Time to Change Your 1981/2015 Marvel Wallpaper

Happy December!

Just a reminder that if you’re using my 1981/2015 Marvel calendar for your desktop wallpaper, it’s time for one last update.

Click on the image below for December’s 2560 x 1200 image:

1981 Marvel Comics Calendar - December

Wanna grab the other months? Here’s all 12 for you!

Enjoy!

Cartoon Close-Up – Busey

Cartoon Close-Up is a recurring feature where I highlight Andertoons cartoon subscriberscustom cartoon clients, and customers who just buy the occasional cartoon.

A Cartoon Close-Up – Busey

This edition’s answers come from subscriber Erin Brownlow at Busey.

1) Tell me a little about yourself and your job.

I support Busey’s commercial & cash management sales teams and manage our corporate websites. I love that my job involves doing something a little different every day—research, event planning, writing. . . you name it. I am fluent in in movie quotes, love Excel and have a passion for good grammar.

2) How do you use the cartoons from your Andertoons subscription?

A Cartoon Close-Up – Busey

I use Andertoons in weekly communications to business partners and centers of influence in the communities we serve. They provide some much needed levity to emails about financial topics like rates, fraud warnings, regulations and more.

I also love finding and sharing cartoons with my coworkers. The wide variety ensures I can find something for any situation. I also highly recommend signing up for the Daily Cartoon. It’s nice to open my email first thing in the morning and see something fun amid all the financial newsletters.

3) Please give me an example of how someone has responded to a cartoon.

One recipient told me the cartoon is the main reason she opens my emails, and as a bonus, she sometimes reads the rest of the copy!

4) Which cartoon is your personal favorite?

I absolutely love #6326.

A Cartoon Close-Up – Busey

I think we all have both a loathing and a fear of the reply all button, whether it’s because you receive a million responses to something inane or accidentally hit reply all on something you definitely don’t want to share.

5) Where online can people find out more about you?

Visit our website at busey.com to learn more about how Busey can help you achieve your financial dreams, or link with me directly at https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinbrownlow.

6) Do you have any questions for me?

Just three:

1. What is your name?
2.What is your quest?
3. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Ok, maybe one more. You can identify Andertoons just by looking at them – they have a very unique style. Do you draw/paint/doodle in other styles just for fun?

Not really. The thing is I’m completely self-taught. Growing up I of course copied a lot of other cartoonists; I used to trace Peanuts and Spider-Man, and I tried really hard to ape Don Martin there for a while. But other than your standard school art classes, I have no formal art education at all.

As a result, my style evolved really slowly over about 20 years or so and I’m just now getting happy with it. So, long story short, I really don’t know any other way to draw, and even if I wanted to it’d probably be another 20 years before I got good at it.

Also:

1. Mark Anderson.

2. To draw cartoons.

3. “If we settle on an intermediate Strouhal value of 0.3: We can estimate the airspeed of the European Swallow to be roughly 11 meters per second (15 beats per second * 0.73 meters per beat).”

Thanks so much to Erin for her time and terrific answers!

If you use Andertoons cartoons and would like to be featured here on the blog and in our monthly newsletter, drop me a line!

(Thanks to to Jonathan Corum for the swallow info!)

Fast on the Draw – Thanksgiving Cartoon

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but while you’re waiting for your fest, enjoy this Fast on the Draw video of a soon to be tattooed tom:

Cartoon Close-Up – Austen Marketing & Communications

Cartoon Close-Up is a recurring feature where I highlight Andertoons cartoon subscriberscustom cartoon clients, and customers who just buy the occasional cartoon.

Austen Marketing & Communications

This edition’s answers come from subscriber Dora Cheatham at Austen Marketing & Communications.

1) Tell me a little about yourself and your job.

I’m a Marketing & Business Communications consultant that focuses on brand & business development and marketing communications.

2) How do you use the cartoons from your Andertoons subscription?

I use your cartoons in my blog and LinkedIn posts to illustrate the articles/posts with humor. Plans include to extend use to include them as a daily posts in a Twitter feed.

 I want my posts to be “educational” but I love to laugh and – let’s face it – the world of business can be funny. Your cartoons really hit the nail on the head and I nearly always find something that illustrates the subject matter.  In fact, I always try to have my LinkedIn post appear with one of your cartoons next to it. Here are a couple of the more popular posts:

Help! I need a Better Business Plan!

Marketing for Small Business – 3 Steps to Success

3) Please give me an example of how someone has responded to a cartoon.

I’ve had comments like “I love what you write and your little cartoon man” and “This is great! I love how you broke it up with humor. Although business plans are not a joking matter, a good laugh does help the medicine go down.” (This one appeared under the first article above.)

4) Which cartoon is your personal favorite?

In the scientific world they use the acronym TNTM (too numerous to mention).

As a marketer and former business development manager that attended more sales meetings than I care to remember, I can really relate to 2310…

Cartoon 2310

6106…

Cartoon 6106

6720…

Cartoon 6720

… and 6965.

Cartoon 6965

5) Where online can people find out more about you?

People can find out more about my business at www.austenconsulting.com and me in particular on my LinkedIn profile.

6) Do you have any questions for me?

How long have you loved LEGO?  My brother owns several LEGO stores in Singapore  – I sent him a pic of my Andertoons lego kit – so what if he does have all the other limited editions???

I loved LEGO as a kid, but only delved back into them about 10 years ago when my son started getting into them. It was great timing because since cartooning had become my job, I needed a new hobby so I wasn’t just drawing sun up to sun down.

BTW, if your brother wants to send any of those limited edition sets this way…  (wink wink)

Thanks so much to Dora for her time and terrific answers!

If you use Andertoons cartoons and would like to be featured here on the blog and in our monthly newsletter, drop me a line!

Time to Change Your 1981/2015 Marvel Wallpaper

Happy November!

Just a reminder that if you’re using my 1981/2015 Marvel calendar for your desktop wallpaper, it’s time to update.

Click on the image below for November’s 2560 x 1200 image:

1981 Marvel Comics Calendar - November

Wanna grab the other months? Here’s all 12 for you!

Enjoy!