A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Home Sweet Dome - Well, Maybe Not

Jennifer wanted an illustration of her family. It was to be a surprise for her husband, on their 10th anniversary. Two of the items she especially wanted me to include in their drawing was...

A. Bruce's Suzuki Boulevard, or C90T (big motorcycle to the uninformed.)


B. The Dome house they were building in Florida. She said, and I quote..."The dome definitely needs to be in the drawing… it is a major part of our lives and is one of the things that makes us, well, us."

So I went to work and drew the little fam. settling into their Florida paradise.

I e-mailed Jennifer her creation.

She wrote said, (And I'm not quoting her here, but I'm pretty close...) "Well, I don't know how to tell you this, but we're selling the dome." I guess what made them, them, no longer made them, them - then. (Did you follow that?) Jennifer paid me for that illustration, thank you very much, and then asked if I could put another one together. This time she asked me for a drawing just of Bruce, who enjoys taking his ride out on camping trips every now and then. It took me a bit before I could get back to doing a drawing for her, but I got in done - in time enough for their anniversary.

Here are some photos from the unveiling.

Thanks Jennifer for commissioning me to celebrate your anniversary. (I seem to be very popular with anniversaries.) Go buy that pink Harley and let's the three of us go for a ride.

By the way, if anyone is interested in a
dome abode, located somewhere in sunny Florida, I understand that Jennifer and Bruce are still looking for a buyer. It's brand new and unused.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Hippie Wedding

Caroline contacted me about doing an illustration for her parent's 30th wedding anniversary. (She is in the middle of the trio.) Thirty years of marriage is something to celebrate! Don't you agree? I was honored to be asked to create something to help commemorate the happy event.

Caroline sent me several photos of the family, including photos of what she described as her parent's "hippie wedding."

I thought it would be fun to take all five of the family members and illustrate the parents in their original wedding attire, and the rest of the family in true Flower Power Fashion. She, apparently a free soul, jumped on the idea and set me loose. (I like it when that happens.)

Here's what I came up with.

The color is not quite right on this scan. The grass is much too yellow. It's a long story as to why it looks that way, but I tried to fix it, and only ended up turning everybody blue. Please just imagine grass that is green, and not drought yellow.

Caroline was kind enough to send me these photos from their celebration at the cabin. Aren't they a good looking couple? Also a photo of the illustration hanging on their cabin wall. (Which I understand was it's temporary home - read her blog for further details.)

Thank you Caroline for using me to help honor your parents on such a special day. Give them my regards.

The wife and I are just one year behind them, (29 years on June 9th) and our love/bond is still strong.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Back to Mulletdom

I'm still working on caricatures all the time. I have a number of them that I need to post, but it always takes me longer to write out the story on each on, so for now I'm still posting my airplane doodles.

Here's another sample from my mullet mode. We'll call it Farm Mullet. I think Eggy has been on a diet - poor guy.

Have a great Memorial Day. God Bless America

Friday, May 23, 2008

Elephants Don't Fly

Birdie, Birdie
Birdie, birdie in the sky
Why did you do that in my eye?
I will not laugh
I will not cry
I’m just glad that elephants don’t fly!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Indulge This Proud Father

We made it home from our trip to Okla- homa. The family went there to see Andrea, our middle daughter, graduate from college. This is a snap shot I took of the moment she received her diploma from the University President. It's a proud moment for the wife and I and so I'm shamelessly using my blog to brag.

Hey! It is my blog isn't it? Indulge me a bit - won't you?

As I shared earlier, I had plenty of air time to get some doodling done on the planes. Here is one sample.

With recent work I did on the Hog Wild logo, I guess I had pigs on the brain. So, this doodle of a javelina (pronounced havalina) came to fruition. (I think I sound smart when I use the word "fruition.")

I still have a number of mullet illustrations to share, but I'm going to spread those out over time. Aren't you glad?

I had an idea of trying something a little different with this particular illustration. Normally I've hung onto my original artwork for prosperity sake, but with a daughter's wedding looming on the horizon, I'm willing to part with this illustration.


The first person willing to drop a mere $25 for this piece can become the proud owner of an original Rick Green doodle. I'll even throw in shipping and handling for free.

Do you know a Razorback fan? Do you have an interest in desert wild life? Are you a wild hog? (Scratch that last question.) How about it? Are there any art lovers out there?

F.Y.I. It's a pen and ink illustration on an 8x10 piece of paper. No thrills. No spills. Just straight doodling.


The first person posting a comment here telling me of their desire to purchase this piece can become the proud owner of this unique bit of artistic expression. (Talk about shameless promotion!)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mullet Mode

I'm in Oklahoma at the moment with my family. We got to see our middle daughter graduate from college yesterday. It's a very special time for us. This is the second of our three girls to get her diploma. The oldest one lives here as well. She and her fiancé are getting married in Oct, in Oregon.

Life is changing at a quick pace for all of us. We got to get to see a plot of land where the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. are having a house built.

Wow! My little girls have done and got themselves all growed up. The youngest has one more year of high school, and then it's off to college. Man, oh man! Is that ever going to tear me up.

As many of you know, whenever I travel I have to take pad in hand and get some doodling done. I'm going to have a bunch of stuff to share with you all when I get home and have time to scan some of my creations into my computer.

Here are some examples of doodles I made before we started on our trip.

I've been mulling over mullets lately.

Picasso had his Blue Period. I guess I've been in mullet mode of late.

I consider Mullets an artistic expression that has not yet been fully appreciated. It's not the first hairstyle to have it's own name, but how many cuts do you know that have their own catch-phrase: "All business up front, and a party in the back." Plus, it's close association with rednecks the southern gentleman puts this quaffs in a category all it's own.

You can look for more mullet making in the days ahead. I think these pieces could be egg-less, but the more detailed work, that I will be sharing, certainly is not.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hog Wild Cycle Werks

Ron saw my Fat Hog illustration and contacted me about using it as a logo for a new motorcycle shop he and his wife, Kris, are opening in Nampa, ID. Unfortunately that particular piece was already purchased by a man in England for use on his web site. I've yet to see him put my Fat Hog drawing on his site, but a deal is a deal. So then Ron asked me to create a new illustration for him that they could use.

Here it is, and yes, every- thing is spelled as Ron request- ed it.

It turns out that Ron and I have a number of things in common. (One of which is our spelling talents.) I have been know to travel over to Nampa ever now and then, and so there's a good chance that I'll get to meet him and Kris someday. I look forward to seeing their shop, but more than that I'm looking forward to getting them over here to try out some of our Oregon coast, fanstic, twisting, turning, ocean viewing, roads here.

Talk about your wild hogs?

Friday, May 9, 2008


I drew this a few years ago as a design for a t-shirt for a children's summer camp. Safari was the theme.

I think it turned out pretty good. The kids liked it. What do you think?

I enjoyed telling the children that there was a secret egg-man hidden on the drawing. They had a hard time finding him, but you egg-sperts will have no problems.

I ask Tressa, (from my last post) to send me some photos of Josh's home coming so that I could post them here on my blog. She was kind enough to send me these three photos.

Ahhh! Young love. Don't you just love it?

Welcome home Josh. Thanks for serving our country, but we know what you're fighting for.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tressa's E-Love

Tressa wanted a drawing illustrating her relationship with a certain navy man.

She wrote and said, "I sort of thought it would be neat to somehow capture an illustration of us 'dating via email' - showing me back home and him on his Navy ship. I have a vision of maybe me typing away grinning while he leans back in his chair reading the email with his hands behind his head... wearing his Navy uniform of course. Let me know what you think."

I thought, "Sounds like a fun idea."

Here is the lucky guy - goes by the handle of Josh. And below is the illustration I drew of them. Good looking couple ain't they?

Last Sunday, Mr. Josh Navy came home after spending some time off the coast of Africa. The drawing was a welcome home gift - haven't heard what he thought. I'll assume that they've had better things to do than to keep in touch with me.

Thanks Tressa for inviting me to illustrate your personal love story. I had fun creating it for you.

By the way, What DID he think?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Oregon Tan

If you live just about any- where in the north- west, or some place that is particularly wet, you'll appreciate this one. It's an old joke, but one that I've not seen illustrated before.

Sorry, but I'm pretty sure this particular cartoon is "eggless." To tell you the truth, I drew it so long ago that I forget.

Feel free to copy and share with your friends and relatives that do live where people rust.