Group drawing project: Chewing Pencils’ a Christmas Cartoon

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Matt Glover over at Chewing Pencils, a blog about making money from cartooning, has a underway that I just couldn’t resist participating in.

You see, I was the resident cartoonist for my bschool newspaper, where, not surprisingly, I drew comic strip panels related to geeky and fairly obscure bschool-related topics. It was an unpaid side role that I did just for fun, but it was always nice to see faculty and students enjoy my work.

Anyway, the project’s challenge is to draw a Christmas cartoon with the word “blog” in it, and if you’re at all interested, I encourage you to read over the rules and participate. Part of Matt’s challenge is also to sell your work, so I envisioned the cartoon as a Christmas card-format, though I have no expectations of actually pulling in any funds from this :)

After sitting down and thinking a bit, I came up with several other potential cartoon ideas, but I wanted to stick with a theme that was somewhat related to my site, however tangentially. I think any blogger who’s been around even for a month has found herself in the situation of running out of things to write about, so the cartoon is meant to be a satire of the extremes some might go to just for their blog. And I’ve seen plenty of personal finance blogs and many a well-known finance forum contain posts from people complaining (sometimes harshly) about their spouse’s or significant other’s spending habits and money philosophy. Makes you wonder how many spouses and SOs care or even have any idea about what their counterpart is writing to the world about them at times!

Honestly, I’m somewhat embarassed to post this cartoon after seeing the other contributions. It’s been a few years since I last drew, so I’m a little rusty at cartooning, but back in the day I relied on good ol’ ink and paper and scanned in my work. Lacking access to a scanner now, I had to resort to MS Paint, so this was the best I could come up with. I originally started the drawing with cartoons a la The New Yorker in mind but soon found MS Paint to be way too limiting to be able to do what I wanted. Anyway, I’ll save you from hearing the rest of my artistic angst about my cartoon (there’s a lot of it). If I ever decide to do anything serious with cartooning, I’ll have to invest in real software like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator.

Suggestions and feedback are welcomed, as usual!

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Chewing Pencils: Helping you make money from drawing cartoons!

[...] William from Artist Hideout submitted Santa as a ProBlogger Ricemutt from Experiments in Finance submitted a Christmas party conversation Greg from Eeight submitted two cartoons – a long line and a cool sled [...]



Chewing Pencils: Helping you make money from drawing cartoons!

[...] Ming from Artmaker submitted Santa on a laptop Tony from Success from the Nest submitted a Christmas blob Adrian from Antrageous Antics submitted one of Santa’s ant elves William from Artist Hideout submitted Santa as a ProBlogger Ricemutt from Experiments in Finance submitted a Christmas party conversation Greg from Eeight submitted two cartoons – a long line and a cool sled [...]



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Wow, you are a multi-talented chick! I didn’t know you could draw, too! Cute cartoon. Oh if it were only true. Knowing TJ, he’d just buy himself some extra car parts to give himself something to write about. ;)



Chewing Pencils Christmas Cartoon Winner Announced at MattGlover.com

[...] Ming from Artmaker submitted Santa on a laptop Tony from Success from the Nest submitted a Christmas blob Adrian from Antrageous Antics submitted one of Santa’s ant elves William from Artist Hideout submitted Santa as a ProBlogger Ricemutt from Experiments in Finance submitted a Christmas party conversation Greg from Eeight submitted two cartoons – a long line and a cool sled Greg from Fauxplay submitted a Desert Kiosk and a Snow Blogger The two dudes from Mob Motion submitted Santa Strike Squad (The original is worth a mention too – Location, Location and Location) Chris from Qwertyrash submitted Naughty and Nice and Is Santa Real? Russ from Toon Blog submitted a Frozen Santa Bee from Art to Make You Laugh submitted this Christmas Decoration Dave from The Cartoon Blog submitted a Blog Present Laura from Out of Context submitted some Blog Reading Reindeer [...]



Christmas Cartoon Project Winner

[...] Ricemutt from Experiments in Finance [...]



Chewing Pencils: Tips to help you make money from drawing cartoons!

[...] Artist Hideout submitted Santa as a ProBlogger Ricemutt from Experiments in Finance submitted a Christmas party conversation Greg from Eeight submitted two cartoons – a long line and a cool sled Greg from Fauxplay submitted [...]



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