So this is my quick and dirty illustration for illustration Friday this week. Onomatopoeia immediately makes me think of Batman. I drew this out on a post it and decided to finish it off there. I like the quick and dirty aspect of working with materials that aren’t meant to work together like water based paints and office reminders. I have to give a shout out to Marc Johns since he is the king of post it note art. If you’ve never seen his stuff check it out. It’s funny and cerebral. He also inspired me to ditch the nice leather bound sketch books for the homeade, back pocket, who cares variety. Thanks Marc!
Here is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday. The word this week was lush, and the first thing I thought of was a mustache and I went with it. And for further inspiration, I chose to put it on my loose interpretation of Bill Murray. I hope you enjoy.
I’ve seen other people do this Flashback Friday bit, so I thought I’d do one of my own. Years ago, I wrote and drew a comic strip called Maroons. It followed the lives of Porkpie, Quackmeyer, and Mooseport as they tried their best to live together as roomates. I only submitted the strip to one publisher and got a response back to try it as a web comic. I also got the sense from the publisher that the industry was dying and it wasn’t a viable career anymore. Though my childhood dream of becoming Jim Davis didn’t come true, I did take a crack at it.
At work, I was assigned to create an illustration of a “one celled dog” based on an illustration a professor gave to me. While I finished the illustration (which, by the way, was never used because you know, we were copying someone else’s work), I thought about what the opposite of the one celled dog would be and came up with the cosmic dog.