Straight Out of the 70’s

I freely admit this isn’t Red Wings art, but it does have to do with the Lightning. Not only has this team garnered a soft with Wings fans due to their GM being Stevie Y, but they booted the much-despised Penguins last night.

In honor of that, I’d like to share my appreciation for Ryan Malone’s fantastic facial hair.

It's like a big orange caterpillar... of the AWESOME BUTTERFLY.
That's more of an accomplishment than that slapper in Game 6.

Helm’s Hands, or Lack Thereof

After a Helm-centric conversation on Twitter, I was requested by Sean Gentille (@seangentille) to modify a well-known Pascal Dupuis doodle.

An excuse to draw Helmer? Yes please.

Saddest Helm
The requested version.
Happy Helm!
The more current version.
Confused Helm.
"My ridiculously circuitous plan is one-quarter complete!"

The last one, of course, references my first piece ever featured on The Production Line.

Give Our Creation… LIFE!

I’m sure everyone noticed that Johan Franzen took a Doan-assisted header into the boards early in yesterday’s game. When came back to the bench a period later with 21 stitches, cotton in his nose, and no visor, I think we all saw how badass hockey players can be. (And when Turris tore off a fingernail later in the game and was crying about it, well that just shows how  some hockey players can be total babies.)

Those stitches, added to the other cuts and scrapes on Franzen’s face, had some of us comparing him to a certain stitched-together, reanimated monster.

He doesn't like fire much either.
Thanks to Petrella for the inspiration.

Maybe when he needs a scoring boost we can hook up a car battery to those neck bolts and give him a jump.

If she weighed the same as a duck…

Among all the other things that happened at H2H2 (which, yes, there are some doodles that came out of that that I’ll eventually get on the internet), I was asked by the fellows at Winging It In Motown to assist them artistically with a few projects. At first I was hesitant, due our the deadly rivalry. But then when they told me it involved Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I knew that I had to do it, just so I could draw Pavel as   a snarky French guard.

Click here to read their brilliant write-up and see my accompanying illustrations.

Oh, and just so we’re clear, TPL FOR LIFE, BITCHES.

Burn her! BURN HER ANYWAY!
Jeff Hancock was totally asking for it, if you ask me.

Pictures are Worth a Thousand (Cuss) Words

I wanted to get these up before I depart for the H2H2 festivities tomorrow. A few more macro-style drawings for when you need to cuss at one of our players, much like the one I made for Hudler:

Maybe you should be wearing your glasses.
We aren't going to forgive you just because you're pretty.

And an alternate version:

For when he's done something REALLY stupid.
No kittens for you!

I find it entertaining that I’m posting this one after all the Tuzzilove on here the past two days. Don’t get me wrong, Bert’s grown on me the past season, and I love having him on the Wings. However, he still does some stupid shit sometimes and I’m still going to yell at him for it.

If you have any suggestions for players who regularly make you scream “DUDE WHAT ARE YOU DOOOOING?!” and you’d like to see them captioned with something similar, I’d be willing to give them a shot.