Hey! My weekly business cartoon and accompanying blurb are up at Small Business Trends!
Month: October 2011
Awful Superhero Halloween Costumes I’d Love To See – Zebra Batman
Yep, Zebra Batman:
Batman and Robin encounter a magnetically-powered villain, the Zebra-Man. But a charge from the machine which gave Zebra-Man his powers turns Batman into a “Zebra-Batman” who repels all solid matter, and cannot regulate his powers.
Anyway, someone needs to make this costume for real!
While you’re at it, don’t miss Bug Catcher Spider-Man and Underwater Wonder Woman!
Halloween Cartoons – Pumpkins
Being a cartoonist, I love the fun artsiness of carving pumpkins. I’m not a huge fan of scooping out the the stuff, washing them, cleaning them up when they’re done, or, really, anything else, but I love carving them.
So, with All Hallow’s Eve fast approaching, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Halloween cartoons about pumpkins!
Being a cartoonist means always having that 1% of your brain awake and on the lookout for stuff to have fun with. This cartoon came from seeing my basketball in my garage. It was set in such a way that the seams lined up and sort of looked like a pumpkin.
Then it was just a simple matter of creating young love gone awry. Easy!
I love mixing different things together in my Halloween cartoons. Often I’ll combine nursery rhymes, business jargon, pretty much anything to see what happens.
For this cartoon I was looking for a way to combine two holidays. I started with the leprechauns and their pot of gold, then started thinking of other holiday items as a substitute. It wasn’t long before a pumpkin stood in, and then it took a bizarre turn into the business world.
Writing is weird like that sometimes.
I do lots and lots of tech cartoons. The businessman in me will tell you it’s largely because they sell well, and that’s true, but mostly it’s because I’m a huge nerd and I have a weak spot for the latest gadget.
So when emoticons really took off and were widely understood, this cartoon wasn’t far behind.
It struck me one year while carving with the kids that whatever emotion we chose for the pumpkin was it. And suddenly that’s a lot of pressure!
Do you want a happy one? Angry? Mournful? Philosophical? Whatever I choose, this pumpkin is stuck. Good thing this therapist is there to help.
Well I think I’ve scooped about as much out of these pumpkin cartoons as I can. Feel free to browse all of my Halloween cartoons!
(BTW, don’t miss last week’s Halloween cartoons about witches!)
New Cartoons Up! – 10/18/11
Hey, new cartoons are up! Enjoy!
Cartoons Make Great Holiday Gifts
I blogged the other day that I was offering my cartoons as both framed original art and matted prints just in time for your holiday shopping.
Well now ordering is a piece of cake! Just click on over to my new Gifts page! It’s fast, easy & secure, but you only have until December 1st to order!