"Happy Hot Rod Holidays and have a super boss New Year! Thanks for coming to check out my Drag Fink Blog through the year and I'll have a lot more cool artwork and stuff in 2010!!! Take care and I'll see you on Drag Fink soooon! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal...Jeff
Hey Gang!!! I thought I'd share a drawing I did of the Mooneyes prototype A/FX funny car. I really dig the way 50's experimental prototype cars look and wanted to combine it with a Mooneyes look. Being an animator and cartoonist, my drawings still seem to retain a cartoony edge. Enjoy! Take care and thanks for stopping by. Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal...Jeff
Hey Gang!!! Here's a drag toon I did called "Heading for Bakersfield." Done right before the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, California this year. Take care and enjoy! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal....Jeff
Hey Cartoon Hot Rod Gang!!!! Here's a little something I did for my pal Dane Jenson at Frontier Toyota in Valencia, California. A little SpongeBob "Hot Rod" Pants for you guys to enjoy!!!! Take care and we'll talk soon! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal....Jeff
Hey Gang!!!! Here's Pat Maset's "Hit Man" competition coupe dragster. Pat's back overseas serving our country and we wish him well. His coupe dragster is awesome!!! Coupe dragsters are some of my favorites, like Pete Millar's Chicken Coupe. Take care gang and we'll talk sooooon! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal...Jeff
Mr. Top Fuel Worm is having a hard time trying to figure out how to tune his engine with limited capabilities. (But he has won T/F Wormhole Eliminator many times! Go figure!) Take care kids and have fun! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal...Jeff
Hey Gang!!!! I'm back from vacation in San Francisco and had a great time! I thought I'd kick things off with a sketch I did last night of Mike McCain's "BOMB SQUAD" Nostalgic Plymouth Funny Car. The car is driven by Mendy Fry. What an awesome funny car to see in person! Take care and we'll talk soooon! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal....Jeff
Hey Drag Finksters!!! Just a quick note to let you guys know I'll be on vacation till August 3rd. I'll be posting more cool stuff when I come back!!! Take care and have a great week!!! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal....Jeff
Revell's 1956 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Ford F-150 pick-up. Photo courtesy of Kustomorama. Man!!! Dig Ed's 56 Ford F-100 pick-up!!! What a great shop truck and boss artwork on wheels!!! Cool, Daddio! Bottom photo courtesy of Moldy Marvin. Thanks, Moldy!!!!!
Hey Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Fans!!!! I always had a thing for the Roth designs which featured hot rods eating other hot rods. Most of the designs Ed featured for his t-shirts and stickers always had a cartoony feel to me. These are a few of my favorites. Take care and stop back sooooon!
Hey Ed "Big Daddy" Roth VW Bug Fans!!! I thought I'd post some of the Roth VW shirt designs through the years. The top design is my favorite and one of the latest designs. I dig the hippy guy flashing the peace sign. The image above is one of the earliest Bug designs I could find. Pretty boss and groovy stuff!!!
Groovy looking artwork on the Bubble Ray sign!!!! Check out the "Bubble Ray" with Rat Fink behind the wheel!!!! Great looking Corvette bubble top transformation. And a boss close-up of the finkiest "Fink" himself, behind the wheel. Super snice. And yours truly once again, with the Rat Fink in all his glory at this year's Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Rat Fink Reunion. I'll be posting more in a few days. Take care, Finks and Finkettes!!!! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal....Jeff
My wife Julie and I arrived at the 2009 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Rat Fink Reunion, in Manti, Utah. A beautiful evening at the home of Ed and Ilene Roth. Thank you Ilene for a super great finky time!!! Yours truly next to Rat Fink himself in the Bubble Ray. Julie does a double take at the largest Rat Fink she's ever seen!!!! Cool Ed Roth and Rat Fink stuff everywhere!!!! Real boss!!!! Another cool shot inside the Ed Roth Museum, which is behind the main Roth house. I love this shot cause it has one of my favorite photos of Ed on the back wall. Check back with me for more shots!!!!!
HEY ED "BIG DADDY" Roth Fans!!!!! June, 4, 5 and 6 is the Rat Fink Reunion in Manti, Utah!!!! Be there!!!! Check out Trixie Roth's Ed "Big Daddy" Roth site for details. Take care Finks and Finkettes and I'll see you there!!!! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal...Jeff
Come and join "Trixie" and friends at the Rat Fink Reunion as they celebrate the life of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Plan on bringing your cars, bikes and other unusual pieces of art to share. We are planning on having a great time enjoying Ed's influence in other's creations!! Take care gang and I'll see ya there!!!! Your Cartoon Drag Fink Pal....Jeff
HEY GANG!!!! CHECK OUT DRAG FINK.COM! IT HAS MY DRAG TOONS TO LOOK AT!!! I'LL BE SELLING SHIRTS, ARTWORK AND COOL STUFF IN A COUPLE WEEKS. TAKE CARE AND THANKS FOR LOOKING. YOUR CARTOON DRAG FDINK PAL....JEFF http://dragfink.com/
Hey Gang!!!! Here's a boss drag toon I did for my long time pal, Berserko Bobby Doerrer from earlier days at Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. Make sure you visit the Bob's Berserko Lounge web site. "It's Weird!" Here's a few shots I took at the Pro Stock Bonanza at Raceway Park in the mid-70's. Here's Berserko Bob with the Jesel Bros. CMS Altered Camaro. It was a beautiful car built by SRD Race Cars, which is now S&W Race Cars. Take care Bobby and everyone!!!!
Hey Gang!!!! Here's a little cartoon I did a few years ago with the Finster's riding with the Hell's Angels of California. The Hell's Angels were founded in 1948 in California. Take care and check back sooon! Happy riding and stay safe. Your Cartoon Pals....Jeff and the Finsters.
I've always liked cartoons, animation, hot rods and drag racing. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was my first great inspiration to draw. Other inspirations were Charles Shultz, Chuck Jones (who mentored me and started me in the animation business), Jack Davis of Mad Magazine fame, M.C. Escher and Tex Avery. I've been working in the animation business for 20 years and currently at Nickelodeon Animation producing Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go! and Ni hao Kai-lan. Prior to Nickelodeon. Also while at Nickelodeon, I created and produced The Finster Finster Show! short for Frederator. Earlier in my animation career I worked at Chuck Jones Productions, Spumco, Warner Bros. Walt Disney Studios, Universal, DreamWorks, FOX Kids Network, and Carsey Werner NBC. I'm married with three cartoon kids and originally from NJ. I also like TV shows of the 50's and 60's and love watching cartoons especially early MGM and Warner Bros cartoons. I've been also honored by becoming an official Ed "Big Daddy" Roth artist and is the official Ed "Big Daddy" Roth artist of the year for 2008!!!! As of 2006, I became a member of The Standard 1320 nostalgic drag racing group.