Saturday, 18 September 2010

Grandpa T-Rex: One Year Old Today

One year ago today I created Grandpa T-Rex and his first ever cartoon. This is it...


Grandpa T-Rex...
...hates going to the Optician.

Basically this one year anniversary is an excuse to bring GT-R #1 out of the cupboard. After nearly 150 it's still my favourite, although a few have run awfully close. As you can see, he looks a bit different and a bit rougher round the edges to what he does now, but I don't mind that; it shows I've got better at drawing him. The fact is all cartoons undergo an evolution over a period; just look at early Dilbert or The Simpsons (not that I'm comparing to them in any way apart from to say that the more often a person draws something, the more they'll improve). The style of Grandpa T-Rex cartoons has always been deliberately crude - the idea I first had when drawing them was that they should look a bit like a caveman had drawn them - but over the hundred and odd cartoons he has become more refined, more expressive, and more 'T-Rexy'. He may be a year older, but Grandpa T-Rex is definitely looking better with age.

2 comments:

Christopher said...

Congratulations on a year of Grandpa T-Rex! Although this is a brilliant one he just keeps getting better, long may it continue dude.

Rob said...

Thanks mate! :)