Thursday, July 31, 2014

Psychologist and Therapist - Analyze Me For A Good Laugh

I don't know where I came across this but thought it might be an interesting exercise to share.

  • What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid? - Cartoonist, really ever since 4th grade that would fall under the category of dream.  Late teens it was about being rich.
  • What are your strengths and values? - I hate questions like this...I don't know if I really know.  I guess one core thing I can think of is honest.  Other than that I really don't know.  I think "strength" is a relative term and as such it depends on the circumstance.  Values?  Really, what the hell even is a value?  It depends on the circumstances at hand.  Yea, I could say "Don't kill someone." but if you threaten my ass, I might just kill you before you kill me.  So the value is also relative.
  • If money weren’t a problem, what would you spend your every day doing? - Any thing that struck my fancy at the time.  I like exploring and experiencing things.  I'm willing to try anything, and I'm not too keen on doing over and over the things I've done.
  • What would you be doing if you knew you couldn’t fail? - Fear of failure has never really held me back as an adult.  As a kid, yes.  I can't point to one or two specific things, but I know I didn't try things for fear of failure or embarassment.  I don't fear failure as much as fear mis-allocation of my resources or uncertainty of the best attack.
  • What’s your favorite way to spend your free time? - exploring, seeing or doing new things.
  • What have you done in your life that you are especially proud of? -I feel like I've been a good dad.  I guess I'm not the ultimate judge of that though.
  • What activity are you doing when it feels like time just flies by? - learning, researching some subject I've decided to look into.
  • When do you feel the most alive? - I guess to answer that I'd have to have compare it to a time I feel most dead, and I can't think of any of those. 
  • What kind of impact do you want to have? - why must I have an impact on anyone or thing?  I don't understand this concept.  I want to enjoy my life, for me.  I've done what every living thing is suppose to do...I multiplied, pro-created, perpetuated my genes, isn't the rest of my time for me, since I'm not expected to continue to have offspring.
  • What kind of professional and personal breakthroughs do you want to experience? - I want to be unburdened.
  • What are things (a language, a sport) you want to learn? - If I didn't have to balance this with limited funds or
  • How do you envision you will leave your goal or legacy on people’s lives? - my day job impacts a lot of people.  I would like to think maybe there is some sort of legacy effect of that, but as far as leaving my goal on peoples lives...what the hell does that mean?
  • What are you excited, happy, and enjoying most in your liferight now? - continuing to be able to survive.  If I can survive today, maybe tomorrow will be better.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Best Steak Grilling Techniques - Test Strip 21

    grilling a steak
    Grilling a steak, best way, the dork way, Boon, cartoons, cartoonist for hire, boondawgoggle, one guy drawing, doodles

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Test Strip 19

    Working from home
    Damn! Its like that movie Matrix, how the hell is Earl not getting the reality that the world he perceives is not the real.
    Boon, cartoon, cartoonist for hire, Boondawgoggle, One Guy Drawing, doodles. working from home

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    I Love the Look of Traditional Dip Pen Inking

    I was messing around with the settings on a new printer the other day and printed out this rough from my TEST STRIP series in non-photo blue.  It sat on my desk for weeks until I just couldn't help but pull out the bottle of  INDIA ink and dip pen and ink it in part way.  I just thought I'd share.  Might only be of interest to those that have ever done any inking.

    Inking with a dip pen for the fun.   Obviously there are globs and smudges as I didn't intend to publish this.

    Test Strip 17

    I have an idea of where I'm headed with this, but right now it is just as it flowed from my head, through my pen to this sketch pad.  Life is random remember, and not alway summed up in neat little packages.  It takes time to see the big picture.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Setting The Record Straight

    I feel it is time to re-iterate, or explain the realities of my world and how they intersect with your world.

    Why the need to make this explanation?  Well because there seems to be some misconception, or misunderstanding of what you should expect from this blog.  As I spell out in my masthead, what you will get here is, "doodles and thoughts".   The art will not always, and rarely will match the article, they are doodles and the blog post are random thoughts and ideas.  I don't promise finished, print quality, art work.  I don't promise entire completed ready for the printing press articles.   The reason?  Well, quite frankly, I reserve such for people that pay.  That's right pay.  If you want to see finished, colored cartoons or fully edited and spelling/grammar checked articles, it will cost you.  Unless I post something that someone else paid for when my rights allow it.

    I'd like to kill that little REDDIT mascot
    You see a couple of doodles of that REDDIT mascot.  I
    thinking that day about doing something that show him
    being killed to post on REDDIT.  I've tried that website and
    I might be posting wrong but I've gotten "ZERO" up votes
    or comments.  Boon, Cartoons, Cartoonist for Hire
    Time is money and if I'm going to spend my time sprucing up a cartoon idea or article idea it will be because I'm being paid to do it.  "But why Boon? Don't you think you'd have better chance to sell more if you showed finished pieces?"  No, not really.  I pretty much believe if someone has any amount of skill as an editor or consumer they will be able to see the potential.  I'm sorry but I don't feel the need to spoon feed.  Also, I really can't afford to give away my time.  See I have four assets in life, TIME, INFORMATION, TALENT and HONESTY, and I'm not about to give them away.  I give away or spec enough of my assets doing what could be considered my "day job".

    How does this intersect with your world?  Well much of what I stated is true for your world also.  No denying we share that reality.  You can allocate the use of your TIME anyway you choose.  If you don't want to allocate it to anything but completed, polished and ready for prime time art and articles, then fine.  If you think about that just for a second you'll realize you make that decision when you pay for cable/satellite TV, or buy a magazine or newspaper, or subject yourself to the advertisements on most websites.

    Comic strip character doodles, random
    I was jotting down ideas for a name for the Test Strip, comic
    strip, I've been posting.  Then made one boring doodle that
    decided to cuss me out for not showing more creativity.
    Boon cartoons, cartoonist for hire.
    So I understand when you allocate your TIME to reading and looking at my blog you are giving of yourself, and I thank you.  But remember I'm not asking for anything more than your TIME,what I'm giving you is SOME of my TIME, INFORMATION and TALENT, not ALL of it, just SOME of it, so I consider this an equitable exchange.

    Why the need to for this explanation?  Well on occasion I get someone that points out that a drawing isn't just right in some manner, or they can't read the sketchy writing on my sketch pad.  Well duh, it is all just "doodles and thoughts"....not organized, and fussed over.  You are getting a peek into my unwashed world.  Truth without sugar or spit shine.


    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Drunk Selfie Prompts Cartoonist To Change Logo

    When you find yourself taking selfies with empty beer boxes on your head, there might be a problem.

    I was looking through my camera memory and found this picture.  Then I made this doodle.

    Maybe I should change my logo.

    What do you think?

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Bio-Rhythm Cycles, Yes I Have One

    All day today I've been saying to myself, "I've lost my passion", "I've lost my imagination", "Damn I really feel depressed."  Then just a minute or two ago I thought maybe I'll post something here, spread the depression and misery around.  Oh, lucky you.  Then it crossed my mind that I seem to do that a lot here, and remembered having similar thoughts and posting similar boring depressing thoughts about monitoring my bio-rhythm.  So I searched my blog post for "bio-rhythm".  Sure enough there are four post where I specifically talk about bio-rhythm and wondering what if I have a pattern or cycle.

    Well, I'll be damn if I don't have what seems to be a cycle.  Of the four post three are about feeling low, unmotivated, no passion, depressed, etc...two are early August time period and one in April, each from different years.  So assuming that I've actually posted, or at least mentioned the words "bio-rhythm" in all my up or down mood post I seem to be on some annual super cycle.  I looked up depressed also and there are a lot of post where that is mentioned.  I guess I'm just not happy very much anymore.

    I really don't know what I'm talking about, and becoming more disenchanted with every word.  How the hell can I continue to cycle so low like this for so many years?  Is this normal?  Or do I really need to seek help or break my pattern and just do something else. Am I on the fast track to suicide?

    Will I ever be the envy of anyone?  I seem to come across people that I do envy.  Mostly those free spirits  that are doing their own thing because that is what they want to do, not because they have to do, like a homeless person.  Speaking of homeless people I rode Greyhound the other day.   It was a fine ride, not bad experience but the worse part of it is waiting at the station.  Both stations, start and end, are located smack dab in the middle of a city.  Each with its own population of hovering, down trodden people who make it their business to bother you.  It is just plain uncomfortable and highly irritating.  Yea, the average, or majority of Greyhound patrons are pretty sketchy, at least from my perspective, and sitting around the station waiting to board seems a bit dicey and quickly made me realize I am so suburban.  My city antenna are rusty and in need of a tune up.

    Well thanks for reading.  Sorry for the lack of sketches or drawings.  I'll get back to that soon.  If I can ever regain my imagination.