Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Balloon girl


Is it just me, or does her balloon bear a striking resemblance to Baron Harkonnen?

*** © 2012 Laura Jean Kolb Marsh ***

Friday, January 13, 2012

Three wizards



The three wizards of North Pole City

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art imitating art


This is my cartoon rendition of In Their Own Words, which is a documentary about the September 11 terrorist attacks told from the perspective of the families of victims. And before you get all mad and nationalistic, remember: I didn't make the documentary; I just drew the cartoon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An homage to Steinlen


I have a lovely print of Steinlen's  La tournée du Chat Noir avec Rodolphe Salis, which inspired the pencil drawing featured here. Steinlen was an artist of the Art Nouveau movement and a cat lover.

And I don't know if this is an homage so much as it is just a quick pencil sketch, but I like using words of French origin, and I especially like pronouncing them in an affected Frenchy accent. C'est ça!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The elephant wears goggles


Steampunk elephant rider

Not knowing what to draw, Scott suggested I draw a Steampunk elephant rider, the produce of which is the featured cartoon. Steampunk clothing for ladies always puts me in mind of the garments one might wear in a Victorian whorehouse. This perspective reflects no moral judgment on Steampunk fashions, but it does manifest in the way I draw Steampunk women. What fun!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A quickie



I hope you got to do some of this over the weekend.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I love you, Black Francis.


"i've kissed mermaids, rode the el nino
walked the sand with the crustaceans..."
- the pixies     

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wild horses


Wild horses couldn't drag me away. Especially not these babies. They look like they're taking a break.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dragon thrall


"We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." 
--Tom Robbins

Monday, January 2, 2012

The dragon and the herald


The dragon and the herald began as two different doodles in a graph paper notebook. Thanks to the new GIMP skills I learned over my holiday, the graph paper lines are gone, and the dragon meets this would-be hero at last.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What happens next?


Does the fairy escape? Or does the bird get a snack?