Cartoon Stories: The Dynamo Brothers

Posted by ractrose on 4 Mar 2020 in Cartoons

Cartoon Stories: The Dynamo Brothers   A good while ago, I was making up a story in which a character had a favorite pair of comic book heroes from childhood, who were called The Dynamo Brothers. The gag being their superpower was an electric bolt, but to activate this, they needed to go everywhere with […]

Cartoon Stories: Riffing

Posted by ractrose on 24 Feb 2020 in Art, Cartoons

Cartoon Stories Riffing       So, when you run out of early ideas (one of which I’ll introduce in next’s weeks Stories, mapping out the peripatetic plot of my first cartoon saga, The Dynamo Brothers), you start keeping funny thoughts jotted in a notebook, or planning to jot them and forgetting what they were. […]

Cartoon Stories: Depends on the Drawing

Posted by ractrose on 18 Feb 2020 in Cartoons

Cartoon Stories Depends on the Drawing         The artistic style of cartoons can be very simple. In a lot of cases the success of the panel depends on the joke. I’ve read that some professionals draw their art and hire writers for the punchlines. But here are a few, two matured in […]

Cartoon Stories: Horse Opera

Posted by ractrose on 10 Feb 2020 in Art, Cartoons

Cartoon Stories Horse Opera             At One with the Sagebrush. I’d been reading some critical treatments of Literature, books that feature cowboys monumentalized, as tends to be the output of one or two well-known prize winners…          Billionaires in Hell. This one comes from the Mars Colony […]

Cartoon Stories: Ocean Going

Posted by ractrose on 3 Feb 2020 in Cartoons

Cartoon Stories Ocean Going       I started making cartoons in 2017, through this chain of events: Reading my Twitter feed one evening, I saw someone’s offensive remark, in support of a certain president I’m thoroughly against. The comment was underneath a retweet; for curiosity I moused over the original. I don’t recall what […]

Cats! Fourteen Cartoons Featuring a Feline Theme

Posted by ractrose on 20 Aug 2018 in Cartoons

A collection, from my sister blog, The Cartoon House, on arguably the most popular cartoon theme, felines and their second bananas.     Have a Heart     Auguring Iffy     Kibble     It’s in the Perspective     There Must Be An Answer     A Touch of Bedevilment     Not […]