Sunday 12 April 2015

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Sometimes a piece, be it an animated cartoon or a comic is saved by the execution, by something that happens after the writing and most of the planning is done. This is one of them.

The joke in this comic is pretty good, but I think it's really the baby that makes it funny. As you can see, I did a few versions of him. I was immediately not happy with his appearance when I drew him (see drawing 1).  He wasn't really in the same style as the other characters and he was also kind of ugly.  The subsequent trials can be seen in drawing 2.  For the final I flipped the left most drawing on # 2 horizontally and put it in place of the original. The shape of his head is nice and he's got cute big eyes. The other funny thing is that Mom and Baby were sympatico - both have similar expressions and angry dark clouds over their heads.  And then there's the droll! In my opinion, that's really the funniest part - he looks so ticked but has this ridiculous slime trail going down his gob. 

Here's a close up of Mom and the gipper.


By  the way, Mr. I.G... the baby?  That's you!