Thursday, February 11, 2010

More clown cartoons

As has been documented here before, I love to draw strange and/or shabby looking clowns when I doodle, so I was pleased when I was recently asked to illustrate a story about a circus that's offering keep-fit classes. A gift!

Meanwhile, the doodles of dodgy clowns keep coming (click to enlarge):
And my son, who is seven and loves to draw, appears to have caught the bug too:


Finally, here's a clown cartoon from a 2007 Reader's Digest:

"Oooh, tough crowd."

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7 comments:

  1. Yes, really like your various clowns. That yellow faced one looks to be particularly deranged! Needs to cut down on the caffeine.

    I finally got round to watching Psychoville. I don't know if you've seen it, but the character Mr Jelly is almost a living version of your cartoons - equal parts shabby and scary. I drew a couple of pictures of him while watching the show and they are a little disturbing. Shades of Stephen King's IT in there too.

    /hides under the duvet...

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  2. Missed Psychoville. Must try to catch it next time it's on.

    Beau Bo D'Or has pointed out on Twitter that there's an Alistair Darling in the b&w clowns doodle and at least one Gordon Brown. Wow, subliminal political clowns!

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  3. great stuff, but the one i really love here is fergus' ;D
    it may have just given me a gag idea, too...

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  4. Fergus's one was drawn a few months back and I think I mentioned it to you last time I saw you as it reminds me of a Wilbur cartoon! It's the bulky body with thin legs, I think. He's definitely showing potential as a cartoonist, God help him!

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  5. haha! give the lad his own sketch blog! i'd love to see more of his stuff.

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  6. Yes, a definite touch of 'wilburlegs' there.

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  7. Wilburlegs? Sounds painful. Can you get medication for that?

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