While I have done some new cartoons in the past year, the majority of my "collection" goes back to the 1990's when I was actively doing cartoons (and articles) for the SandMUtopian Guardian. Besides being more enthusiastic about the material, it also helped that I was getting paid. LOL Anyway, many of you have seen my cartoons on the 'net, on my main website (link), or here, and have probably noticed a particular style I use for my characters. Now there are a few where that look has been loosened a bit, but the overall character style is still similar. However, there was a time when I experimented with an entirely different look for my characters and those cartoons also just happened to be in the "missing batch" that I've been parceling out here (and have still to load on the main website). So unless you saw these in the SandMUtopian Guardian, here they are for the first time since the Clinton era:
I was toying with this widened head shape but soon found it limited what I could do. Even in this example you can see the second and third customers look more like my usual characters. The other thing is it tended to make the characters look more juvenile than I wanted, especially in this example below:
This one was a reaction to the endless online 'advice' one would find at the time about the importance of "communication". I got SO sick of hearing it as the cure-all for everything that I just felt like pointing out the reality of what happens even with communication when what is being communicated shocks the listener.
Anyway, after these two I dropped this style and just stuck with the one you are all used to.