This was a nice Christmas surprise. I had sent a batch of cartoons to The Saturday Evening Post magazine several months ago. A few days ago I get a check from them and a tear sheet showing the printed cartoon. It appears on page 91 of the Jan./Feb. issue.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
This cartoon "Night of the Ambiens" won first prize within the cartoon club that I belong call The Wisenheimer. It is a great online forum where catoonists chat and talk about cartoons and other important world events.
So anyhoo. Nice to be recognized.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Here is a "blue line" as I call them, or "sketch" in any other universe, of my latest cartoon idea.
Looking into new ink and halftone techniques, I will probably end up right back to my usual way of ink and wash. Who knows I may discover something fresh and set the world of cartooning on fire.
Actually, the world of magazine cartooning is on the "Endangered Species" list. So, please, donate when you can and remember, no poaching!
I'm looking into Coquille/Stipple board...yes, I'm that old.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Hey everyone! I'm in the middle of updating my website here.
I want to have it focus on my new cartooning adventure.
The only buttons that work for now are the "Adult" and the "General". Here you can see some of my latest cartoons. I'm going to try and sell some of these, but I haven't worked out the pricing structure yet.
Anyway, let me know what you think! Please!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Well sent out a LOT of cartoons to The New Yorker. Wow, tough nut to crack. I've been giving them my A material, too. Not my cheezy, banquet material, but the "good stuff". (note to self: get funnier)
This one in particular I felt captured the "blog craze". I still have hopes to sell these to other markets. We'll see.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
I've decided I had better not post NEW cartoons since I'm trying to sell them to magazines...a legal thing.
So I've decided to post some OLD cartoons.
TOM THUMBS is a cartoon strip I tried to get syndicated a few years back. I wanted to create a "Ziggy" like character that had a tough time getting through life but kept on pluggin'. I wanted him to live in a world where anything could happen. Like in the cartoon shown above; he takes a "normal" elevator ride, but ends up on the bridge of the Enterprise.
I recieved a few postive comments from the syndicates, but alas, no takers.
Anyhoo, I've posted a few now and more later...in color even.
Remember all images are © Dave James. All rights reserved. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
Please excuse my lapse in posting lately. I'm re-thinking some of my "second" career plans.
I had some success in the '80's with magazine cartooning and I'm thinking about giving it another shot. I have a day job that I like and keeps me secure, but doesn't challange my artistic abilities as much as I would like sometimes.
So, magazine cartooning will help me by providing an additional creative outlet, and writing the gags will give me a voice and maybe keep me smiling.
I hope to post some of the cartoons soon.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
This is my result for the latest drawing theme "Bowling" my friend Jeremy and I came up with. A VERY talented friend and colleague Leona Jaeger has joined the fray. Check out her BOWLING sketch and more at her new blog www.fancysquiggles.blogspot.com
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Sunday, March 19, 2006
I was in a restaurant Friday and there was this jazz trio. It felt awkward to sit and sketch right in front of them, so I drew from memory. These guys were a caricaturist's dream. Actually, the guitar player had this incredible explosion of hair draping all over him and his guitar. Definitely a Pat Metheny fan...or his twin brother. I was gonna draw him that way but I had a cramped piece of paper and I didn't want to cover his guitar.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I was messin' around with an Extra Fine Sharpie. I've been so inspired by the wonderful character sketches I've seen on so many talented artist's blogs. I love this blogging thing and it is SO cool to feel like I'm connecting to artists from all over the world.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
These are for a project at work. They wanted a "toddler" and my first attempt was more like 7 to 10 years. I'm happy with the second try. She still looks a little old though. What can I do to make her a bit younger? Say about 3 to 4 years old.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
I finally started the Tree Fort drawing I've been wanting to do. The title will be called THE SIEGE. 3 Girls will have taken over the tree fort from the boys and even started to paint it PINK. Well the look on the boys faces is what I'm gonna work on next.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
I'm working on a logo for a friend of mine. He wanted me to draw a tool shed. I am so inspired my Hans Ranun's work that I studied how he gets that fun, animation look to his buildings. I think I came close but I'm no Hans. Check out his blog at: http://hansranum.blogspot.com/