Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Blues Contest

When it comes to something as special as winning an autographed Baby Blues collection, I take it very seriously. The contest (shown here) was to count all the pumpkins that Rick Kirkman drew in the cartoon. Well, like I said, I take this seriously, so I didn't just rely on my eyes and pointer fingers. No, I grabbed my Wacom tablet and made sure to dot every single pumpkin as I counted them. Otherwise, being a man of self-doubt, I would have gotten to 317 and just KNOWN I'd counted this blasted pumpkin before. That is when the Golem/Schmiegel argument in my mind would commence. Any how, I counted 389 pumpkins. Wish me luck in the contest!
                       HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Don't Drink and Ride (Unicycle)

I have recently taken up unicyling. I went out to practice last night after a few beers and realized that it was a very bad idea before (luckily) I even touched my cycle. Instead of breaking my neck, I created this little reminder to myself. Trust me, at this point in my fledgling unicycle hobby, I don't need help falling off!!

Instagram Rogue Symmetry

I have a new toon over at Internet Evolution!

I often have cartoons that appear there and on UBM Future Cities. Here is a full list of cartoons that you may have missed because they were on websites other than this blog: CLICK

Monday, October 28, 2013

Undoing Mona Lisa

Being the genius that I am, I accidentally drew Michelangelo and not Leonardo at first. DOH! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Sic Halloween

This is a house on my street. I hear he hands out Sniqers, Butterfinkers, and Three Muskytears.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Virtual Reality Taxes

The upcoming Sherpa Cartoonist Cookbook

Designing my page for a cartoonist recipe book that I am creating. So far I have over 20 cartoonists who will have recipes and art in the book! Stay tuned for more info. It won't be out for several months as I am more focused on my second Rogue Symmetry book right now.

Rogue Symmetry Cartoon comic book

The perfect chair for Venus De Milo.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

17th Radish

I have started a new blog. It is for my non-Rogue Symmetry art. I have just started experimenting with abstract ideas and different brushes and I wanted others to see what I am up to. The pieces just wouldn't belong here in Funnyland though, so check out 17th Radish to see them!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Zerotette (A Poem)

"Zerotette" By Derrick G. Wood

I started a band,
but the drummer was a bummer.
So I kicked him out!

In that same band,
the flutist was the rudest.
So I kicked him out!

That very same band,
had the meanest pianist.
So I kicked her out!

And in that same band,
The cellist was so jealous.
So I kicked her out!

What's with this band?!
The bassist was a racist.
So I kicked him out!

While looking around this studio,
I feel so angry that I let out a shout,
Then, ashamed of my short temper,
I decide to kick me out.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New book cover is done!

I am still aiming to have the new Rogue Symmetry book, Knocking on Wood, out by the beginning of December. Just in time for Christmas! Also, just in time to make my third book which will cover my favorites of 2013.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Drowning in the Carpool


Happy Rogue Symmetry readers!

Another Boardwalk (Parody of Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters)

Another Boardwalk (Sung to "Under the Boardwalk)

My favorite ride's broken down and there's dead fish all over the beach,
Tickets cost so much, my wallet may as well be outta reach.
Another boardwalk, is where I should be,
I wouldn't come back to this place, even for free.

Another boardwalk
Games are all rigged.
Another boardwalk
Surrounded by screaming kids.
Another boardwalk
People doing some drugs.
Another boardwalk
My food's covered in bugs.
Another boardwalk....boardwalk.

Oh the bums tug my pants asking me for some of my change,
And like cockroaches, the hoodlums all come here to gangbang.
Another boardwalk, is where I should be,
Everything 'bout this place gives me the creeps.

Another boardwalk
Games are all rigged.
Another boardwalk
Surrounded by screaming kids.
Another boardwalk
People doing some drugs.
Another boardwalk
My food's covered in bugs.
Another boardwalk....boardwalk.

Another boardwalk, maybe Hong Kong?
This place is nothing like it was in that great song.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Baby Bar (A Re-Drawn Rogue)

Here is another Re-Drawn Rogue. I kept the background the same for the most part. I changed the coloring, positioning of the bottle, and the bartender is totally different. He even lost his Toadies shirt (no offense to them) as it was too distracting.

I personally find it funnier with breasts instead of a bottle, but decided to redraw it with a bottle also for my post on Sherpa.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

17th Radish #1

Recently, I have been having bizarre ideas find their way into my cartooning notebook. They are a bit random (and often not really humorous), but nonetheless, something drives me to take them from the notebook and actually draw them out.

They certainly aren't Rogue Symmetry material, so I decided to draw them under the name, 17th Radish (big props to you if you know this reference!). So, here is the first one. I don't quite know why I was compelled to draw it. I don't even know what it means! Maybe it is the beginning of a new stage in my drawing? Or maybe I'm just losing my mind. Either way, I'm enjoying the ride!

Put a Cork in it!

Another Government shut down toon for ya'll!

@GovernmentClosd #governmentshutdown #shutdown #gov'tshutdown


Monday, October 14, 2013

Chinese Spelling Bee (A Re-Drawn Rogue)

I have spent a lot of time re-drawing some of my older cartoons.
This cartoon was originally drawn in 2011. The one below that was drawn on September 18th, 2013. I think I am making good progress in my effort to learn how to draw better. What do you think? Better? Worse? Comments?

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Government Shutdown comic

I got such good feedback for a comment on Facebook, that I decided to take that comment and paste it into a cartoon for everyone to enjoy. Yeah, that guy is me. A Rogue Symmetry me.

Next time my wife and i disagree on something financial, we are going to shutdown the household. No more food for the kids, restrooms closed, no book reading or song singing, no AC or heat, windows all closed, and we are taking away their favorite toys. Because, you know, they're the ones who should suffer when my wife and I are the morons. - Derrick G. Wood/Rogue Symmetry