Blog Archives

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

A Day at the Beach-Cartoon of the Week

A Day at the Beach Cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As a lover of the beach in the Caribbean we often see this scenario happening. Parents just want to take a break and lie on the beach so they hand their cell phones to the kids to play games and keep them quiet. The problem is when they fall into a deep sleep the kids are actually calling China. I think the kids may have the real advantage as they already have a plan in place as to what ransom they will need to keep quiet and stay put.  Enjoy your Summer!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an illustrator and cartoonist from Ontario Canada. His company Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in caricatures and cartoons for editorial and advertising. To learn more about Bruce and view more cartoons visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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

The Progression of an Art Business with Bruce Outridge

This video shows the progression of Bruce Outridge Productions and how I started my business using my trucking background. This presentation is similar to one that I offer at career fairs for artists.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce is a published author, artist, podcast host, and professional speaker. He is available for presentations on careers and businesses for artists and creative entrepreneurs. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

What’s in Your Closet-Cartoon of the Week

What's-In-your-Closet

The Story Behind the Cartoon

In trucking things build up over time as we run down the road and accumulate things. Spring is a great time to clean things out getting ready for the show season. People who are unorganized often don’t want to get into trying to clean out their closet. In this case they will try to avoid the task. It won’t help you as much as cleaning out your own closet. I hope that makes sense.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge has spent over 30 years in the transportation industry and much of his cartoon work is on the industry. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Kill some time with this duo!

The Killin' Time Band

About the Cartoon

If you are looking to kill time on a sunny afternoon or party with a band that likes to have a good time then don’t miss the Killin’ Time Band from Burlington Ontario. This caricature was completed for two members of the band that do a duo set on restaurant patios in the area. They supply the music for my podcasts and have a great following in the area. Make sure you check them out whether just Brad and Paul or the full nine piece band. You can learn more about them at www.killintimeband.com . You won’t be disappointed!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artists from Burlington Ontario. Bruce Outridge productions offers custom illustration and design services from logo design to editorial and advertising illustration. You can learn more at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Snow Delay-Cartoon of the Week

 

The Snow DelayThe Story Behind the Cartoon

Truck driving is a hard job, I know I did it for many years. I have also been on the other end of the spectrum in management and used to get excuses from many drivers. i have been drawing cartoons for the trucking magazines for years and this one was published years ago. Due to the recent events of the ice storm on the East Coast and the freezing rain we had in the region the other day I thought this strip was fitting. If you have ever tried to clean your car windshield with a credit card this strip will make sense to you. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a professional cartoonist from Burlington Ontario Canada specializing in caricatures, comics, and cartoons. He creates editorial and advertising cartoons for business and industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

 

Who is in your network?

One of the things I love about traveling is the different people we get to meet that would not normally cross our path. It is amazing to see what creative people do with art in the form close to their hearts. I meet people every year on our annual adventure down south. Some are now old friends and others new acquaintances. I try to reach out to talk with artists when I see them and support them when I can. Here are a few pictures of my friends from this year. If you aren’t doing this already build your network from around the world, it will amaze you the talent that is out there!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and illustrator from Southern Ontario, Canada.  His art specializes in comics and cartoons and is a business consultant and podcast host for artists. To learn more about Bruce and his art visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com. To listen to his podcast for artists visit www.cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com

Illustration is still a great way to enhance your story!

Telling a story that is interesting can be a challenge at anytime. Depending on the nature of your book, illustrations can help bring your book to a new level. Photographs are great in their own way but when trying to tell a specific story sometimes finding the right photograph can be a problem. The solution is illustration because you can get the exact point across to enhance the authors story telling style.

We were able to help author Kathryn Burton with her book series for kids titled “Haley Honey Bee” and is now working on a third book in the series. If you are writing a story and would like something to enhance your writing style then adding illustrations may be the way. Here are some illustrations we did for Haley Honey Bee. You can learn more about the books and the author at www.haleyhoneybee.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for authors, entrepreneurs, businesses. We specialize in editorial and advertising illustration in the style of caricatures and cartoons. To inquire about having us illustrate your next book  or to view samples of our work visit our website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Caricaturist Helps With Celebration Gifts for Trucking Company

There are many ways you can help someone celebrate big achievements in people’s lives. Caricatures can be a fun way to do that for those looking for something special and unique. I recently helped a client give her colleagues a celebration gift to reach 40 years in business for their trucking company. If you are looking for a special gift for your colleagues try a gift caricature.

Truck gift caricature by Bruce Outridge Truck gift caricature by Bruce OutridgeAbout the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. To book your next next project with Bruce out or learn more and view samples visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com