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June 28th, 2007

Fez travel tips @ 09:50 am

achtoonbaby:
I'm currently feelin: cold; too lazy to turn off AC
I'm currently hearin: Simon & Garfunkel--The Boxer

Achtoonage:
http://www.atu2.com/achtoon




This cartoon is Bonocentric, to be sure. He's just so much more expressive than the others in press photos, let's face it, and you've got to think if somebody in the band were facing a travel crisis, it would be him. Since the backgrounds take up a big chunk of these paintings, I had to make the faces tiny, and that made them extra hard to paint. Bono's face here is about the size of my thumbnail, for example. Not one of my better Edges, unfortunately, but he's OK. The photo I worked with for Edge did not have hands, so I had to use my own. So hi Edge, nice hands ya got there. :)


Holy crap that tannery took me hours to paint! Adam was a breeze. I guess a person *would* be a lot easier to paint when you don't have to do the nose and mouth, though.


The many moods of Bono continue. I call this mood "charming spoiled Irish rockstar."


I had the worst possible photo of Larry to work with for this one. Washed out, no detail when I enlarged it, *watermarked,* and again I had to paint him very small. Eh, it's OK. I'm way more into the background here. Larry gets my favorite line in the cartoon.


Aww. Wide-eyed naivete and optimism. About to be trampled by a donkey.


Hooo baby this background was INSANE! I had a blast with this one, especially the Bono Of Pure Outrage And Disbelief. Finally, a use for all those press photos where he's got his mouth wide open!

Thanks a lot, everyone, for all your kind words for my previous cartoons. It's so nice to get feedback! <3
 
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From:karlaanne
Date:June 28th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
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you... are fantastic.

always wondered, do you ever sell prints?
From:achtoonbaby
Date:June 28th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Aww, thanks.

No, I haven't...not sure if I'd get in trouble for doing that or not. It's kind of a grey area.
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From:kashmir87
Date:June 28th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
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That last panel ate my brain. I'm happy.
From:achtoonbaby
Date:June 28th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
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That last panel would like you to know that your brain was delicious.
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From:achtoonbaby
Date:June 28th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Thanks very much.
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From:corianderstem
Date:June 28th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome! I love the last frame, Bono's expression is hilarious!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:June 28th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
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I really do not care for the round glasses (or green monstrosity) though. :)
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From:needleandspoon
Date:June 29th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
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These are just fantastic. The toon-age made me laugh like a crazy person.
From:sammifredenburg
Date:June 29th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)

you are beyond good, you are amazing

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you are a very talented artist, and very bold to put these out here for us all to see. is art your living or hobby? and have been painting our band long? if you have an online gallery would i be able to see it? thanx for sharing these. faces are so hard to do i understand, and you captured them perfectly. gifted you are. stay close, sammi =)
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From:risse_1123
Date:June 30th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I am so glad to have found a way to tell you how amazing and super-talented I think you are. It never fails, I always end up laughing out loud at your Achtoonbaby cartoons. They are such a treat. I have no idea how you come up with such brilliant and funny ideas time after time. Keep up the good work. BTW, you are an inspiration to my 12-yr. old who is amazed at how well you paint/sketch/draw/clay model... LOL
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From:tinamachina
Date:July 3rd, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
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Wow! This is like "Mysterious Ways" revisted 16 years later. The details, the details!
I love your Lil' U2 'toons, too, but this is absolutely gorgeous!

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