By bats | June 30, 2011 - 11:03 pm
Posted in Category: I Smell Something Funky
Comments Off on Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy…
I admire cartoonists/illustrators/artists who can produce work on a very constant, rigorous schedule — it can’t be easy, particularly when one is cartooning less and illustrating more (like most of the folks who work on serial comics like Mary Worth, Rex Morgan, etc.).
But gee whiz, take a step back and LOOK at your work. Mis-sized heads set at weird angles make an interesting scene laughable. (aka, Where can I buy a Lu Ann bobble-head?).
And while the Keanes have been phoning it in for some time, there’s some real artistry here and a sense of movement, muscle tension and orientation between two bodies. Unfortunately, there’s an innate creepiness with Daddy holding a resistant Dolly (kind of looks like our cat Tobu when she sees the nail clippers…).
…which, in the world of Mark Trail, mean violent!
[I have to admit that every single time I see Mark (or someone who looks suspiciously like Mark, albeit in long hair, facial hair and fringe), I can only think of Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard and Deadbone. It could only be better were the actions accompanied by a colorful *GOOMPH*.]
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