Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Today's Strip: Pretty Please?

Okay, I admit it. Today's strip is not exactly 2"x8". I added about an inch on the end because I needed that panel where Chippy glares at Andy. Never underestimate the importance of the "silent" panel.
Now, an open statement to the good people who make Flash: Do you hate artists? What is the matter with you? Why can't you make a program that is as easy to use as Photoshop? What possessed you to make the brush tool absolutely useless? Do you hate cartoonists THAT much?
End statement.


Paul said...

Man, I'd kill for a meatball sub.

Lyndon said...

The extra panel to include the stare was definitely worth it. Reminded me of the one Bugs used to give in the old days when he was mad and ready to fight.

mark kennedy said...

Hey, I designed Flash in my spare time! That's the best i could do!

Kidding, that's too bad that Flash sucks.

Great drawings. The drawing of the pissed-off Panda is perfect.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Thanks guys!!!
Paul, anytimme is a good time for a meatball sub!
You're right Lyndon, most of what I know about timing and pacing comes from old cartoons directed by Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and of course the Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Hanna and Barbera.
John Kricfalusi is not overstating his point when he says that these were the pinnacle of animation and that every cartoonist should study them for staging, acting, and solid drawing.
Mark!! I'll get you for that FLash. You just wait.
and thanks for the compiment!
Your blog continues to RULE!!

Paul said...

You dialed into a primal place in my brain last night. After I read this strip I wanted either a meatball sub or a pizza cheese-steak from this little place in Culver City. --I couldn't get to sleep.

I could watch Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett cartoons every day for the rest of my life and be completely happy. Jones for the subtlety of his acting and Clampett for the energy and almost incomprenhensible weirdness.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Would that by any chance be Vic Jr's on Washington Blvd over by the Sony Studios?
I got me a meatball sandwitch and a Mexicola for lunch!!! GOOOOD EATIN'!!!

Paul said...

No, this would be a little place at the corner of Washington and Sepulveda. Markie D's Taste of Philly. Pretty good joint. --Sounds like I need to check out Vic Jr's.

Is there anything better than a sandwich? Give me a big sloppy sandwich and some cartoons and I'm right as rain.

Alina Chau said...

HE ! HE!! Fun lively comic!

Tara said...

I felt very connected with this strip...because naturally, this is the process I use to get what -I- want.

What I wouldn't give for just a good deli around here. I miss the west coast.

rickart said...

Bah... MA is lousy with delis. You can't go 4 yards without tripping over one... or a Dunkin Doughnuts.

What I wouldn't give for one decent Mexican place! Now Mexican food... that's manna from Heaven!

Keep up the good work, Robo!

Mitch K said...

Yup, that stare frame works great! (hilarious)

What's your issue with the brush tool in Flash? Sometimes it makes ugly lines on me...

countfunkula1 said...

Dear Robo,

Fuck you.


RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Name anything that you do with Flash and I can't seem to do it. That fucking brush tool ALWAYS makes ugly lines for me. I've tried using the shape tool the way I have with photoshop, but that's all jacked up too.
Flash, you are an evil trickster!