Category Archives: Cartoon of the Week

Load Surfer Cartoon-Cartoon of the Week

LS-Kapuni-Newspaper-adThe Story Behind the Cartoon

It is funny what you will find when backing up your files. This company isn’t in business anymore but for years I worked with them on various illustration projects and advertisements. They wanted a surf beaver as a mascot for ads and then they would have me create comic strips around them for magazine advertisements. They were always fun projects and paid well, too bad they dissolved and everyone moved on. This company was in the trucking industry and used to match freight with trucking companies.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Custom illustration can be used for advertising, presentations, and more. You can learn more about Bruce and his art visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Golf Nut-Cartoon of the Week

The-Putting-Shot-Cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

 

I thought this cartoon was fitting since I think my golf season ended yesterday. The last couple of games have been less than stellar although I guess I played okay. maybe it was my stance much like this guy or not knowing knowing the difference between putting, chipping, or driving. Oh well back to the drawing board.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist specializing in caricatures and cartoons. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Garfield Inspired Artist-Cartoon of the Week

Garfield-bruce's-earlier-art

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As mentioned in an earlier post I have been inspired by cartoons from an early age. Marvin and Garfield were cartoons that I used to copy from my Dad’s newspaper when learning to draw. This cartoon of Garfield was drawn when I was about 13 years of age. As you can see I developed my signature for my art back then and still use it to this day. Thank you Jim Davis for helping me in my career path to being a cartoonist.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artist from Burlington Ontario Canada. Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures for events, gifts, editorial, and advertising purposes. you can learn more about Bruce at http://www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Cancer Convoy-Cartoon of the Week

Breast-Cancer-Convoy-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Since the folks at Trucking for a Cure are having their convoy in Woodstock Ontario this weekend I thought this cartoon would be appropriate. I completed this illustration for the group years ago for a convoy showing some of the participants that played a major role in those early years. If you get a chance to get out and participate then it is a great way to get the family involved. Here is a link to the convoy for more information. www.truckingforacure.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and much of his work is in and on the industry. Whether it is vehicle caricatures, trucking cartoons, or gift caricatures of people Bruce is in high demand. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Caricaturing Shelley Uvanile-Hesch of WTFC-Cartoon of the Week

SHELLEY-CARICATURE

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This week’s cartoon is a caricature for the Trucking Industry. I gave a caricature to our first presenter for a seminar series in the trucking industry and it was a big hit so I decided I would do this for all the presenters for 2017. Our second presenter was presented with the gift at the seminar on September 12th 2017. Shelley is the CEO of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada and was the keynote speaker for the event. Thank you to Shelley for a great presentation. Here are a few pics from the event.

 

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce’s background is in the trucking industry and he is very active in that industry as a speaker, trainer, and entrepreneur. If you would like to hire Bruce to complete your next gift caricature visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

A career influenced by Marvin-Cartoon of the Week

Marvin-bruce's-earlier-art-002

The Story Behind the Cartoon

If you look back on your career it is interesting to see how those early influences have played apart in life. One of my favourite cartoons from the age of around 12 was Marvin by Tom Armstrong. The strip is still available to this day and I used to copy the cartoons out of the paper. Here is one scene from a strip that I copied at the age of thirteen or so. This was how I learned to draw. Thank you to Tom Armstrong and many other great artists for playing a part in my career to this day. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Bruce has various cartoons and comics including The Pride Junkie Comic, Highway Blues, and Gymdazzled to name a few. you can learn more about Bruce or hire him for your next project at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The License-Cartoon of the Week

License-cartoon by Bruce Outridge

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon came from a joke I heard over the radio one day from the DJ at the time who would read a joke each morning. I believe I was in Timmins or somewhere driving my truck when it came over and at my next stop I jotted the idea down on my note pad. Years later it became a cartoon. Sorry I couldn’t give credit to the person that told me the joke, but it is funny. Moral of the story never let kids play in your purse. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. To learn more about Bruce’s cartoon work please visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Scheduling Your Social Media-Cartoon of the Week

social media cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was for an article on scheduling your social media. It is amazing to see how much content is required to keep your social media profiles up to date and interesting. Some platforms such as Twitter require multiple posts per day. The Gurus often suggest hiring a team to help. You may want to watch who the team consists of though. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Main topics include business, leadership, the arts, and transportation. You can learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Interview-Cartoon of the Week

Media cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As someone who is not only an artist but entrepreneur with podcasts and now a television show I have interviewed hundreds of people. Some people get nervous as soon as the camera is rolling or the microphone is on. People prepare for the deep in-depth questions but very often mess up on the basics like their name. With that in mind this cartoon was born. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. His work specializes in caricature and cartoons and he offers custom illustration and design services for clients in advertising and editorial work. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Social Media Rant-Cartoon of the Week

Social-Media-Driver-Cartoon

The Story of the Week

Everyday I see so many rants on social media and I often think to myself you’re just killing your career. People think that talking on social media is like talking over a cup of coffee. It may be the same but it is the same as having that rant over coffee with a news anchor and cameraman listening in. Be careful what you say, it could haunt you forever.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist from Burlington Ontario Canada. His company Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services in the form of caricature and cartoons with a special focus on the trucking industry. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com