Friday, July 13, 2007

Homer Davenport Days



This here cartoon is my inclusion to the Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest. It's all part of a festival that is held every year in Silverton, Oregon honoring the life and works of the early 1900's political cartoonist Homer Davenport. The festival will run from August 3rd to the 5th. To find out more about the frolicking festivities go to their website at www.davenportdays.com

I aimed this cartoon at our fun loving president and his total lack of said dignity, but it could really apply to a lot of people.

Oh, and my apologies to the illustrator who originally did the I WANT YOU spot for the Army. His name escapes me at the moment. This cartoon could not have been done without him.

19 comments:

Mike Dutton said...

Hey Bruce, nice rendition. :) The name you're looking for is Montgomery Flagg.

Congrats on the new website by the way. I enjoyed meandering through it all. I'm looking forward to getting to meet ya at the Comic Con!

Ana Banana said...

Wow! Excellent pen work! Your work continues to impress me, Bruce. This is well done and I like the idea...the poke at our "fun loving president."

Where's comic con going on, by the way.

Bruce said...

Mike: Yes, Montgomery Flagg! I knew that I knew it, but just couldn't think of it and was too lazy to look it up.

I look forward to meeting up with you as well. Julien too. What days are you going to be there? If you have any suggestions on when and where, let me know.

Ana: Ha, ha, "W" was the inspiration the whole way!

The comicon is in San Diego from July 25th (preview night) to the 29th. It should be quite an experience being my first time and all. So, are you going to get on your private lear jet and zoom on down?

Ana Banana said...

ahhhh...too far! If it were happening in SF, maybe I'd get past my introversion to go...not really a comicon artist am I though.

I'll be waiting for all the wonderful photos and stories though when you come back.

ThanKwee-Anajo said...

HaHa! good one

Dignity? What's that. I have a vague memory of this concept.. It's hiding somewhere behind Scooter Libby and Paris Hilton I think.

dintoons said...

hahaha, this is a good one bruce...a nice twist on the original! oh thats a REALLY good rendering in pen n ink! and you got the intensity smack-on...

all the best for comicon! ;o)

Jacqueline Hudon said...

The line work in this sketch is amazing. Your ink stuff is always my favorite.

Bruce said...

Ana: I hear ya on the introversion part. This is actually a big step for me and something I wouldn't normally think to do, but the opportunity presented itself and I would have been a fool to say no. I'm actually feeling some anxiety as we creep closer!

There will be pictures and hopefully many fun stories!

Anajo: I think I've heard of that dignity somewhere before, too! If it's hiding anywhere near Paris Hilton it's got to be hiding deep! I'm sure many have looked.

Dinesh: Thanks, man, and if I see Sergio Aragones I'll try to get a picture of him and post it here.

Jacqueline: Why thank you! I really should do more inkwork, as I like doing it.

dintoons said...

wow, THANX A TON bruce!! thats really thoughtful of you!! :oD

before coming here, i just posted a reply to your comment, raving over sergio's toony genius, and here you are mentioning him again... am sure he must be getting a lot of hiccups with us thinking of him so much!! :o)

Ana Banana said...

Well good for you that you're going! I think what would be hardest for me is actually meeting people from bloggerville, in person... it's just the thought of showing my face after I've embarassed myself one too many times here in cyberspace!

Take lots of pictures!

Bruce said...

ha, ha, I've embarrassd myself SO many times in any space, but I'm still excited about going and meeting up with some of the people that I've chatted to on-line for a while now. besides, I think that you'd do just fine.

You could always talk about cooking, hehe...

Bruce said...

Dinesh, if Sergio has the hiccups then I'll have to tell him who's to blame, ha, ha.

Dug said...

Sadly, my dignity was tagged as a security threat and taken away. But I did get a nifty yellow ribbon magnet to proudly displace my support for whatever I am told to support.

So I have that much going for me.

Bruce said...

And I'm told that it was replaced by what the "higher ups" call "Dugnity." Don't worry, everything will be scripted for you.

Dug said...

Hurray! Think too hard

Bruce said...

Ha, ha, they thunk of everything...

Sandra said...

Hey Brucie!! Thanks for the lovely visits!! I've sure missed u guys much as well!! Love this cartoon and your work! I checked out your website...very cool!!

Luv and sunshine from Texas!!,

Countrygirl

Bruce said...

Hey Sandee! I didn't know that my visits were so "lovely," hehe. I miss talking, too, but it sounds like you're having a lot of fun enjoying your summer, so that forgivable. And I'm glad that you liked my website, thanks for checking it out.

Talk to ya soon.

Sandra said...

Sounds great!! Yes, lovely your visits are...heehee!

-Countrygirl-