Thursday, January 5, 2012

New game!

Check out the latest game from Firaxis! Why am I telling you about it? Because my brother-in-law was the character lead on it! That's really exciting!! Also: aliens.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Editorial cartoons now online

I just found out that my Aegis and Record cartoons are online! Most of these are mine, but the ones that aren't are done by the Aegis' Friday cartoonist, Nils. At least, I think that's his name. Can you believe he and I have been cartooning there for 6 sixs and we've never met?,0,2763383.photogallery

Monday, September 26, 2011

Check out my brother's website

If you get a chance, check out my brother's website. He collects videos and other documentation of UFO sightings throughout the world. Pretty cool! Also, I designed the banner:

Classic Crabby and Hon: May 12 and 14, 2010

Oh goodness. I forgot to post a strip last week, didn't I? Well, I'll make it up to you. Enjoy two strips this week, on the house:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Classic Crabby and Hon: May 10, 2010

Oh my. I'm not very good at posting three times a week, am I? Let's make it once a week, on Mondays, ok? I can manage that.

This strip marks the change from three color strips a week to two colors and a black and white. Three colored strips plus two Aegis cartoons was quite a bit of work, so I talked b back to letting me to do two colors a week. From here on out, every third strip will be in black and white.

You probably feel a little ripped off today. I understand.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

SPXPO and some thoughts

Yesterday I attended the Small Press Expo (SPXPO) in Bethesda. I was only able to stay for a few hours, but I got to see a lot of old friends and meet a couple new people. All-in-all, it was a good day.

The highlight of the day was meeting Roz Chast. I'm a big New Yorker cartoon junkie, so meeting her was a huge honor. She even said she'd visit my website! (Ms. Chast, if you do stop by, I'm really sorry I didn't have a proper business card on me. So embarrassing!)

Anyway, when I was there, I told Ms. Chast the story of how I started out as a cartoonist. Have I told you this story?

(Warning. This is a longer version than what I told at SPXPO, because I didn't want to be more boring than I already was.)

When I was about 22, I was just out of college and working at a job I hated. One day at lunch, one of my co-workers asked "If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?" Although it may sound strange, this is a question I had never thought about before.

The answer, of course, was cartooning.

I began to do research on how I could become a cartoonist, which led me to information on how to submit work to the the New Yorker. I quickly did 10 (bad) cartoons and mailed them off.

I got rejected.

I did 10 more, and again, rejection. Then 10 more. Same result. During this time, I had created a portfolio of 30-50 New Yorker-style cartoons.

I remember being at the grocery store and waiting in line (nice segue, right? It'll make sense in a minute) and I saw the front page of my local newspaper. The cartoonist for the paper had passed away. That night, I gathered my favorite cartoons and mailed them to the paper. This is how The Aegis and The Record hired me as the new cartoonist.

Anyway, after meeting Roz yesterday and another New Yorker cartoonist of the summer, I think I'm going to start submitting stuff again. Maybe they won't buy a cartoon, but you never know what good might come of it!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Classic Crabby and Hon: May 5, 2010

Uh-oh. I missed a few days, didn't I? Needless to say, the first week of school kicked my ass, but in a good way (i.e., I've just been very, very busy.) But fear not! Cartooning is still priority numero uno here at Carr-Toons headquarters! Keep checking for updates and more Crabby and Hon goodness, m'kay?