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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cartoon rush

Well, I'm in the midst of a drawing a slew of new cartoons. Some of them are cannibalized older stuff, but with new twists and a lot better drawings. Others are completely new ideas. I'm trying to mix some of my older jokes which were drawn very coarsely, into this new conversational framework.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

look at the bigger pictures backwards

In my slide show, the pictures that are two boxes per page are placed in reverse order, mainly because you have to add the photos in reverse to make them come out in order on the blog.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vulture Culture and changes to the format

So, I've embarked on a new series of cartoons, based on the characters you are already familiar with but with a more surrealistic tone. I may be rehashing some of my older jokes in the newer cartoons, as I have begun to experiment heavily with backgrounds and motifs. The older cartoons here are basically vaudeville jokes that I rework into my characters and their situations, but what I'm really striving for is a more integrated experience, more like Peanuts or Pogo. The idea is to work the jokes into normal, ongoing conversations that are part of story arcs, like the newest one I have, a Tea Party with a bunch of allusions to our present situation, but that can also be read years from now and enjoyed for it's own sake, much like Alice in Wonderland itself was like that. I want to have different outings, with the animals not so much delivering punch lines as much as saying punch lines within the context of larger conversations. This is a truly trying part of this art, but I think I have a handle on it, and I have a lot of blue inked cartoons already produced with the new ideas. I'm a little behind financially, so I have not gone out and bought any inking pens in week or so, and my main pens have run out of ink. So, after I pay the cable bill, the medical bills and the food bills, sometime next week I'll buy some more pens.A good set of pens that do what I need runs around 15-18 dollars. I use Faber-Castell pens and a Staedtler non-photo blue to do the original layout.

Also, I have been reworking my vultures, and I'm shortening them. They are too tall right now, and it makes it hard to have them realistically perching on things like branches.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

When I said "i'm offering it to folks," I didn't realize what i'd created

Some guy laughed about how he was now a "folk," and I was like, yeah: he's a "folk," in a different way then folks that don't give me anything. In a way, he is also a part of the cultural "volk," if you get into that sort of thing.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Weird Money Day

The only way to describe yesterday was "weird money."

First, I made more then I have ever made on turf, ever, selling cartoons. My previous record was 115, and I made 117. Then, somehow, on my bike ride home, I lost around 30 bucks out of my pocket: a check for 20 and a ten. Totally Bogus! Then, finally, in a further twist, Someone gave me 20 via Pay Pal, showed me the transaction (it was 20), but, when I looked in my pay pal, it was only 15! I literally saw the 20.00 confirmation on the person's computer. I called Pay Pal to report it, since it's very odd.

All in all, even with my monetary disaster, I did very well last night, thx for supporting me.