Monday, January 31, 2011

Art cartoon: Express yourself

Sometimes I find I come up with ideas for cartoons but have to let them simmer gently for a while.

I must have jotted this one down but was unsure about it, as I didn't draw it up. Then I came across it a few months later and found myself laughing. So I drew it up, and it sold to the first magazine I sent it to.

It's one of two in the current issue of Reader's Digest. Both feature spot colour, rather than full colour, which is effective/lazy, depending on your point of view.

Here are some more art cartoons.

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Perfect for the opening of the Turner Centre!

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  2. Ha, thanks Mike. Maybe I should send it to them! I'd like to be there at the opening of the Turner Centre, but I believe it clashes with the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival.

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  3. Thanks, Morten. Such comments make me feel like even more of an idiot for leaving it festering in my notebook for so long! Cartoonists are often the worst judges of their own work.

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  4. Love it RR! Including the funky signature. If I'm any judge of a fellow cartoonist, I'd hazard a guess that you spent longer getting the signature just right than the rest of the toon...

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  5. Heh, not quite. That's exclusive to the web version, you lucky people.

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  6. Yes - absolute corker! Glad you decided to revisit the notebook.

    Wouldn't work so well if it was all colour I think - good choice RR and RD!

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  7. Great cartoon, Royst! A similar thing has happened to me a few times - not sure why an idea suddenly seems so much funnier at a later date. This is a really good one.

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  8. Yes, it's a mystery. It's far from the first time it's happened either. I find it hard to find the enthusiasm to draw up a cartoon if I don't have confidence in the joke, so sometimes I leave them for later.

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  9. I love the child walking away being consoled by her mother. One of your best, Royston.

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  10. He should have a spliff and a bottle for the full Jackson Pollock - very funny joke, Royston.

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  11. Thanks, chaps. There's no smoking because it's a place of work, Andrew. He'd have to go outside for that ;-)

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