Here are some kid’s Valentine’s Day card illustrations I did awhile back. Better posting it late than not posting at all, right?
The World’s Greatest Hotted Dog is one of my favorite Birthday Street characters. He was created by Matt Sutter as a part of our collaborative comic endeavor with Kevin Cornell. Kevin is in the process of reposting colorized versions of all of the Birthday Street stuff and I’ve been hit with a wave of nostalgia as I page through them.
It took a little while for this little hot dog to show up in the series. In fact it wasn’t until the 148 comic! You can see here what makes him so great:
To me he’s sort of like the cartoon mascot in a commercial for cereal. He’s sassy, surprising, good natured, and a pretty cool dude. Somebody you wish was your best friend. I never attempted my own comics featuring the W.G.H.D. Probably because it’s intimidating to create one with a character that doesn’t speak. Since Birthday Street’s goal was to be a humor site, creating visual gags didn’t play to my strengths. Matt and Kevin did such an excellent job with this character and I enjoyed his every appearance.
Kevin Cornell has been hard at work adding a bit of color to the older Birthday Street comics. In other exciting news they’re now posted on Tumblr! Share them with your friends and family! The whole series isn’t uploaded yet, but there’s more than plenty to look at. TGIF!!!
This is an oldie but was very much me this morning…
Here’s a repost of one of my favorite comics that I made for Birthday Street.
It’s gonna be beach weather before you know it. Are you prepared?