Thursday, September 27, 2012

Love means never having to say you're sorry

This one goes out to the friends with scars and the people who love them.

Well, that's it -- the last of the 8 experimental cartoons for September. Weird, quick, dark and totally different from anything else I have ever drawn. I hoped you liked 'em. I wonder what's in store for October?

(Actually, I already know, but you don't!)

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Plattitutdes store

Hey, now you can buy some of my sketch cards and other goodies from the Plattitudes store. Check it out. I'll roll out new products as the current batch sells.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dying is easy, comedy is hard

It's almost October. Time to draw lots of tombstones and skulls and monsters. And otherwise tap into the fears that drive us all...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's all in the wrist

This isn't exactly autobiographical. I use the term carpal tunnel as a shortcut. I actually have RSI - repetitive stress injuries in my wrists and shoulders. But that doesn't roll off the tongue as well as carpal tunnel. So for cartoon purposes, there you go.

But whether this cartoon is 100% truthful or not, it does lead me to this: the pain I live with almost every day is actually pushing me to adapt, change, and recreate my art style. That has resulted in this cartoon -- and all of the others that I'm running this month. I think today's drawing is the epitome of what I'm trying to accomplish now, and I'm happy to share it with you here today.

Pain won't stop me. It just pushes me forward. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Look inside yourself

Here's the first of 8 brand-new cartoons for September, notable for several reasons:
  1. Did I mention 8 new cartoons? When was the last time that happened?
  2. They're all experiments in style and tone. None of them look or sound anything like any cartoon I have ever drawn before.
  3. They're mostly dark. Dark, dark, dark. To be honest, I'm a little scared to show some of them to you. But they're all queued up in the Blogger systems, so I'm going for it.
  4. They were all drawn super-fast. I spent about three hours writing, drawing and scanning the whole set. I wanted a certain energy that I would not have been able to achieve with my normal methods, so I picked pens and styles that would just flow. Consider this entire month a grand experiment all around.
I hope you enjoy 'em. Or at least don't try to have my committed after reading them.