Monday, 30 April 2012

Ironing Man (Avengers 2)



Part two of my avengers series and another obvious pun.  Google 'Ironing Man' and you'll see plenty others examples like this.  I wonder if anyone has a better caption for this one.

In other news this is my 200th blog posting.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Yodaphone


For this week's CCGB competition themed Phone.

This week I say Yoda talking about Vodaphone in a commercial and wondered how much lower the silly muppet could get.

Back to the Avengers series later

Originally I did this gray version but felt it lacked the punch of the colour one.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Modern Avengers #1: The Hulk


The (American) Avengers made their debut in 1963 and now a blockbuster film is being released nearly 40 years later to show them in the modern world.  This lead me to think about how I would portray each of these old characters in the modern world so this is the start of a series of up to six cartoons about each of the Avengers characters.

I start with the Hulk who ought to be the ultimate 'Green' hero.  Thanks to our education system my daughter now shouts at me in supermarket checkout queues if I don't bring reusable bags with me.

Some facts about the Hulk
1. The Hulk was originally grey not green but as green was difficult to print he was turned to green by issue #2 of "The Incredible Hulk" comic series
2. The Hulk has grown over time being originally 7-8ft in the comics, he is now 10-15ft in the films and modern comics.
3. Bruce Banner is one of many Marvel characters with alliterative names e.g. Peter Parker, Matt Murdoch, Green Goblin, Pepper Potts, Silver Surfer,Fantastic Four

Saturday, 21 April 2012

How I Met Your Mother (Snow White)

I've always thought this about Snow White!  I was sure I'd already done this idea but my only Snow White cartoon I have done was from way back (check the difference in technique).

Apologies to anyone who came here from Google expecting to find out about the American tv-series.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Titanic


For those who haven't heard it will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic tomorrow.  However I actually drew this cartoon for a CCGB competition back in January hence the caption.

The problem was the Saturday of posting the news of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia disaster was all over News 24 a fact I was alerted to by another entry for the competition that mentioned boats/liners.  Tying it with the caption then was not a good time for posting this and so I shelved it until now.

I still don't understand why Titanic sinking is such a romantic topic whereas other disasters like planes crashing would just be horrific.

The Scream


Monday, 2 April 2012

Hunger Games


I haven't studied either of these in great depth but it does seem strange the different reactions of people only weeks apart.

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