Chocolate Cartoon – Part 5 (Final)

Well, here it is – the end of the road.

You might remember I was working on a cartoon about chocolate. It took a few different incarnations, and a lot of great advice from my loyal readers, but I think you’ll agree that the final art turned out nice:

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Now to end the mystery; why all the fuss about a chocolate cartoon?! I’ll let the pictures below get us started:

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That’s right, my chocolate cartoon is actually a chocolate cartoon!

Each year I try to come up with an out-of-the-ordinary gift for my clients (last year it was Andertoons hot sauce) to thank them for their business. And, although chocolate isn’t necessarily unique, I think having one of my cartoons cut into the bar is pretty neat.

I’m really pleased with the end product! Here’s a few close-ups:

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The final product is 9″ x 5″ and eight ounces of Belgian chocolate.

Now the big question – how’s it taste?

Good. Really good.

Anyway, thanks again everyone for your input! I think these are gonna be one of my best year-end gifts yet!

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Chocolate Cartoon – Part 4

OK, I think this is the final final version. (Let’s hope!)


I’m gonna consider this finished. But I really enjoyed all of the input!

Of course, “cartooning by committee” like this wouldn’t be prudent normally, but it was a lot of fun to see so many different ideas!

While this is the last of the design/art phase blogs, this is by no means the end of the blogs about this. Stay tuned!

And thanks again everyone!

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Chocolate Cartoon – Part 3

On advice from a few readers, and my wife, I’m trying a slight change in the cartoon:


I took the face off the bar and just have text there now. I think it’s an improvement.

But now that I look at it, it looks like it says “HERS” like one of those His/Hers towel sets you see on the old cartoons.

Maybe tighten the text to see more of the second “H”?

I dunno… Any thoughts? I think I’m thinking too much about this…

(BTW, here’s Chocolate Cartoon Part 1 & Part 2)

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Chocolate Cartoon – Part 2

You might remember that last week I was working on a chocolate bar themed cartoon.

Here’s the final art for it:


Normally I do my standard gray wash, but this one just needed to be line art.

I think the biggest issue for me on this one was the face on the chocolate bar. How much of the lettering to remove?

After about a half hour of playing with it, I think it came out OK. It”s there for anthropomorphic purposes, but the lettering is still clear.

I also normally crop a little closer to the characters, but there’s a reason for that too.

Anyway, I’ll have more to tell you about this cartoon later… Stay tuned!

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