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Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Right DANDY of Doom! This tip of one hat each to Rea Irvin's Eustace Tilley and Mike Mignola's wonderful Hellboy began as an (unsubmitted) entry to the New Yorker's annual Tilley contest a few years back. Halloween seems as appropriate a time as any to -um- resurrect him.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I'm a fan of the AMC programs Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, all three of which have featured extraordinary production design and instantly iconic advertising campaigns. Given the recent speculation that the costs associated with one show's production deal have affected the funds available for those of the other two, the following mashup occurred to me as a possible (if not serious) solution.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
|Long Island VOICE March 25, 1999|
UPDATE: I replaced the image that had previously occupied the space above with a brighter, high resolution scan and added a little bit about the cartoon's production below. Thank you for your patience!
This accompanied an article likening the behavior of a certain New York sports franchise's contemporary roster to that traditionally associated with professional wrestlers.
The original was intended to take up a full page in the tabloid-sized Long Island VOICE, but it ended up being flipped and printed at twice its original size for dramatic effect. My joy at getting more space in the paper was tempered by the realization that the flaws, like tiny sketch lines that would have been invisible at the smaller size, were enlarged along with the parts where I had been a little more diligent.
No digital shading for me, back then! All the grays were translucent adhesive shading film, the cutting and application of which to the original art took longer than the manual drawing itself. The film has held up surprisingly well in the intervening years. If you see yourself or anything resembling my favorite comic book characters in the crowd, it's probably your imagination.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Long Island Voice January 7, 1999|
Are you ready for some...sports-related cartoons? Many, if not the majority of my cartoons for the Long Island Voice were spot illustrations for sports articles. This one was one of my favorites.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Bossa Nassau Baby. Copyright 2001 Newsday. Used with permission|
This decade-old piece, on the subject of the somewhat historic (locally, anyway) election of Democrat Thomas Suozzi to the office of the Nassau County Executive, was my second editorial cartoon for Newsday a daily, rather than a free weekly newspaper. It was commissioned by editor (and Elvis fan) Valerie Kellogg, some of whose articles I had illustrated when she had written for the Voice. I came up with the title and the faux-movie soundtrack motif, but the majority of the parody song titles are hers. (I've been told that there was at least one inquiry from a reader who wanted to purchase the nonexistent album.)
It was also the first instance of my using a computer to letter a cartoon, and it shows! (The kerning! THE KERNING!) Since I didn't have a scanner or even know how to use Photoshop back then, I printed the computer-generated text and graphic elements onto a piece of paper on which I drew the figures in colored pencil. It's a long way from there to the all-digital New Yorker entries I posted a few weeks back.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
While this one appeared on the WCBS New York website rather than in a newspaper, I got the gig because of my prior newspaper work at the short-lived suburban edition of the Voice. It accompanied a 1999 article comparing the relative strengths and weaknesses of Hilary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, both of whom were campaigning for one of New York's two seats in the Senate at the time.
Friday, March 4, 2011
It's Ladle Than You Think Copyright 2003 Stephen Price. All Rights Reserved
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Some of my entries for the New Yorker's 2011 Eustace Tilley Contest.
If TNY made bookends like this, I would SO buy a set (budget allowing, of course).
Congratulations to all the winners! I wasn't among them this time, but I thought I'd bury that down here.