This week has been very busy for Small Saves, as his media presentation kit is getting closer to a presentation.
His first stop will be the Boston Bruin’s marketing department. I’m still working on the special cartoon that will accompany the kit, but I thought it might be fun to share “The makings of” segment–what goes into a customized cartoon.
With Willie O’Ree, the former winger for the Bruins being inducted into the HOF, I felt this would be a good showcase.
To take you through a cartoon setup, the first thing I do is pick a topic. Next, I find a quiet spot and write. It’s rare that the first idea is the one that hits the mark, but I write down everything. It’s kind of like working with clay. you start out with a clump. But slowly, it takes form.
Once I have my idea down, I begin to draw. For this particular piece, I need to integrate my more serious illustrations to “bring the cartoon home”, so to speak. I’ll draw the pics I need at a larger size. This way I can get in all the detail I need. I’ll then shrink it down and cut and paste it into the marked- off areas.
Then, once it’s done, the entire cartoon is reduced in multiple copies and I’ll color them it.
Here is what I have so far…
By next week, it will be done and I’ll show it here.
This week’s Small Saves cartoon is taken from his cartoon collection book, “Renegade Goaltender.”