Showing posts with label Abbott and Gooseberry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abbott and Gooseberry. Show all posts

Monday, July 13, 2020

Born at a Tom Thumb in the Summer of 1988


In the summer of 1988, I went to Minneapolis to attend what was then called Brown Institute. I went there to learn the cruddy art of radio and television announcing. It never went anywhere.

While I was there, I worked in this Tom Thumb convenience store as a clerk. This was the natural extension of my grocery store skills at the time. I ended up "creating" or developing the Abbott character, which will turn 32 this November 8th.

I'm glad that I finally have a picture of my old store. This is where I started drawing (badly, crudely, and without much success in terms of coming up with something usable). It's still pretty run down and janky, but it's where I learned to deal with all sorts of things.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Reflections on Ditchweed


In the old days, I would do these things on yellow sticky notes. This corresponds to the time I was working in Northern Virginia.

Ditchweed is sort of a rural concern. It's harmless.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Combined Federal Campaign

This is a ten panel campaign that I was commissioned to do for the Combined Federal Campaign, which government workers use to organize their charitable donations. I'm not sure how many people have seen the campaign, but here it is.



















no way


Thursday, January 19, 2017

the living foil

be a dear

has been sticky

best guess

flat money

my blog

regularly

nudged

stolen corn

plan 27

papa

wince and cry

Sunday, June 12, 2016

your immigration status




Every once in a while, I end up with a second version of the finished panel. Here's the original version, which I thought was lost. I condensed the idea down a bit and did the one above. Here is the same thing, basically, with different wording: