Monday, April 30, 2007

Anyone else find it ironic Worker's Day and Freedom Day are so close together?
Anyway, I met Jeremy Nell (Urban Trash) and Gavin Thomson (Mama Taxi) and John Curtis (satire cartoonist) in Cape Town. Flippen' great. Got some really good input from Jeremy about Bru & Boegie and the cartooning world in general.
Keen to check out some of your processes for creating cartoons. Above is how I generally do it with a WACOM tablet. Get article from Medical Chronicle, get a specific cartoon idea and poses and environment, either by doodling or speaking to my dad because he's clever and can think of ideas quickly relating to news, rough line of action, outlines, colour.


Little preview of drawing for Off The Wall... feels like I'm the only person in Jozi working today :-/

Waiting for the paint to dry on one of those Paintings©™ I'm doing, I grabbed some pen and ink and doodled this out on an A3 sheet.

Friday, April 27, 2007

More bloody fun from behind the counter of a video shop...

Monday, April 23, 2007

Been AWOL for awhile, but here are some more stains & smudges from my autobio comic, A Bloody Business. Read from top.

Some of the pieces I'm working up for the Off The Wall exhibition... plse excuse the crappy quality of the photographs... india ink is very reflective :-/

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My heart sank deep down to my toes when I found out that my humble Mamba cover effort got rejected by the powers that be! "It'll make the perfect back cover!" I was told...sniffle...
It wouldn't have been so bad if I wasn't showered with praise at first (false hope?)...don't you hate it when that happens?! If anyone can do a better, scarier cover with blood and fire please contact N.D. Mazin.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Scribbled this up during the Friday after-lunch-slump... ... uh... buggered up pen nib, drybrush and red marker pen :-)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Look at how clever I was. I added some ridiculous text to a half-finished comic, and instead of deleting it, I made the awful mistake of posting it here. Oh noes.

“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.”
Charles Bukowski

More of the same over at Casa Jason

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A quickie sketch of our house and something I puked up while talking on the phone. Also, more of my animation fiddling

Monday, April 16, 2007

Howdee! Here be some doodles from some bits of paper that are present in the world around us. For some reason it's impossible for me to keep a sketchbook! My brain enjoys the thrill of picking up bits of mucky paper and doing the doodle!


Spent the day designerating, and had a sudden urge to do something analogue (I think that's what they call that thing you do without computers...).
These all came out in the space of 30 mins or so. Whew.

See them big and everything over at my blog.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Some more from "A brush with death"
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Andrew Mogridge says: I could well get voted off the island for trying to sell stuff on a blog rife with editorial integrity. ..I'll take the chance
Lorem ipsum lodorum etc etc...

Hello. My name is Mike. I have Killer Dance Moves. Not really, but I WILL post this little snippet of my little animation thing, and a little update and little nice things here and there. Still got a LOT to do to it, but I like the direction it's going in.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Scott's rant:
Stick up you hand if you’ve had a broken heart!!
Well never let it happen again encase it in Armadillo plates for protection; never feel never,
love again be alone for ever YIPEEEE!!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

so I accidentally bought a cheap little sketchbook earlier today when i went to the art shop for something entirely different. It's because they have something in the air conditioning...

Well folks, this will be my last post before I see you all in SA. It's cold and snowy here in Ottawa, but soon I'll be in the land of sunshine. It's been great fun...thanks for the opportunity to take part in it with you all.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

more nonsense...enjoy!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The other day The Princess asked me for some directions. I doodled this and kinda liked how it came out.

Yesterday the same thing. You can see I started getting carried away...

I love those old cartoon maps. My favourite at one point was a map of Port Elizabeth by Dean Foster. Does anyone know what happened to that guy?

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