Friday, October 9, 2009

Doraemon and Friends

18 Heads? Seriously?

Last week I was illustrating for a class field trip at 826 Valencia in San Francisco.

This can be kind of a pressure situation, since the kids come up with some crazy stuff and you have to draw it as you go while listening to ongoing critiques over your shoulder... ("What is that?" "That's not right." "You need more claws." and so on).

This one hit a new high - the introduction of an 18-headed character.

For a few minutes, it was "eight" heads... and I was hoping it would stay that way. But it soon bounced back up to eighteen. Oh well.

Oh, and the heads were to be in the shape of peace signs. And there was to be nail polish.

So, I grabbed the Sharpie and gave it a go. The kids were pleased, although they told me I only had put 16 heads and needed two more.

The 18-headed creature was named Sharpenson, and it protected Water Girl from Icer the Ice Boy who threw ice cubes at her all the time.

I love drawing at the 826 Valencia field trips, you never know what you'll have to produce on the spot. 18 heads is definitely a new one.

Leigh Young

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Political Cartoons: Generational Theft

This cartoon idea came to me unfortunately more than one time during the past few years watching all the spending that has gone on. Things like using IOU’s in the social security fund to pay for other programs and other Ponsi scheme tactics are making it less and less likely those future generations will be unable to enjoy a quality of life that has been afforded to the current generations. I look at all this and wonder one, do our elected officials even think or care about it and two, if they do, what’s the plan or can there be a plan? Is it too far gone at this point and should we begin to prepare our children and children’s children for a lesser quality of life? Just some of the more serious thoughts that roll through my mind from time to time and this cartoon is a result of such thoughts. Enjoy and have a great day.

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