Sunday, January 17, 2016

"Call of the Mild" + Non-Profit

This one was an odd piece to run in the newspaper: it doesn't bear the usual "Nuggets" masthead, plus it's a stacked strip format, and last but not least there's no shading, as it's just the original line art scanned directly from the sketchbook. Makes me really grateful I'm not beholden to the restrictive formula of syndication-sized panels - every so often I just like to run with an idea and let the narrative unfold and expand at its natural pace - the Accordion of Cartooning®™ in action.

Here's a hilarious catch (hat-tip Julie): our humble newspaper, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has underwent a change in status, which may or may not have any implications for the publication and its features - like Nuggets - but in theory portents a better fate than many in the industry, least of which is local ownership. But of all the imagery associated with our paper, for this one in particular to be chosen - from 2007, was... interesting to say the least. Maybe cartoons - or artwork in general - are the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to "non profit"?

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