Greg Cravens – Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio

This week’s Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio features Greg Cravens of “The Buckets”! Here are Greg’s answers:

1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?

The movie would be Of Mice And Men. it would star Milo Bloom and Norm Drabble as the main characters. Other parts would be played by Crankshaft, Larry Bucket, and Brandy from ‘Liberty Meadows’. We’d need a dog, too, that nobody minded shooting during the movie. That’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.

2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?

The worst title of a comic strip would be ‘Speculations on the Evolution of the Bicameral Mind’.

3) A light bulb over a cartoon’s head signifies an idea, while a string of random characters denotes swearing. Invent a new cartooning icon and what it means.

The best new cartooning icon ever will someday be a tiny frog glyph that denotes that a character has passed gas. It’ll have a great following, expecially amongst the younger crowd. It’s cultural universality and popularity will be hailed as a sign that comic strips are moving out of the rigid nineteenth century ideals that they were founded on, and will save comic strips as a viable career for decades.

Thanks a bunch Greg! Let’s all hope that frog glyph takes off real soon!

Check out The Buckets! You can also see more of Greg’s work at, as well as at his wonderful cartoon/illustration portfolio site!

Thanks again, and check back next week for more goofy answers!

A Tale of Two Blogs

Regular readers of the Andertoons blog will no doubt have noticed some changes lately. We’ve been working hard on the website as of late and will begin integrating the blog into the site soon. Until then we’re going to be posting new entries both at and at Blogspot.

Andertoons readers at the Blogspot site may notice some of the links to cartoons at don’t work anymore. That’s because we’ve changed our inventory system and the numbers no longer line up the same way. If you really want to see those cartoons, please go to the blog and find the same article. Those cartoon links are working just fine.

When the blog at is finished, we’ll be discontinuing the Blogspot one, although there will be a link there to lead you to the new one.

Wow! That’s a lof of blog talk! Thanks for hanging in there! Here’s a cartoon for you!