Saturday, October 29, 2011

Upcoming GVL Cartoon for the 10-31-11 issue

I thought I'd end October with one last Halloween-related cartoon. 

As a bonus, here's a re-coloring of last year's Halloween Lanthorn cartoon. I kinda rushed doing this since my editor asked for a backup after I sent the new one.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Upcoming GVL Cartoon for the 10-27-11 issue

This one stars me and my friend Jon, who I always trick-or-treated with growing up. I had a lot of fun with this one and it might be my new favorite. I especially enjoyed caricaturing the high school panel. Man, I had the works back then--glasses, braces, and terrible acne. Winning combination.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Camper Caricatures Summer 2011

I meant to post these way earlier but didn't remember until just now.

I worked as a camp counselor over the summer and spent one of the days doing live caricatures for "Carnival Day." It was lots of fun. Most of these I did in about 5 minutes. 

 This one is obviously not a camper but our camp director, who said the caricature reminded him of someone he saw on "America's Most Wanted."

These two were especially fun to draw. I don't hold back when I draw teenagers, especially when their friends are standing behind me laughing, reacting  to what I'm drawing, and making suggestions.

Younger kids aren't as fun to caricature because they're less patient and have less of a sense of humor upon seeing the results.

GVL Comic for the 10-18-11 issue

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This Monday's GVL in which I pretend to follow politics

This guy's proposed economic plan bared a striking similarity to the default economic system in Sim City 4.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This Monday's GVL

Crunched for time, and because the subject matter is appropriate, I decided to remake the first 2011 cartoon. It's also nice to put it in color, since it was the only one this year that wasn't. I got this in kinda late, but hopefully we'll still see it in print Monday.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

First 10 Grand Valley Lanthorn Strips of the Fall 2011 Semester

Now in my 5th year at Grand Valley State, I still continue to do the comics for the college paper, The Lanthorn. This time around I'm doing them twice a week rather than once, in full color (Thanks to the new printer the school got), and I no longer have a co-writer helping me with ideas and jokes.

Here's the first 10 in order:

 8/28/11: First comic, before I was informed they could be in color. This was right after he resigned and before his untimely death. RIP Steve Jobs.
 9/01/11: After a few traffic accidents last year, Grand Valley widened their roads and added new traffic signals.
 9/05/11: Grand Valley is a "Dry" campus, and drinking at the football games is frowned upon. At the first Laker game security was especially tight.
 9/19/11: Every year our campus is invaded with crazy angry evangelists.
 9/26/11: ArtPrize, a citywide art contest/exhibition is an awesome annual event in Grand Rapids.
 10/03/11: ArtPrize does however has it faults...namely the tourists and "Casual art-goers" who don't actually know how to appreciate art and discern where the real talent is.
10/06/11: This is poking fun at the near-nude joggers who don't let horrible weather stop them