Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I missed the Tuesday update -- I've been writing up a storm over at my writing blog Giganticjet. Some good stuff is up there. This lopsided creative path happens in one direction or the other, from time to time -- but not often. Some Bodhidharma-Taoist-Zen muse really got me in a headlock, and away I went. I've also been planning a new Literary/Art website called Intercontinental Paper Airplane, with my friend Jason, who hosts CM EVANS CARTOONS. I don't know when we'll go live, but soon, I hope. It is about time for me to run my own webzine, after helping, contributing, and editing so many venues over the years. I also found out McSweeney's is coming out with the big cartoon book with 200+ illustrations from famous (and not so famous) humorists, it is going to press as I write this. And I'm in it. A few weeks ago I was starting to get bummed that not much was happening, but now I'm feeling better -- the wheels were turning all by themselves. As for today's update -- I don't know what it truly signifies. But I liked it when I drew it. I hope you like it. CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, March 19, 2009
This cartoon was floating around in my files, I dug it out and I liked it. I can't believe I can remember every single cartoon and drawing I've ever done. When it comes to my writing, or poetry, not so much. Which is nice, to be surprised from time to time somewhere in my creative output. Probably the reason I can remember every cartoon I've ever drawn is because the style has never changed much since day one, going back to about 1982. Yeah, one day in 1982, sitting in the back of the English Lit classroom, bored, with a blue pen and some pilfered copy paper -- that is where it all began. If you find that hard to believe, ask Evan. He'll tell you. CM Evans Cartoons
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I'd like to write something specific for this cartoon, other than it is yellow, made of post-its, plus black magic-marker. And I just did it today. But I don't feel like saying anything else, because sometimes talking about the horizontal positioning verses vertical tension, and the overblown yellowness of it, calculated to bother people -- plus how puerile the first part of it, is. Instead, I'll print the following 2 stories:
Chung Tzu Says Do Something Nice - or - How So"Do something nice, for a change." says Chung Tzu.
I clean the stove. I put the burner grates in the dishwasher, and set the washer on "Pot Scrub".
"Nice try." says Chung Tzu.
"How so?" I shoot back.
"How so, indeed!" yells Chung Tzu.
Chung Tzu and Stove PartsChung Tzu comes over with his friend, Stove Parts. They both look at the glistening, put together stove that I cleaned.
"What do you think?" asks Chung Tzu.
"Oh, I think he did a good job." says Stove Parts.
"Was he nice when he did it?"
"Nice enough, I think. But he could work on being nicer."
"Well, okay, kid." says Chung Tzu. "You shouldn't argue with an expert. You passed."
"Thanks so much" I say.
"But don't forget I'm watching you!" says Chung Tzu as he and Stove Parts leave.
CM EVANS CARTOONS
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
I'm back. Did anyone notice I was gone? I was away longer than I thought, and I missed posting to the site. I did keep updating the writing website. I've got a bunch of new work I did for Todd, he has a new edition of Opium Magazine .print coming out soon. I hope he uses some of it. Twice weekly updates, starting again, now. No, I'm serious, not kidding. Back to work. CM Evans Cartoons