I draw cartoons. The Buckets. Hubriscomics.
I often find that Kid Logic and Adult Logic are the same, but the adults don’t have anyone who can tell them to cut it out. Sometimes they wind up on the Jerry Springer-type shows, though.
This is why my studio looks the way it does, anyhow. Also- Cheers to Frank the Colorist! I like today particularly!
I will freely admit that when I did yesterday’s cartoon, I didn’t realize that we’d fill the comment section underneath it so completely with what, essentially, is today’s cartoon’s point. It’s like you guys are psychic or something!
I admit, I don’t recall anything but the basic Sharpie way back in 1982, but it IS possible that a case of ‘New And Improved’ sharpies were all another kind of Sharpie mistakenly packaged as ‘New And Improved’. They certainly weren’t laundry Sharpies, ‘cause they bled like crazy in the damp. Regardless, all the artists scrambled to find replacement markers by the next day. We mostly used Design brand markers after that- which were expensive, but had a better tip in them than even the ’Before New And Improved’ Sharpies. I went back to Sharpies for caricatures now and again over the years – for convenience’s sake, but the tips have always been too mushy since that time in the 80’s, and you need a whole box of them for a couple of days of work instead of one or two markers. They’re still the workhorses of the marker world, though. I keep them around the studio for filling in solid black on the strips.
How should I know they’d make an inedible fiber into a health food? No one, not even Mystic Madame Ilyana the Totally Accurate Fortune Teller, could have predicted such a thing!
Way back in the 80’s, I did caricatures at a theme park. We used Sharpies, which, at the time, worked for days and kept a good tip that flexed and would give a varied line weight of nice, dense ink. One day, we got a shipment of “New and Improved” Sharpies. The tips snapped off immediately if you weren’t super-careful, there was enough ink for maybe a half-day of caricatures, and the ink was purple-ish and no longer waterproof. That was the epitome of “New and Improved” to me- a big ol’ stomp in the face along with a now-useless product. Sharpies got better again almost immediately, but never up to their old standard, and occasionally dipping down again in quality. Damn shame.
If ya really want me to, I could contact Brian Bassett and see if he wants these guys chasing Rover through his strip.
Twenty years ago, when I was first working on The Buckets, I was trying to think of a funny cereal, and landed on Flax & Chaff. Hilarious, until Flax had its little fad and became part of actual cereals.
Must just be a glooooomy day.
Oooooh, I like that idea. Somebody find us a big ranch in Colorado with a big field, a hill, a creek, and a lake, all that they don’t much like. Everyone bring everything you have that might make for a bunch of mighty games. And food.