Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pugs Go Wild in a Cake Shop



I did this humorous cartoon today of some pugs going crazy in a cake shop in the 1950s (just click on the image to see it in more detail). It was so much fun to do. I am going through an anthropomorphic in my art and loving it. Let me know if it tickles your funny bone.

I grew up in England and voraciously read all the Giles cartoons. His recreation of the battle axe that was grandma was nothing short of genius. And I preferred his cartoons done in the Daily Express when they were black and white. This is an example:




I  was also influenced by the Rupert the Bear comics in which Rupert Bear has many adventures with his pals badger and pug. Now I look at it I am amazed at how little this pug resembles a real life pug although he is still cute. However Rupert's adventures were mesmerizing.


Prints of the pug cartoon can be bought at this link at Imagekind

20 comments:

  1. Love your pugs in a cake shop painting, each pug has a definite character :)

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  2. Love your cartoon. I, too, grew up with Rupert and Giles, and love them till today. Valerie

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  3. Ha! How fun!! Super bit of cartooning fun :)

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  4. What a cool cartoon! I just love the whimsy of it, and I can see you were very much inspired! Pugs are awesome of course. Happy PPF!

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  5. So darling! You are such a versatile artist. I've looked at your beautiful portraits and am awed.

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  6. I love the cake shop and your pug images are much better then the Rupert ones I think. I remember that flying carpet one VERY well!

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  7. You got the style so well. It's a great cartoon and made me laugh.

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  8. This is fun!! Oh I just know how pugs would be in a cake shop or any dogs....scary...the mess...lol Well done!! Love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. what a funny cartoon !
    Amazing!
    Happy New Year!

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  10. I can sense the tension in the air, the lady at the cash box is desperate to get them all out of the shop! Great comic!
    Happy New Year!
    Ilona

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  11. Fabulous illustrations! I love Pugs. :) Happy New Year 2014!

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  12. Super cute! I adore pugs! As does our dog - they are her favourite dog breed to play with. I can just imagine them snuffling around all of the cakes!

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  13. How FUN and funny cartoon. Happy Black n White Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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