You guys are very patient.
Thanks for letting me have time to go play with my cartoonist pals.
I thought you might like to return to the current storyline for a minute. Here we are, back again in color and seeing what’s going on,
So here we are-
That’s Dave Garst (aspiring cartoonist groupie and all-around excellent person), BJ Higdon (Son of Bruce Higdon, Punster and Caricaturist), Mark Simon (HotShot Storyboard Artist, and Modern Media Entrepreneur who obviously doesn’t sleep), John Hambrock (Creator of The Brilliant Mind Of Edison Lee and Co-Host of The Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning) Todd Clark (Who creates Lola and is one of MAD’s usual gang of idiots) Rich Powell (Creator of Wide Open, and another of MAD’s usual gang) John Read (founder of the magazine Stay Tooned, Caricaturist, and movie studio grunt), My son Gideon (JROTC nut and producer of an airsoft gun video here a while back that he should now make more of)
And me, sprawled on the floor.
So, that was the ‘before’ photo. Here are the afters:
Todd took a few shots.
John Hambrock, too, took a couple of shots to the body.
Rich Powell shows us that getting shot in the eye, which sounds bad, isn’t quite so- as your eye is armored as many other anatomical parts are not…
Mark stopped a LOT of paintballs. Probably had nothing to do with the red shirt.
Yes, the shirt started off red. It didn’t get that way during the game.
Quick Break. No bones, but y’know. Breaking. We look a jolly bunch, don’t we? ‘Specially Rich, who kinda knew what he was doing (Ex-Marine, you see) and who stayed pretty darn happy under fire. Disturbing.
I was shot in the head. Not armored, my head. Owwie. Thanks, Todd. Thanks pantloads.
Not that you wanna see my hairy, specky back or anything, but guess how many times they shot me in the back. Go on. Guess.
Now, the next day, this was Mark’s leg. Color’s getting good, yeah?
So, I finally got my wish of having cartoonists body paint one another. Tomorrow, more photos! Skating, and also cartoonists in fancy clothes.
I’m doing a thing at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I’m lucky to be included in such a stellar group of well-known cartoonists, and yet, there I am. See if you can spot me in the poster.
Here’s the latest press release:
Come mix and mingle with the world’s best cartoonists, while supporting the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The evening will feature Cartoonists Improv. Host cartoonists will be sitting at VIP tables. Enjoy festive food and spirits at this one-of-a-kind event. Featured hosts include Bill Morrison of The Simpsons, Steve McGarry of Minions, and Jeff Keane of Family Circus. The poster artwork really speaks for itself! Feel free to share this on your websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Anywhere you’d like works!
Nice, right? Share it around, willya? Thanks!
So this guy, a musician/artist type who was very influential when I was in high school, died today. I did a little caricature to put on a Facebook post about explaining to my kids that when he sang about ‘1999’ it wasn’t a throwback thing, he was singing about a future we almost couldn’t picture, it was so far away.
And after I did the little digital caricature, I was asked to do a physical one.
Here’s both. Whattaya think?
I know I keep putting up things for stuff around here, and no one wants to travel a million miles to do cartoony stuff,
but this one’s SPECIAL. The National Cartoonist Society is coming to Memphis, and we’re drawing for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
That night, after we’ve drawn for every kid we possibly can, there’s a Fundraiser dinner. If you don’t wanna drive to Memphis to hang out with cartoonists, there’s still a chance to get in on the auction, which includes incredible prizes to bid on, such as a weekend with Jack Black in Hollywood, and being drawn into a MAD magazine movie parody. Jump online and see how you can be a part of it. Probably good for your soul. Definitely good for the kids. Makes the cartoonist feel important… and you know how THEIR egos are. Cartoonists. Psssh.
Click on the invitation for more information!
After languishing for … longer than I like to admit… another two projects are out the door. If you’d like such a bowl or cup, you’ll either have to visit a particular gallery in Branson MO or order your thing through this site. Though I warn ya- these vessels are crazy pricey. The ones you see here aren’t even finished. Imagine them so shiny that you can see what sort of light fixture is turned to it by its reflection on the polished surface.
I thought of doing a dragon on the flagon rather than the horse. What do you think? Should I have chosen reptile over mammal?