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Friday’s Thought – Show the Love

…and please consider voting for me/my business in Etsy’s #DifferenceMakesUs Contest! Voting closes at midnight EST April 6th.

Why?

  1. Because I’ve been cooped up inside since Sunday rehearsing and performing and your vote will cheer me up.
  2. A cartoonist needs an audience and your votes (and comments and shares) are just the encouragement I need to keep brainstorming and producing more work.
  3. I need a lot more votes to even have a chance at being competitive.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

P.S.  If you voted, then a million thanks from the bottom of my heart.  You’ve been officially placed on my gratitude list and you don’t need to do anything else (but you could share this post with your friends…)

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From My Sketch Book – Rhymes and Doodles

This face tells a tale,

Of a curious male.

One side is sad,

The other side’s glad!

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Another Chance at $10,000…

Silly me, I should have tried out the voting link here on WordPress before I pressed publish.  So, if you STILL want to vote for me in Etsy’s #DifferenceMakesUs Contest, please click here, then press on the orange VOTE button.  (Voting closes midnight EST on April, 6th 2017.)

Thank you!

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My Favorite Things – A Chance to Win $10,000!

(Actually, even better is getting lots of encouragement and votes from my family, friends and fans.)

Yes, I’ve decided to enter the Etsy #DifferenceMakesUs Contest.  Winning is entirely based on popularity (number of votes across different Social Media platforms), so if you like me and my work, I hope you’ll consider voting!  You can submit your vote here up until midnight on April 6th, EST.

Happy Voting!

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

I sound long in the tooth,

When I kvetch about the youth.

So, instead I focus my eye

On the ones in a tie.

 

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My Favorite Things – Potato People, or, How to Draw Cartoon Figures

These days I’m very much a fan of the Potato People school of drawing.   Face it, it’s a lot easier to draw a potato than to draw the human figure.

Before I turned this potato into soup yesterday, I photographed it…

 

Then traced it.

 

After studying the outline, I added a circle for the head, and sticks for the legs and arms.  And since the potato looked like it was sitting, I gave it a support.

(I think you’ll agree he’s beginning to look like quite the spud.)

At this point, he was still just (potato) skin and bones, so I had to imagine what he would be wearing…and reading.  Voila!

Happy drawing!

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Granny Does Social Media – New Cartoon from Joana Miranda Studio

(To see image larger and to purchase card, please click here.)

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