Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Trails, To Yoooooooooou ....

I thought of Ken today when hearing/reading that Tumbleweeds last strip is today. (Ken once mentioned really liking the strip/cartooning by T.K. Ryan.)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

John Daiker Sites

Congrats to our own John for winning on the Chewing Pencils contest! He has a most excellent Christmas cartoon entry you can view at Scott's blog site.
Here is John's official Site to enjoy more of his work!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Not to disrupt the Christmas vibe...

...but I seem to have won the Halloween cartooning contest hosted by Chewing Pencils!

It was chosen by Mark Anderson of Andertoons.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's A Wonderful Life

Seeing this movie in it's classic black and white Frank Kapra glory has been a tradition for me. What joy to see this comic strip to give a wee warped glimpse into the movie.
Other links - the ending to It's A Wonderful Life on YouTube and better yet, the alternate, long lost ending to It's a Wonderful Life on YouTube.
Meanwhile, embedded is another classic from MTV's Liquid Television. I LOVED Stick Figure Theater.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cartoon Catfight in the Air?

Participate in the poll on the side. How do you think this storyline will turn out?

Jay Kennedy Scholarship (For Cartooning)

Ken sent this our way and a link to find out more about the scholarship.

Here is the link.

-- best wishes to all who apply for this!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Whovian Observer - John's Site

A site you should check out - our John's Whovian Observer. Nice cartooning and I had actually bookmarked it before realizing he was a Sioux Falls cartoonist!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Al Scaduto - "They'll Do It Every Time" Cartoonist RIP

Not a strip that runs in our Argus Leader, but thanks to the blog "The Comics Curmudgeon" I did become aware of this strip and use of reader ideas in the strip. Mike Lynch's blog provided the news.

Click HERE to read additional info about the cartoonist.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Cartoonist Toolbox - Free Vector

Here is a photo of the comparison of a scanned drawing and then it cleaned up and vectorized with this site:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Adobe Illustrator

I'm doing some work and took my simple rough here:

and polished it in Illustrator using LiveTrace.

Boy do I love Illustrator and technology!!!!