The Whimsical Worlds of Max West

I have a brief announcement to make.

In January, my company will be putting out an anthology of my work for the Amazon Kindle format – to be available of course through Amazon.

The title of the work will be The Whimsical Worlds of Max West.

This anthology will be a collection of various other works I’ve done. It will include a zine I did back in 2007, various gag cartoons, and vignettes starring Hilda and Richie, whom you’ve seen drawings of on this blog. Stay tuned for more details!


Proper Lady

A gag cartoon with Hilda & Richie


Proper Lady

Just a simple pen drawing done on bristol paper.

Hilda and Richie are having a argument, yet Hilda’s reluctant to use any profanity.

I plan to do a short work for Kindle starring Hilda & Richie. Stay tuned for more info.

Hilda’s Evening Gown

Hilda has closets full of various dresses.  Among them are formal wear for when she goes out or is at a fancy ball.

Hilda's Evening Gown



Again, diluted watercolor really comes in handy.  Depending on how you dilute it, you can get all kinds of neat effects.  This drawing of mine from the Moleskine book reminds me of a Japanese ink painting.

Hilda Smokes

Another one of my sketches with Hilda Otejekker, rendered with ink and diluted wash.


Hilda Smokes

Hilda Lights Up

Just another drawing I did with Hilda.

Hilda Lights Up

Another drawing with diluted ink and wash.

You have nothing to worry about, readers.  Hilda is a fictitious character so she cannot get lung cancer.

Hilda usually uses a cigarette holder when she smokes.  She prefers expensive fashion cigarettes.

Hilda and Richie Number 1 now for sale!

Hilda and Richie Number 1, my experimental comics digest, is now available for sale on Indy Planet!

Hilda and Richie Number 1 Cover



It’s for sale over on Indy Planet for only US$2.50 plus shipping.  (If you reside in Florida, you may have to add sales tax.  If you’re outside the USA, you may be responsible for taxes and duties.)

Just a warning: the content in this digest is for older readers as it can get raunchy.  There’s some adult content, profanity, and use of alcohol.

Bikini Hilda Floating

I thought I’d share another piece from my Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.  This time, it’s of Hilda Otejekker and yes, it’s another bikini image.

Hilda Bikini



Hilda has a huge pool in her mansion.  She and Richie use it almost everyday.  Sometimes she likes to swim.  Other times, Hilda likes to just recline at the side or peacefully float on the water.  (Hey, who doesn’t?)

The water and Hilda’s inflatable pool mat there are diluted paint.  I used Derwent brand watercolor and Inktense pencils but pressed lightly on them.  The pink pool inflatable toy Hilda is reclining on?  That’s actually red Inktense pencil – I just used a light pressure and water to dilute the pigment for the pinkish color.  Everything else was enhanced with pencil and a Uniball pen.