Valentine's Day is even closer now, and everywhere I look pretty much everything is covered in pink hearts, cherubs, chocolate, roses, or some combination thereof, (mmmm... chocolate cherub...) so I thought I'd share another love cartoon collection to get us all in the mood!
You know what I love about this cartoon? It's versatile.
February? Love cartoon. March? Basketball. October? Pumpkins!
When I created it I was just desperate for a new take on jack-o-lanterns, but it's a fairly popular one, and a good seller for as odd as it is.
This is of course a take off on the ol' relationship chestnut "I just think maybe we should see other people." I suppose the manager here thinks she's letting the poor guy down easier, and it's certainly better than being escorted out by security with your cardboard box of tchotchkes and stolen pens, but maybe a middle ground would be better. (Scented pink slip?)
Cats and dogs hate each other, right? Apparently not if the above cartoon is to be believed. (And it is!)
For me the hardest part of this was coming up with the name of the show's host and creating a TV set that got you to the joke without being too showy. I can imagine a mid-afternoon talk show with a sensibly pretty host named Jenny, can't you? Oh what reasonable life-affirming advice she'd share. Sigh...
And dig those pants and heels! Can I draw fashion or what?!
So the other day the boy says to me "Dad, Aquaman can talk to fish, right?"
"Yes," I said. "Pretty awesome, right?" It's not, but he's 7. He still thinks it is.
"Yeah," he says, "but then what about whales? They're mammals! What's the deal there?"
OK, it's a pretty weak connection the above cartoon, but I had to share that.
Another Halloween/love cartoon. Weird huh?
The basic idea here is that ol' Frankenstein is made up of other old body parts, and the Mrs. is jealous of "his" tattoo. Wow, now that I think of it this is actually kind of grisly.
I loved drawing her hair in this, although the first draft had that white stripe in her hair looking more like frosting on a Hostess cup cake.
Just in case you can't read it on the paper the guy is holding, it says "Demands" on the top.
I bet dogs get tired of unconditional love. They give and they give and they give and then you drop some meatloaf on the floor and you don't even call them over and let them have it.
You watch, conditional love is the next big thing. Also jetpacks.
I always thought that whole arrow in the heart now you're in love thing was a little odd. I mean that flying baby just shot you! In the chest!! That's not love afterward, that's heart trauma!
On a side note, if you get hit in the liver it makes you want a sandwich. No one knows why.
OK, this is an older one and you can see my art hasn't really solidified yet, but it's a particularly favorite theme of mine: angry holiday character in bar.
I've done turkeys, the Easter Bunny, Santa, the Grinch, Scrooge, etc... Apparently they're all heavy drinkers and they're all surly. Happy holidays!
Well, that does it. Just in case you missed it, be sure to check out last week's cartoon love blog. You'll love it! Ha! Ha-ha! See what I did there? HA-HA! Love...