|Fish on Friday. It's Lent don cha know|
Friday, 22 February 2013
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
|The "dawgs" and me in 1998|
Monday, 18 February 2013
|Dr. Sheldon Cooper has opinions about Canada's new currency policy|
The whole idea for this toon came as I walked by the local credit union and read their clever sign, "Hasta la vista, Penny". The idea for Sheldon popped into my head immediately. I had fun doing that caricature and working out a few of the details. All in all, I'm happy with this one.
The best commentary on the penny came from Stephen Colbert who expressed alarm over Canada no longer using the penny. What is the US follows suit? Among other things, Colbert worries that now we'll say "a nickel for your thoughts....that means a five hundred percent increase in price for the same amount of thinking!".
I guess the 99 cent special will be a buck now....
Thursday, 14 February 2013
|My Valentine and me in 1994|
Now, many sketch books later....another Valentines day and we remembered our first Valentine's date and taking this picture. Neither of us can believe it was nineteen years ago already!
The girl hasn't aged and she's cute as always. The guy has aged a little--and he's fortunate as always to have met and married his Valentine.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
|Circa late 1970's|
Thankfully my brother is pretty good natured much of the time. I wonder if I'm putting that to the test by posting this picture
Friday, 8 February 2013
|MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: MANITOBA-Riding in cars without heated seats!|
Sean says he'd like to "star" in one of my postings, and I'm enjoying the challenge of building a little story around our adventure. It's actually quite the ego fluffer to have someone say they'd like to be associated with this blog.
Look below and right of the colored version, you'll see what I thought was the final draft. I worked to get the surroundings right, but the character seemed to fall flat. In the colorized version, I like the character a bit more and would like to do more with the setting. In a way, the cold seat is a character too.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
|Anne of Green Gables is NOT blonde! Case Closed!|
While not one for confrontation, I hope the Lucy Maud Montgomery estate, the whole province of PEI, and the Spirit of Anne herself resist the crass attempt to mess with a nice little story.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
This started with me drawing around the base of one of my favorite coffee mugs ( It has a beagle on the handle and my friend Gary Rith made it....check out his blog and his awesome work). This guy in the doodle just sort of emerged from the semi circle. For some reason I've always liked drawing these kinda dumpy little guys...kind of weather worn. Even in junior high I liked creating the nebbish types even when other cartoonist friends were drawing super heroes or souped up cars.
This guy just seems likable to me--I think maybe some would say he's a "mensch"...a good thing. I've decided that if I were to do lots of full scale cartooning I would want to practice with objects and backgrounds. I notice Gary Trudeau's detail and drawing is very clear and precise and his characters are more "loose" in the drawing.
Monday, 4 February 2013
|No more double hot fudge sundaes and Hitchcock film festivals before bed for me|
This challenge was for the end of December....the next facemat challenge is done and will be posted another time.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Friday, 1 February 2013
A bonus for your Friday--two doodles! Oh the generosity:). I was going for both mood and motion with the drawings. The caption occurred once I had sketched this out.
|Adding a bit of "Red Bull' to the communion chalice works wonders|
|What was that old Jethro Tull lyric--'sitting on a pipe wrench"--.nah...what WAS it???|