Tag Archives: Yonda Globe

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.

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Supermoon (2016)

16 Nov

The super moon came around on November 14th and I had a pretty good idea bring some attention to it. It took me at least one week before before then to think up the concept, type the script on Word Pad, draw everything on one sheet of paper, and add the colors. The result: comical writing and images, an astronomical lesson, and a visual aid all wrapped together into one piece of edutainment.

supermoon-2016

Like I said before, my expanding on certain characters makes my series look promising. A moon orbit model around Yonda? Very fitting! It has been quite a while since I drew Damsel 5000, but I found one good use for her. Other uses for her remain a mystery, but I’m sure something will come along in the future. Plus, I came up with a (one-shot) character called Supermoon and some background camera characters you see running behind Vivian. You know, Blockopolis wouldn’t be much of a city if it didn’t have more citizens.

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!

2015 IBC - YG2015 IBC - BR2015 IBC - DW

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.