Thursday, May 17, 2007

Yep, that's right folks. At the risk of losing my fan base (four people), I'm taking some time off for the summer. It will give me a chance to create some kind of publication with my cartoons...a very lo-fi approach, probably just a zine of sorts. You might be thinking to yourself, why should I care about a printed book with your cartoons when I can easily look at them online? Well in that case, I'll try and put together a few extra cartoons that you won't find on my blog site. When all is said and done, I'm guessing there will only be a small amount of be distributed around the library I work at and to friends & co-workers. I'll post a message on my blog with more info once it's all finished. Who knows, maybe I'll have enough copies to sell some through Amazon or similar online distributor. I also plan to collect more cartoon ideas, so by the time September rolls around, I'll be better prepared with fresh material for a whole new season. Well, that's all I have to say for now. Have an excellent summer and I'll see everyone in September...or if procastination takes hold, more like October. Ha!

Monday, May 14, 2007

I've had this concept in mind for a while now, but couldn't quite figure out how to condense it into a cartoon. I wanted to pay homage to the Twilight Zone series and somehow fit a library theme in there...such as the classic episode "Time Enough At Last."
Unfortunately, it's very difficult to come up with an original idea these days, so what I ended up with is somewhat generic, but it still cracked me up...and that's what counts, right?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I'm not sure what brought about the idea for this cartoon, because I've only had a couple of non-English speaking encounters. One of these days I'd like to quit being lazy and learn one of the target languages our library is most in need of: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, cool would that be?
Special thanks to M.A. (who just started working in our circulation department) for his help with the proper Spanish translation.

Monday, May 07, 2007

B.C.M. gave me the idea for this even fit nicely into a two panel format. Thanks! Originally the ending was slightly different, but I decided to tone it down just a tad.
As patrons sit and wait for the next available computer, I sometimes wonder what goes through their minds as they stare off into the distance. Perhaps it's best that I don't know...

Thursday, May 03, 2007

First and foremost, I'd like to apologize to manga fans out there for my latest cartoon. I wasn't trying to make fun of it...just never had any luck making sense of what was going on within the pages of our manga books here at the library...they're supposed to be read from back cover to front cover, right? Or is that what's causing my problem? Well anyway, I thought it would be fun to place my character in a graphic novel/manga setting, so here you go. If anyone out there has recommendations for a manga starter series to help me better understand what it's all about and maybe even get hooked, please let me know. Thanks...