Archive | April, 2017

Earth Day 2017

21 Apr

I know Earth Day is tomorrow, but I’d like to show something I made with Illustrator that portrays Yonda Globe in a brand new light. Of course, those of you who checked out that one comic page I made back in August of 2015 will recognize her bathing suit. There’s more to it, though – I brought up three new characters: Uppen Awaye (the hang glider), Marnie Marine (the pool float), and Quake Barrowheel (the wheelbarrow). You’ll also notice I’ve given Yonda the phrase “And now the world gets it” a second time – the first time was in the supermoon comic page back in November of 2016. Walter Cronkite’s phrase “And that’s the way it is” is pretty much inspiration for the phrase, and with Yonda’s interest in reporting and care for the planet, anything interesting is bound to happen. You might say she has the potential to be an Earth Day mascot.

Earth Day 2017

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Just a few details I’d like to point out:

  • In the air image, the name on Yonda’s helmet is Ozone – it not only refers to the layer that shields the earth, but it fits as a brand name for safety gear.
  • In the water image, look closely at the glass of water – the ice cubes form a Hidden Mickey (yes, I’m still working at Disneyland).
  • In the soil image, you’ll notice on Quake’s visor the letter Q – it almost resembles a wheelbarrow without wheels. I love the way I give someone/something a fitting name.

Now why don’t we follow the example of Belinda Carlisle’s song and make heaven a place on Earth? Also, a new film by Disneynature, Born in China, is out today. Go see it.

April Fools’ Day (2017)

1 Apr

This time around, I’m doing just a single picture, which pretty much speaks for itself.

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Lately, remaking animated Disney films as live-action counterparts has been becoming a thing (not that I have anything against it), and I noticed how beloved Hanna-Barbera properties were being reinvented in ways that don’t reflect the source material in comic book form. Observing these particular circumstances, I wondered, “How would Jacken DeBox look if he were to be revised?”

If took me slightly longer to to draw the fake Jacken, which turned out just fine, but I do love the way I drew the actual Jacken – the body language, curvature, eyes, and mouth are quite pleasing.