I have taken some amazingly lucky photos from the fishing boat over the years; big bass and muskies I and others have caught, storms, sunsets, twisters, and animals. Without a doubt this one from a couple of weeks ago is the most serendipitous shot of them all. I don't know who this lady is— an enthusiastic nature lover, a mermaid either coming from or going on land, or perhaps she is the Lady of the Lake. Sans sword. I have no way of knowing, I can only marvel at my good fortune.
For a few years I have done cartoons for Kimco, a large company that you've had contact with whether you know it or not. Open-air shopping centers are their domain across the country. Here are all the toons gathered together on their blog site.
The Studio v. 39.11.
The studio has evolved again. The recovery of the old Mac Pro 1.1 system and my expensive scanning software, Lasersoft Silverfast, has added a scanning station at the old drawing board. SF is a lot faster than Vuescan and works better too. I set up a computer to computer network after adding an Airport card to the Mac. Those are fun to install, found a video on Youtube for reference. First time there has been two computers in the studio to do a local network. I can reach over with the new iMac and search the old databases. I'll scan over there and grab the file over here. What could be simpler?
I shot it with my wide angle GoPro.
Starting tomorrow, I will republish LGOP's first year's strips beginning with the corresponding day dates in between the fresh new strips that currently come out every other day. In effect it will be like a daily comic again, and you won't have to click your way back to see those old ones which you've probably forgotten by now but I KNOW you would love to see again. All in the interest of you the valued reader and if it boosts the ad click rate that's a plus!
Heading into town this morning to get a haircut and I look up on the tracks and see this. I sent this to the Joan Rivers Project folks for whom I recently redid a cartoon for the book on her life coming out soon. I mean, who does graffiti like this? Troubled youths undoubtedly.
When a client wants a "logo" they often think of it as one image file that gives a face to their brand. In fact that one image must be repurposed into many file formats that they will need for any number of usages including: signage, product packaging, website, business documents and advertising. A logo is the basis for all the ways in which your business will apply your brand but it is by no means all you need to utilize your logo to it's maximum potential. When I create your logo design, I also create a total brand package of many files in color and black and white, spot colors, sizes and resolutions, not to mention the formats a vendor might ask for at a print service. And I give you a style guide which organizes and keeps those various (50, 60 or more) graphic assets at your fingertips so you can deliver the right file to your service provider or printer. Here is a sample style guide for a recent client showing what you get when you have Collins Cartoon Studios do your brand design work. So don't think of it as just a 'logo', think of it as your brand package. Everything you'll need to boost your business's recognition factor.
Dan Collins, American cartoonist and all around funny guy.