Sunday, June 7, 2015

Finals, match ups, and meetings.


Here's this week's comic for It has to do with the upcoming NBA finals, Champions League Finals and an OPEC meeting.

The crew at asked me to draw a half-basketball court/half-soccer (football) pitch. Standing on the court/field would be four people squaring off: Lebron James and Stephen Curry on the court side and Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon on the pitch side. In the middle of the court/field, I was asked to include the OPEC logo.

Originally I was asked to also include two Saudi Sheikhs in the middle of the field, but six characters would have been too much for me to handle in one day, so they were eliminated.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:

This comic was a beast. A one-day deadline on these comics is tough under normal circumstances. This week there were four characters and a pretty detailed background (what with pitch, court, goals and baskets). But I made it. And even more amazing: I actually think it turned out well. PLUS: I had fun doing it (mostly).

It helped that every one of the people I was asked to draw has a great face for caricature. Messi in particular. He's one of those people who already looks like a cartoon. But every one of these guys has a lot of character in their face, and that always helps to make it fun.

All in all, it was a hard fight, but I think I made a good showing.

Until next week.


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