I’ve set up a Square store for online book sales. All books are a limited edition run of 20. $25.00 covers all shipping, handling and other annoying stuff.
Check out It’s a LondontLife #1, a collection of local-to-london–ontario-canada editorial cartoons, and the latest cat drawing book, At least 22 cats
Predictions for the summer to come.
These undirected wanderings of mind and hand sometimes work out.
Mix, when it was run by Paper by 53 was a great little creative social site. Art was offered as jumping points for improvisations. The monstrous creatures in this cartoon were not drawn by me, but the first creature was offered by another contributor. The modifications are my riffs on the original artwork.
For the cartoon, I wanted anonymous silhouette-y images. But human shaped heads were too strong an indicator. I recalled these free improvisation jams and used the collaborated images.
Monthly, I participate in a comic jam at a community gallery. So inclined artists gather and run a kind of storytelling Exquisite Corpse comic page jam. In the sense I miss Mix, not having it does free time I indulged. It wasn’t a waste of time, I guess I’m trying to say, but not having it any longer to draw, does make time for other things, like drawing.
Hmmm… I think the colouring worked out well.
In Sketcha, using the ballpoint pen tool – far more scribbling than I usually do, but drawing her high highness’ shaggyness requires some different approaches.
Just an ordinary Tumblr, really. Typically the reposts and likes are interesting though.
These goofy drawings seem to come out of fooling about with some new tool in some new app. Test the tool, see what kind of marks it makes, scribble something else on the page and just follow along. I don’t direct them at all. After a while I just trace over what hasn’t been drawn on the page yet.
This was scrawled in Linea, an app I’ve had on the iPad since forever.
The newest book arrived today, and it needs to go through numbering and signing of the 20 book limited edition run and mailing a copy to Libraries Canada. I want to save the release for TingFest, approaching fast from from April 17 to May 5, 2018!
So many of the images I’ve seen about the death of Stephen Hawking are basically about the wheelchair, and how now his body is free. I think it’s a bit of low hanging fruit really, compassionate, easy to grasp, literal, christian imagery. I think they all miss a deeper point, that his mind has always been free.
I was reminded of this image, an older cartoon of mine from 2013.
It’s the age of Big Hair Diplomacy
Yes, I have been busy with LondOntLife, clearing snow from sidewalks, and neglectful of this blog.
Seriously, the head cold and the cough rattle your eyeballs.