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May 26, 2011

Nickelodeon Gag #15

Well, we are getting down to it.  This is my penultimate gag, that was published in Nickelodeon Magazine back in 2008.

This seemed like an appropriate gag for this week, because I am now officially on summer break from my teaching job at the Center for Cartoon Studies.  I've already got some new illustration stuff to post, after the gags are done, and I'm going to be working on some NEW stuff as well, which I'm really excited about.  I'll try to keep these weekly updates coming all summer long!

May 17, 2011

Nickelodeon Gag #14

Oh jeez, this is kind of embarrassing.  The next gag which I have to share with you, which was published in Nickelodeon Magazine way back in 2008, is a desert island gag, involving a tsunami.  Please take my word for it, this was a pretty funny idea three years ago when I came up with it.

NOW, Of course, we know that tsunamis are not funny AT ALL, and that they are absolutely, terrifyingly, horrifically destructive.  I thought that I should just skip this gag and not show it, but then John Martz had a blog post yesterday about a bunch of artists who are donating their art for an auction in which 100% of the money raised goes to AmeriCares to help with Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.

So I decided to post this after all, to let you all know about the auction!  All the pieces are listed on eBay and there is some really great stuff in there.  If you like my illustrations and comics, I have no doubt you will find something that you will want to bid on.  Especially for such a good cause!  Some of the auctions are running out soon, so please head over and check it out.  I already placed my bid, and just in case I don't win, I donated some money to the AmeriCares link above as well.  Please think about doing the same!

Next week, I will have something slightly less embarrassing to post!  (I hope!)

May 11, 2011

Nickelodeon Gag #13

Well, you guessed it!  This week I have another gag from Nickelodeon Magazine.  This was one of four gags that was approved in my last successful pitch, which was in 2008.  It's a scene from a picnic, which is potentially topical, now that spring has finally sprung up here in Vermont!  I'm sure someone out there is having a picnic.

There are three more gags to go!  Then I will be changing things up a bit around here.

May 5, 2011

Nickelodeon Gag #12

Okay, we've made it all the way into my 2008 gags for Nickelodeon Magazine.  This was the only gag of twelve that I sent them, which was approved in January of 2008.  I guess I was getting rusty or something.  Anyway, I thought this one about a forbidden love was pretty funny, so I was glad that it made the cut:

I've only got one more batch of gags to share, and they should be wrapped up by early June.  Then I'll have some new work up here.  I'm hoping to jump back into the 100 watercolor challenge this summer!