Friday, July 29, 2016

Investing.com: Tech Stocks Up and Down

Howdy!

Here's the latest financial comic for Investing.com (about the ups and downs in the tech world):

Sketch:

Final:


 Until next week,

Cheers.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Financial Comic

Recent financial comic for an investment group in Chicago:

Sketch:

Outline:

Final:

Cheers.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Brexit Cleanup (Investing.com)

Hiya.

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's subject is the record-high numbers of US stock indexes, due in part to proposed stimulus by Japan and Britain in the post-Brexit fallout. This week's guest stars are Shinzo Abe and Mark Carney.

As always, the topic and idea for this comic was thought up by the crew at Investing.com. I just pushed the pencil (well...the stylus, but you get the idea).

Here's the layout sketch:


And here's the whole enchilada:






That about wraps 'er up for this week's comic. Until next week.

Cheers.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Investing.com: Brexit Storm a Brewin'

Howdy.

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com, about a potential financial storm on the horizon following Britain's exit from the EU (and investors clamoring for safer financial footing). As always, the concept was thought up by the team at Investing.com. I just did the drawing.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:



Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Post Brexit Blues

'Ello.

Welp, it happened. Brits voted to leave the EU. This week's comic for Investing.com is about some of the economic fallout of that decision.

I was asked by the crew at Investing.com to draw EU President Mario Draghi, Janet Yellen, and Shinzo Abe on horseback wearing medieval armor. Each was to be carrying a weapon (sword, bow and arrow, and mace, respectively). I was also asked to draw a large, intimidating knight standing in front of them. The knight was to be holding a British flag with the word "Brexit" on it.

Here's the layout sketch:

And here's the final:

Thoughts:

Another tough comic this week. Four characters, plus three horses. The background was relatively simple, at least. I thought it would be appropriate to draw another gray, stormy sky. At the last minute, I decided to add in a few snow flakes to reinforce the idea that for Britain (if you listen to economists), financial Winter is coming.

Overall, I think this is a decent comic (in terms of the drawing, anyway). Although, because of the large amount of work in a small window of time, I don't really feel like I made decisions on this one. It was mostly a mad dash to the finish line once again, mostly fueled by instinct and coffee. But I made it.

Until next week.

Cheers.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Investing.com: Brexit!

Ahoy!

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com.

This week's subject is the looming referendum on whether or not Britain will leave the European Union. I was asked by the team at Investing.com to draw David Cameron driving a British-style double-decker bus (colored like the Union Jack) up to a fork in the road. The two forks would be labeled "Brexit" on one side and "EU" on the other. The bus would be just beginning to turn onto the "EU" side of the fork (a reference to the fact that poll numbers seem to indicate a slight lead for the "remain" side). Standing at a bus stop on the "Brexit" side of the fork would be Boris Johnson (former mayor of London and the leader of the "Leave" side), waving as if to signal to the driver that he's been missed.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:





Thoughts: Another tough comic this week. Although it's only two characters, the bus added a decent amount of complexity. But it was fun, nonetheless. I don't usually like drawing cars, but the double decker bus is basically just a box. And I always like drawing dirt and grime on stuff. Plus, Cameron and Johnson have pretty expressive faces. Boris Johnson looks a little to me like the albino in "The Princess Bride".

All in all, not a bad comic.

Until next week,

Cheers.