Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

June 1, 2016 0

Comic 2 — Sounds of Summer

By in color, comics, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

This one took considerably longer than the first one. Then again, I did actually write something, plus there are backgrounds and more figures. Inspired by all the construction noise around here every summer. There will probably be more on this theme.

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February 27, 2012 0

Children and Safety

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I went a little insane figuring out how to add the tone, but hope I’ve learned something. In the meantime, enjoy the comic. I hope to do more of these “casual” comics in the future, because I’ve got a notebook full of stories, and the full-dress style takes a long time.

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February 10, 2012 0

Dropped Dip Pen

By in ruttan's place, watercolour

This always happens when I drop one of those dip pens. It sticks into the floor like a dagger in an Indiana Jones movie. Bye bye nice nib!

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December 9, 2011 0

Passive-Aggressive Birds

By in sketches

I wanted to put this cartoon up before some internet low-life steals the idea! That’s because I mentioned it on Twitter. @AJKandy thought that the birds would file nuisance complaints with the city until the pigs move away, while @MrBillyBones said that “You launch them at things, but they just bounce off …and then pout.”

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October 20, 2011 0

Daniel Clowes and Seth

By in montreal

Saw them the other night, at an event sponsored by Drawn & Quaterly publications. Two big cartoonists at the tops of their games. Didn’t have much to say to us struggling types. Neither of them really uses a computer, or worries about people reading their comics. Clowes talked about what it was like being nominated […]

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October 17, 2011 0

Cat Fight!

By in cats, watercolour

My Cat Fight comic. Based on my Youtube video here

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March 18, 2011 0

Pleistocene Panic

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I was freaking out over current events, and looking at a candle flame in my Swedish Lantern. Thought of this story, and drew it all in one night. I wonder if this argument actually took place long ago? Here’s a bonus Rachel Maddow:

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March 2, 2011 10

The Case of the Exploding Electric Toothbrush

By in ruttan's place, sketches, watercolour

I’ve been using an electric toothbrush for a couple of months. A little nervous about it at first, because the sound of it in my mouth was like the dental tools which still make me shivery. But it seemed to do a great job polishing the teeth, making them white and shiny. That was until […]

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February 21, 2011 0

Light Box Mark II

By in cats, ruttan's place, sketches

As related in an earlier post on my tumblr blog, this year I built a light box, to trace drawings for watercolours. It was made out of a cardboard box my scanner came in, a couple of dollar store LED light bars, and a square of frosted glass I’d found in an alley. It was […]

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January 13, 2011 0

More Gag Panels

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I think there are more, but I can’t find them. Should have pretended I was reprinting them from some long-dead Men’s or Family magazine. And this popped up on Twitter just as I was writing this post, and I can’t resist:

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January 12, 2011 0

Gag Cartoons 1

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I wrote and drew a few gag cartoons, which my pal Rick Gagnon inked in his usual impeccable way. We submitted them to Reader’s Digest, who wasn’t bowled over, so they found a home in Rick’s zine, and now are here on the web. Jeff Leblanc did the masthead. Hey, I was aiming for humour […]

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November 7, 2010 0

Les 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal

By in montreal

I was at the above-named event today. Plenty of cartoonists, plenty of cartoons. A surprise for me, because I didn’t know many of them. The Montreal comics scene is indeed diverse. The first day, Saturday, is devoted to creating strips: cartoonists are paired up to produce these. Sunday is for displaying the finished work to […]

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November 2, 2010 0

Getting Out of Here.

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

But not before I post some new junk, sort of comic related. First, a Daisy Mae: She sorts of fits into my trying to do “good girl” art, related to that burlesque project, which has kind of gone on hold for the moment. Then there’s this item I drew on a Twitter challenge. Unfortunately, I […]

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September 20, 2010 0


By in men, watercolour, women

Another elaborate, but short watercolour comic. That’s all there is to this one! Gonna do these on heavier paper from now on, instead of in my book. And yes, I like the sometimes ragged edges on the panels, and all the imperfections.

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