Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
So, the reader still has to do some figgerin' to work out the order of the panels, but this is the earliest strip that I look back at and really like the gag. I even printed part of this strip on a shirt to make people squint and frown at my chest.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Pic Shaws began as cartoon notes to mrs. a-go-go and grew from there. I haven't posted the very earliest ones as they wouldn't make very much sense to anyone else. Some of the other early strips (this one for example) I fear won't make much sense either. What's in my head sometimes didn't make it onto paper very clearly. I hope that over time I have become more skilled at making strips that aren't so obscure while keeping some room for interpretation.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Nope, no text in this strip, though punctuation and music notes turn up all over. Not having any text was part of the idea right from the start hence the title of the strip and of the first book, Woit a Dowsan Woids (need it spelled out?... a picture is worth a thousand words... get it?... har!) The style of the title in each strip is still evolving here and doesn't yet resemble the book cover. The music notes take on all sorts on meanings as the strip goes along, but most of the time they just stand in for joy.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is the second strip (the Sept. 28 post was the first) from Pic Shaws vol. 1, Woit a Dowsan Woids, my first try at self publishing a cartoon collection. I plan to post the whole book one strip each week. Stay tuned, and you'll see the strip grow through its first year.