...

"Please, sir, may I have some more?"

These are awesome!

SmartAss said...

I just wanna print and frame that Fierce one. So Fierce it is fine and funny.

Kudos on the wit and the drawings!!!!

bitchybitchybitchy said...

Love the "fierce things" cartoon with Christian and Chris!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love them both but Tim strapped to a table? Rawr!

gacm said...

Alex, thank you so much for sharing your talent. Bravo!!

Susania said...

more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more!

Seriously, those should be a weekly feature. Reminds me of the old Brenda Starr strips!

sentientseeker said...

om gah

i wanna put that on my bloggy blog, with fab credit of course

can i can i?

Anonymous said...

Oh Alex, you rock!

Kzspot

Say What? said...

OMG! "Where the Fierce Things Are" had me rolling! I absolutely loved it! A signed copy of that would be a FABULOUS prize of a TLo contest.

What talent Alex has.

TokyoDoll said...

I'm quite impressed! Beautiful work!

Suzanne said...

GENIUS!!!
Rami should thank him for the nose job, too.

Hells Kitten said...

Rami's nose is hot and sexy the way it is. Much better than a fallen-in nose like Jack's after surgery. Love what you are sissys - no nose jobs!!!
The Tinn Gunn Fashion Spy is hysterical!!!