Easter isn’t far off (it’s really early this year!) so I thought I’d share this a brand new basket of Easter cartoons to help get you in the mood!
This year I tended to go a little further afield with my Easter cartoons’ topics, like, for example, chocolate bunnies. I went through a bunch of ideas about eating the ears first and melting and all that, but the whole hollowness aspect won out.
Thanks goodness for Google images for stuff like this. Need a picture of a chocolate Easter bunny? How about a hundred!
This is probably my favorite of this year’s Easter cartoons. I did a search for Easter on Pinterest to help kickstart some writing, and you would not believe all the amazing incredible stuff there. I was so bowled over that that became the impetus for this cartoon.
That Easter Bunny plays hard ball.
This is my wife’s favorite from this batch. When I told it to her originally she literally LOL’d, which was great, but then the pressure was on for the image to match the gag.
I like the kid’s cool nonchalantness. He’s literally a bad boy.
Side note - the kid in the back right used to have a basket with him for collecting his eggs, but then he would’ve had just one basket as well. So my choice was to add one more basket for him, or just take it out in Photoshop, and I chose the latter. Maybe he’s putting them in his pockets? What a weird kid.
This Easter cartoon went through a number of different captions:
I still like that chicken one, but it didn’t really work with the decorating thing. Maybe another time...
Drawing a giant anthropomorphic jelly bean is not as easy as you think. It’s got to be the right shape or maybe he’s a balloon, or a Cheeto, or just a blob.
Well, that does it for this year’s batch. Still want more? You can check out all of my Easter cartoons here.
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Valentines Day cartoons are some of my favorite holiday cartoons to draw. You get to talk about love, candy, hearts, and a flying mostly naked baby with a bow and arrow. The cartoon possibilities are almost endless!
So, since Valentine's day is just about here, here are some new cartoons I hope you'll love:
Valentine's Day is all about telling that special someone how you feel, even if that someone is another company. You know though, if corporations really are people, there's a vastly underserved market here! (Note to self - Valentines for corporations.)
Whenever I can get a caption down to one word I do a happy little dance. It's a shame you can't see it, it's quite something. I really get into it.
I thought this might be too geeky for general consumption, but when you consider The Avengers is one of the highest earning movies ever made, I think I'm OK here. Also, I dare you to fine another Valentine's Day cartoon with the Hulk in it. I dare you. I double dare you.
Cupid is certainly a staple of Valentine cartoons, but I gotta tell ya, drawing the little guy is a pain. Wings, arrows, quiver, bow, sash, and all on a baby to boot! Yeesh!
You know for a cartoon that's about how a non-scripty font is bad for greeting cards, I sure chose an odd font to represent the greeting card company's name on the wall. Just sayin'.
It's not weird enough that a flying infant shoots you with love arrows, but then he's also got arrows that are intentionally romantically disappointing? Not cool, man.
You know I was sure someone had done this, but I looked and looked and looked everywhere I could think to look online and could not find a Facebook like candy box instead of a Valentine heart candy box cartoon anywhere. Now, of course, having said that, 14 people will email some to me. But I swear I looked!
I bet that hurts.
I like cartoons that suggest a more involved back story, and you just know the back story in this Valentine's Day cartoon is really something.
The only thing worse than drawing a cupid, is drawing two of them right next to each other.
Well, that does it for 2013, but you can see all of my Valentines Day cartoons here. I know you'll love them!
'Tis the season, so to get you in the mood, here's some new Christmas cartoons!
Every year I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas and every year I think "just watching those kids dance makes my back and neck hurt." So I finally addressed it.
Can I say too that trying to draw in Schulz's style without out and out copying him is deceptively difficult? (Also, see if you can find the little Easter Egg I put in there.)
As Christmas cartoons go, this is pretty good. But it's also not a bad idea if you've got low ceilings and short family members.
This is one of those cartoons where it's better not to think too deeply about it. Where would a miniskirt go on a tree? Does it go higher up the trunk so you can see more of the stand? Do older trees cluck their tongues in disapproval?
See, too much thought.
I always try to throw in some more wintery cartoons for people that don't observe Christmas, so I do snowmen. But Bill Watterson set the snowman cartoon bar so high that it's always a real challenge.
Fireplace stockings is another of the standard Christmas cartoons, and another tough nut to crack. (Note to self - buy nutcracker.) But if you can come up with something new and interesting it's really satisfying.
When you're doing a mall Santa cartoon, that'd better be a fairly good joke, because you're going to have to draw a lot to pull it off. People in line, trees, elves, etc...
I like the idea that this kid is suspicious of Santa. Probably watching too much TV. Or not enough.
You just know this is coming. And someone's probably trademarking it as we speak. I think you go the other way with "Ho-ho-ho-ho!" Make people feel like they're getting a little added value around the holidays.
Hope you enjoyed those! Feel free to check out all of my other Christmas cartoons too. And happy holidays, everyone!
Turkey day is coming soon, so, to get you in the mood, here's a veritable feast of Thanksgiving cartoons!
I don't think I've done any First Thanksgiving cartoons before, and once I began drawing it I knew why. You have to draw your pilgrims, your Native Americans, a table & chairs, a cabin, a forest, turkeys... Sheesh!
More thought than you'd assume went into the text for the sign in this cartoon. I'd considered, and actually had another cartoon recommend "Because, unlike your rmother, you can't cook," but I like the one-two punch of putting "unlike your mother" at the end.
Nothing says family holiday meal like petty squabbling, the silent treatment, and pushing family members' buttons. Throw in some politics and you're good to go!
When thinking Thanksgiving cartoons, a turkey with a samurai sword probably doesn't come immediately to mind. That is unless you had just watched Kill Bill before sitting down to write. Ahem.
Every Thanksgiving I think "Hey, I'll put on the parade for the kids! I used to love that when I was a kid!" You sit them down and watch about 10 minutes of lip-synced dancing, the Podunk High School Marching Weevils, and endless teases for balloons and then, like every Thanksgiving, I apologize and hand over the iPhone and iPad.
Turkeys disguising themselves as other birds is a staple of Thanksgiving cartoons, but for some reason the phrase "feather extensions" made me chortle to myself for about five minutes. So there it is.
Thanksgiving blackmail. You go, turkey!
This Thanksgiving cartoon took a bit of research. When is a turkey done? What's that thing about stuffing? How do you get salmonella? All in a day's work for your friendly neighborhood cartoonist.
Well that's it, Feel free to check out all of my other Thanksgiving cartoons too. And happy turkey day, everyone!
Looking for a good Halloween cartoon? You've come to the right place! Here's a few of my most recent cartoons to get you in the mood!
I probably spent more time on this Halloween cartoon than I should have, but the scene was so much fun to draw! The Wolfman, Frankenstein and Dracula playing cards and reminiscing? You can't rush that!
I'm particularly proud of the Wolfman's flannel shirt and claws on his fingers. And that perturbed Dracula makes me laugh every time I look at it. He's never going to live that down.
This cartoon actually went through a number of different captions right up to the end:
In the end "accounting firm" just felt right, and it seems to fit the ghost's clothing.
I spent a fair amount of time in Photoshop on this one too. Totally worth it!
If I'm an employer I'm A) impressed with his honesty, B) a little scared, C) think he's probably trying to pull one over on me.
I love cartoons about the little everyday moments like this.
I must have told this Halloween cartoon to my wife a good dozen times after I came up with it, and I laughed like a giddy schoolgirl each time.
A take off on the old "tell me about your mother" chestnut, but Frankenstein didn't necessarily have a mother, right? Or maybe multiple mothers since he's made out of... OK, I've officially overthought this Halloween cartoon.
I always hated this question in interviews. I'm betting he tries answering awkwardly for a few sentences then leans in and bites her on the neck. Serves her right too!
Maybe the best zombie I've ever drawn. OK, not maybe, the best. Just saying.
I don't know why I'm so into vampires and business but for some reason it works. These people are all getting bitten too.
What interests me here is the time involved. If these pumpkins started their business while they were still on the vine it's an impressive achievement. But then why and how would successful sentient pumpkins allow themselves to be carved? No wonder they're doing so badly all of a sudden!
This cartoon was mostly an excuse to draw the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Feel free to check out my entire Halloween cartoon inventory. And happy trick-or-treating everyone!
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