This was a work in progress animated cartoon but By the time I had finished to the point you see here, the GOP Senator lunch it was based on was almost days old and old news already. I really liked the energy in it so I wanted to at least post it here. I created using Clip Studio Paint, which has a very simple animate tool in it as long as your work is not too complicated.
I drew these on the iPad Pro 9.7 with the Apple Pencil in the ProCreate App while at Magic Mountain as my daughter and her friends ran wild in the park
Still waiting for Summer to end in Southern California
playing around with using organic (real world) items mixed with a drawing. This was blueberry juice mixed with my drawing.
I like the way the drawing came out but I messed up the joke. It should be "than" not "then." I'm not very good with catching grammatical mistakes. Drawn with Apple Pencil using ProCreate app.
The message of the cartoon was a little off with the actual story but I like the way the animation worked from a technical standpoint.
If you like the movies “Stand By Me,” “Goonies,” “E.T.”, “Phantasm, ” “John Carpenter’s The Thing” or anything similar to those titles you’ll probably love the new Netflix series “Stranger Things.”
Even the music score is heavily influenced by John Carpenter, who routinely scored his own movies.
With the DNC getting into full swing Donald John Trump was feeling a little neglected and wanted to send America this selfie. Enjoy! #MakeSelfiesGreatAgain
This cartoon is less of a criticism of Marissa Mayer then it is a comment on the outrageous salaries, bonuses and exit packages that are dealt out on a regular basis from corporate America. And especially when the person receiving the package is leaving the company in worse financial shape than they found it.
On the flip side, it was fantastic to see Yahoo hire a woman to lead them out of the doldrums they had found themselves in for close to 10 years. Which goes to my second point - there are few people who could have saved Yahoo at the point Marissa Mayer was hired. By the time she came in Yahoo was already hurling towards their own funeral with little hope in sight.
But all that said, Marissa Mayer could receive an exit package worth about 57 million dollars, which is frankly insane when you fact is she failed to pull Yahoo out of its self-imposed nose dive. Did she try, you bet. I’m sure she worked her tail off and did everything she could, but it still seems to me that a package as excessive as this should be reserved for someone who actually achieved, even partially, the task they were hired to do, which she did not.
God knows, the cards were stacked firmly against Marissa Mayer at every turn, but if the corporate hand slapping for failure is 57 million dollars, in addition the huge salary, what type of precedent is corporate America setting for success?
Playing around with combing flat illustrations with real 3 dimensional objects.
Two slightly different Christmas themed cartoons.
I know everyone is drawing Trump and this one does not make a lot of sense but I like the energy in it.
I did this rather fast. Pen on paper, then scanned, brought into Illustrator and turned into a vector image and colored.
I illustrated two versions of essentially the same joke for the last of the Mean 16 cartoons. Both are based on the idea of the Terminator not being exactly thrilled by all the Terminator sequels. In one, he uses the plot device of going back in time to stop the creation of the sequels themselves. The other is a more of a flat out tribute to my favorite cartoonist, Jules Feiffer, and his character the “Dancer” that appeared so many times while his work published in The Village Voice from 1956 to 1997. What can I say, I wish I was Jules Feiffer.
After being taken offline in the spring of 2001, HAL was able to hobble together a new career as a struggling self-help author, were he self-published multiple E-books and pamphlets, building himself a small, but dedicated following. He now spends most of his time writing and traveling to book shows to get the word out about his unique perspective for achieving happiness regardless of a heartbeat.