Google just bought up a company called WAZE, which makes map apps. The concept (thought up by the folks over at Investing.com) went a little something like this: I was asked to draw Sergey Brin and Larry Page being chauffeured by a robot (using WAZE to navigate) and being chased by Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook. Simple enough, right? Here's the sketch:
A couple of quick thoughts: The car is pretty goofy looking, right? I needed a way to draw my standard bobble-head like characters inside the cab of the car. I figured my options were: Convertible, having Page and Brin stick their heads out the windows or sun roof, or having a comically exaggerated roof. In hindsight, the convertible might have been the better option, but I only just thought of that option as I was writing this post, so I can't say it was a fat lot of good to me when I was actually working on this thing.
Why not continue the armchair quarterbacking of myself, while we're at it? The background is a little too abstract for my taste. The hills look like a cardboard cutout. And there should have been some kind of middle ground element between the foreground and the background (grass, for instance). I also would have liked to add some more motion lines or color streaks to suggest the movement of the car.
However, in spite of these criticisms, I don't mind this comic so much. It was a lot of work in a short amount of time, but I don't hate the result. I like the colors and I like the caricatures (particularly that of Brin). So...score.