Archive for July, 2009

Erdős

This one was a live request: Ken’s students know he’s an artist and wanted to see one of his drawings on their final. So prolific mathematician Paul Erdős found himself in caricature form in problem 5 of the Calculus II exam. (Here’s a picture of the man in real life.)
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A Bit Too Big

A Cartoon Stand gag…

New People (Commissioned)

Ken drew the art for the album The Easy Thing by the band New People.

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Images range from oddball to grotesque (fun either way). When you’re done with the art, be sure to give the free sample album tracks a listen (the music is far less off-kilter than the artwork) — this might be your new favorite band.

Young Man

A Cartoon Stand gag…

Plugging In (Commissioned)

Ken previously drew a logo for the philosophy podcast/blog The Partially Examined Life. Now he’s cartoonified the bloggers as well:

This artwork appeared in Isthmus, a weekly entertainment magazine in Madison, Wisconsin, which ran an article about the city’s podcasting scene.

Happy Birthday, Amy! (Commissioned)

Dave L. and his gang have a tradition of giving each other unique birthday gifts, and we were happy to make this a memorable one for their friend Amy with a portrait of her mom and pop.

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Oh… about the yarmulke and payos on the pig (among other things). The old joke in Amy’s farming family goes that a box of barnyard animals will be her dowry. (And of course, they’re Jewish. And of course, she’s engaged now.) So happy birthday, Amy, and mazel tov on the upcoming nuptials.

Thanks, Dave, for throwing the business our way and for your nice post on our Facebook page.

Lightnin’

While we’re working on a few requests, here’s a recent caricature of the great Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins. For the uninitiated, you might enjoy “Baby Please Don’t Go.” Have a great 4th of July, everyone.

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