Tag Archives: Drawn

Ice Bucket Challenge 2016

31 Aug

Last year, I had Yonda, Boomer, and Dwight participate, so now I have the remainder of the nominees taking the challenge in different ways.

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I start off with typing the text and make ‘thumbnails’ of the pages, giving me an idea of how they’ll appear when I add the text and images. Seeing as how long the latest pages are compared to the previous ones, I think I’ve improved more on my ability to tell stories, although I could use a lesson in drawing comics better. However, I’ve recently learned that it’s all right if a work of art is ‘finished, not perfect’ and being able to complete something will give you more confidence and a better sense of purpose.

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Smart Phone Safety PSA (2016)

6 Aug

Last month, Pokémon GO came out, and boy, did the number of downloads rise. And even though I enjoy the Pokémon franchise, I decided not to get the location-based game. It uses up quite a bit of battery power, you know.

Within a few days of release, there were some reports of accidents, injuries, and the occasional traffic jam, all because the users never bothered to pay attention to their surroundings. A problem like this inspired me to put Nespa Vespa (Jacken DeBox’s three-wheeled Italian scooter) to somewhat greater use in this PSA I completed on July 31st. Note: I’ll get a scanned version of the image as soon as I can.

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Some of the characters I created are still being developed personality-wise. As you can see, Nespa is portrayed as plucky, rather sassy vehicle who can take Jacken to other places whenever possible. It occurred to me that while the name ‘Nespa’ comes from merging the words ‘nest’ and ‘Vespa,’ the initials of Nintendo’s home console, NES, appear in the name. As a result, I made Nespa more of a gamer girl, gave her handles some dexterity, and placed a smart phone holder in her compartment. It’s pretty interesting how the whole thing plays out when you give someone certain attributes. Once I thought of this story, it practically wrote itself!

Ice Bucket Challenge 2015

2 Sep

Last year, I uploaded a page of Tipper Tawp taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, since the challenge became quite popular that same year. When you look at it, you’ll notice Tipper nominates three Work’n’Play Pals. For quite some time, I wondered how they would do their part. Now I’ve got my answer right here!

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Unlike Tipper’s IBC page, these three are colored in. And to be honest, that really makes the illustrations stand out well. The trick is to make sure you’re using the right colored pencils.

Congratulations! 2015

3 Jun
From left to right: Punchline DePunch, Arby Megawatt, Yonda Globe, Edgar Stiffstifles, Featherly Catchadream, Clumpy Gumbottom, Wobble Overbend, Chickpea McCluckading, Inchbean Wormbag, Dwight White, Nespa Vespa, Jacken DeBox, Rags Aplenty, Tipper Tawp, Helix Coptimus, Mike Rowe Scope, Luman Shein, Damsel 5000, Stella Scope, Vivian Monocam, Kao Kaitao, Boomer Rang, and Great Barry Yereef

From left to right: Punchline DePunch, Arby Megawatt, Yonda Globe, Edgar Stiffstifles, Featherly Catchadream, Clumpy Gumbottom, Wobble Overbend, Chickpea McCluckading, Inchbean Wormbag, Dwight White, Nespa Vespa, Jacken DeBox, Rags Aplenty, Tipper Tawp, Helix Coptimus, Mike Roscope, Luman Shein, Damsel 5000, Stella Scope, Vivian Monocam, Kao Kaitao, Boomer Rang, and Great Barry Yereef