Monday, August 25, 2014

What Did You Expect?

This is the cartoon I had half-done and ready to go last week, but I didn't get enough time to finish it. I developed it in a rather backward way than normal; I started with the picture and than developed the idea around it. For some reason I pictured a woman in bed with a clown after they've just slept with each other, I found it kind of funny so I kept thinking about it until I eventually thought up an idea to go with that image. It's not normally how I do things, as usually I have the idea in my head first and then I take some time to figure out exactly how it will look by the end. So it was kind of nice to try out a new method and I liked it, I may explore this method some more in the future, it would be even nice for other people to give me a weird image to drawn and then try and make it into a joke.

Surely I'm not the only one that finds clowns extremely unfunny and kind of creepy, right? I don't get the appeal and I'm pretty sure kids don't either as most of the time they scare the shit out of them. If not, they should watch Stephen King's IT and that will fix them up or read about John Wayne Gacy. Funny story; I remember awhile back I was reading about a company that made calendars were making one with picture of clowns and the numbnuts who's job it was to find stock photo's for it grabbed on of John Wayne Gacy and used  it, not creepy way to make something already kind of creepy 10X worse. Oh and if you're not familiar with GWG, google his name, he was a horrible child serial killer who often dressed up as a clown to 'help out' at community events...*shiver*. 

Clowns are creepy as hell, but wait you say, then why do I have a clown as my logo? I actually find clowns fascinating as well for the same reason, they're meant to be funny but end up being kind of scary at the same time, it's a juxtaposition that I've always found fascinating. Hence why my clown is usually always kind of angry as he was a character I created that was born looking like a clown but is always angry and is horrible with kids.

Anyway, hope you like it!

Mike

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dead Ringer for a Chicken Dinner

Ah, sorry folks but I had to post up an old cartoon this week as I was really tired last night and couldn't finish the new one I'm half-way through. On the bright side, this one is one of my favourites from many, many years ago. I did tweak it a tad though, but not quite enough, it's so old I couldn't even find the original high-rez file so I had to use this old low-rez 72 DPI version.

Oh and I hope you all know what necrophilia is right? Other wise this won't make much sense....Google it, you won't be disappointed....I'm dead sure ;-) I love necrophila jokes, I should do some more I think.

Enjoy!

Mike

Monday, August 11, 2014

Charge!

Look, straight up, I know this is a really silly joke and I probably should just stick to my good old smutty jokes, but damn it I just couldn't help myself. I got this idea last week whilst I was waiting at an airport and I noticed someone charging their phone on a wall outlet and it made me think. I remember awhile back I had the idea of a charging bull using a credit card to 'charge' something, but I looked it up and I wasn't the only one to have this idea so I shelved it. Not sure what made me think of it in relation to someone charging a phone at an airport, but once again it's my old method of combining 2 seemingly useless ideas into one useful one.

I do remember thinking of this idea and immediately thought "Nah, that's way to stupid and idea", but I paused and I think because that was my initial thought that I just had to do it then. I mean, why the hell not? That and I did actually enjoy drawing this one too, so in the end if no on likes it I don't care, I do and that's all that should matter in the end really.   

Anyway enough defending myself, I hope someone other than me likes it, see you next time!

Mike

Monday, August 4, 2014

Please Let it Go

In case you didn't know, my main gig is being a stay-at-home dad looking after my two boys who are 2 and 4 years old. They both love the movie Frozen at the moment, my youngest more so than my eldest (he sometimes yells out "let it go! Let it go!" randomly during the day), so I bought them the soundtrack to play in the car. Now I knew this was a bad idea before I even bought it, bad idea for me that is, but I'm a considerate parent so I bought it anyway. Now, half the album is score music, which I can handle as there's no lyrics to get stuck in my head....but I didn't count on the fact that when the singing is over I get a backseat request to go back to the start all the time. So now all I hear in the car is the Frozen soundtrack, so I now have Frozen songs stuck in my head all the time, it's driving me insane! Seriously I sometimes wake up and boom, already one buzzing around in my head. These songs are like dog shit on a carpet, you just can't get rid of them that easy.

You can probably guess how I then got this idea then right? Originally is was just going to be the first 2 panels only, but I eventually thought up the whole "build a snowman" angle and added that on. I liked the idea that these parents are on the knifes edge of sanity and that hearing one line from Frozen will just push them over. I think us "Frozen Parents" need a support group or something....we need it, that or just something to get these damn songs out of my head!

Hope you like it, 

Mike