A warm-up sketch of Billy, infamous creator of the doomed Fyre Festival.
I did a quick job for MAD Magazine today that I decided to do 'the ooooold-fashioned way', for no other reason than to check that I can still do it.
I draw by hand a lot these days, but I've been working predominantly digitally for the last 15 years and it's a good habit to make sure you can still get your deadlines in on time if your computer gets drowned in water because you were racing out the door to dinner and forgot to screw the lid of your water bottle on tightly... on Christmas Day.
Anyway, here are some of the 'in progress' shots. To see how it all turned out, visit MAD Magazine, and be sure to stay and look at all the other work by their crop of talented cartoonists and writers.
Brandon Collins and Mike Brown host an incredible show at Comedy Outliers, and this next month they have their 5th Anniversary show. Some of the best comedians in New York will be appearing.
They had me illustrate the show poster in the style of that final scene in Planet of the Apes, on the beach when it's revealed that... well... (Spoiler alert:) It was Earth the whole time.
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I've transitioned once again to a standing desk to work on my art... I can't tell if it's helping, but I sure am developing strong arm muscles.
This week's show poster was for an awesome show called Picture This! It's a great show that combines my two loves; Comedy and Cartooning.
A comedian gets up on stage to perform, and has a giant projector screen behind them, where an animator/cartoonist's drawings are projected live on stage based on what the comic is talking about. I've done the last couple of shows as a cartoonist, but I also had the pleasure of being part of Picture This! in its infancy when it came to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival back in 2013. I would finish up my solo show every night then come up to the Tuxedo Cat and draw live for Picture This with epic comedy guests. It's a lot of fun to be part of- and even more fun to watch. It's now a super-popular show all over the country that sells out every month. I'd highly recommend you check it out! Book your tickets at www.littlefield.com
This weekend I had a lot of fun doing the poster for Mike Verdi's new "Lone Bird Comedy Show" over at Parkside Lounge. Parkside is a great dive with a huge back room that's been hosting some of the best comedy, music and poetry in New York for the last few years. I walked over and took a few photos to get the reference to make sure the poster was localised to the venue. I like the old neon lighting on it. At night, the sign looks great, but the R in the word "BAR" is dead, so it just looks like some place Ebenezer Scrooge might hang out.
This is what it used to look like:
I did the poster for Mike's old show "Two Birds, One Stoned" at Lovecraft Bar earlier in the year, too. The birds are modeled on the 3 guys running it.
The show he books is great, and the show is always awesome. Take a look at his next lineup on Facebook. I also threw in a logo for this one so the Facebook page had consistent branding. Something to consider if you're interested in commissioning some artwork for your local show.
I just completed a comedy tour poster for Melbourne comedian Bart Freebairn. Bart is truly one-of-a-kind comedian. Every time I see him I end up losing my mind laughing. I highly recommend going to see his show if you get the chance on this current tour. Follow him online at http://bartlol.com/
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Today's job was a big one! This remarkable couple completed 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Incredible stamina- and not a bad idea for a caricature either!
I was commissioned by an old pal in Australia to draw a comedy robot this week.His name is Fred. Fred, the Comedy Robot. Here's how it came out...