Chuckle Bros by Brian and Ron Boychuk

Chuckle Bros

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  1. dillio9000

    dillio9000 said, about 13 hours ago

    I think ambulophobia would just be a fear of walking. So much effort on hatching on the shrink’s suit and the walls, but I’m pretty sure that’s the same old CB clipart diploma on the wall. That’s a pretty ornate couch for a psychiatrist’s office but the composition (again!) works out pretty good, though I’m not sure how it would play without colour.
    Instead of hatching, hatching hatching the Bros might check out some classic halftone screen effects (see classic Herman strips for example,) easily achievable in Photoshop, that could free up some time for drawing some fresh clipart elements?! And also produce a more even effect on clothes and shadows.

  2. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 11 hours ago

    @dillio9000

    Repetitive patterns can be easily achieved with the Photoshop/Illustrator pattern clone stamp or pattern brush paths. Or maybe it’s just therapeutic for Ronnie to draw it out; since, unlike many cartoonists, Ronnie Martin is actually an illustrator.
     
    Also, those effects were probably achieved in Herman by burnishing Zipatone or Letraset sheets onto an artboard back in the ‘80s.
     
    And the uneven effect, as you call it, is also known as style. It represents light and shadow plus gives it life and interest. An even effect in illustration would be the equivalent of vocal autotuning or flattening.
     
    But I don’t care about reused art clips or hatching. All I care about is funny.

  3. dillio9000

    dillio9000 said, about 2 hours ago

    @Al S.

    One more tool in the toolbox will not ruin a cartoonist’s style. Although I’m not positive that “OCD meets terminally lazy” counts as a style per se. I’m definitely not suggesting that Ron never crosshatch again; only that it could be put to better use. The drawing might be better balanced if 85% of the ink weren’t concentrated on one figure.
    Also, those effects were probably achieved in Herman by burnishing Zipatone or Letraset sheets onto an artboard back in the ‘80s.
    Right! But those sheets are not so easy to come by these days.

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