Just a little image dump of some in-progress strips I’ve done as warm-ups and writing exercises. I love me some comic books and will ride-or-die for funny books until my eyes fall back into my skull, BUT I’ve always had a deep, deep appreciation for comic strips. Calvin and Hobbes, ZITS, The Farside, Doonsbury, The Boondocks… the list is long and varied but suffice to say that they’ve all influenced me in one way or another.
This is my nod to the doodle gods.
If you want to see the finished strips just head on over to papercutkids.com, scroll to the bottom and click the box. OR just click this.
That’s much easier.
My pal, Ken Knudtsen, of My Monkey’s Name is Jennifer fame, challenged me on Facebook to post three drawings a day for five days straight. They could be new or old and I have to invite other artists to do the same each day.
Like a well meaning chain letter.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! (except I’m only doing one NEW drawing a day and I’m not putting anyone else in the crosshair, ’cause c’mon, you guys, people got better stuff to do than goof off on the Facebook. Except I really hope that people put pen to paper and draw whether they post it or not)
So yesterday I did that car thing from the previous post and today is that monstrosity up top. Its my well meaning and humble nod to Windsor McCay and his Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland strip, or BIll Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes strip, or Jake Parker’s wonderfully imaginative stuff or the innumerable artists and thinkers and talented fibbers of my youth.