December is going to be another busy month and I am taking time off around Christmas so I’m putting out a call for guest cartoons. This is a great way to promote your cartoons to my readers using YOUR characters. Since I don’t have recurring characters I tend to choose ways for your to use your characters in unique ways. I’m adding a second option for those who don’t have recurring characters or who want a different choice.
Option 1: What if one of your characters was cast instead of the original actor in your favorite tv show, cartoon, or movie?
Option 2: Use ME in a cartoon. Use “BEARMAN” somewhere in the toon. Maybe it’s a character’s name, a name on a bar sign in the background or even loosely as “Check out that Bear, man!”
Size matters. Width no greater than 500 pixels. Length doesn’t matter.
From now until December 20. I might post some early depending on response and my own schedule but will let you know.
Especially for those I am not familiar with give me a short paragraph on your cartoon/blog.
Send to bearmancartoons ((AT)) yahoo (DOT) com.
Thanks and spread the word.
Size matters. Width no greater than 500 pixels. Length doesn’t matter.”
That’s what she said. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Regardless, I’ll spread the word my friend!
I figured someone would say it…of course you got to be the first.
Hmm, so that’s how they measure it in cartoonland huh?
Hmmmmmmmmm…welllllll….yeah, okay, but JUST THIS ONCE!
ONCE??? What happens the next time?
I take your firstborn child!
…that, or the sandwich you were about to eat.
You can have the firstborn and I already ate the sandwich.
this almost makes me wish I could draw
That doesn’t ever stop me.
Hey Bearman, here’s a thought for those of us who can’t friggin draw but have Abobe photoshop. Find a funny photograph and then use the sketch tool (or something similar) to make it look cartoonish, then add a little text. Viola!
I’ll consider that…but I have editorial control over whether you just half-arsed it..haha
Drat! ::shuffles away with stacks of half-arsed material::
Hey get back here…you can draw.
Hhmm, I can’t draw. I don’t have photoshop. Guess that rules me out 😥
That doesn’t stop a lot of webcartoonists!
Not that I’m naming anybody…
Me…he is naming me.
I thought he was referring to me. Since you have lowered your standards I might give it a try… If I can get back to drawing at all again.
Back off Bo I was here lamenting first..haha
I’m ready to print out my template and start drawin’! Got the idea all ready to pencil and ink! 😀
You could all learn a lesson from Mr. Ford. George I don’t see my apple today.
Oh, I’m sorry, sir. I was sitting on it. Here ya go!
ooohhh…is this one a caramel apple? It is brown.
Good God, you guys are horrible…and hilarious.
I resemble that remark!
George always comes through. He was the only one ever to do a guest strip for me. Way to go George.
I would do one for you. I don’t remember you asking though..haha
The invite was on my blog for over a week. Only George responded. There might be a mention of it now, I don’t remember. I have quit checking too.
Sorry I missed it. I would have definitely done something. Still open??
It is always open to you Bearman. The only rule is keep it clean. It is a family oriented site. (Not that you would ever cross the line.) I can use all the guest strips I can get right now. I am having concentration problems and I forgot how to draw.
On it…hopefully have something to you by next week. I only cross the line on my site.
Waitaminnit, I created a comic that was clean? I had so much fun, I didn’t even notice. Hunh…Maybe I’ll go for the clean-cut from now on. 😉
Ha…well you evened things out with the one you sent me.
That is really cool. You are opening it up for the month of December. What if you have a cartoon strip that isn’t an editorial but comical would you accept that?
Sure but you have to put the words “Bearman” or a real Bear-Man in it somewhere for the December one. For general ones, I am happy to take anytime.
Cool thanks I have a friend who has a great strip I would love to hear your thought and see if he can make it on your site.
That would be great!
Can’t your interns fill in when you’re busy?
I’ll see what I can do. It’s a mad holiday rush down here. I’m not even sure if we’re doing the annual “Fakes Christmas Card” or not this go-around.
Intern = Unpaid Help
Therefore you are my intern. No biggie if you can’t make it. You always step up.
But no fakes card? What’s up with that?
Fakes card is still a maybe. We’re going to Ohio in December to pretty much see everyone we usually mail to (about 80% of the card circulation), so we’re kinda the personalized cards ourselves with a personalized appearance (but no, we’re not hopping out of mailboxes). I want to keep it up as a yearly thing though (this would be year four), but might hold off and double up next year. If there is one, I’ll put you on the list!
Just please don’t pop out of my mailbox. My heart can’t take those kind of surprises anymore. Plus I might accidentally shoot you or something.
I love that you recognize how size matters.
What if I draw a picture of my yogurt loaf and submit that? I know it doesn’t have the greatest chance of winning, but still, it’s something the fans might be interested in, right?
Susi might be wanting to size up and compare her yogurt loaf to yours.
So far I saw two commitments and a couple of maybes. Don’t put your pencils away yet.
two commitments is a weeks worth of postings for me. I tend to get stealth submissions.
You are the only one I know who only posts twice a week but still gets comments everyday. You are the best at getting fan response. If they give a trophy for that anywhere you should get it.
Trophy’s are nice. I think the only one I ever got was being captain of the B team in gymnastics in elementary school. All that meant was I was the best of the kids who sucked.
Yeah I was on a team like that too. When I played tailback on the Jr. High football team. I know I played tailback because every time I would try to get put in the game the coach would tell me to get my tail back on the bench.
Best of the suckers. I LOVE IT!
I would be the ideal person to substitute if you wanted somebody whose drawings are pretty much limited to stick figures. With me you won’t have to worry about being outdone by your guest because I can’t outdo your work.
That’s the same reason I don’t comment on heavy political things on your blog…mine is pretty much a stick figure mentality.
I’d love to send something, but lately I’m lucky to find enough time to check out all my favorite sites. Sorry, Bearman – I’ll keep this in mind, though – just in case. And I know that you’ll get a ton of amazing work – birds of a feather, you know! 🙂
You could always do a guest pottery.
Hahaha … yeah – I’m sure that would really be … yeah. 🙂
Creepy & Crawly are going to take up the challenge. Will email it to you when it’s done
Heh, not being badass at drawing doesnt stop me. XKCD sometimes gets off one that nearly makes me wet myself and he draws like a five year old.