30.05.15: yeah, like I could draw anyone other than our vey own, little daredevil (the teeth and the stripy suit give him away)!! Plus he is speeding way to fast towards the big one!!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
24.05.15: I could have gone with Pearl LeBlanc the infamous and equally deadly lounge-singer who falls in love with Jon in Jon Pay and Love in a Speakeasy (working title). Or the Lost Pearl of Teżawru that Jon hunts for in Jon Pay and the Lost Pearl of Teżawru (working title). Or even a portrait of Regina Dessay Patti the famous (and rather large) opera singer and her even more famous (and larger) pearl necklace who Jon has to protect in Jon Pay: Pearls of a Opera Singer (working title). But nooooo. What did I go with?!? The over-aggressive, over-protective, under-thought-out and never to be seen again Murray the Mussel & his pearl...
(All character © and ™ C. A. Aabø 2015)
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
22.05.15: another one of the "what else could I draw?" scenarios. My second attempt at a Muppet and again pure fun. It's weird, on days like today I kind of wonder what I'm gonna do when I've reached 642... Hopefully I'll finally be able to put this kind of commitment in to finishing "Jon Pay: Prizefighters & Knickerbockers" once and for all... Maybe rename the blog a Panel a Day... What you think?
Thursday, May 21, 2015
21.05.15: I will admit to being partial to the book, mostly because I liked the voice I gave the characters when I read it to the Boss and as a result (and secondly) I have not seen the full movie version. That being said, the owl character-design in the movie is so much cooler and as a result, today's sketch is based on the movie version.
For those of you who have NO idea what I am talking about, look up, Google or even better, buy a copy of The Gruffalo. It is so worth it, no matter how old you are!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
19.05.15: another tribute piece. This time the Norwegian duck-man himself, Arild Midthun. Back in the late 80s Arild and Terje Nordberg created a Norwegian comic called TROLL. It deserved more than the two stories it got. Anyway here are the two...or four main characters. All trolls of course.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
18.05.15: this is what we in our family refer to as a travelling circus. The sad thing is, I have actually not changed anything, this is what we actually look like when we are out and about. Don't believe me, look for us, or even better, listen for us at MP any given rainy Saturday and/or Sunday... You'll hear us coming...
Sunday, May 17, 2015
17.05.15: Norwegian Independence Day (or as my American friends say Norway Day). It's the day that always sparks my national pride. With this in mind, the idea which presented itself there and on the page was that of the Norwegian mystical character, Huldra, an almost unnaturally beautiful woman that roams Norwegian woods in the nude, in hopes to lure men down in to the caves of the trolls and the underworld. The only telltale that she is not what she appears, is a long cows tail. A long time ago, I wrote some tails inspired by such legends and tales. In one of them, a half Huldra finds her troll-kin by the three-tier waterfall and that waterfall with a dancing Huldra in front of it, is what I have attempted to draw. Phew, got there in the end.... Hope you like it.
Gratulere med dagen og hurra for syttende mai!!
16.05.15: a dandy way to start the next 100...
Both Ray Fechs and Cobb City Most Wanted are back. First full design of Ray. It is strange how I think of one character as Fancy Pants but the same one does not qualify as a dandy...
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(Ray Fechs © and ™ C. A. Aabø 2015)
Saturday, May 16, 2015
15.05.15: don't know if it's because of the 500 sketches or the fact that I had to watch the scoundrel by my self all day, but this is how I currently feel... (Joking aside, he was not that bad to look after, but how my wife looks after the two of them by herself, I have NO idea. I have so much respect for you, honey!!)
And there you have it, sketch 500. I these hundred have kind of happened in a blur but I am closer to the 642. My mum pointed out today that when I reach the end, I will go into withdrawal from not drawing a sketch a night. I can see that happening...
Anyway, I will again list my top five sketched from the last 100. I'd love to hear your picks...
Day 409, a squid. I am just really happy with how it turned out and i find it funny.
Day 417, a cabbage patch. I got to draw P. P. Ding, Monster Fighting Kid!!! How cool is that?!?
Day 480, a huge gold frame. It just makes me giggle.
Day 483, a jellyfish... I don't really know why...I don't like jellyfish, I know that much... Still there's something about this one.
Day 491, a partner in crime. It's my kids. I like the idea and I am happy with how it came out!
There were several of the Jon Pay one that o was really happy with, but these 5 were still the ones that stick out for me. And again, I would love to hear which stuck out for you. It doesn't have to be top five. I'd settle for your favorite.
Anyway, thank you to everyone who has stuck with me and who keeps encouraging me. Without you I would have given up a long time ago! Thank you and please stick around for the next hundred!!
Friday, May 15, 2015
14.05.15: here is the scoundrel who kept me from drawing the scoundrel I actually wanted to draw, dressed up as the scoundrel I wanted to draw! (Did you follow that?!?! Not sure I did...) Name that scoundrel who is the pure definition of a scoundrel, at least according to one princess....
(And no, he isn't standing yet. That's is why I have him propped up with a solid piece of wood. We woodn't want him falling over now, wood we?!?)
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12.05.15: people always ask me or suggest that I write and draw newspaper strips or one panel jokes. This belt buckle "joke" (along with the pickle "joke") shows why I should not write and draw newspaper strips or one panel jokes... Anyway, drawing Jon Pay and Gus MacDugal as cowboys, just plain fun!!
(All characters copyright and ™ C. A. Aabø 2015)
Monday, May 11, 2015
10.05.15: Jon does not only have egg on his face, he has egg, flour, sugar, baking powder, milk and frosting... But at least it came on a doily...
( Jon Pay copyright and ™ C. A. Aabø 2015)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
09.05.15: kind of had some idea for this, just needed to add bunch of other details, old wooden shack, empty gun, hat with one or more bullet-holes, dirty-battle worn suit, icicles everywhere including the stove, more details on the quilt and bag full of money and a ledger. Fell a little short... Maybe next time...
(Jon Pay copyright and ™ C. A. Aabø 2015)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
06.05.15: I may have taken this "a partner in crime" a bit to far but the daresm duo of ours will be causing us trouble for years and years to come. Plus I really liked this idea and the end sketch!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
04.05.15: ...well, sort of... It was an idea that worked in my head but the toothless wonder kept waking up and I lost track of where I was heading with it. Anyway, it was inspired by a garden and the victim of my tiny story is also a garden... And you know there's story in there somewhere... Probably behind the weeds...
And for those keeping track, we are up to officially eight teeth. We are working on 9-10-11-12 at the very least...
(All characters ™ and copyright C. A. Aabø 2015)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
03.05.15: the Tiny Adventurer is back and he is scaling to new heights. And if it's unclear, his rope ladder is made up of thread and safety pins. Tell me a safer way to go?
(I was thinking of just drawing a note and tell you to look at day 34, but he used a paper clip that time...)
(Tiny Adventurer ™ and copyright C. A. Aabø 2015)
02.05.15: true story. The Boss can never have enough mayo.
This one would have been better yesterday. Yesterday was my late grandmothers (Farmors) birthday and I was trying to come up with something to remember her. She had so many fantastic saying and/or phrases. Once when I for the umpteenth time asked for salt without trying the food, she got all the salt in the house, placed it all infront of me and told me to have as much as I wanted ("ta så mycke du vil!!" It looses something in the translation!) Here's to a fantastic lady who I miss every day.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
30.04.15: I did it!! I did it!! I drew just the theme, pure and simple! Just a toaster. Granted I drew a 95-years old toaster but a toaster none the less...
(Gus MacDugal ™ and copyright C. A. Aabø 2015)