cartoon life: Watching the world burn

An insane animal is in charge of the world Filed under: art, cartoon, illustration Tagged: Cat

cartoon life: This is my spot

Maybe a little cheating using Procreate’s perspective grid. Well, for the couch anyway. Filed under: art, digital, illustration Tagged: Cat, couch, futon, my spot

Art Threat: Artist says Nope to Stephen Harper (again)

Four years ago, Bob Preston found himself in the same position as millions of Canadians: he desperately wanted to see prime minsiter Stephen Harper turfed from office. Influenced by Shepard Fairey’s iconic

cartoon life: Calico on her rocker v.2

   Here we go. Final version. Mugs upcoming.  Filed under: art, design, drawing, illustration Tagged: calico, Cat, madeWithPaper

cartoon life: Stop waking me up I’m trying to sleep

The digitizer on this iPad has some brain dead spots, it seems, where Pencil in Paper looses its brain. Either it’s Pencil, some sensitive coding in the app or the digitizer, or memory, or processor speed on this 3G iPad. So the black line work was done in Paper with the new fancy stuff turned ...

cartoon life: The cat responsible for Global Warming

Filed under: art, comment, design, digital, drawing, illustration

Art Threat: Hugs With Arms will put affordable art on your walls

After seven years of putting political art on your computer screen, I’m now hoping to put some art on your walls. We started Art Threat in 2007 because we felt that artists creating socially-engaged work weren’t getting the attention they deserved. After 1200+ posts over the years (and many more to come), I’d like to ...

cartoon life: Blue checkerboard cat flag in landscape

Filed under: cartoon, digital, drawing, illustration Tagged: Cat

cartoon life: Where can I find your free ebooks and stuff? Hmmm?

I can haz free cat books? I’m switching out stuff from Dropbox to Google Drive. The eight wallpapers I posted earlier have a new home, and all the free ebooks, cats and landscapes are also there. The 100 cats (nearly 150 cats only $0.99!) ebook is still at iTunes, along with the also free ebook, 20 ...

cartoon life: Poilievre’s opinion

“I never made such a gesture.” responds Pierre Poutine, in response to critics of the so-called “Fair Elections Act’”. Filed under: comment, digital, illustration, photo Tagged: bill C-23, Canada, CPC, democratic reform, Pierre Poilievre, politics

cartoon life: Insomnia

    Filed under: art, cartoon, comment, digital, drawing, illustration, iPad, life Tagged: insomnia

cartoon life: more 22 cats tiny book: the PDF

A tiny delightful book of cat art It’s available at this dropbox link: Filed under: art Tagged: art, cats, delightful book, ebook, free download, illustration, pdf

Art Threat: Joe Sacco depicts one dreadful day of The Great War

The latest book by comic artist Joe Sacco isn’t really a book at all. The Great War is a single 24-foot-long panoramic image that illustrates the first day of the battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916. And while the style is certainly Sacco, The Great War differs from his previous projects, such as ...

Art Threat: Bank of Canada cries counterfeit over Duffy Buck cartoon

Editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy has created a parody of a Canadian bank note featuring maligned senator Mike Duffy — he of the fraudulent $90,000 in expense claims. The humourless Bank of Canada, however, demanded the cartoon be removed in an email sent from their “anti-counterfeiting compliance program.” The Bank argues that the parody violated their ...

cartoon life: XLZ11 Space Patrol

Filed under: cartoon, illustration Tagged: cartoon, Cat, pilot, space, spaceship

cartoon life: Wraparound cat

Filed under: art Tagged: art, Cat, illustration

cartoon life: 20 Monsters

20 Monsters is a collection of fanciful cartoon monsters and accompanying doggerel. The free ebook 20 Monsters is available on the iTunes bookstore. You can review the Monsters as blog posts here.   Filed under: art Tagged: 20 Monsters, art, bestiary, doggerel, humor, humour, illustration, iPad, monsters

Art Threat: Little girls are better at designing superheroes than you are

“Little girls are better at designing superhoroes than you are” is a part-time project of California based artist Alexandria Law. Of the project she says: “Kids are more impressionable than you, but kids can also be less restricted by cultural gender norms than you. Kids are more creative than you, and they’re better at making ...

cartoon life: The Tiger with Eyeglasses

I did the previous Tiger drawing in Sketch Club and Sketchbook Pro, just to try the apps out again. For comparison, I dropped the first huge-headed odd cat sketch into Procreate and coloured a different version. Whimsy struck, with the idea to draw circles around the eyes. Filed under: art Tagged: cartoon, Cat, drawing, eye ...

cartoon life: Cat needs to shave

Filed under: art Tagged: cartoon, Cat, digital, drawing, humor, humour, illustration, shave, unshaven

cartoon life: The #ldnont 2013 budget: Gang of Eight

First: The images were treated in Popsicolor and brought into ProCreate for layering and painting. Two wonderful apps. Second: The images have a Creative Commons 3.0 Copyright. Third: It is surprising how partisan they have become with the addition of the red paint spots. They said they could get four straight years of 0% tax ...

Art Threat: If Dr. Seuss books were titled according to their subtexts

While I might be more likely to pick up a book entitled The Psychological Implications of Holiday-Motivated Materialism, I’m not so sure about a five-year-old. You can check out all eight tweaked titles at War On Idiocy, who have also posted this fine little cultural jamming gem. Via Kottke.

Art Threat: Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012

An international exhibition of political poster design, Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age: 2001-2012 is currently on display at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Curated by MassArt professor and Chair of Graphic Design Elizabeth Resnick, the featured work spans nearly three dozen countries and touches on just as many pressing issues. ...

cartoon life: Next meme please

Here is something heart-warming for Christmas. Maybe I still have a Dexter hangover. Filed under: art, digital, drawing, illustration Tagged: Are you happy now?, Cat, Grumpy cat, meme, Tard, Tarder Sauce, When will this ever end?

cartoon life: I think “Woof” is a perfectly good answer.

It’s best to just draw. Make some marks. Scribble some lines. Don’t edit. Don’t criticize, just make marks. Make it ‘better’ later. Filed under: digital, drawings, illustration, painting Tagged: dog, humor