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Shop Talk: On Trying to Please the Crowd with Your Art

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One big lesson I learned as an artist in the past year is this:


Create for yourself. The people who like it will find you. Those who don’t will fall away. But, you’ll be left with a loyal core of people who like what you’re doing. 

Don’t curate your art to what gets likes. Curate it to what you like.

A Chatfield/Hunt Full-pager in MAD #8, flying off your local newsstand now!

A Chatfield/Hunt Full-pager in MAD #8, flying off your local newsstand now!

Keep a less-than-keen eye out in the next issue of MAD magazine for a jolly old cartoon by yours truly and the very funny Ian Hunt.

Ian and I met doing stand-up in New York and he’s been writing for MAD for just over a year now. It was a lot of fun collaborating with him and the team at MAD on this crazy one-pager.

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Episode #45: Live from NCSFest with Bob Mankoff

Please forgive the sound quality!

Today's episode features special guest, New Yorker Cartoon Editor emeritus, Current Cartoon & Humor Editor of Esquire Magazine and Creator of the Cartoon Collections, Bob Mankoff.

Thank you for your support and to those who came out to the show, recorded live on stage at NCSFest 2019 in Huntington Beach, California.

Stay tuned to the YouTube channel for the video version of this episode.

Ginger Meggs: Introducing... Rahul Jayasinha!

Ginger Meggs: Introducing... Rahul Jayasinha!

Today marks the first appearance one of three new characters being introduced to the Ginger Meggs universe in 2019: A young Australian boy named Rahul Jayasinha.

Rahul’s father was born in India, met his wife in Sri Lanka and moved to Australia to start their own medical practice. Now both Australian citizens, they had Rahul ten years after moving to Australia, making him a dinki di Aussie! He’s just moved house and so has just started at Ginger’s school.

Rahul loves nothing more than getting out in the sun and playing cricket — and giving Ginger a run for his money! He’s a little bit taller than the other boys, and can run faster than Tiger Kelly on a rampage.

The first appearance of Rahul occurs at the end of today’s Sunday strip, the second of a three-part continuation after Ginger is forced to stay in his bedroom and finish his homework before he’s allowed to go and play cricket with the boys.

Unfortunately, he arrives too late and the game is all wrapped up. He discovers they had invited the new kid to fill-in, but fast realised that he was so good, they wouldn’t mind having him on the team permanently!

Rahul will develop with the rest of the characters in the strip over time, and we’re excited to see him work his way into more storylines across the coming years. Every Aussie kid should be able to see themselves in the characters of Ginger Meggs. Stay tuned for our next introduction this year of a young indigenous Australian girl who plays music and gives the lads a run for their money on the sports field!

And of course, stay tuned for more adventures with the entire gang, every day at GoComics.com

  • A big note of thanks to my friend Dilruk Jayasinha for his advice on the character and his cultural heritage.

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Just SOME of the superstar cartoonists, illustrators and comic artists appearing at NCSFest this weekend

America’s biggest comic arts festival kicks off tonight and goes until Sunday. Grab your tickets from NCSFest.com

ITSIT Live from NCSFest 2019

That’s right, friends!

If we could imagine a list of dream guests for a podcast about coming up with New Yorker cartoons, the top of the list would be long-time cartoon editor of the New Yorker (and creator of the caption competition and the Cartoon bank), and current cartoon editor of Esquire Magazine... the man who purchased my first ever New Yorker cartoon (we all make bad decisions)...

BOB MANKOFF!

We will be in the Mariners Ballroom at 11:30am on Friday 17th May, Hyatt Huntington Beadch.
See more details on our Facebook page.