Saturday, September 5, 2009

Is he cranky or crusty -- seems I don't even know!

These comic strips were drawn during my cartooning classes at MCAD.  One assignment I gave my students was to take a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper and draw a complete comic strip in thirty minutes.  The object was to focus on telling a story (or a gag) -- and not worry about doing the greatest drawing ever -- just get the content on the page.  And rather than just look over their shoulders while they worked, I drew one, too.  Or two, too, if you will -- as we did this assignment in more than one class.  

My strip features the "Cranky (or Crusty) Old Coot" in adventures that roughly parallel events in my own life.  Though I never kicked a cat, as the Coot does.  By the way, that hole in the apartment ceiling still wasn't fixed when I moved out a year later!  All in pencil -- darkened up a bit in Photoshop for easier reading.  Click on 'em for a bigger view.

1 comment:

Ed Choy Moorman said...

oh my god please draw like this more. awesome.