Showing posts from February, 2012

R. Crumb

I thought this character looked like one of the Cookie Crisp mascots. My dad said he looks like R. (Robert) Crumb. I can indeed see the resemblance. Robert Crumb is an artist and the creator of Fritz the Cat.

The Drawing Board #21

Here, Jack reminisces about one of his favorite!

Hot Wheels

This past Christmas, 2011, I got another pack of scratch paper squares. This is one of the artworks I did with it. It's a Hot-Wheels-themed artwork. I'm a big fan of Hot Wheels. Hot Wheels are awesome. I might do some more Hot-Wheels-themed artworks in the future. Scratch paper is really fun to work with. It seems like I remember reading in Wizard magazine that Frank Miller used scratch paper when he was working on The Dark Knight Strikes Again. I think it was for character designs. Whereas mine have been black or white on something like a rainbow pattern, his had a solid color on top of another solid color. I like the rainbow pattern. It looks cool when it shows through what I've drawn. Scratch paper is really cool.

Inspiration and the 21st Issue of The Drawing Board

I did some rough sketches for the 21st issue of The Drawing Board. I think I've got an cool idea for it. I won't give too much away right here, but I will say that it's going to be goofy. I've been reading the Garfield books that collect the individual newspaper strips. Garfield is awesome! As a cartoonist, I find Jim Davis and Garfield inspiring. I think it takes some serious commitment to do a daily strip, which I would like to do eventually. You have to come up with an idea for a strip every day. So, you have to have a great imagination, and the willingness to draw a comic strip seven days a week. It also helps to have a great sense of humor, which I think Jim Davis has. I'm a goofy guy myself, so I do have a sense of humor. Whether anyone has one like mine is another thing. Working on comic strips can be a fun experience if you're up for the challenge.

Prints for Sale

As you may have seen, I have a link off to the right that goes to my deviantART page. I have made prints of some of my artworks available on there. You can check them out here.