Hey, just a heads up that I was in the October 20th issue of Commonweal!
Here’s the cartoon:
This is a really really early cartoon of mine. In fact, in my inventory numbering system, it’s number four. Yeesh!
Just for fun, here’s a similar, more recent, cartoon in both caption and art to compare:
In the first you can see that I used a ruler for the chalkboard. Anymore I don’t really worry about straight. I like the character of my slightly askew and wiggly lines much better. Plus it’s a heck of a lot faster!
Also, in the first you can see the chalkboard was blackened entirely by hand. Not in the more recent â€“ that’s all Photoshop CS2!
The writing on the first board? White pencil. The second? Reversed in Photoshop.
I’m not sure when I gave up on the Charlie Chaplin splayed feet, as seen in #1. But I think you’ll agree that #2 looks a lot more natural.
There’s more to critique, I’m sure, but I think I can sum it with this â€“ I’ve come a long way, baby!