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

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fair is Fair

Maybe I shouldn't be showing you this one yet, but I want to.

The local county fair board is running a contest to get local artist to submit concepts for posters depicting this year's theme. We're not talking big money here. The winner gets free tickets to the fair and also reserved seating for some of the events. I won't make fun of our fair, but I live in a county that is not well populated, so you can imagine what kind of events I might be talking about. But, they try with what they've got.

The theme (as you can see) is "Pioneering Fun for Everyone." So, in my usual cartoon manor, I depicted a group of pioneers happily making their way to the Curry County Fair.

This is not the first time I've drawn something for the fair. I actually won the contest three (or so) years ago. I drew three submissions that year and they said that they wanted to use them all. (One of the other ones can be seen here.) The style for all my submissions is pretty much the same. In fact, they look a lot alike. But hey, cartooning is what I do. Besides, they sent me an e-mail regarding the contest, so maybe that's what they're looking for.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to attend any of the fairs—even the year I won free tickets. Each year it seems that I'm busy while it's going on, but maybe this year will be different. Maybe I'll go. Maybe I'll buy a pig and enter him in the fair as well. Maybe. Maybe not.

I'll keep you posted on the results of the contest. Either way I had a lot of fun drawing it. Don't tell anyone that I've gone ahead and posted my entry here already. They might not like it, and not choose me. And that would be... "unfair."

12 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I hope my eggy friend gets to the fair I love county fairs!!! they are so much more fun that any big high dollar theme park to me :) Great drawing and I am sure you will win :) of course i have not seen the competitions work and I am a bit biased too LOL

Tismee2 said...

You'll win for sure - unless for some reason you've upset the committee in the past!

I like the Elk/Moose in the background.

Reddirt Woman said...

County fairs are so much fun. I'm surprised you didn't have 'Ma' holding a pie to enter at the county fair... Of course what,then, would you do with the kid? Why, make him a tad older and riding on the neck of the ox and holding onto it's horns, leanin' forward in anticipation ... Or just leave it the way it is because, gosh darn it, you're good!

Helen

Christy said...

I love the suns in your pictures. :) No doubt you'll win!!!

drollgirl said...

i am so jealous of your cartooning skills! so cool, and i hope you win.

wondering if you like r. crumb's work?

Leslie said...

That one is a lot of fun! They should just hire you to draw them every year. :D

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I know you'll win again. How could you not? They should just come out and say you're their official poster maker. Right?

Love the thumbs up on the baby, Eggy getting a ride, and even my buddy 'Tree' is in this one. He's been my fav ever since the tree eater doodle. Thanks for sharing and I won't breath a word. :) xxoo

Fire Hunt said...

No doubt you'll win!!!

Alice said...

really cool! our county fair is going on right now. i entered some of my photos. i wish we had a cool program with one of your doodles on the cover. that would be awesome!

Dooder City said...

wow, very cool

Ivanhoe said...

I hope you win - good luck :o)

Beth said...

Rick, thanks for checking out my blog. Your cartoons are great! I have a friend who does cartoon strips and caricatures. http://jeffrey-little.com/