Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Friday, November 8, 2013
The weird failure that is Abbott & Gooseberry was born 25 years ago today.
On the 8th of November, practically every year except 1996 (I was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) and maybe one or two other years, I have drawn an Abbott and Gooseberry portrait like the one above (pencil on water colour paper).
Since I have no intention of stopping, and a good mind to inflict more of this on the world, today is as good of a day as any to indicate that there will be some changes around here and, hopefully, an increase in cartooning.
The original idea was pretty simple. Dude. Cat, but a cat in a box. Then some smartassed kid and then a farmer. Not much more than that. Ample dry lines and attempts at humor. Enough drawing to get by. Then, hopefully, PROFIT!!! But, no. There hasn't been a dime of profit ever and few and far between are the panels I think are really good.
It's time to take it up a notch or two and maybe post more than 3 times a month, I think. It's time to empty the archives, draw more, post more, and run wild.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Another color, multi-panel post that looks like I was going for a Sunday comic feel, but, really, this is just me sketching and drawing and coloring items in.
I would put the age of this one and the previous one, Sketchbook 0003, at eleven years ago or so. Not much has changed since then, other than the fact that I don't draw as much as I would like nowadays.
This is NOT a multi-panel "sunday" strip, but, rather, an exercise in characterization. This is one of those rare panels where you see Nathan's long-suffering girlfriend Christine. The best part of the whole post was getting this to work:
Man, that took me seven or eight minutes, tops.
I really, really liked this line, and I couldn't resist using it again in a sketchbook post.
This was drawn in a barracks, somewhere south of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in the heat of a nasty summer. Was it really all that long ago? Seems like eleven years or so, and I've forgotten it already.
This is the perfect example of what's in my sketchbooks--something half-baked and not quite good enough for a regular comic.
However, in order to get a lot of this stuff out there, which is really what we're dealing with in the modern world anyway, I'm going to start a new series of items that are sketchbook quality. This is the first such post like that.
The regular comics, which are coming at a much slower rate than I would like, will be interspersed with these posts.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
The word "foof" regularly appears in the works of Charles Pierce. I had to use it in a comic. How could you go one more day without using the word "foof?"
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Lea Thompson is one of the most underrated movie stars of all time. And Farmer B rarely loses an argument with the little bean worm, which he is holding in his hand. Something about being able to smoosh your opponent helps.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
I have no idea what happened to the color of Farmer Butt's hat. It's supposed to be a kind of greenish-yellow kind of thing but, in the scanning or whatever, it turned to a flat kind of blue-green. Ugh.