Saturday, August 30, 2008

Help! The Hawg needs an illustrator!

The Hawg has many talents.

Drawing isn't one of them.

Just take a look at the little scribble I posted here. That's about the best I can do. Yes, when it comes to penning images, I suck.

I was thinking about that a couple of weeks ago when I thought of the ultimate, zip-bang, boffo web comic. Yes, the concept is spectacular and great and I have no doubt that tens of people would just go wild for it.

Ah, but that just gets back to a major flaw in my plan to dominate the Internet (pronounced Internets if you're an idiot like Houston Nutt) with a boffo web comic -- I can't draw.

So I need to find someone who can draw. You know -- a drawer, an illustrator an artist. Someone who is willing to take on a fun project that may or may not be well received. It wouldn't take that much time for someone who knew what they were doing -- just bang out a few frames based on some notes from me and that would be it. Real cartoonish, see?

Therefore, I'm appealing to anyone out there who has some artistic talent, a little time and a willingness to work on something that could be a lot of fun. I'll reveal my concept to all seriously interested parties as I've still got to develop it a bit and, of course, there could be spies out there wanting to swipe my boffo idea.

Naturally, all money from ad revenue, t-shirt sales, Saturday morning cartoons series and etc. would be split evenly. Credit and fan mail would be split evenly, too.

Interested? Send an e-mail by clicking on the handy icon for it on this blog or leave a comment here and I'll get in touch.


Da Old Man said...

Good luck. I'd be glad to help, but it appears you and I have the same art style.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Da Old Man:

I feel sorry for you. I suck when it comes to arty things and, hey, I even posted proof. said...

If you would make yer stick men just a little bit thicker, like mine, I think they would look better.

By the way, is this a self portrait?

The Natural State Hawg said...

Yes, I'm the angry one with the stick-gun. Sad, I know...

The Mad Celt said...

The Hawg...Matt Groening (of The Simpsons) started out just like you with his illustrations. Practice, practice, practice my friend. I have a "magic" pencil I could send you, if all else fails. Perhaps your daughter could lend you a hand (children aren't nearly as inhibited with their artistic talents as we "old folks" are.) Peace and joy.

FishHawk said...

What does "boffo" mean (or is that part of the top secret stuff)???

JD at I Do Things said...

If you find a good drawer, let me know. All I can draw is a sleeping cat.

JD at I Do Things

crazy working mom said...

You should try out the doodle page...I'll see if I can find the link for you. But, there are a lot of great doodlers/artists that participate in doodle week, etc.

As for me I'm sorry but I cannot help you. Your stick people look WAY better than mine ever would! *LOL*

maria said...

im afraid i can't help you, lol. i can't draw too.

good luck.

The Natural State Hawg said...

The Mad Celt -- Matt Groening probably started when he wasn't 39-years-old. Big difference there. I asked my son to help with my project as he does have some artistic talent. He hasn't done much with it.

Fishhawk -- Why, "boffo" is one of those advertising buzz words from a few decades ago. Webster's defines it as "extremely successful," but it's more than that. Yes, just think of gear, fab and all that rolled into one and you'll get close. Boffo, man. Boffo!

JD -- But it's a very nice sleeping cat. I can't even manage that!

Crazy Working Mom -- I appreciate that! Yes, someone ought to jump at the chance to help.


I can dream, can't I?

Maria -- You're probably better at it than I am. I stink.

Tim S said...

I'm no Charles Schultz, but I can scribble a few pics if you don't mind an "unpolished" look. I'd like to try.

Tim S

The Natural State Hawg said...


I'll be in touch soon!