Our Absurd Life: 05/02/21 – The Big Square

The Big Square

Hola Night Owls & Early Birds


For a while I’ve been wanting to do some cartoons showcasing basic shapes.  I thought they might be fun, and a little less time consuming for those nights I need to get to bed early.  But, even though the concept is simple, there’s always some details that require a few go-arounds with an eraser to get right.

Speaking of erasers, I often have to go over my already inked lines with another round of ink, because when I erase the pencils underneath, the black ink slightly fades.  Which is a drag.  I do use markers, like Pigma Microns, which may be the problem.  Waterproof ink with brushes and dip pens seems to be what most of the old-time cartoonists used.  But nowadays a lot is also done on computers.

One day I’ll figure a way around the “fading ink” problem, which will reduce my workload.

And thanks Mimi & George for providing the ham.  And thanks Chef Mike for cooking the awesome Sunday Feast.

Until mañana . . .

Humor abounds.

Ian S.



“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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