I was looking through artwork and comics I had placed on various social networks the other day and realized how difficult it would be if I ever decided to delete some of the artwork. And I began to realize how some of them had been shared all over the place. That’s not a bad thing as we communicate and share on-line and as artists and cartoonists we want our artwork to be seen. The way my website “Don’t Pick the Flowers” is set up at the moment there really isn’t a way to display a lot of the artwork I’ve done except on my blog. Over the last couple of years I’ve used my blog to promote other artists and cartoonists, so I thought it would be nice to put my extra comics and art here for easy access. This specific blog will feature artwork and comics I’ve done of Robert Smith, lead singer of one of my favorite bands The Cure, and there is a lot of them (good and bad).
To start with, I’ve never mentioned on my website that last year my artwork was hand picked by Robert Smith for The Teenage Cancer Trust/Secret 7/Design Artwork for the Cure. It was an amazing experience to have one of my musical heroes pick my art. I was one of 45 people picked by Robert. Here is a link to read all the details about the showing (you’ll have to dig around this is from last year-sorry): www.talenthouse.com/design-for-the-cure-secret-7
The above is a banner used by CureConnections (Cure fansite) for Valentines Day 2012. I did the cartoon versions of Robert Smith and the design was put together by other CureConnections members (I will note Tania Hoffmann). The cartoon versions of Robert were then used for digital cds to download with covers.
Artwork for CureConnections Valentine Cd’s: two cd’s available for download. This is the cover of Cd 1 with it’s back cover. It has the happier and more fun side of The Cure’s music. The design was put together by other members (Tania Hoffman).
CD 2 This is the cover for the darker side of The Cure’s music for CureConnections with the back cover below.
For Easter 2012 this was used as a digital postcard. There was also a banner with this design. Other members of CureConnections helped (Tania Hoffmann) with the design and layout.
This is Bunny Bob (Robert Smith) the cartoon version used for the above design.
I will post more comics and art I’ve done of Robert Smith next time (yes I’ve done a lot of them). Plus I plan to post other comic art I’ve posted on-line for various websites and fan art in the coming future. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did doing them. David