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.



Friday, June 17, 2016

Investing.com: Sinking Yields

Hiya.

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's subject is the historically-low yields on 10-year bond rates in global markets. As always, the idea and subject matter were thought up by the team at Investing.com. I'm just the guy behind the pencil.

Here's the layout sketch:

And here's the final:


Not in much of a reflective mood on this one. It was a tough comic: Lots of elements to sketch, outline, and color and shade. This one was a bit of a long haul. But I made it and I think it turned out ok. Not my favorite, but a solid effort at least.

Incidentally, sorry I've been a bit of a one-note illustrator as of late. I know I haven't posted anything other than investing comics lately, but I'll have some other projects to share sometime soon. I'm working on a new poster. I'll post it as soon as I can.

Until next week.

Cheers.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Investing.com: S & P Rally

Hiya,

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's subject is the recent gains of the S & P 500, boosted in part by a sharp recovery in oil prices.

Here's the sketch (concept by the team at Investing.com, drawing by yours truly):

And here's the final:

Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Market Forces

Hello!

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This one is about the uncertainty around two big upcoming decisions.

Sketch:

And here's the final:


I'm a little too busy for ruminations this week. Perhaps I'll bloviate next week. Until then,

Cheers.