Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!

Hi Dad
I thought you'd like to see some of the nice photos I scanned for you from your side of the family.

Missy before and after years of intense workouts.

 After the morning workout.
Have a great Father's Day!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Marker Line Drawings

Here's some stuff from this morning.

If you'd like more of the cartoon character drawings or own one (not the republican caricatures) click below.
Original Line Drawings For Your Collection

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

New Paper

Just as I was getting used to my slippery newsprint I ran out. Now I have another kind of paper which is very toothy and I have to get used to that.

Toothy Whitebread Paper 

This paper resists my marker tip and makes my doodles look scratchy and unkempt.

 ...starting to get used to it...

Slippery Newsprint Paper

Here's the last couple of slippery rascals.

Cardboard Dream Backing

...and that ol' standby at the bottom of each pad.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Fan Mail 2 - Protect Your toy and Art Collection

Irony of Ironies.
Fan Mail 1 Post
The very day I asked folks to please not send their valuables to me personally in the mail someone mailed me these.

And a request for a free custom drawing on fancy-ass canvas (which dealers like to ask for so they can resell it).

At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon (which I sort of am) I'd just like to remind everyone that I have created many collectible things that I will cheerily sign for you that can be found at my little store.
John K Store
The management of the store and my social media is done by my very capable assistant who will see that you receive anything you order and have me sign it for you.

There is lots of original art there for you too:
Get an Original Drawing

Please don't send me your valuable collectibles

If you send anything you obtained somewhere else please don't risk losing it by sending it to me personally. I am too ADHDed to keep track of it and you may not get it back.

Believe me, I love my  fans and will really be thrilled to help you add to your cartoon art and toy collections. That's why I hired somebody just to see that it all gets to anyone who wants it.

I also have seen toys and art I have signed for people I thought were fans turn out to be dealers who then sell the stuff on ebay or at conventions  for outrageous prices.

Being A Collector Myself I Understand Genuine Nostalgia

That's why I keep my prices reasonable and offer them to the fans who - like me, aren't rich and just like to have nice keepsakes and collectibles to decorate their house with.

Here are a few of mine:

Thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

West Point Graduation Speech

Anyone watch today?  Boy, he's getting funnier looking every day. And thicker.

The Cadets looked sharp though.

I think I am finally getting used to this overly processed paper. I have to use a more controlled speed of my line strokes cause the paper is so slippery.

 Speaking of funny looking...

Friday, June 12, 2020

Drawing Rut so Coloring Instead

My drawings lately lack inspiration so I thought I'd take some old marker sketches and color them for a change of pace. Here's one in progress:

Just to prove my drawing is rusty here are some of the current crop of crap:
I've been watching a lot of nature shows and freeze framing them to study some animals more closely to see if I can learn something new to inspire me.
Drawing realistically doesn't come easy to me. I get lost in the details and struggle with anatomical structure. The Lord sure made life complicated for cartoonists.
 Hey did you ever see a "southern streaked tenrec"? I just found out about them the other day on a show about Madagascar.
Even my caricatures are rusty. These 2 are in my George Woodbridge style.
 Here's some lady from a commercial. She doesn't really have a neck this long but she had interesting hair.
I think this one of a news reporter turned out a little better.
ren and Stimpy original -9-x-12-in-color