Friday, January 1, 2010

It's 2010...

Mr. Wasabi wants to wish you...

A Happy New Year!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tree Cop

tree cop, a cartoon

Tree Cop - a little doodle cartoon I did while waiting for the tree cops to clear me to enter my own property. It's a slang term for Park Service and Forest Service *POLICE* in case you hadn't heard the term before.

When I was growing up, these guys were friendly park rangers. I guess those types are still out there, somewhere. But in recent years they've kind of turned into some kind of paramilitary Gestapo BS ...not sure why. I guess you just can't have too much authoritarian jack-bootery in America these days.

Thankfully, we usually have nice ones here. But not always. Every once in a while they have some visiting tree cop who has a Wyatt Earp/Dirty Harry/The Terminator fantasy going. And THAT is truly disgusting. Otherwise, they're okay.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Newt On Healthcare

Newt Gingrich to America on healthcare: Fuck you, cartoon
You don't really need a gag; people who have spent a lifetime living off the taxpayers who say that those same taxpayers shouldn't get anything back for their money are humorous all by themselves, just for their total, in-your-face hypocrisy.

Everyone who is against government healthcare: Give YOURS up first, ass clown, then at least you won't be a total hypocrite... a compassionless prick, maybe, but not a hypocrite.

BTW, "government-run healthcare" already exists in America, it's called Medicare. It works just fine, thank you and costs far less than private insurance. And also by the way, private insurance bureaucrats kill thousands of people every year - by their own admission - because they are in business to make profits not take care of sick people.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Slutty Stewardesses and Governors Official Logo

Sarah Palin American Federation of Slutty Stewardesses and Governors Official Cartoon Logo

The official logo of the American Federation of Slutty Stewardesses and Governors - now featuring their leader, Sarah Palin.

Cartoon art... hey.. first, this is a cartoon and an original design by the artist, just for fun. Second, there's nothing wrong with dressing slutty in general (depending on where you are and what you are doing) so there's no denigration provocative dressing in general. In fact, it can be fun!

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Monday, June 1, 2009

William Kristol Cartoon - a Moment of Honesty

William Kristol cartoon, a rare moment o of honesty for Bill
Caricature cartoon - line art, really - of columnist and TV media whore William "Bill" Kristol. A rare moment of honest that will never happen outside of the cartoon world.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stanton Friedman Cartoon

I did a live caricature of Stanton Friedman, UFO Hunter, at the McMinnville Oregon festival. It wasn't that great but you know... lighting was bad and such.

Dr Stanton Friedman Live Caricature

As I was working, I added the gag; his microphone - unbeknown to Stanton, has become an alien! And there's another one hiding in his pocket.... (Markers on 9x12 paper)

A couple of days later, I drew a cartoon of Stanton Friedman - from memory - that was more complete. This is ALWAYS easier for me after a live draw. For some reason, it makes it possible for me to do better work from memory.

Stanton Friedman cartoon - Dr. Friedman pilots his flying saucer, next stop, Zeta Reticuli

Dr. Stanton Friedman pilots his flying saucer - next destination, Zeta Reticuli, 39 light years. It's approximately what I remember from what he said.

The latter cartoon was drawn on 9x12 paper (Canson Recycled 80lb). It is a pen sketch (Uni-Ball Vision Needle) that was then scanned into my computer. I did the coloring in Photo Shop. If you want to see if I got the likeness but you don't know what the doc looks like, check StantonFriendman.com.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Susan Boyle Toon

I think that America has some kind of schizophrenia where we want to feel good about ourselves, have no reason to feel that way, so we transfer our feelings to characters we see on TV. Susan Boyle of Britain is our latest synthetic love affair.
Susan Boyle, Great Singer, a creation of Simon Cowell Cartoon caricatureSusan Boyle is a very good singer, middle-aged and not particularly glamorous. She made a big splash in England thank's to the Simon Cowell show, Britain's Got Talent. And then YouTube. Simon Cowell would have us believe that she came out of nowhere and he was shocked at her beautiful voice. However, the evidence suggests otherwise. Oh, her voice is authentic but they knew what they were doing. It wasn't the big surprise Cowell claimed.

The term we have for that is astroturf. That is, grass roots that are really fake, plastic, and planned. That doesn't take away from her voice but it should remind us that overnight sensations are seldom either...

The sketch was based on the video. I kept it to the basic sketch because it fits her two dimensional character, just as Simon Cowell created her.... Thumbs up, Susan! It's funny, any pictures I've seen of Ms Boyle other than the TV grabs, she doesn't look anywhere this dumpy. Plain, yes...

I've read that the TV camera puts 10 pounds on a person, so that may be part of the problem. Since I was unable to determine exactly HOW MANY cameras are on Ms Boyle right now, I drew her as she appeared on television.

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Marker sketch on recycled paper.