Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #53: Angry Ape-O-Saurus




Roaring in the New Year with an ApEtHiNg-style greeting!

Monday, December 28, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #52: ApeStravaganza!














It's the better-late-than-never "ApeStravaganza" sketch, celebrating the 1st anniversary of the "Ape of the Week" blog. This drawing has it all: Gorilla Claus, showgirls, balloons and more.

See if you can find the portrait of a President hidden in the picture. (Hint: it's James K. Polk).

Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #51: Apething Arab-esque












A belly-dancing ape-girl, inspired
by Debra Paget's terpsichorean moves in
her exotic film roles.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #50: Angered Apething


















Angry ApEtHiNg
Causes Catastrophe!

Here's a tantalizing tidbit from the author's apish addition to Daniel M. Davis' new "Monster Commute" compilation book!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #48: Pilgrim Kong




















Happy Turkey Day from a Calvinistically caricatured creature.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #44: Gorilla the Hun




















He rides out of the desolate waste of the steppes...
seeking a really good recipe for banana cream pie.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #42: Apething...Kiddie Style



A simian scribble caused by the artist's temporary regression to a child-like state...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #41: CRY... YETI!


He shambles out of the frozen wastes to stare petulantly at blog visitors...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #40: Apething of Frankenstein


He's a little early for Halloween, but who's going to tell him otherwise? Re-animated, patchwork ape-monsters are not known for their patience.

Rrrnnggghh!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #38: Her Majesty's ApeThing


Pvt. Mountstuart Elphinstone Greystoke of the 12th Warwickshire Gorillas, posthumously awarded the Victoria Banana Cluster for his bravery in the Battle of Rorke's Drift.

Long Live the Queen!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #36: Mer-Monkey


A mystical mer-monkey maid and her fun, finny friend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #35: Monkey Express


An ApeThing version of the Pony Express,
inspired by the 'toons of "Zim" Zimmerman.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #33: ApeThing in Vinyl?




An unproduced concept for an "ApeThing" vinyl figure.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #32: Akut the Mangani



This sketch is my take on Edgar Rice Burrough's Akut from his Tarzan series.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #31: Son of Guest Gorilla




















My littlest son, Aaron, is the special guest artist this week.
For your viewing pleasure, he has drawn a gregarious gorilla with an award-winning smile.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #30: Homo ergaster

















And now for something completely different:

My sketch of a Homo ergaster skull.

Or an unreasonable facsimile thereof.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #29: Gorillafish


Disassociated Press--

Scientists discover the never-before-photographed "gorilla fish" and believe this aquatic ApEtHiNg to be the missing link between anthropoids and the common coelacanth.

Film at 11:00.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging, already in progress...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #28: Sonja of the Apes


Here's a svelte, savage, sword-swingin' simian
in a Red Sonja-esque rendering.

Excelsior!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #27: The Marvelous Magical Yeti King


From the frozen Himalayan wastes comes this simian satrap to wish you a Happy Independence Day! (Well, he is red, white and blue.)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #26: Martian Monkey Man




Prepare for the invasion, earthlings!
And-- we're halfway through our year of weekly ApEtHiNg postings...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #25: Cave Girl





It's summer and cawing of the Great Horned Pterodactylus fills the balmy air. It is a time when a young cave girl's fancy turns to... raw meat.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #24: Growly Guest Gorilla
















My son, Jacob, is the special guest artist this week.
For your viewing pleasure, he has provided a
cantankerous gorilla and a fine-looking banana tree.

Thanks, Jacob!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #23: Big Brute


An apish giant and
his surprised captive.

Rough ink sketch
on legal paper.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #21: The Monster of Sunset Beach



My homage to B-movie babes, bikinis, beaches and beasts.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #20: ZZZZzzzz...!




















A bit of a different "apething":
I took a class of college art students
to sketch at The Phoenix Zoo today.

Michael, their bull orangutan, dozed
in the sultry heat and was kind enough
to pose for this quick gesture sketch.

I like Mike.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #18: APETHINGY



A color sketch of
a mutant apethingy.

'Nuff said.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #14: "Why a Duck?" Sketch







An unfortunate ApeThing has met his demise at the hands of a savage she-duck...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #12: Robo-Ape



Amazing Android Ape: A Marvelous Mechanical Monstrosity of the Modern Age.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #9: Falling Monkey Sketch







Okay, not exactly an ape. But apish. And doggone cute.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #7: Apeman



Waddle softly and carry a big stick...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #6: Ape Sketch



I think he's pondering Planck's constant...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #5: Monki Tiki




Beware! This is one ferocious South Seas simian...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"APE of the WEEK" #4: Danger Ape!


Look...up in the sky!

Not bird, nor plane, nor even frog: it's Danger Ape on ApeThing's blog!