So I finally decided to update my banner ads that might reflect two of the core areas of focus for Bearman Cartoons. Politics and Pop Culture.
I love how the politics one turned out but not sure if I should have made the pop culture one animated or not. Thoughts?
(BTW this is just the Skyscraper 160×600 but also made a Leaderboard (728×90) and a Banner Ad (468×60) that you can check out on the Banner Ads Page
They look great! I really love the animated one! You make me wanna go step my game up. 🙂
Uh G…. They both are animated. So which one did you like…haha
Hey, the piss didn’t move for me until now.
I like the Sheen one the best!
the piss didn’t move for me until now.
You are getting to that age where the prostate becomes an issue.
We’re all getting old. Don’t center out poor George!
He’s the one that brought it up.
I like the Charlie Sheen one but would love it if his head didn’t disappear out of frame (takes your eyes away from ad).
I did play around with that but either he becomes too small or it doesn’t look like he is swinging back and forth because it is a full swing and then a halfnswing the other way.
Try flipping the image so he swings into frame
Its where the center of the lamp chain hangs from. You can see I moved it toward the right but if I have him coming in the frame you won’t see that and miss the point of what he is on. But obviously I need to play with it more to get it right.
Some people can be so picky. It looks good. I would actually like to see Charlie Sheen swing so far out of sight that we wouldn’t have to see him any more.
The movement attracts your eyes. Do you have a favor site to create your gifs or do you just use create them with the drawing app?
Thanks. Everything is done in photoshop.
The politics one is brilliant !!!
My vote is for the political one – love it.
Well it isn’t one over the other but if the celeb one doesn’t work I’ll have to come up with something different for that.
Haha….good stuff, Bearman! Like the animation. I can pee them being very affective.
Great…put 10 on your site and let’s see.
Yeah, what site? I don’t think I even can on my free WordPress. Call up Go-Comics and ask them. There, they can even get through those pesky pop-up blockers. Now THAT’S effective!
You can put banner ads on wordpress hosted sites…you just can’t charge for it…haha
I like the political one better than the Sheen one. But other than that, they both look really good.
Thanks Roland. I have a few ideas for the celebrity one that might work instead. Now it is just figuring out how to do it.
I like the right one better. But if there wasn’t the right one I’d like the left one also. I like both. Both are good.
Hope that helps 🙂
As you know I give linkbacks to my top commenters but noticed you give free ad spots to the top two. I think this is a great idea.
I know my blog is my blog and I can do what I want but so I don’t seem like a copycat I was wondering if I can borrow your idea of the free ad spot to the top two commenters in addition to the link back?
Is this okay? Thanks!
Of course. I am all for stealing good ideas.
I used the the word borrow because it sounds so “winning!”
Who uses the word steal man!?? Come on man! Be epic with me!
Oh, and thanks 🙂
I use the word stealng. I am a tell it like it is kinda guy
Telling it like it is like Charlie Sheen would do?
Great…now I am confused. YOu like the right one…others like the left..hahah
Nice work on the banner ads – love the politics one.
Coming from a guy who does that for a living….I am humbled.
Personally I love them both. I like how Charlie is animated but it could go either way in my opinion.
Thanks RT…speaking of banners, you owe me a 125×125 banner for my links page.
Right on Bearman, I will get that to you if not today then tomorrow thank a lot!
No…thanks for your continued support.
Not a problem, this is one of the things that brings a smile to my face daily! With the daily grind we all need a laugh break every now and then.
Love ’em both! Mor great work from the Bearman!
Ooooh. I have become “The Bearman” All other bearmen pale in comparison.
I wonder how much longer the Charlie Sheen one will be relevant for…
Probably longer than we would hope for 🙁
That’s why I am thinking of adding other crazy celebs.
Love both of ’em! I agree, the political one is the more Brilliant. I wondered is that swinging idiot wearing a diaper? But I can see what ppl are saying about him swinging in and out of the frame. Maybe it would be better if the swing was on the Z-axis,, full frontal and he gets bigger as he comes toward us and smaller as he swings away at least that way he’d stay in the frame.
How the hell do you do that in Photoshop..haha
‘Thems’ll’ grab some attention!
I don’t have the first clue on how to create animation… (Flash?) you’ve done a wonderful job on these, Bearman!
I bet you do. It is using animation in photoshop. Simplest way even if you only have Elements is to create each layer in PS as a different frame of your animation. Bottom frame is the first frame in the animation and top the last. No other layers should be in photoshop.
Then go to save for web and save it as an animated gif. That simple.
It’s actually even easier in full PS but that takes too long to explain..haha
I have full PS -(although it’s older) CS3. I’ll have to look into this further!
Thanks for the info, Bearman – I appreciate it a lot – I always learn cool stuff here!
CS3 has it…just google photoshop animation tutorial. They’ll help you out. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
HAHA! They’re both stellar, Bearman. My marketing mind says the political one, only because it’s only a matter of time before Sheen ends up being old news. But if you plan on alternating celebrities, then I think it’s a brilliant idea.
I might just have to put multiple celebs in that one…they always rotate in and out of the news.
Swinging Charlie is good in that it certainly captures your attention, but it might be a little too attention grabbing and become annoying, depending on where it’s placed on a site. You might consider also making a static version for those who don’t want animated banners.
If I am paying for it…I want it to draw attention..haha
Both those banner ads… #WINNING-DUH! … or is it DUH!- WINNING! ?
DWinning for short.
Love the crazed drunken swinging Charlie one.
It is Prince Charles of England isn’t it???
Don’t make fun of the mother land..haa
I’d have Charlie swinging upside down, trying to reach his watch.
Time is ticking away for him.
Watch out Disney. Bearman is an animatin’ machine. 🙂
No…same reason I don’t do a strip. I don’t have the patience…haha
Patience is a virtue. It is also a nusiance at times.
Nice work! Strangely, I look at the Charlie Sheen one and think, “That looks like fun.” I wonder what that says about me?
Well get your hanes on and try it. Just make sure there isn’t a party going on in your house. Wouldn’t want to end up on YouTube
I see you’ve been making gifs Bearman. Very nice! I like it. Nice job. I was into making gifs for a while. Haven’t played with it much anymore, but they’re fun. You should try working in Flash – then you can create some interactivity. Like a cartoon that changes on mouseovers and clicks might be fun.
Now I will have to learn HTML5 because ipad’s don’t support flash. Ugh…the thought of learning another new software.
Charlie is great! And I do like the animation very much!
sheen is the boom! 😉
Is that the same as “Sheen is the shit”??
Wondering post here with a new thought.
The 2nd one is tough because pop culture changes so much and people’s patience for it fades fast. But that said I think Really good and you can’t get more pop culture than Charlie right now.
Thanks…I am thinking of mixing up that one so there are more celebs who might fall in and out.