I just voted at the charter elementary school down the road. I voted for some Democrats and some Republicans. No Libertarians for the first time. Or Socialists. The big thing to on election day is vote. As a political cartoonist, it would be hypocritical if I did not go out and vote. I hope everyone else does as well. If you don’t vote, then don’t complain about politics. Keep your trap shut and go back to video games, social media and sports.
This image shows how the last four posts work together to form a single page. Sometimes when one is forced by time constraints to post only a little at a time, it is hard to show what the big picture is. It is particularly hard when one’s peers have the time to post full pages constantly. I wish I were that fortunate.
Sorry if there is the whiff of sour grapes, but every-time I have posted story panels, I loose readers when those same posts are the most important to understand what is going on.
I wrote earlier about drawing old Dungeons and Dragons characters. I’ve played DnD since I was in middle school in the early 80s and I’ve drawn most of the characters back when I was a kid and started again when I resumed art. I posted a picture of a character I did not get to play named Mouse before.
This is Poppy. I played this character for almost two years. She is a Ranger and she used a great bow found in one of the extra books published by Wizards of the Coast. She cared a lot about nature and hunting down people who oppressed the woods people and villagers where she lived.
The guys I played with kind of made a big deal about me playing the occasional female character. I had a simple process for determining the gender of a character. Like everything in DnD it was based on a d20 roll. If I rolled a 1 on the dice, then the character was female. That was the case with Mouse as well. It’s a simple system.
I drew Poppy on the worst paper possible especially since I worked the colored pencils very hard. The paper never tore, but it rippled and warped a lot. This drawing is a testament to needing good paper when one draws.
When I drew my DnD characters, I did not use a sketch pencil like I do now for my comics. The result is the picture is out of proportion. Her legs are too long and her head is too small. I also drew the picture over several game sessions, so there is a bit of a distorted look as well.
I came across this picture as I was packing up my stuff. I’m moving to Poughkeepsie NY next month. It struck me as kinda funny especially since I had just started drawing again when I drew it.
I watch every new Top Gear episode. I shouldn’t, Jeremy Clarkson is an idiot and quite possibly a casual bigot.
When the new show comes out, I’ll be watching, but this time I am worried the show might not appear. Clarkson has dug himself a new hole. Argentina feels he’s mocking them for their military, soccer and economic failure. He’s been busted before for cultural insensitivity and so believing his innocence is difficult. At the same time, Argentina is looking to scapegoat their national failures, so why not drag one of the most popular television shows in the world and by proxy their greatest enemy, Britain, into their sewer.
As an American, I’m strictly neutral, thinking both sides are equally stupid.
Here are a few links to explain what I’m on about:
I have a vision for how my comic pages should look and below is that image. Essentially it is the last four strips thrown together creating a page. It would be nice to be able to create the page all at once, but I simply do not have the time.
I would love some feedback.