Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 333: a compound fracture

29.11.14: procrastinated with this one as I struggled with what to draw. Everything I came up with was extremely violent (probably didn't help that I procrastinated while watching the Watchmen...) and I kind didn't want to draw that. So this is what I came up with and it gave me an excuse to use Doc Monster again. Always worth it, even when I am rushing it to get some sleep...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 332: a secret door

28.11.14: there is a secret door but my favorite is actually the door handle. I'll have to draw the door open, one day...

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Day 331: a sardine tin

27.11.14: this one goes out to anybody and everybody from Stavanger!!!  And many a person has murdered a sardine tin...

    If you think know what an "iddis" is, please leave a comment and explain to the rest of rest class!!

     To all my American friends and family: happy thanksgiving!!!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 330: a scorpion

26.11.13: the tales of Ridrie Dáithi de Burca roll on. Depicted here is the legendary duel a scannán chun féachaint which he fought against an ridre dorcha Cal de Scairp. Till this day it is on clear who was victorious...

     One of these years I will be tested nå be awake enough to do justice to finscéal ridire Dáithi de Burca...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 329: a snorkel

25.11.14: a slightly different Jon Pay. Hadn't tried to draw this before. Some "perspective issues", but I like it!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 327: a sock monkey

23.11.14: this features my daughters stuffed-animal-blanky, Oonga, who has been with us since she was just a baby. For those who think this is the first time Oonga is in this blog, I suggest you go back and take a second look. I believe she has been in everyone ('cept one, can you find which one?) of the sketches where I have drawn the Boss. And Oonga is very protective of her house and even more so her kid!! So just back off Mr. Sock Monkey!!!

Day 326: an office park

21.11.14: some may say I am cheating on this one, others may say I am ignoring the topic. I say I am being industrious here. A friend of mine asked me for a pinup of his character Bantry Blossom (fully copyrighted and ™'ed so don't even...) whom a movie is being made of. So most of the reference shots I found of Office Parks were areal shot, I figured, why not have her do a fly-by. And those of you paying attention, yes that is Malta Office Park II and anybody who knows anything about the Bantry Blossom knows that she always does her fly-bys over Malta Office Park II (on Malta... Not anywhere near Cork...)!!! EVERYBODY knows THAT!!

     (Also, I believe this to be my first superhero-sketch...)

06.12.14: As it was for a friend  of mine who is using it to promote the screening of his movie of the Bantry Blossom, I went back and inked and colored it. I thought it turned out pretty cool. What do you think? (First superhero AND first (George Lucas-)special edition... Granted the Office Park, went missing, but what're you gonna do...)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Day 325: chocolate truffle

21.11.14: just one of those ideas that popped in my head and as I could not come up with anything else, so I went with it. 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 324: a Q-tip

2014.11.20: return of Stan Brocóli... I thought it funny... But I'm tired so I don't count!!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 323: cutlery

19.11.14: yeah, kinda didn't have anything here. The sketch kind of worked in some ways better than I had hoped. Still don't know what to do with these goons which is probably why I did not induct them in to the Cobb City Most Wanted but it's most likely where they belong.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 321: a crab apple

17.11.14: I agree!!! It could very well be argued that this is more of a Apple Crab than a crab apple, but I am more of a marine-cartoonologist than a marine-biologist... Also, I know a crab apple is a bark-tasting hard apple so creating a new breed of crab was more fun!

     A way more interesting fact is that this is in fact the HALF WAY MARK of this project of mine. 321 days of sketches!! Sure some have been late and the quality (or lack there of) has varied quite a bit, but each night for the last 321 nights, the last thing I have done is to post here. I must admit that I am a little proud of this, especially considering I personally thought I would quit after one week. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me and offered up words of support!! Please keep 'em coming and if you have never left me a comment, please do so. I would love to hear what you think!!  

     See you all for the next half!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 320: an eye patch

16.11.14: I am so happy I found an excuse to use the pirate from day 32 again. I was really happy with him then and I like him now too! What do you think?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 319: a computer

15.11.14: here's one for the true geeks and/or movie lovers!! Who can name the movie?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 318: toast

14.11.14: true story. My little girl, who had featured in these pages since day 22 and many times since, turned FOUR today!! She is spoiled rotten, which is evident from the fact that my wife and I have just spent the last  three and a half hours baking for her party tomorrow (which is why I am posting late), but we wouldn't have her any other way. Best wishes, bossy-boots

Friday, November 14, 2014

Day 317: a butterfly

13.11.14: ...huh...?!?...AGAIN?!?! I already drew a butterfly back on day 211... Well, as I introduced Ridire Dáithí de Burca back then, I guess it would it is okay for me to draw him again. He does after all have a féileacán as part of his cóta Armas.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 316: a power tool

12.11.14: yep, I am one of those weird people who think a AKIE (® & ™ pending...) delivery, a bottle and some power tools make for an awesome Saturday night!!!

Day 315: a bird's nest

11.11.14: another tribute piece and another classic scene from Asterix. Anybody who's read Asterix wil (hopefully) recognize the Pirates' bird nest disappearing under the waves yet again...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day 314: a boom box

10.11.14: my favorite scientist/inventor, doctor professor von Fricken-Flicken-Blicken auf Brickenstein, returns with another cool device. Unlike previously, like day 130 (has it really been that long, he does get mentioned on day 218...), this is a true invention. Although the "punchline" is so bad it does not qualify as the end of a joke, but again, it made me smile...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Day 313: a rabbit

09.11.14: for those of you who wondered, the tiny adventurer did manage to pull the "sword". Whether or not this improved his situation, remains to be seen... This is what happened next... 

     I am expecting some Monty Python comments here...

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 312: the wild blue yonder

08.11.14: " the end of his days, still carrying the memories of those days, Colm flew in to the wild blue yonder..."

     Consider this an unauthorized epilogue to "the War of the Birds" which was part of the Cork Horror Comic which sold out last month here in Cork. It is now available for download at Turncoat Press. Check it out! It's FREE!! And please, let us know what you think!! (And if you do, day 245 may make a little more sense...)

Day 311: a spool of tread

07.11.14: the adventures of my tiny adventurer continues. Last appearance was day 243. I wonder where he will appear next...

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day 310: steak and potatoes

06.11.13: okey, there are no rules to the book or the blog that states that I have to draw what the theme is, or that I can simply be inspired by the theme. Point in fact, tonight's theme, steak and potatoes! This did not inspire any grand masterpieces how ever, the name and a little (let's be honest, very little) research, and three new characters from the Cobb City Most Wanted Gallery was born.

     May I present to you, Chuck "(the) Steak" Braising and brother-&-sister Solan & Astrid Spud, better know as The Steak and Potatoes Gang! They are bankrobbers and their crimes have nothing to do with food. They rob banks cause they like money!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 309: hot springs

05.11.14: yet another case of me seeing something funny in my head, and nobody else will get it... However you can not tell me I did not draw hot springs!! And this is also why you should not leave Gus unattended in a spring-smithers (no, I did not make that up!!...well, maybe just a little...) workshop!

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Day 308: fancy pants

04.11.14: to me, the only (Mister) Fancy Pants, is Don Friscati Jr. who all Jon Pay fans will know from... Well, from this blog (latest day 215 but if you harder you find more appearances), as Jon Pay: Prizefighters & Knickerbockers isn't done yet...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 307: a fashion model

03.11.14: a teenie bit of a style departure, but I am not expecting a reaction like I got on day 295. And of course I am not saying anything about the fashion industry. I do not know enough about it to do so... However, some of those girls should eat something…

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 306: building blocks

02.11.14: what do you mean, I got unrealistic expectations for my kids?!! I am telling you right now, if they do not exceed expectations, I am sending straight back and will expect a  full refund!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day 305: whirling dervishes

01.11.14: considering it is drawn at two in the morning after our first proper night out since Junior came along, I will take it. I had to look up whirling dervishes and they do look like the Ottoman from day 9!!!