Friday, July 4, 2014

Begging For Candy


28 comments:

bean said...

:)

Adam said...

I gotta say. If you did only Begging For Candy and never dig you scarecrows I bet you would be recognized for this anyway. Are you even half aware how good this stuff is sometimes? You could make one of those collective work books like Calvin and Hobbs and it would be HUGE!

Rot said...

ha..we'll see : )

really appreciate that.
I just like doing them.

Adam said...

I went to cartooning school as a kid, specifically to learn to draw Sunday funnies type stuff. Problem was I was in these classes with 12 year olds drawing comic book style as we'll or better then the pros and I got discouraged and stopped. What I appreciate most about how the funnies are done and with what your doing here is that the drawings can be super simple and still get point across. I'd love to get back into it. I think society needs a more edgy comic in the Sunday paper. Yours would fit right in. Though I think it would piss a lot of straight laced people off.......which would be great haha

Rot said...

I spent a lot of time many years ago learning about the trade after becoming obsessed with Calvin and Hobbes. It felt like something I'd love to do. And address the things in life that no one ever seems to address. I had an idea and even drew a bunch of them out in a book. Non-halloween stuff. But I got frustrated with the artwork and my inability to get on paper what I was seeing in my head.

Later, I kept feeling I needed to do a Halloween strip. Initially it was going to be about two Yard Haunter friends, older kids, always talking about Halloween and props and crazy ideas for the perfect Haunt.

Here's a pic i posted a while back from a comic I once did for some magazine that was actually sold in stores...so that was very cool.
http://pumpkinrot.blogspot.com/2010/03/comic.html

you can see the obvious ripping of Watterson's style : )

Adam said...

You nail it on the head when you say it was the inability to put to paper what was in your head. Thats what killed it for me. Not sure if it had to do with the art itself or the points i was trying to make but thats what drove me nuts. Im that way with everything, if it doesn't materialize physically how I see it in my head I get discouraged. You can see the Watterson style in your work, but i think all cartoonists have to subconsciously borrow from other artists. I guess the work that has the strongest impression on you will do that you you.
Its gotta be a one in gazillion chance that a cartoonist actually makes the papers. Which is odd to me because some of the stuff on there now is TERRIBLE. Save for Zitts, I like that one haha.

Rot said...

yeah...i stopped reading the comics after Watterson left.
Not sure how most of those ever got syndicated in the first place.
My personal favorites:
1. Calvin And Hobbes
2. The Far Side
3. Herman (not to be confused with Henry)

Jay's Shadow said...

:) Stuck in Halloween, trick or treating all night, and no hot weather.....I'm in.

LOVE Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side. I have a few C & H books sitting on top of my dresser.

Adam said...

Farside was as close to truly edgy as I think the comics could actually get. PLEASE tell me you have read Chas Addams' stuff! There is not a chance in hell you wouldn't dig it

Rot said...

actually never.

which is odd i suppose.

Adam said...

If you don't already know he is the creator of the Addams Family. His work is somewhat quirky and somewhat truly messed up. A good amount of the work is where the characters for the show originated, and other stuff is just twisted to the fullest extent. i HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it. try this one I own it

http://www.amazon.com/My-Crowd-Charles-Addams/dp/0760749671/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404474055&sr=1-1&keywords=chas+addams+my+crowd

Rot said...

yup...i knew he was the creator of that, just never read the comics.

will do.

thanks.

Adam said...

http://www.amazon.com/World-Chas-Addams-Charles/dp/067974813X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404474320&sr=1-4&keywords=chas+addams

This is a good one as well. Im pretty confident your gonna get into this. It's the non Addams Family stuff that truly shines.

girl6 said...

aaahhhhhahaha.
Okkkkkkk..NOW..i KNOW it's Friday!!

trick or treating for ALL eternity, that's Heaven. : D

& reading this totally made Ben Tramer (the car accident on halloween night) pop into my head.
Love!

girl6 said...

ohhhhh & i think the next 2 days are going to be a bit cooler, especially at night.

Rot said...

haha
poor ben tramer..
drunk and wearing a mask.
I often thought that Loomis indirectly killed him...he makes Sheriff Bracket pull over...ben's probably thinking he's going to get arrested for being mega-trashed and turns and walks in the street...meanwhile loomis was seconds from shooting him.

Rot said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvuo95T0C9E

girl6 said...

hahahahah!!!..Yes, i think you're on to something there...<333333

RIP Ben.

Rot said...

Ben Tramer was born to Carl Tramer and Bonnie Irvine on June 20, 1961 in Haddonfield, Illinois. Laurie Strode had a crush on him but was too shy to ask him out. She never got a chance to go on a date with him as he died the same night as her friends did, however he wasn't killed by Michael Myers. At that night he was wearing very similar clothing to Michael, the police and Dr. Sam Loomis assumed it's him and chased him down. A cop car crashed into him and pinned him to a van, causing a fire and killing him.

Hilarious...
He and I share the same birth date!
well, not the year..but that's really peculiar...and funny.

girl6 said...

AAAHAHAHHAHAA..THAT Clip!!!
hahahahahahhahahahahhahaa

we just watched it & Carl yelled Pinto!...hahahahhaha

now i got Ben Tramer & Loomis seared into my brain!!. : D

Rot said...

haha
i LOVE that they had Ben wearing the mask..cause myers stole one from the hardware store...But Ben's was coated in a light gold paint...with light hair... The Shat Mask : )

girl6 said...

hahahhahahahha, the SAME BDay.
that's crazzzzzy Rot.
& VERY COOL toooo.

girl6 said...

hahahahhaha..Yes!!...hahahaha

Ben Tramer looks sooo Off in that scene, his head looks like a Big Ol' Fluffy Wooliness.

Thank You Shat!!!

Willow Cove said...

Stuck on Halloween night forever....AWESOME.

Jeff said...

...we all gotta go and if you gotta be stuck someplace, some date, why not.

Wikkedmoon said...

Luuv Far Side but my favorite is Edward Gorey http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/01/19/edward-gorey-the-gashlycrumb-tinies/

HalloweeNut said...

Suddenly "Begging For Candy" takes on a new meaning...

I'm too young to have read Calvin and Hobbes in the papers, but I did grow up on the book anthologies of them. "Yukon Ho!", "Weirdos from another Planet", "Scientific Progress Goes Boink"; loved those books.

girl6 said...

so i guess, calvin & hobbes would sorta, kinda be, a mod version of christopher robin & pooh.gaaahhhh.