Category Archives: Cartoon of the Week

Hip Abductor Cartoon-Cartoon of the Week

Gymdazzled---The-Hip-AbductorThe Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was part of a small strip I did many years ago on going to the gym called Gymdazzled. Most gyms will offer new clients a consultation on the machines. This is my take on being shown a certain machine for hips.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing caricatures and cartoons. He produces cartoons for publications and corporate clients. You can learn more about Bruce and his work by visiting his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Canada Day Parade-Cartoon of the Week

Canada-Day-150-cartoon

Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was done for a magazine in the trucking industry that publishes my cartoons on a monthly basis. I don’t usually comment on politics but it was too was having the politicians so I took a shot. Enjoy the cartoon.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce’s work has a special focus on the trucking industry as is featured in many industry publications. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions visit their website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends. I was contacted by Vivere Canopy who specialize in hammocks to create an illustration for a social media campaign they have been running all week. Since the illustration was on everything Canada I thought it would be a good one to show today. Have a great day today and Happy 150th Birthday Canada. 

Vivere Canopy Canada Day Image
About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. To learn more about the company or to have Bruce help with your next illustration project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com 

The Video Junkie-Cartoon of the Week

The-Video-Junkie-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

With the long weekend coming I thought this cartoon was very fitting. Many people have dash-cams, video recorders, and other devices that monitor traffic conditions around the vehicle. Just go to any social media channel to see crash videos that are posted constantly. Some have so many cameras that they are almost blocking their view of the road. If you will be traveling on the roadways this weekend be careful, you don’t want to be the next viral YouTube video. Enjoy the weekend!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has a 30 year history in the trucking industry and much of his work is for magazines in that industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Spring Creek Carriers Equipment Cartoon-Cartoon of the Week

Spring-Creek-Equipment-Ad-Image

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As many of you know I have been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and do a lot of cartooning work for clients to help them market their business. This cartoon was done for my friends over at Spring Creek Carriers for a recruiting campaign. They have great equipment, but many companies don’t unfortunately and wanted to show off the company’s equipment in a humorous way. This was the final image for their postcard campaign. If you are looking for a job in trucking, check out Spring Creek Carriers.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in custom illustration and design for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has a background in the trucking industry and much of his work is for industry clients. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or to book Bruce for your next project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Killin’ Time Band Video- Cartoon of the Week

Story Behind the Cartoon

I thought since it was Sound of Music 2017 in Burlington Ontario this week I would honour this great festival and band with a music cartoon. This caricature / cartoon was done of two of the members of The Killin’ Time Band here in Burlington Ontario. The band lends their amazing talent and music to both of my podcasts and this was done as a little thank you to the band for being so kind with their talent. I put together a video like this for one of the other bands that also lend their music to the shows and thought it was a great idea to thank all of the bands. If you haven’t got yours yet you will!

So I have taken the video of how I created the caricature, some pictures of events where I have seen the band, and added one of my favourite songs called One Set to Freedom off their album of the same name. They are a truly awesome band and I am happy to say I have gone from fan to friend as I have learned more about the band over the years. If you have a chance to see the band make sure you do, you won’t be disappointed. If you would like to see their schedule or buy their music please visit www.killintimeband.com. If you would like to hear the interview I conducted with Brad Hails of the band please visit cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com.

A big thank you to the band and enjoy the song.

About the Artist,

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live caricature entertainment, gift caricatures, logo design and more are available through the company. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Can I See Your Log Book-Cartoon of the Week

Log Book cartoon by Bruce Outridge

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Log books are documents bounded into a book that every truck driver going over a certain distance has to fill out. In fact in most of the areas of transportation from trucks to buses and airplanes this is a mandatory requirement. For most companies in the trucking industry this is where most of the fines come from as some drivers fill them out incorrectly, cheat, or down right lie. In June across North America inspection stations will inspect trucks and be asking for this document. This cartoon has the inspector asking for the log book and some drivers feel as though they have the right to have an attitude about being asked. This will never go well for the driver, but certainly makes for a good cartoon scenario.This illustration is some of my older work that was done traditionally with a very tight inking style.

Enjoy the cartoon! Been there done that!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artist from Ontario Canada. Bruce spent 25 years driving big rigs and now uses those experiences to capture the industry in a humorous way. You can learn more about Bruce’s cartoons or his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Future of Trucking-Cartoon of the Week

The-Future-of-Trucking-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Do you ever get tired of people saying, “There’s an app for that!” when asking them a question? For a while when smart phones first came out that was all you heard. I wonder if we will ever get to a place when bosses aren’t required anymore because people will just go to their apps when they need help? Here is one vision of how they may be used in the trucking industry. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist with over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. Much of his cartoon work is on the transportation industry and are regularly published in industry related magazines and for clients looking for advertising or editorial illustration. To hire Bruce for your next project or to learn more about his trucking cartoons visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

How to Remain Jobless! Cartoon of the Week

How to remain jobless cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

The trucking industry is having a hard time finding people to fill the seats. part of it is the way the industry has structured itself and the other is the way the new generation is viewing employment. we find people come into interviews with so many demands we can’t offer them employment. I created this cartoon to outline this situation. The cartoon was previously published in Ontario Trucking Magazine.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge has been in the trucking industry for over 30 years in various capacities. As a professional cartoonist much of his work is on the industry and the people involved in it. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Waiting Room-Cartoon of the Week

The-Waiting-Room-Cartoon

Story Behind the Cartoon

As a truck driver it isn’t unusual for drivers to have long periods of time waiting to unload their trucks. Often you are huddled into a room with little explanation as to why things are taking so long. There have been times in my  career where I felt this could happen. Hopefully it won’t happen to you. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a professional cartoonist and has been part of the transportation industry for over 30 years. He offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing in editorial and advertising cartoons. to learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com