Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kids and Dogs. Can't Go Wrong with Kids and Dogs.

Little boy and his pooch. Sure fire stuff. This is an old sketch I found, so I can't explain what the black sweat is supposed to be. Maybe the tyke is worried I wouldn't draw them any bodies, which I didn't, and would leave them as a couple of floating heads, which I did. Maybe. Both subjects look happy enough though.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Alley Gutters and Crockett Dials

I don't know much about purses and shoes, but by time you turn them into cartoons you really can't tell the difference (between crocs and gators).

Friday, July 18, 2008

Extreme Self Portrait

Another optical delusion.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Creepy Critters

Every nasty mammal, baring much tooth enamel.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beleaguered Belogger

Too much work. Not much time. Must sneak in doodle blog while clients and dealines aren't looking. Yikes! Here they come n...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Very, Very Old and Very, Very Black and White Movies on TV

Doodling in Photoshop, watching old movies on TV. Ya just don't see as many seltzer bottles and pencil thin mustaches as you used to...

Saturday, July 5, 2008


I always get the part about it being the darkest before the dawn mixed up with the calm before the storm.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Curly Girly on the Fourth

An old doodle I found in a sketch book. Don't think I used it before. I think that's all supposed to be her hair... either that or she's emanating radio signals from her hair ribbon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Heels Over Head

We still have those perspiration droplets that fly off in all directions to denote 'worry'. And when people use nasty language, we see a string of punctuation symbols in the dialog bubble. But a lot of time honored comic strip cliches have gone the way of the Gumps and Happy Hooligan. Nobody saws logs when they sleep anymore, and these days you hardly ever see cartoon characters' eyes turn into little "x" marks when they're knocked out. One of my favorites was the way old style comic strip types would register shock by immediately flipping over backwards. Not that this was an especially effective way to illustrate surprise, but it was pretty cool and I miss it.