Cartoon 3468 / Drawing a Day #25

Cartoon 3468 / Drawing a Day #25

Cartoon of boy to baby: "Ah, the memories!"

This is also my entry for Illustration Friday. This week's theme is "memories."

Drawing a day #24

Spear 3467 / Drawing a day #24

Girl on beach to boy: “You’re leaving because there is a hurricane warning? I’ve hear that line before.”

I drew the line art with a crow quill pen and rendered the color in Adobe Photoshop.

Christian Children's Book Review: What's A Bathtub Doing In My Church?

Christian Children's Book Review: What's A Bathtub Doing In My Church?

The "Christian Children's Book Review" blog has a nice post about a book I wrote and Illustrated called, "What's a Bathtub Doing in My Church?"

Thank you, CBR!

Drawing a Day 023-The birthday

Cartoon 3466 / Drawing a Day 23

Woman with cake to older woman, "Look, Ms. Goldie, I'm sorry I put, 'Sweet eighty six and never been kissed,' on your cake."

Yes, birthdays are on my mind. I had one last week, so I'm the old woman, except I'm a middle aged guy.

I did this in pen and ink before taking it into Photoshop. There is a marked difference between this style and the last one I did. I waver between using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for a cartoon. Illustrators has it's advantages in that it is bold and graphic. I can blow it up and I don't have to worry about an illustration getting pixelated. However, Photoshop allows me to put some texture in the illustration.

Let's say they are like my kids; I love them both. Though if I had to make a choice, I'd choose my kids.

Illustration Friday: routine / Drawing a Day 22


Dog with owner. Dog says to a cat, "He's been a good owner once I got him on a routine."

I scanned my pen and ink drawing into Adobe Illustrator. I used Live Trace and Live Paint to colorize the drawing.

Vhrsti: Illustration Friday: Routine

While I am thinking what to do for Illustration Friday, I've been looking at other's works.

Vhrsti is an illustrator from the Czech Republic. I love how he portrayed this theme in a wordless comic strip.

Vhrsti: Illustration Friday: Routine

The first six panels look deceptively simple. Then the last panel makes such an impact because of its size and detail. Nice job!

My Life As A Bunny: 8-19-08

My Life As A Bunny: 8-19-08

I discovered Max Estes through I like his humor. He has a nice style and great flickr page too.

What I find interesting about his work is his bold shapes and energy.

Drawing a Day #21 / Illustration Friday: Detach

Spear_3464 Drawing a Day #21

365 Drawing Challenge #21, Cartoon 3464. Man with laptop in park. Squirrel looks on. Also is for Illustration Friday's word: Detach

Drawing a Day 020

Spear 3463, Drawing a Day #20

Cartoon: Boy to monster, "I know what you mean, when I was the new kid in school, I felt like I stood out too."

I found this monster in one of my past sketchbooks and wondered what it would be like if he had to go back to school.

Drawing a Day 019

Spear 3462, Drawing a Day #19

Cartoon of three boys on a medals stand. One says, "Do we have to do this every time you win something?”

I have to do something while I'm watching the Olympics. This one came when I saw a few pouting faces as the medals were presented. Cheer up guys! There's always four years from now.

If you need a cartoon on a specific subject, send me an email and I can help you out.

Drawing a day 18

Spear 3461-Drawing a Day 18

Cartoon: Girl to prostrate boy, "I have to say your repenting skills are improving."

Illustration Friday: Sail/ Drawing a day #17

Spear_3460 Drawing a Day 17

Cartoon of man and woman in a sailboat. Woman says, "So this is the luxury cruise you promised me?"

Once again, I'm combining a drawing a day with Illustration Friday. It gave me a good chance to get a sailing scene drawn out.

Hunter Brown is Here!

Today is the release date for "Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow." We are excited here at Warner Press. This is a book I had a small part in laying out and sending to the printer. The Miller Brothers have done a fantastic job with this book and they have a great web site to go with it at They also have a blog at

Cartoon 3459 Roller Coaster

365 Drawing a Day Challenge, Cartoon 3459

I went to Kings Island on Wednesday. Amazingly enough, I didn't get sick, though after eleven roller coasters, the old body had enough.

Stepdad steps


This cartoon was done in Adobe Photoshop.

I was thinking how confusing it can get when kids have step parents and it's school registration time. Which name goes where? And who can pick up the child? Somebody help. I need an organizational chart.

Drawing a Day 14/Illustration Friday: Poof


I was thinking how we wish life would be easy. Yet, what would be the point? If life was easy, we would be lazy. We'd spend all day in front of the television, bored and lethargic. An easy life just isn't magically delicious.