Thursday, August 13, 2009
Now here's something you'll rarely see at Lost Coast Post: a peek into one of my sketchbooks. Oddly enough, I don't really worry all that much about posting my journal pages but my sketchbooks are another matter entirely. I have a least a dozen for a variety of topics from business babbling, show work, on-the-spot sketching, designing, and, as you can see, cartooning. I've taught cartooning in the past and plan to use it again this fall to teach the elements and principles of design, a normally rather dry topic of conversation. Anyhoo, I love to draw little cartoons, especially of owls, robots and lately, skeletons. I have entire character lines developed but it is stuff I keep under wraps as I consider my sketchbooks to be deeply personal. They are a place for me to play uninhibited. I love sitting down with my son (an extremely accomplished cartoonist in his own right) and just doodling away an evening. The real world drops away and the cartoon world emerges, a world full of whimsy and laughter. It is a world I thought maybe you all might like to peek into; just know it is only as far away as your own pencil and a piece of paper.