Unphooey on Huion

When my Huion drawing tablet went on the fritz, I was saying, “Phooey on Huion!” I would like to take that back. I got it working again! The resulting Small Consolation that you see above was just me messing around with different line thicknesses and colors. A test, you might say. If you think it is funny… great! It wasn’t meant to be funny, though. It just happened. Art just happens, sometimes. I think it has a certain Anime flavor. Or is it Manga? Is Anime the moving version of Manga? That might be an interesting question. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lizards, Brains, and Gomer

Yes, there is a story to the above cartoon. And I will now tell you that story.

It begins when a friend of mine asks me to draw his logo. He wanted a lizard in a hammock strung up between two palm trees. There are times in my life where I have no creativity. I tried, but everything I did seemed wrong. Needless to say, I didn’t do the drawing.

Fast forward about eight years, I am moving to a new place, and as things get seen that haven’t been seen in quite awhile, I discover that I had the above drawing in my arsenal for years before my friend asked me to draw the lizard. If only I had remembered this drawing, I could have replaced the Gomer in the hammock with a lizard. Simple.

The moral of the story? Sometimes, I wish I had a smarter brain.

Hieronymus Bosch

This was the cover to a report I did on the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. You know, the guy who paints people with fish heads. I’m not saying that he used fish heads to make his paintings. For example, he didn’t use a fish head as a brush. What I am trying to say is he paints pictures of fish-headed people. Circa 1999. This drawing was circa 1999 but the Hieronymus paintings were circa 1500.

The Long Dream

Hey. Hello. I just sold a case of my ScribblePads to Walmart. The calm part of me is suppressing the other part of me who is jumping up and down and dancing around giggling like a little schoolgirl while wetting himself. I wake up each day and look for clues as to whether or not I am dreaming. If this is a dream, it is the longest dream I have ever had. Eight days, it has been. I haven’t tried pinching myself. I just did it and it hurt, so that is supposed to prove that I am not dreaming. I think I am holding my breath. It was just too easy. I don’t know for sure if they are out on the floor, yet. This picture was taken before I talked to the manager. I like to think that doing this gave me a little more positive juju. A little bit of magic. I also could have gotten arrested or fined. I think that when I talked to the manager the main thing I conveyed was that I just wanted a chance. Maybe those were the magic words. “I’m just asking for a chance.” That is what I said. This is only speculation, though. I am trying to stay calm because even though I got my product in Walmart, now it is a matter of my product flying off of the shelves if I am to claim success. If you are in the Fenton, MI area, stop by their Walmart and buy a couple. Cool. Yeah, cool. Stay cool.

PS…..I went to the Fenton Walmart to see if they were out on the floor, yet. They are not. I was told that it takes a little time to get registered in the Walmart vendor system.