Monday, April 21, 2014

All Natural


You know what? I've always been fascinated by the statement on bottled water that it comes from "selected springs". So as you can guess this idea evolved from me reading the label of a bottle of water and wondering just what the hell these "selected springs" actually are. I often imagine a big fat lazy dude who works for a water company just sits on a chair surrounded by water springs and every day he just "selects" a new one. "Yep, that one looks good today boys". But you know what's funnier? Anthropomorphic (god damn I love that word, easily in my top 5 best words, that and flaccid....but that's a whole other story) springs, drinking tap water and pissing into a giant vat of water to be bottled.

I'm also fascinated by the commonly used phrase "all natural", which I do have another cartoon idea dealing with that one. It's such a crock of shit really, how hard is it to be "all natural"? There's plenty of bad stuff that's "all natural", natural disasters, shit, sugar etc....Alright that's my brief rant for another week sorted, I'm out of here.

Mike   

Monday, April 14, 2014

Armed and Dangerous

Here is the cartoon that I almost finished last week, which I'm glad I didn't try and finish it last week when I was really tired and sleep deprived as I haven't done many strips of late and I was playing around with some stuff on this one as well. So it was good to spend some time with it and play around a bit.

This idea started a couple of weeks back when a friend of mine posted something on Facebook about how he used a PC the other day and, being a Mac person, hated it and couldn't understand why people use PC's Now as you may know I'm a big PC man myself and not a fan of Mac's what so ever, and I did make a comment or two, but in the end you like what you like and sometimes you just let people be. Some people are never going to be 'converted' over to another platform as they don't what to and quite frankly they don't have to if they don't want to. It's a funny argument the whole 'which is better', that always seems to pop up like Xbox or PlayStation, Coke or Pepsi, Ford or Holden....why do people care so much what other people prefer anyway? Use a Mac if you want, I don't give a shit, there's just no way in hell I'll ever buy one, I've used them plenty and I just don't like them. So I've gone off topic a tad here, so after reading this post I had Apple on my mind for the rest of the day so naturally I came up with a few Apple themed cartoon ideas....like this one! I've got some more Apple themed stips I plan to do another week now as well.

Also,  last week I just had the urge to draw a comic strip, I don't know why I just did, so this idea suited perfectly as it wasn't to complicated and I had some fun playing around with the backgrounds and borders. If you haven't noticed I've been experimenting with some hand-drawn like vector borders, I've been trying different ones on my speech box outlines, but this week I did it on the panel borders instead. I did do it on the speech boxes at one point but it didn't look right so I kept them as normal boxes. I hope you like it!

Mike

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friction Burns

So I kind of cheated with this weeks cartoon....I wasn't going to say anything but then I realised that I would have nothing to talk about in the blog. How did I cheat? Well this is technically an old cartoon, although I did 'tweak' it somewhat, by redoing the speech bubbles and adding in my hidden dolphin. So not that much, but this one isn't all that old and still looks good so you probably wouldn't know it was old anyway.

Oh so why am I posting an old cartoon? I have a half finished strip I was going to post today, but I've been having lots of sleep problems of late for some reason and I just couldn't finish the cartoon last night as I was really tired. I tried to finish it buy I couldn't so I just played around with this one and posted it instead. On the bright side, you'll definitely have a new cartoon next week, as it's almost done already!

Anyway, I hope you like this one and I'll see you next time!

Mike

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dangerous Waters

I'm a big fan of wordplay jokes, in other words jokes based on the manipulation of words, like this one. So in this case the fact that Mime and Mine sound similar and appeared to get mixed up by accident but not. I've done similar jokes but more focused on it actually being a typo and what happens after. But this time I thought I'd try something different, where instead of a typo, it appears to be a typo. In fact this is kind of a remake cartoon as a long time ago I did a cartoon with a similar joke but it looked completely different. It was a "Mime Field", a field full of mimes and a group of soldiers to scared to enter. I think I really like the idea of sea creatures, namely sharks, dressing up as mimes and harassing fisherman. I tossed up the idea of mermaids at one point, but I thought sharks would be funnier. 

Trying out some more combining real photo's again this week as you can see with the water. I didn't want boring old flat blue water, so I tried using a photo of real water, what do you think?

Until next time,

Mike