Friday, January 30, 2009

A tiny meeting point between caricature and cartooning

Hirschfeld of course
And Ronald Searle

  I just thought the similarity of expression was interesting for some reason. It's not uncanny, but it's interesting to me— seeing a little overlap between two artists at the top of their respective fields.

It's All About March/Here's Some Decent Folks

  Welp, I still don't have Photoshop, but I did figure out how to adjust photos in iphoto, so I guess I got no excuses. I'm gonna start posting more frequently now, scouts honor. All through the month of March, I plan on posting a cool painting experiment thing I'm excited about, so there you go. 
  Here's a park sketch. These were ideal customers. Say what you will about prejudging people, but can't you just tell some people are gonna be decent folks just by lookin at um? Can't you?!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

...What with the economy and all...

  Um, I'm confused. Why does the media keep hyping up the recession, because the more they make people nervous the worse it is for the economy. My goodness it's not funny. It's really bad. It's like a self fulfilling prophecy. Somebody needs to say, everybody keep spending and work extra hard, America. The only thing to fear is fear itself. That's absolutely true. When somebody warns somebody about something, the point isn't to be right and say "I told you so." The point is to prevent the thing from occurring, and that ain't the way it works when it comes to forecasting the economy. You tell everybody, "be careful. the economy's gonna go downhill," and what's gonna happen? I'm not sure how the media can benefit from a recession, but maybe everybody will be at home watching tv instead of working, but then advertisers might not pay as much cuz the demographics don't got the same kind of cash as before, so I don't know. I guess the answer for us little people is to stay optimistic and not talk the economy down any further and work twice as hard. Come on America! We're tough.

Here. I just invented a new cartoon character for the twenty first century. I think I'm gonna call him Bugs Bunny. Whataya think?

Friday, January 2, 2009

No More Free Internet. Fooey!

  Apologies to my faithful and occasional visitors. I don't have Internet anymore, so right now I'm sending this as I sit typing in a coffee shop. Our oh so generous neighbor has moved so if we want an Internet connection now we have to pay for it, and I don't wanna. I'll try to keep updating lots, but another hitch has interrupted my endeavour and that is Photoshop says my time is up for my trial period. I'll see what I can do about that. 
  Until then yall are gonna have to go back to reading books and watching television.