The above comic is one of the first comics I ever drew. While it would be tempting to tell you I drew it when I was child, the truth is, I drew it just five years ago. The naive outsider art quality, while pleasant, wasn’t intentional. It was just where I was at in my drawing ability.
Five years later, I believe my drawing ability has improved substantially but I’d be lying if I said I was satisfied.
Fortunately in creating comics, the effectiveness of the work doesn’t depend solely on the art. In fact, some comics creators adopt an naive, childlike style on purpose. Check out Georgia Dunn’s BREAKING CAT NEWS by clicking HERE. Her strip is hilarious and her drawing style perfectly matches the tone of her comic.
A few months ago, I met another budding comics creator, Japheth Golen, who has a series called The Dinner Diner. Japheth’s comic is inspired by his sixteen year career in the food industry. You can see his comics and other art ideas by clicking HERE.
I love Japheth’s simple line drawing style and that his comics are just so darned funny! He drew a comic this week that featured Jeff and Pamo of Pamo’s World. Jeff and I do restaurant visits during our motorcycle adventure rides and post them on our business blog- so this comic really hit home. He said I could re-post his comic on my blog. Here it is:
Since Japheth was kind enough to let me post his comic, I’m taking quadruple advantage and posting a series of his Dinner Diner comics. I think you’ll agree that these are real gems!
Thank you Japheth for allowing me to share your work and for including Pamo’s World in one of your comics! I really enjoy your work and look forward to seeing a long running Dinner Diner series.
Now wasn’t that just a whole post full of fun?! I think so too! I’ll have a brand new Pamo’s World comic up on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone!
Until next toon,