Friday, April 21, 2017

Investing.com: International Situation

Hiya,

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's subject is the international...er...dust up between Trump, North Korea, and Syria. As usual, the subject and the concept of the comic were provided by the team at Investing.com. I just drew the pictures.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:

Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Investing.com: Bad News Bears

Hullo!

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's subject was the recent steep drop in the markets. The crew at Investing.com asked me to draw a bear waking up (stretching and yawning) from hibernation. He was to be sitting in a bed in his cave. Near the bed, I was asked to draw an alarm clock and a calendar with the words "VIX 11.00" and "Good Morning" on them (respectively). Outside the cave, they asked me to include two fat, happy bulls sitting serenely in the grass.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:


This was a ton of work, but also a ton of fun. And I think it actually turned out pretty well. Which is nice. Sometimes I work super hard on a comic and find the fruits of my labor are rotten. But this week things went a little more smoothly, which is great.

Until next week,

Cheers.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Investing.com: Interest Rate Rodeo

Howdy.

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com.

This week's topic is the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. As always, the subject and idea came from the team at Investing.com and I drawed the pictures.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:

Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Investing.com: Flocks and Crooks

Howdy.

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com.

This week's topic is the ongoing speculation of an impending downturn in the markets, predicated by the historic rises following Trump's election. I was asked by the team at Investing.com to draw Donald Trump as a shepherd leading a herd/flock of cattle up a steep hill. A sign at the top would read "Dow 21,000". On the ground below the cliff, I was asked to draw a sickly-looking bear.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:


This week's comic was oddly fun. I'm not sure why I had such a good time drawing it, but I'm not going to complain. If only it was always that way.

Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, February 10, 2017

LePen is Mightier than Le Sword.

Hiya.

Sorry about le pun. Never mind. No I'm not. I love puns.

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com about French far-right candidate Marine LePen's run for President and the potential ramifications to the Euro and Eurozone.

Sketch:

And the final:

Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Howdy.

Here's the latest for Investing.com. As always, the crew at Investing.com thought up the idea and I took care of the drawing end of it.

Sketch:

Final:

Until next week,

Cheers.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Financial Comic: Trump and the Markets

Howdy!

Here's a fairly new financial comic for a different financial institution. That word has a lot of "t"s in it.

Anyhoo, this comic is/was (comics almost always have a time stamp) about how markets seem to be reacting more to Trump than to Yellen.

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:

Cheers.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Investing.com: Pop Charts

Ahoy!

Here's this week's comic for Investing.com.

The subject this week is the speculative bubble that markets are probably in currently, the DOW Jones industrial average hitting 20K, Donald Trump, and the connection betwixt those three things.

The team at Investing.com asked me to draw Donald Trump blowing a bubble in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Inside the bubble, they asked me to draw a stock chart with an up arrow, the Wall Street bull statue, and the words "Dow 20K".

Here's the sketch:

And here's the final:

Thoughts:

Not too much to say on this one. I drew the sky an ominous-looking green to mirror the tone of the comic's subject. I think I'm getting better at drawing Trump. Then again, sometimes I say that and then can't seem to do a decent job of it for weeks afterward, so who knows. You'd think after this many years of drawing, I'd have a little more consistency. And to be fair, I think I'm improving at a GLACIAL pace, but there are definitely still peaks and valleys.

C'est la vie.

Until next week,

Cheers.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Have it back in one piece.

Howdy!

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's comic is about how markets are likely entering a new phase where they're more swayed by political leaders than economic figures like Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen.

As always, the comic's subject and content were thought up by the team at Investing.com. I just held up the drawing part of the bargain.

Here's the sketch:

Aaaand here's the final:

Until next week,

Cheers.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Dividend Magazine

Hiya.

Here's a set of illustrations I did for "Dividend Magazine", which is published by the School of Business at Washington State University. These were all sorts of fun to work on. A genuine pleasure. Yuge fun.

Sketches first (some of these were just concepts and not all of them made it through to print):









And here are the finals, in no particular order:



Like I said, bigly fun.

Cheers.

Comic Blorp!

Hullo!

Apologies for the long delay in posts of any kind whatsoever. See, there was a clog in the comic machine and nothing was coming out. Of course, now that it's un-clogged, a big mess of comics blorps out all at once.

And here they are. But I think I have things figured out now, so the conveyor belt should deliver a steady supply of comics and other illustrations from now on, pending the occasional government holiday or union strike.

Enjoy!




Ok, that's all for now.

Cheers.