Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. It was a bad day for Him but a very good day for us!

In between client projects I do cartoons that I post as a webcomic called Sketchbook Silliness. Most are just dumb jokes but every once in a while I’ll try to draw something thoughtful, often relating to my Christian faith. Some of them wind up being my most popular and widely-shared cartoons. So, in honor of Good Friday/Easter I thought I’d share three of them.

Happy Easter!

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One Million Views!

A few years ago I co-produced and co-animated a short little cartoon about Christianity for one of my clients, Living Waters. They let me know it just passed one million views on YouTube!

(I no longer do animation, choosing instead to specialize in illustration and cartooning, but I still think this is pretty cool.)

Also, because of the video’s message this is perfect timing for Easter. Go ahead and give it a watch.

Download My Updated Portfolio

It’s been a couple of years so I’ve updated my PDF portfolio with a some new samples. It contains fifteen pages of illustration, character design, toy design concepts, webcomics, and misc. drawings. Download a copy to keep on file, take to a meeting, or email to a client or colleague.

Download PDF Portfolio

Thoughts On Making Gag Cartoons

Another artist wrote to ask me for some tips on writing gags. While I feel like I still have a lot of room for growth in that area, that didn’t stop me from making a video with a few thoughts.

This is Part 1, where I share general thoughts about the importance of good writing. In Part 2 I share some tips and techniques for coming up with ideas. Part 2 is only available for Patreon backers. Become a patron for only $1/month and you can instantly watch Part 2, plus get other goodies: http://www.patreon.com/cedricstudio.

Also, here are a couple books on writing comedy that have helped me, with Amazon Links. (Full disclosure: If you click one of the links and then buy something – anything – from Amazon, they will cut me a tiny slice of the sale, at no extra cost to you. It’s another way you can support my webcomic work):

Comedy Writing for Late Night TV http://amzn.to/2Czncwv
Comedy Writing Secrets: http://amzn.to/2Cz56dV

New in my store: Cartoon “Greeting Card” Memes

I’ve taken almost 30 gag cartoons and converted them into “greeting card” memes for sending warm wishes to friends. Share the on social media or via text/email and brighten someone’s day! Includes JPEGs and PNGs organized into folders by event. Most are available both with and without captions. Some samples here.

Events and Holidays include:

  • Anniversary
  • Birthday
  • Christmas
  • Congratulations!
  • Father’s Day
  • Get Well Soon
  • Halloween
  • Mother’s Day
  • New Year
  • Star Wars Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine’s Day

These cartoon memes are licensed to share for private non-commercial use between friends. If you’d like to discuss licensing any of my cartoons for other use please contact me.

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Studio Tour

I recently made some changes to my studio and thought it might be fun to post a few pics.

On the left, the upper display shelves contain samples from various client projects I’ve worked on over the years (toys, books, cereal boxes, etc.) The bookcases are filled with art books, business books, and other inspiring info that I should pull out and look at a lot more often than I actually do. On the right is a new desk/table I just bought at IKEA. I’m trying to do more work on actual paper (instead of digital) and it’s really nice to sit in the sunlight while I sketch.

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