Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mike Lynch's Blog Tool Poll

Hey Mike, I just ran across your poll about the different tools various cartoonists prefer in drawing their cartoons . . at first, I thought it was legit till I saw the toothpick dipped in ink
as choice . I thought it was hilarious at first, and thought you were trying to be funny,
then I thought of the cartoonist whose name sounds like the tree: Cyprus, but has a different spelling. Homonyms, Synonyms, Antonyms . . Bah . . I never did get it clear . . .

Anyway, I like to separate good drawing and good writing . In the case of Cyprus, the New Yorker Cartoonist . . I truly envy him, I think he's one of the best in the genre of the material the New Yorker likes. I personally think he would be even better and bigger and more popular if his drawing was better. The proof is simple . . why do you think Universal Press ( It was their idea ) hired someone else to draw Doonesbury ? . . and Boondocks . . and The Far Side book Covers ? NUF SED.

The same could be said about Mankoff's style and Roz Chast's style and a half-dozen or more New Yorker cartoonists. They're ALL GREAT . . but they could be GREATER ! The same thing could be said about Li'l Abner . . . . Frank Frazetta drew Li'l Abner and Daisey Mae like the way Al Capp WISHED he could draw them.


Mike Lynch said...

Gee whiz, Roy. Thanks for the shout out on your blog.

Now ... what's your favorite thing to draw with?

Roy Delgado said...

Hey Mike . . I usually do my finishes with the Micron-type pens.
Actually I found the German-made
Staedtler brand to be a Cadillac amongst Yugos. ( Yes, they cost a little more, but it shows up in your work )