Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photoshop Phun

I decided I hadn't picked up my Wacom in far too long, so I did a couple caricatures of myself and Melissa. It was the first time I did any monochromatic portraits in photoshop, and I think they turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sam Springs a Leak

There's been yet another oil spill, but this time far from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This time our misfortunes struck right here in the midwest. A US-Canada oil pipeline sprung a leak spilling upwards of 800,000 gallons of oil into the Michigan countryside. How many more instances like this will it take before we seriously reconsider our oil intake?

And Arizona... This was fun to draw. Anyone remember when George Carlin was the conductor at Shining Time Station?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Giddy Up

I have to say I'm very surprised at the US and South Korea for their aggressive initiative in their war games. In an attempt to flex our military muscle for North Korea, we've gotten threats of war and other very hostile responses. So what's the point of all this? We're already invested militarily around the world way more than we want to be. Do we really need to be playing around the hornets nest so recklessly?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

H.O.R. Whore?

So apparently there are some disgruntled staff over at the House of Representatives. There have been harassment settlements totaling to the tune of some $14 million over the last decade and a half. Money well spent eh?

As far as the cartoon goes, I liked the gag, but I hate hate hate the fat guy representing the House. I don't know why, but I really struggled to get a look I wanted, and finally after a bit of frustration, I gave up and just inked the pencils I had on the paper. I've drawn plenty of fat guys in the past, and for the life of me I don't know why this one was giving me trouble. Perhaps its time to go to Walmart and sketch some fat people on scooters.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cover Illustration!

I got this gig for "The Capitol" magazine. It'll be on the cover of the their August Issue, and I'm pretty excited about it. I really took my time on the watercolors in hopes that they would look awesome, and for the most part it was going really well until a few slip ups right at the end. But overall I'm happy. Now I'm just hoping that the muted watercolors will print well.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Cross Hatching than I ever care to do again.

I love me some guns just as much as the next Wisconsin boy, but I'd say the NRA is doing some meddling.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I read an interesting article in the NY Times today that outlined the history of BP and went into fair detail about the last decade or so. It was quite appalling to see several specific instances cited where major safety precautions, slip ups and design flaws caused disasters. The government has fined them on several occasions for safety violations a few of which totaled over $20 million a piece.

All that aside, I give you Icarus Hayward. This drawing was my first four panel editorial cartoon, and I'm not too sure how well it worked. I definitely dont like the look of Tony Hayward in any of the panels. Below is an earlier sketch I did of him that turned out much better.

Unemployed Roadkill

Oh congress and that silly recession...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Divine intervention!!

The Pope is in a very unusual position. I feel that on one hand he is perceived as a divine human: an intermediary between us sinners and God. Does that make him and his church leaders above the law? I mean human laws? How about laws of common sense? Don't fondle little boys. Straight and to the point. Even less wordy than those pesky 10 Commandments.