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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We must be right and honorable

I'm spoofing the ex-VeeP's profligate hunting style here. I mean, c'mon, shooting pheasants in a cage? That seems no better then little Timmy torturing cats in the old lot on the outskirts of town......

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Being over appreciated is important

I'm about to take off for the gathering, so this blog will be sort of slow for the next 25 or 30 days. Then, I'm not sure what my living situation will be come Aug 1st, so, this blog will be affected by these events. I need an active scanner and an internet connection to continue this blog regularly.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Judges have hard jobs

Whenever I read anything about judges, I get the sense that most folks don't like them. In fact, judges seem to have almost as low a place in the blogosphere as lawyers do.

The night went ok, made 36 in about 2 hours, spoke to a few very nice folks. two different people offered the possiblity of an "illustrator" job, but, I take all of that with a grain of salt. The first one seemed plausible, but the second was a classic sales blow off: first, she starts off with some compliment about how great I am, then she starts "asking for my card," and "if I do this as a professional," as if what I'm doing right there isn't as professional as it gets. Then, she starts implying that if I "give her my card," she's "needs an illustrator." I smile and comment that while I'm not denying the verismilitude of her offer, I make more money with 1 and 2 dollar pops for my signed copies than I have ever made from the endless "offers" I hear at doorways for jobs. She then says that my illustrations "aren't what she was looking for," I'm like "huh???" it's not like I'm opposed to offering up my cartoons for commercial use, but I was not offering them up for her project, whatever that was, so, the idea that they "wern't what she was looking for," seemed sort of goofball. Then, after all these compliments, her mentioning her own connections to the art community, she says she isn't going to buy anything. I had a hard time not laughing right there. The main reason I found it amusing was her nonsensical implication that if I gave her something for nothing, there might be something in it for me, which she then clearly kiboshed. I guess the thing that gets me in all this is not so much that she said no, but that I was selling something, she tried to get me to give it to her for some promise that she KNEW was a lie, and she KNEW she was not going to act on, yet she walks back into her home thinking she is an artist and is part of the art community. To me, that's a bit of a deception. She is not an "artist," but is instead a "producer of commercial art," and she has those sensibilities, which are NOT, at least imo, the thoughts or conceptions of a true artist.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Max Career challenges, plus a changed second ending.

I'm trying to maintain character here. The key is to make it so that the characters all conform to certain parameters. I don't like the idea of Arthur being angry. i want him to be more of a ponderous, thinking character that can't be riled. If you look at the one preceding this, it's really the same exact figure with the same lines, but with a slight tweek, and his anger is hidden by a mask of questioning.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Max has career issues

Well, it was a lackluster day. I only worked about an hour and a half, made about 18 bucks. My leg was killing me, so, that sort of slowed me down. Otherwise, I had a good time, and met some very friendly people.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

To much Defense can blind you to your opportunities

I learned that lesson again today when I was playing Starcraft. There were many opportunities for my superior comrades to attack our enemies, but they did not take them. They were much better at creating a complex economy then I was, but they lacked the pizzazz to know when it was time to "strike while the metal is hot." We finally won, but only after I embarassed them into attacking by questioning their cahones.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another good day, I made 40 in two hours and talked with a few very nice people. I ran into my friend Kate and said hi. I met a nice woman named Sue who is an old Dead Head. Hope to continue the acquaintance.

These Cartoons are general slapstick, although I am poking fun at the commecialization of society in the first one.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

business and pleasure!

Another great night. I made 50 bucks in two hours! Yay! I'm happy that my ability to make folks happy and make money is working out. I ran into two friends along the way, and one of them "enlightened" me.

Here I'm riffing on the fact that most folks don't really like judges, and the second joke is an old favorite.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Out and About

This panel is mostly about puns, but I'm also riffing on the higher status judges experience in society. There is a subtle reference to Sotomayer, in that she is a minority judge, as is Max.

My first day out and about was good. I made 22 bucks in about 1 and 1/3 hours. It was crappy turf, filled with empty houses and students. My leg was killing me, but I had a good time anyway, and lots of folks smiled at my art.
Howdy Folks. Today I'm exploring my cynicism concerning the state's intense desire to hide everything, and to call anything that makes it seem immoral "classified information." The second panel is a classic joke that I reworked for my little fellows to participate in.

I'll be going out for the first time in a while to sell cartoons, but it's time to get my business flowing again. I'll let everyone know how it goes.