School Cartoon in Commonweal

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 – 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 – I’ve come a long way, baby!

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2 thoughts on “School Cartoon in Commonweal”

  1. Thanks for this. Number Four?!?!? Yiiikes! You a brave guy.

    Nah, just kidding. I like the wobbliness of the first cartoon — and I like the expression on the teacher's face.

  2. Meh… The joke is OK, but the art makes me cringe.

    Still, everyone's gotta start somewhere I guess, and it's obviously salable, so I guess I wasn't too bad…

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