Artist of the Month – The Surreal McCoy

March 20, 2009 in Events

Bloghorn cartoon © The Surreal McCoy on authors and their dogs

Bloghorn cartoon © The Surreal McCoy on authors and their dogs

Bloghorn asked the PCO Artist of the Month, The Surreal McCoy, how do you make your cartoons?

A bit of ink on paper, followed by a spot of colour from Photoshop using a digital tablet and usually accompanied by plenty of procrastination. (To paraphrase John Lennon, cartoons happen when you are busy making other plans/cups of tea.)

Which other cartoonist’s work do you admire?

An awful lot of Americans- Ben Katchor, Roz Chast, Edward Gorey, Dan Piraro, B. Kliban, Hilary Price. In fact any cartoon with a sense of the absurd or surreal.

1 response to Artist of the Month – The Surreal McCoy

  1. I have shown some of these cartoons to several of my friends at the Golf Club. These are all fun – loving local businessmen. To a man, they did not understand the cartoons. One friend, an accomplished recreational painter[in oils] points out that “surreal” applies to Fine Art and not to mere sketches.

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