My comic for Independence Day features the one and only Jacken DeBox putting a huge emphasis on our nation’s colors. This has one of the weirdest moments I’ve ever envisioned, so now you’ve been given fair warning. Enjoy the fireworks!
Last year, I got this book for Christmas called ‘Doodling with Jim Henson,’ which consists of many exercises that allow my creativity to flow. And in case you haven’t guessed, Jim Henson remains one of my greatest idols. He created characters, voices, and ideas worth sharing with people of all ages, which is one of the reasons I respect him.
Anyway, here’s a file I’ve put together of 14 ‘inner beings’ created in the pages.
Some of the other exercises are pretty interesting, and they have some of the most interesting doodles I’ve ever made. Perhaps I can figure out how to include pages of my doodles without showing too much of whatever was already in the book before I received it.
It’s been quite a while since I drew Arby (derived from the abbreviation for Recreational Bus: RB), so I seized the chance and went for it. I even created a logo for Yonda Globe, who loves Earth Day and, according to the artwork, has been “bringing the world together since 1995.” 1995 of course can refer to just about anything, like my celebrating Earth Day in 1st grade. And I believe children attending elementary school would be thrilled to see my holiday/event-based work. They deserve to experience the pleasures of education the same way I did.
Only four days late to post this little gem.
From top left to bottom right we have Jacken, Rags, Tipper, Yonda, Boomer, Vivian, Wobble, Clumpy, Chickpea, Inchbean, Featherly, Luman, Stella, and Dwight.
Fun fact: 10 of them (that excludes Chickpea, Featherly, Stella, and Dwight) are revised versions of previously devised cards, with Jacken, Tipper, Wobble, and Clumpy first being made in 2011 and the others in 2012.
Today is Groundhog Day (and yes, we have six more weeks of winter) on the second day of February. It also marks the third year after my mother’s passing away. What I have here is a drawing I made exactly one year ago, reminding me that even in her absence, she helps my creativity continue to flourish.
Love always, CJ Signorino