Tuesday, August 7, 2007

missing

I was going to take advantage of the this week's title to engage in some irony and forgo this week's picture and get busting on a comic I'm working on with AndreZero. However, I decided to do a quickie in Illustrator (about 45 minutes).

This is based on a true story. When I was at art school, I'd gotten a friend into mountain biking. We searched together and bought a nice used bike (it came with early SPDs and she gave them to me in return for some pedals and toe clips). One day a month or so later, I was walking down the street with Sweet Enemy and saw her bike secured to a post by its front wheel only. I'd told her how to correctly lock her bike, but the lesson obviously didn't stick. So, I though I'd teach her a lesson and I flipped the quick-release and stole her bike for her. As S.E. and I were walking to the school to put it in her studio she met us walking the other way. She was rather surprised to see me carrying her bike (sans front tire).



listening to while posting: Fibber McGee and Molly: Brisk Walk to Dugan's Lake

6 comments:

thefridayfrog said...

oh nooo!!! they took the WHOLE bike?

wow...great illio, by the way. love the modeling here. :)

AndreZero said...

So did the lesson sink in? Or was the fact that she knew who stole it before she knew it was stolen negate the whole lesson?

Bron Smith said...

Beautifully done, and a clever idea.

ms. froggie said...

ohhhh PICKLES, that's FROGGIN good idea, for such a "super poop monkey head" (now, that's a BIG one at my house!)

wonderful lil vid with dan...didn't know he was STILL so funny! i know he writes/prods but wow...

i also get with a very deadpan small face in mine, "you don't know what you're doing, do you?"

say, changing a lightbulb, logging into noggin.com, closing a cereal box. ahhh kids!

thanks thanks for the chuckles!

Swinebread said...

Fun. Great, bold shapes and composition. A

Larry Lee said...

Very nice work. And a valuable lesson.