OOOH KATE, if I had a quarter for every time someone fake-proposed to me, I’d have to go to Coinstar and get them sorted out because I hate having to roll quarters on your own, then you have to take them to the bank and it’s such a pain, but I should probably just get one of those coin sorters you have at home because Coinstar takes 10% of your cash….bitchez.
Who has been awaitin’?
The UNIVERSE, I suppose. For nothing of this sort has ever been attempted by man or beast! Or, at least not by us…and let’s face it, we can be a bit mannish and beastly, so it counts!
“What is it?!” you ask in a barely controlled howl of anguished anticipation. I cannot tell. I can but show:
…and tell a little bit. I am proposing, dear Monica (No, not like that! Get off of me! Yeck!), that we collaborate on a serial adventure of the most dapper of stickmen, Mr. Floofntootn. Recognizing that we are both busy, these can, and probably should, be quick. It’ll be funnier that way.
So how about it, Monica? What dastardly deeds or adorable adventures shall Mr. Floofntootn get up to?
Hello again cyberworld! Kate and I have been busy busy busy being normal people (or rather, functionally abnormal people). We do have a little something to make up for our absence: an exquisite corpse! For those unfamiliar with exquisite corpses, they are collaborative projects in which an artist blindly creates a head, another creates a body, and another creates the feet for a figure. Guess which one of us created which (hint: attribute anything awesome immediately to Monica).
More to come soon!
Hello. I have resurfaced from the world of memes. ‘Tis a…silly place. A few things I noticed: exaggerated expressions and the dancing Spiderman gif. He makes me happy for some inexplicable reason. Luckily, I have a whole trove of ridiculous expressions and poses thanks to a little thing I like to call photo booth reference pictures. So, I turned a few of them into gifs for some of those moments when you just can’t express yourself with words alone. (These were not posed with this project in mind, but actually used for other projects.)
For those “d’oh” moments:
When you encounter a killjoy:
And when you are feeling crazy and/or full of rage (I think this was for the chasing and eating geese picture):
Excuse me while I have a seizure from looking at these.
Now Monica. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time we had another head-to-head challenge from one of our readers/friends/people we will nag until they answer. Whaddaya say? Come on people! Throw something at us! Take your best shot! I dare ya! I DOUBLE DOG dare ya! (That’s a legally binding contract in grade school.)
Behold! My glorious head!
Don’t fear, dear Kate, if the intricate, sophisticated, and complex contents of my head go over yours.
Also of possible interest: a wordless version here.
Now since you attempted to play some head games with me, I will do the same with you! Many illustrators, such as Sam Spratt, have embrace the stupidest parts of our culture and used them for inspiration. What is it I am referring to? Internet memes of course! There is a plethora of memes featured over at Know Your Meme, and it would do you good to do a bit of research before you start your work. You can choose to make 1 epically awesome image that recreates, or is inspired by, a meme. OR you can do 1 image with many memes included, or even a series of images. Or something. Whatever.
Happy hunting, comrade!
We have fought long and hard to cause each other’s downfall. It is only right that we should now have a banner that reflects that effort in the allegory of the oft overlooked battle between our favorite Thanksgiving meats. Unknown to many, the the brutal conflict has raged for years in the animal kingdom (see: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SO8Y3MIsoP8/SS7gfeklOgI/AAAAAAAAEwo/eaavT_dBBgQ/s320/eat+more+ham.jpg), but never before have they decided to joust with giant art supplies! Silly animals.
Now, Monica, since I’m not sure what’s rattling around up there in that head of yours (very little that’s identifiable I should think), you shall make it a little clearer by creating some kind of image in response to “Make Your Own Head Day.” This clearly very reputable website says it is real and falls on November 28. You can make a logo or promo piece for it, make your own head (3D if you want), draw famous people with whatever heads you think they deserve, etc. Have at it!