July 13, 2009

Art by Committee

This month on of my favorite artist/bloggers, James Gurney, has posted an "Art by Committee" challenge to come up with artwork inspired by the following quote:
“But when the dots did not vanish even after he scrubbed his fists across his eyes three times, he shouted hoarsely”
Here's my attempt that I thought would take an hour or two. 5 hours later....

8 comments:

paula said...

Mark, this is brilliant! It works perfectly with or without the sci-fi quotation. Thanks for the laugh!

Mark Oftedal said...

Thanks Paula! I wondered if it actually made sense... I checked out your blog as well-- excellent cartooning!

Daroo said...

Nicely done! Very appealing style.

Excellent staging on the dogs -- their dial and the cat wagering is the perfect button on the gag.

Mark Oftedal said...

Thanks Daroo!

andreas schuster said...

haha, this is great!

Lee Croudy said...

Oh man that's genius! Works really well - I can almost hear the thud of the two kittens as they hit the baize! haha

Mark Oftedal said...

I didn't know there was a word for that green felt stuff on the top of the table. Thanks Lee.

Benjamin Nielsen said...

that is cool, the atmosphere at the poker table, the amount of frames before you reveal it it's all very pro, and what a good spin on the subject. It'll probably fit right into your cartoon as a funny side gag in a dream, or something. Good stuff