Monday, September 17, 2007

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen...

This last weekend I once again found myself in Austin, TX for the one and only Austin City Limits Festival. Let me start off by saying that it was fantastic. I highly recommend if you can make it. Happens every year. With three days of music to listen to - in all honesty I wasn't even sure I'd be able to get a comic done. Luckily, I had the help of one Ross Mau.

And so without further ado, a guest comic to cover for my laziness. I believe Ross would like to say a few words of introduction.

I was very pleased that I had the opportunity not only to help out my buddy Wheezy, but I also got to experience something unique when two artistic minds collaborate to create something truly original and ground breaking.

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So I feel like my comic strip debut went well. I'll be answering questions in the comments section if anyone has any questions on some of the artistic liberties I took in recreating a true life story. For example, you may notice I included my dog Coco, but not Mario. If you were an illustrator you would already know that sometimes an illustrator is physically limited by his chosen medium, but one must strive to overcome those limitations. I have achieved that here by putting Coco's bark in black, which happens to be the color Mario is. The more astute readers may also realize that black was one of the predominant colors in the scheme I chose. Well, I'll leave the tips up to Dan, I don't want to start stepping on his toes in his blog.

Before somebody (I'm looking at you Ben) mentions it in the comments, I already asked Ross why he drew a sun in what I assume is our old living room. Apparently he felt that his artistic talents were best utilized when recreating large orbs of burning hydrogen.

8 comments:

Ben said...

im glad ross kept your shirts the same color or else this comic wouldnt have been at all believable. but im dissapointed ross didnt shade in your perma five oclock shadow.

Stobber said...

nicely done, ross.

Double M said...

To be honest, I have no clue why that Family Circus cartoon is funny. How can they tell if the clam is happy, indeed?

In fact, I have never even heard of that phrase before, so I went to the Internets and found an overly descriptive answer. Happy as a clam at high tide/Happy as a clam at high water? Really?

I am now declaring that we change to the Urban Dictionary definition. Now that makes me laugh in the context of that cartoon.

Oh ya, Ross - you put a black hole where Wheezy's cod piece should be. Not that I'm looking there or anything...

B Vasquez said...

I came here to bitch at Weezy for his lack of calling me when he was 2 floors away from me yesterday afternoon. But this was quite possibly the funniest shit I've seen all day. Definitely not Busch League today, well done sir.

Matt said...

I know this doesn't belong here but I felt you should know. One of your favorite creatures is dead: http://i19.tinypic.com/35dbvxj.jpg

D Wheezy said...

I'm at a loss for words.

At least I can feel confident that another, I'm sure inferior, LOLrus is already in training.

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=552306&fr

Ross said...

I'm not sure if I'm more saddened than I should be with this news, or if I'm not saddened enough by it.

Nate said...

Well done Ross! I think your artistic talents are fantastic. In fact, I know all of this stuff just from you drawings:
1) You've gotten your hair cut somewhat recently
2) Coco has grown since I saw you last
3) You keep you place very clean an organized.

IMHO, best comic I have seen in months ;)