Ever since publishing "Tunnel-Ball" about six months ago now, I have stumbled upon a couple of baseball-related works that would have definitely inspired me even more. Last month it was the Japan/Taiwan baseball sketchbooks of cartoonist Edward Steed.
Recently I came across the self-published work "Bixby Bats" by illustrator/animator Willie Real. Self-described as "a band of misfit vampires from distant lands that begrudgingly play the game of baseball", the illustrations in here are both stunning and hilarious, with an awesome "marker on paper" textured feel to them. You can pick up a copy here.
Of course, I loved it so much that I couldn't help but do a quick doodle
featuring Clive Mole with one of the Bats ...