March 06, 2008

Toon Thursday: We Won't Grow Up


This cartoon is my sort-of response to the discussion about Read Roger's comments that started here and continued here. (Since the whole thing makes me want to just...splutter, I have conveyed my feelings visually instead.) For the record, I don't just read YA books. In fact, I've been known to get excited reading the AP Stylebook. Seriously.


I did one other piece of online "artwork" (such as it is) this week, after blog bud Sara pointed me to a post called Art By Committee over on the blog of James Gurney, artist of the Dinotopia books. With reckless abandon I decided to participate, and you'll find my sketch here with a bunch of other much more professional interpretations of the theme. On the other hand, mine was somebody's favorite, which makes me grin with glee. And, the person whose favorite I was, is an animator at Pixar--not too shabby! If I can find the time, I'm going to try to participate again, hopefully with something a little less sloppy...

5 comments:

Sara said...

I've been meaning to tell you that I saw you over there at Gurney Journey! Woo-hoo! I'm not an artist, so I can't speak to technique, but I will say that yours made me laugh outright. Really. Visually, yours just works. Like a cartoon should. ;)

Liz B said...

The cartoon?

Perfect.

jules said...

Congrats on the compliments to your work! Pixar -- woot!

TadMack said...

WOOOOT! AF, how cool! And your comic was recognizably yours, I really was deeply worried about the whole fruit basket thing after our earlier conversation about Wales, tuxedo cats and aliens... fortunately, none of the others had fruit baskets.

COOL. COOL! And you didn't even say anything!

Mary Lee said...

Wow! Favorited by a Pixar Dude! That oughta last you through a couple of bouts of self-doubt! Huzzah!