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Cartooning is, to me, an art form of simplification. The artist uses a minimal amount of lines to communicate characters and place to a reader. Mouths are often oddly-shaped black holes. Cartoon evolution often does away with lips, body hair, elbows. Eyebrows are reduced to lines. Eyes become dots. A background might be a line indicating where the floor and wall meet. Maybe a squiggle of distant trees, or a cloud. Maybe just a flat field of color. (more…)
PRO TIP: As a graphic designer, when you open the previous day’s newspaper layout and start replacing the old placed graphics with new graphics, you should endeavor to look at the computer monitor with your eyes and ensure that the newly-placed graphic is properly formatted.
What are the odds of two single panel comics being published next to each other on the same day – both depicting a parent splayed out on the floor, drawn from almost the exact same point of view? The odds are apparently very good.
A local newspaper I am not subscribed to occasionally tosses a ‘special’ or ‘extra’ supplement edition onto the end of my driveway or front lawn. Funny, but usually when a stranger throws UNWANTED crap on my property, it’s called littering. (more…)