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Check out this gorgeous rendition of our favorite pink-haired heroine by LOB fan Sean Conchieri… I just love this piece. I simply can;t thank the cartoonists and fans enough for when they take their time to draw my characters and send them to me. My utmost thanks to you, Sean, and a beautiful job indeed, sir!
3 Days Remaining! Submit Your Entries Today
Roddenberry.com hasÂ posted a blank comic strip of my latest “Gene’s Journal” Webcomic episode. Put your creativity to the test! See if you can fill the shoes of a cartoonist and come up with a funny scenario to this episode. Entries must have all the text-bubbles with text in them. Hurry, the deadline to have your submission in is August 31, 2008. Click here for the full contest details.
Many don’t know this, but I’m also a fine artist…Â I’m proud to say I’veÂ exhibited around the world in galleries, such as England, France, Japan, and around the US. One of my original paintings and 3 original political cartoons are part of the permanent exhibit of the Muskegon Museum of Art. It’s another side of my art that I am very proud of, and it’s also very personal as well, in a very different way. Anyhoo, in addition to so much cartoon sketching, there’s another side to my sketchbooks…
Something I used to do when I worked as a staff editorial cartoonist and newsroom artist at the daily newspaper for 6 years, was, upon orders ofÂ my publisherÂ (and friend), to go around the varied towns and cities, sketching scenes and things that caught my eye, that said something about these areas, which then were published in the newspaper in a special section called “A Day in the Life.” I always LOVED those outings.
So, I’ll post a few of these very different sketches in the next few days … perhaps even a painting or two!
I get a lot of e-mail from aspiring cartoonists asking about their sketchbooks and loose drawings… about lil’ wasteful doodles (there are NEVER wasteful doodles) and all that sort of stuff. So, in the next few days, I’m gonna post some chunks of my own little crazy doodles out of my sketchbooks, just for fun, to show that yes, we all sit and mindlessly doodle little nothings for pleasure or to vent our brain! Enjoy!