Five years ago I decided to run up a bit of debt in a good cause. The cause was experience. The debt ended up about five thousand U$D. The experience, a couple of months in Eastern Europe. The former East block, the USSR’s buffer, had been off limits to me for most of my life.Continue reading “Toons ?”
Remember that cute aphorism, “Life is what happens when you’ve made other plans” That sure is a cute maxim. I hate cute sayings. Another I detest is, “When life gives you lemons make lemonade “. To paraphrase Scrooge, people who offer such pearls of wisdom should be boiled in their own Christmas pudding. If theyContinue reading “Buzz Graphic”
Being isolated somewhat, living by myself, alone, just me, I sometimes ask myself and answer too. It is technically a monologue but with a little voice characterization it can be turned into a dialog. Having it mean anything or have any significance, that’s a problem for another day.
The point in a cartoon or a cartoonish illustration is to be light but convey the central idea. That’s the reason for long conversations with the client, discovering what would make them happy. Sort of like the therapist patient relationship. Often…they don’t know what they want…but when you dig, and you must, you can surpriseContinue reading “The quick sketch”
I’ll see a photo in the NYT and draw it in pen or graphite. I’ve done that for nearly all my life. Its pretty ingrained. That leads to piles of paper renderings of all manner of stuff. There is text too. Stories that were never completed because they morphed like the kiwi plant that’s takenContinue reading “Illustration for Something”
A local publisher offers opportunity for ancient content creator. The buzz is a local paper, a broadsheet, with local and eclectic content. Its publisher is a local man who works to encourage community. BCV this was important. Clearly it is even more important now. The story of the worlds insect population collapse was under reportedContinue reading “Writing for the Buzz”