After a fantastic weekend, it's time to get back to work. Lot's to get ready for the newspapers and I'm going to post on my cartooning blog how I create my "Percenters" business cartoons, which I hope to have up later today - I'll keep you posted!
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Today my son Billy, my first born, graduates from high school. He's brought me so much joy and his smile has brightened so many of my days, I lack the eloquence to describe how thankful I am he came into my life. I love you my lad, and I look forward to standing beside you for the next chapters of your life.
This is one of my older culinary cartoons, but one that has proven popular over the years. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
In case you missed it, I posted on my Art and Business of Cartooning blog a post about creating cartoons and illustrations with an iPad, which is proving to be among the most popular I've done. I've also been asked to write about how I create my "Spectickles" cartoons, which will be my next blog post - stay tuned.
I really like the gag-line of this cartoon, but I'm not really pleased with the art - this is one I wish I had the time to redraw. My wife stills thinks it's funny - it passed the chuckle test - so unless I get lots of future idle time, it'll have to remain as is. Hope you enjoy!
I went to grade school with someone who had an abundance of artistic talent, sufficient to land him a job as one of the artists for Marvel Comics. He drew, among others, Batman, which as I recall when we were kids one of his absolute favorites. We chatted on Facebook, and somehow, I was inspired to create this cartoon.
Does anyone else have a dog that's taken over your home? My wife and I made up all these strict rules regarding what would be acceptable conduct once we brought a dog into our home. That lasted till the moment Arleigh, with her big puppy eyes, walked in the door. Now Arleigh seems to call most of the shots. I used to be manly. Really.
My wife is the litmus test for determining whether of not my work is funny, and she has three basic levels by which she grades them: chuckle, which is the one I aim for, then smile which is not as good as chuckle but reasonably successful, then finally nothingness - no smile, no frown, nothing, which essentially means it's back to he drawing board. This one attained the level of chuckle, so here it is.
My wife was the first to notice and comment on his tighty-whitey underwear showing - just thought that would be funny. The drawing was too small to give him Power Ranger Underoos.
About Bill Abbott
Bill Abbott is a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Reader's Digest, and many, many more.