Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This is initial concept artwork for a possible superhero comic. More of a parody of superhero comics. Still developing the supporting cast of characters. So far there's Seaweed, a pot-smoking seahorse, Grunion, a free-spirit with a Valley-boy mentality (a bit of a dim bulb), Creole, a French speaking shrimp from the Bayou, and Urchin, a flatulent old grump.
This is an editorial cartoon concerning the recent and unfortunate oil spill off the eastern Florida coast, caused by an oil rig fire. Tragically, the eastern Florida eco-system will be bitterly affected. Here's proof that cartoons aren't always funny.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting artist, Jim Ivey. Jim was a political cartoonist for such publications as the Washington Star, The St. Petersburg Times, The San Francisco Examiner, and the Orlando Sentinel. His career spanned the years from 1949 to 1989. Besides his cartooning career Jim also operated the Cartoon Museum, the first museum of cartoon art in the U.S.
Jim was also regional chairman of the Nat'l Cartoonists Society and he published cARToon, a magazine covering the history of cartooning.
This caricature is my own special gift of thanks to Jim for his encouragement.