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A blog that contains the works of freelance cartoonist and illustrator Daniel Ted Feliciano.

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No Cartoons Today, I'm on Vacation
2008-04-02 02:15:00
internet advertising I won't be posting cartoons for about a week starting today.I'm on vacation.I'll be seeing you soon. internet advertising
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Garfield Samuraid, a Cartoon
2008-04-02 02:07:00
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Cupid, a Cartoon
2008-04-01 03:13:00
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Kill the Bad Singer, a Cartoon
2008-03-29 10:45:00
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Developing Your Own Cartooning Style
2008-03-17 02:53:00
Some might say that Australian editorial cartoonist Bruce Petty can?t draw. His style is messy and all over the place. Often it?s hard to even distinguish what the picture is supposed to be.However, this is his style, and it is unique. His storytelling ability is well developed and he is popular amongst the Australian public.At the other end of the scale, Australian Cartoonist of the Year for 2005, Peter Broelman, has a very polished style. His line work, perspective, use of colour, storytelling and overall sense of composition is, in my opinion, superb. Peter is just as popular amongst the Australian public.Some might say that while Broelman can draw, Petty couldn?t to save his life. The reality is though, that both can draw. They just have very different styles.Having a unique and consistent style is important. It might seem to make more sense to be comfortable with a variety of styles to appeal to a wider audience. There is some truth in this, but as your work becomes more widely...
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Fact Is Funnier Than Comedy
2008-03-15 05:45:00
When I need a chuckle, I try to watch a sitcom or read the funnies. When my need for comedy is greater, then I invest my time in watching a complete movie. But when nothing but the funniest will do, I just observe the so-called real world around me.The fact that this is really happening makes all the weird stuff all the more funny. To begin with, one tends to have a basic expectation of common sense from people. But the word common is misleading, as most often what we would classify as common sense is fairly uncommon.What? Are you having trouble believing me? Well just turn to the weird news section of any newspaper or portal web site. Honestly, I used to think that all this was just made up. But I finally got to meet some of the people in these real world snafus and became a believer.What would you say of the owner who claims that her cat dialed 911 thereby calling the police in time to save her life? Or the person who called Nine One One and claimed to not be able to find the Elev...
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The Basics Of Cartooning For Profit
2008-03-13 03:29:00
Most ideas used in cartoons are old jokes rehashed. For instance you may hear a good joke at the theatre, or when mixing with friends, on the street even, and then go home and write it up with any additional ridiculous detail you can imagine and add.To be really successful a cartoon should contain an element of truth as well as something funny. Many cartoonists succeed by using animals instead of people for their subjects, and making them say and do the funny things that people have said and done.Remember, to be successful every detail of your cartoon should be funny. Study the well known cartoonists in the papers, and notice the many little humorous touches in a single drawing. Unless you have a natural sense of humour it would be difficult to become a cartoonist, but these suggestions may help.A budding cartoonist left to their own devices is apt to choose quite unsuitable studies for copying. You might copy Mutt and Jeff till you could do them as well as the originals, and you st...
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A Still Life Painting of Peaches
2008-03-13 03:12:00
This is a 20? x 16? acrylic painting on cardboard. I love everything about it especially the texture and the complex mix of colors.
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The Value of a System to Learn Cartooning
2008-03-12 05:08:00
If the same amount of system were applied to the teaching of various forms of drawing that is devoted to the teaching of writing, You wouldn't so often hear people say, "Oh no, I could never learn to draw! They tried to teach me at school, but I was no good, I had to give it up as a bad job."What would you think about the same person who said the same thing about learning to write? You'd probably think that it was a pretty stupid thing to say, and you'd be right. Now, that's not necessarily the students fault. The number of failures in drawing classes is no doubt due to an almost total lack of system in teaching the fundamentals, and the denial to students of basic teaching aids.So called "freehand drawing" is at the bottom of most failures to grasp the groundwork knowledge necessary to enable almost anyone to make simple, accurate, drawings from copies or other models. "Freehand" drawing should probably becalled "Hap-Hazard" drawing.A teacher of handwriting instructs according ...
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Starting Off as a Cartoonist
2008-03-11 03:32:00
Cartooning is great fun, and having aquired the skill, is a wonderful way of making a good living. However, everyone needs to start at the beginning, and here are a few pointers to bear in mind as you set off.Always use good quality materials, this should be pretty obvious, but it's surprising how many people try to cut corners by skimping. As with most crafts it is always much easier to use the best tools. You will be using ink pens, the kind that hold a nib and you dip into Ink, sounds old fashioned but this is still the way to get best results and is used by most cartoonists today. You will require a broad, medium, and fine nib, those recommended are Hunt No.512, Hunt No.513, and Esterbrook No 359. New pens (nibs) should be moistened before use, you can use a damp fine cloth or tissue, or traditionally, your lips. This removes the film of fine oil used in packing to prevent rust, and enables the ink to adhere to the nib. Ink should be black and permanent, good quality of course,...
How To Letter Your Cartoons
2008-03-08 02:59:00
This is a guest post by Chris Haycock.The usual term for the spaces in which spoken words are contained in cartoons is a "balloon". This is so called whatever the actual shape of the space. Letter ing in a cartoon is an important feature, and it is well worth studying a few simple rules to make your cartoons look professional and easy to read.Firstly your letters should be very plain and simple. Compare them to the use of Arial or Helvetica typestyles in printing, or on the web. These two styles are among the most popular because of their plain, non fussy style, and are pretty easy to read in most sizes. So, avoid fancy flourishes and curlicues, and capital letters should be the rule rather than the exception.You do not need much space between your letters in a balloon, but on the other hand do not crowd your letters and words. Make all your letters vertical, and avoid mixing slanting (italic) letters with vertical.For the sake of neatness do not attempt to letter without first drawi...
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A Look Into Virgil Partch's Works
2008-03-06 03:31:00
One of the several cartoonists that a cartoonist should really look upon to is the great Virgil Partch, famously known as VIP. His cartoons are very unique and have a style of their own. They are very recognizable. You know it's a Partch cartoon when you see it.He was born in Alaska, studied at the University of Arizona and at the Chouinard Art Institute in California. His works has appeared in magazines like The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, True among others. He also developed a syndicated cartoon panel featuring and titled, Big George.Buy Virgil Partch's collections here. Simply click on the title.VIP on Love... Relations in Strange LocationsCartoons Out of My Own HeadNew Faces on the Barroom FloorVIP tosses a Party
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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Should Have Won.
2008-02-29 03:50:00
I watched on TV the Oscar Awards night. It was fun. With a lot of laughs courtesy of the always dependable Jon Stewart.But that fun was ruined when Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi lost in the Animated Feature Film category. Persepolis is among the best films of 2007, I believe.Anyway, it was Ratatouille who won and it didn't deserve it. I stand by my belief. Ratatouille didn't deserve the award. Sure, it was a great film with great visual effects but that's just it. It is the Harry Potter of animated movies. Nice effects but very flat.Persepolis on the other hand is a beautiful film based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi of the same title. It may have lacked the technical superiority of Ratatouille but it was very smart, witty, it makes you think and ponder unlike Ratatouille that only makes you laugh.Persepolis is a movie that shall stay with me for a very long time. I'm looking forward to a home video or DVD release so I can watch it maybe a few more times.I also loved th...
I'm Number 1 on Google for Best Cartoon Blog
2008-02-22 08:28:00
First of all before I go on I wish to inform you that I am not at all a braggart. I don't brag about the things that I have, the achievements I reached and the goals I I accomplished. I am a very shy guy and therefore I really hate it to be the center of attention. I prefer to be alone whether I'm at work or watching a movie. That is why I enter movie theaters at the very last screening because at this time the people aren't that many.I'm currently taking my studies at a university here and it's really pretty hard for me because as we all know school means dealing with a lot of people-classmates, professors, chicks and a lot more. But don't worry coz I'm handling the pressure pretty well. I really love sitting at the very back during classes though. I just hate having someone behind when I'm doing something like taking notes and doodling when I'm not taking notes.I repeat, I'm not a braggart.But today is an exception.Because today, as of this very moment while I'm typing ...
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Watching Movies to Generate Cartoon Ideas
2008-02-21 07:51:00
The hardest part of being a cartoonist is the process of generating ideas for gags and comic strips. It is even harder if you are a freelance cartoonist.Most people have this notion that the life of a cartoonist is very easy. They think that he just sits there with a pen drawing endlessly on his sketch pad. This kind of thinking is very far from the truth. This is not surprising and it is acceptable since people aren?t that informed about the cartooning process. They don?t get to see how the cartoonist works and polishes his art. All that people see is the finished product on newspapers and magazines.Well, anyway this is the equivalent of writer?s block which is the worst problem of writers. It could even be worse for us cartoonists since we aren?t just cartoonists, we are writers as well. We write the idea before we draw it so it?s double the pressure.Every cartoonist has his own technique or techniques in keeping the creativity going. I as well have my own preferred methods of gen...
More About: Movies , Ideas , Cartoon , Watching
Illustration Tuesday
2008-02-19 04:52:00
I haven't drawn illustrations for quite some time due to the absence of clients. Magazines and newspapers nowadays don't need freelance illustrators as they used to. Fortunately, a weekly horror magazine, which has been using my illustrations for quite a long time e-mailed me just a few days ago and asked for a few drawings. I sent them five and they accepted three of the works. The illustration you see included in the post is one of the two drawings rejected. I feel a bit disappointed because it is my favorite among the bunch I sent. But then it probably wasn't what the magazine needs so its fine. A very good lesson can be derived from this rejection regarding freelance illustrators submitting sample illustrations to magazines and newspapers for that matter. The lesson is:"submit only those works that the magazine or the newspaper needs". Your artwork maybe perfect, beautiful and well-polished technically but it's not what the magazine needs. So there's a big chance your illus...
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Cupid Kills Cartoonist!
2008-02-17 03:23:00
(Cartoonist meets Cupid on the street.)Cartoonist: Man, this is amazing. I'm your number one fan man.Cupid: Dude, stop calling me "man". I'm not a "man". I'm an infant.Cartoonist: An infant with wings.Cupid: Yeah, whatever.Cartoonist: Anyway, I love you man. And I love what you do. You know, the love thing.Cupid: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever.Cartoonist: Ummm?may I ask you a favor?Cupid: Ahuh.Cartoonist: Could you hit my heart with one of them arrows you have in your hand. I wannaknow what love is.Cupid: You have never fallen in love?Cartoonist: I guess not.Cupid: Damn. You are one unlucky bastard.Cartoonist: Yeah. I guess I am.Cupid: Okay, stand over there so I can aim at your heart.(Cartoonist takes his position a few meters away from Cupid)(Cupid aims and shoots.)(Swoosh goes the arrow.)Cupid: OOOOOOOOOPPSSSSS!!!Cartoonist: AAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! MY HEAD!!! MY HEAD!!!
DANISH NEWSPAPERS ARE REPUBLISHING THE CONTROVERSIAL MUHAMMAD CARTOONS
2008-02-15 06:14:00
The website http://www.radionetherlands.nl/ has reported that five major Danish newspapers are reprinting the very controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a turban with a bomb on it. The report stated that "The newspapers are publishing the cartoon in response to the arrest on Tuesday of three people who allegedly were planning to kill the artist who drew the cartoon, Kurt Westergaard. The suspects are a Dane of Moroccan origin and two Tunisians. The publication of the 12 Muhammad cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten two years ago led to angry demonstrations in many Islamic countries; some 150 people were killed. "
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CARTOON: STOP SINGING OR ELSE
2008-02-11 02:57:00
Every cartoonist, in one way or another has used "awful singing scenarios" as his/her subject in drawing a funny cartoon. Making fun of bad singers equals good and effective comedy. Take American Idol for example. The best parts of the show are probably the individual auditions wherein a lot of the applicants are so humorously bad that you laugh at them as if you're watching the The Roadrunner Show .Same with cartooning. Bad singers make good inspiration for great cartoons.I said stop singing! I'm not asking you again!
More About: Cartoon , Stop , Singing
BOMB CARTOON
2008-01-29 04:27:00
This is the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary's definition of a Bomb :" a fused explosive device designed to detonate under specefied conditions"This should be the definition:" a fused explosive device designed to put an end to peoples' lives"
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GARFIELD SEEN PLAYING WITH A SAMURAI SWORD
2008-01-25 05:29:00
Ask the person next to you about a cat named Garfield and there is no way in hell that person has no idea about who Garfield is. That is unless that person isn't actually a person but an alien wearing the skin of somebody it killed just around the corner. Or a member of some tribe living in a remote village in some jungle in Brazil .Who wouldn't know Garfield, the fat, upright-walking and yellowish cat. He is on the level of Snoopy , Dilbert and ....uummmm...Britney Spears in terms of popularity. Yes, Garfield the cat with no nipples and a belly similar to that of Michael Moore's is one famous feline bastard. No offense but where in Indiana did Jim Davis get the idea of a nippleless cat when it's supposed to have eight. But it's a cartoon of course. Mickey Mouse for instance has ears bigger than George Bush's considering Bush is a human being with larger-than-life ears. Mickey is of course a mouse although sometimes he's a noodle. Mickey Noodle.
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GUITAR CARTOON
2008-01-23 05:50:00
It's very disappointing that today's mainstream music is so full of crap and nonsense. The stupid and foolish behavior of the singers make it even crappier. It's ironic that the real good music and real artists out there are less known and labeled as either indie or underground.
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THE BLIND EYE
2008-01-21 11:05:00
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller
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