OK, now we’ve got the spamming tied down, but for some reason none of the emails from the site are getting to me.
We’ll have this fixed soon; hang in there.
I thought this was interesting, if oddly late (the obit posted last evening)…
Artist and cartoonist Jim Sasseville, who attended art school with Charles Schulz in Minneapolis and worked with him in California for several years, died from Parkinson’s disease at his home in Los Altos, Calif., on Nov. 30. He was 78.
The commercial artist was known for “his wit in his art,” said his niece, Melanie Lesh, of Juneau, Alaska.
Sasseville, a native of Minneapolis, was an instructor at Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis. There he met Charles Schulz, the creator of “Peanuts.”
In 1958, Sasseville moved to California to ghost-draw Peanuts comic books for Schulz. Sasseville also did the art work for a comic strip that the duo produced for a couple of years in the late 1950s called “It’s Only a Game.” The strip had a sports theme and characters “who appeared similar to Peanuts,” Lesh said. A book Schulz and Sasseville wrote about the little-known comic strip was published in 2004.
OK, I have a lot going on, and I probably didn’t need to throw a new logo for myself on top of it, but honestly, creating it was kinda soothing.
And now, without further adieu…
So whatcha think?
I wanted something that really said gag cartoon and I think I got it.
My wife came up with the torn look, and, thanks to various web tutorials, I got the wrap & column effects. The dummy text was generated by Lipsum.com, which also has some really cool info on the history of this kind of thing.
What I find most interesting about the end product is that is doesn’t actually include any of my artwork, which, as my style continues to evolve, is actually a good thing I think.
Anyway, for those of you lucky enough to get emails, mailings or invoices from me, hope you like the new look.
(BTW, I tried a couple of logo creation sites featured in Wired first. A little advice; don’t waste your time.)