Thursday, September 29, 2011
They say if I'm very savvy**, and I want to capture an audience, I should blog 1500 words per day. I should pick topics. Like Leprechaun Facts. I never know which post will be popular. So I've given up on trying to make sense of it. Joe Bowling of Laguna Beach, CA dresses like a mouse every day. Why do I expect him to do otherwise? CM Evans Cartoons
**Joe, my Afrikaanse boer pal vertel my hierdie storie oor 'n wilde koei en' n berg: Die koei kon nie uitwerk hoe lank die boom by die basis van die eerste heuwel was, die dorings op die Suid-kant te vermy, vir die seëningevan die land geeste.Wanneer die lug is blou, die boom verskyn te word blou.Wanneer die lug is grys, die boom verskyn grys moet wees.Die boom verskyn het niks, maar die koei, die koei.Die boom verskyn te anythung maar die boer, die boer.Beide die koei en die boer het gekrap en kon nie sien nie die boom by die basis van die eerste heuwel.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ahhhh! Attempting to fix one's problems through examples set forth by Greek Mythology, or by employing brute, savage force. I have a soft spot for Mr. Hercules, and his refreshingly direct way at thinking. He made that lion skin work. He could unlock doors with a club. He could wrassle, punch, shoot a bow into the sun, and give good accounting in a set-to. Proto-Superman, a hero before comic-books were comics. Big man in the days when you made it big by being painted on vases, and your profile was chiseled onto stone walls.
"He looked black as night with his bare bow in his hands and his arrow on the string, glaring around as though ever on the point of taking aim. About his breast there was a wondrous golden belt adorned in the most marvelous fashion with bears, wild boars, and lions with gleaming eyes; there was also war, battle, and death...."
Homer, The Odyssey, Book XI
Impressive, erratic, given to extremes, crazy, dogged, and loyal. Capable of bumping a pretentious God off the sidewalk on his side of the street. For Hercules, Kryptonite had not been invented yet. CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, September 22, 2011
When I woke up this morning, I had a weird feeling something was not right -- then I hear the world financial markets were crashing one after another like flaming catastrophic 1,000 foot tall dominos, spreading monetary and econometric chaos far and wide, shaking stalwart financial institutions into quivering lumps of quaking jelly, THEN all was well. Or at least, I joined the present moment and I was glad with the things I have at hand. I think I'm going to get out of town this weekend, and go to Lake Henshaw and hang out with a bunch of recovering alcoholics. The're always a fun bunch of kooks to meet. Take it easy today, and help out any way you can. Straight at them and never-mind the maneuvers! CM Evans Cartoons
And now for the translation for my pals in Macedonia:
Кога се разбудив утрово, имав чуден чувство нешто не е во право - тогаш слушам светските финансиски пазари се паѓа еден по друг како огнени катастрофални 1.000 метри висок dominos, ширење на монетарната и економетриски хаос далеку и широко, тресење здрав финансиски институции во треперат грутки на трепетлив желе, тогаш сите беше добро. Или барем, се приклучив на овој момент и ми беше мило со работи кои ги имам при рака. Мислам дека ќе одам да го напуштат градот, овој викенд, и да си одат до езерото Хеншоу и се закачам со еден куп за наплата на алкохоличари. The're секогаш забава куп kooks да се исполнат. Полека и денес, и помогне било кој начин можете да. Право во нив и никогаш не ги предвид маневри!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Ya gotta be sensitive and ask for things in the proper way, at the proper time. Ya know what I mean? Case in point: I know a fella who doesn't drink anymore, but gets along with the Irish in San Francisco, because he asks for his drinks in the right way. Every time he goes to the city, they all want to know when he'll be coming back. CM Evans Cartoons
Saturday, September 17, 2011
It is rare for me to draw a cartoon I do not remember. Here is one that slipped my mind, and I found it going through some old email temp files from about 5 years ago. If you're short, you're short -- but if you're monstrously tall, there ain't nothing you can do about it. Ask a tall friend about this. And now, I translate this into 3 other languages, you know -- like a Translation Carnival! CM Evans Cartoons
Il est rare pour moi de dessiner une caricature, je ne me souviens pas. Voici un qui a glissé mon esprit, et je l'ai trouvé en passant par quelques vieux dossiers Temp courriel d'environ 5 ans. Si vous êtes à court, vous êtes à court - mais si vous êtes monstrueusement grand, il n'est pas rien que vous puissiez faire à ce sujet. Demandez à un ami à propos de cette hauteur. Et maintenant, je traduire cela dans 3 autres langues. CM Dessins Evans
Es raro para mí dibujar una caricatura que no recuerdo. Aquí está uno que se me olvidó, y lo encontré pasando por los archivos temporales antiguos de correo electrónico desde hace unos 5 años. Si usted es corto, no tiene mucho - pero si usted es monstruosamente alto, no hay nada que puedas hacer al respecto. Pídale a un amigo sobre esta altura. Y ahora, me traduce esto en cuatro idiomas. CM Evans Dibujos animados
Rzadko mi się narysować rysunek nie pamiętam. Oto jeden, który spadł mój umysł, i znalazłem to przeżywa jakieś stare pliki tymczasowe e-mail od około 5 lat temu. Jeśli masz mało, masz mało - ale jeśli jesteś potwornie wysoka, nie ma nic nie możesz zrobić. Zadaj wysoki przyjaciela o tym. A teraz przełożyć to na 3 innych językach. CM Kreskówki Evans
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I don't know about you, but the Louvre is after me, man -- all over me, and it is outrageous! Have you been harassed by the Louvre? Am I the only guy in the neighborhood with this problem? They call, call, call, text, fax, IM, call, call, call. And what do these folks want? What does the Institution of the Louvre want?? Another 'Grand Painting'. Another huge ocean of canvas, done in the heroic manner, like David. They say I can pick the subject matter. But rhetorically, I ask you -- does not the Louvre have enough majestic paintings like this? The Louvre knows how I feel. But still they persist in asking. No, not asking -- Pestering! Cajoling! Needling! All artists move on, in their creative cycles -- they may go from oils to tempera, or from red to blue. Work I was doing 10 years ago, I am not doing now. 10 Years ago was a lifetime -- then, if you asked me for a 20x60 of a massive turbulent seascape with a burning battleship, at sunset, the ship about to be sunk by a broadside, while at the same time colliding with an insane iceberg packed with a rabid army of 12th century vikings, it would be a pleasure for me. Digressing for a moment: I would say the image I gave, to be a bit 'over the top', but the point is I would do it & I would do it well. But now, I am different. Now it is Calder mobiles. How can I go back? CM Evans Cartoons
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Today I see I made the cut (and part of the cover!) for Litro Magazine's issue #109: The Comics and Graphic Fiction Edition. Litro is a monthly online/ print literary publication in the UK -- 100,000 copies are distributed around London and the UK, including in underground stations, libraries, galleries, bars and cafes. I've been a fan of Litro for some time, so to get included in an edition is a super bonus for me. Litro Magazine can be found here. Have a great day, enjoy! CM Evans Cartoons
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Ya know, I don't get enough folks visiting this blog from the continent of Africa. There's something about Africa. I like Africa. I've never been to Africa. Africa is big. I've tried various ways to get African people to come to the blog, like emailing plumbers, tree-trimmers, schools, mechanics, Chinese food restaurants, and economic forums in countries like Burkina Faso, Comoros, Rwanda, and Zambia -- but I haven't heard back from them. I tried writing architects, dentists, and real-estate agents in Uganda, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Nigeria. I wonder if they got my email. If anyone reading this has a pal in Africa, and you think they might like cartoons, tell them I've been wanting to meet them for a long time. CM Evans Cartoons