"Wing and a Prayer" for this morning's Cartoon Blast. As our number of these comics dwindle down (we only produced about 50 altogether), we'll make the shift to "Pandemonium" cartoons. I have a couple other cartoons I worked on that I've never posted - we'll mix some of those in here too.
"Wing and a Prayer" comic strip from mid-2002. As mentioned, this was a joint effort with author Ken Alley and myself, and the goal was to see if we could get it syndicated. We came pretty close, but timing was terrible and the project ended. I'm still pleased with what we'd produced.
A "Wing and a Prayer" comic strip for today's Cartoon Blast. Judging from the date on this one as well as others, May was a productive month in 2002.
In this cartoon, I used more bold black than normal - I think I applied it with India ink and a sable brush - not sure. I was still figuring out the multi-panel format and how to fit in everything necessary to make the gag visually appealing while successfully making the humor work - it's a much different way to think, especially when you're accustomed to the single panel format.
A "Wing and a Prayer" comic strip for this Tuesday morning. When author Ken Alley and I partnered on these, he had stacks of material that he owned the copyright to - they were all in the form of old jokes, like you'd read in a joke book. I then took them and rewrote them so that they'd work in a visual medium. Often, with the amount of rewriting necessary, the comic didn't resemble the original joke at all. But at any rate, it worked pretty well and I'm proud of this limited body of work.
A "Wing and a Prayer" cartoon from 2002. As I look at this now, I can see my lettering really needed work (and still does), and for whatever reason, I didn't bring the lines to the bottom of the frame - probably because I'd never originally intended to color these. When I do add color, I'll make those corrections digitally.
A "Wing and a Prayer" comic strip from early in 2002. Maybe it's my own time in the military, but this has to be one of my favorite cartoons. As with all the "Wing and a Prayer" comic strips (about 50 total), this were done with a dip pen and India ink on Bristol board.
A "Wing and a Prayer" comic strip from around mid-2002. It's actually a bit unfinished as I hadn't added any bold blacks for contrast. The period following the terrorist attacks on 9/11 saw a lot of us in the military and military reserve either deploying or training to deploy, so maintaining a comic strip was no small feat. You might say the "Wing and a Prayer" comic strip ended up being a casualty of war, in a manner of speaking.
A "Wing and a Prayer" comic for this morning's Cartoon Blast. At the time I drew this in mid 2002, I was still getting a handle on the multi-panel format - spacing, timing, dialogue, etc. - I have such admiration for the comic strip artists and writers who make it look so simple.
A "Wing and a Prayer" cartoon for this morning's Cartoon Blast. Drawn with a dip pen and India ink late in 2001, this was part of a syndicate submission that never really had the chance to make the rounds.