I have always loved cartoons, I find it fascinating how an artist can take an image of someone, simplify it and yet at the same time exaggerate it to create their likeness. It’s a talent I have always both admired and envied.
I wanted to bring something of that style into my layouts.
For my first page I wanted to create a simple ‘story board’ – unfortunately the photos I’d chosen, that I’d been meaning to scrap for a long time, didn’t really tell much of a story. I was able to get around this by using some of the Echo Park element stickers, to note key points.
It has often been remarked upon that I may have a bit of a potteries accent, and this is what this second layout focuses on.
We have a regular cartoon strip in our local paper (The Sentinel) by the hugely talented cartoonist Dave Follows, which is written entirely in the Potteries dialect. I shamelessly copied one of these to use on my layout leaving the heads of the characters off so I could replace them with photos of me and my other half!
and finally, for my last layout, I handcut a simple mask to recreate the planet in the photograph, I then punched out a few stars, and with the simple addition of some October afternoon tidbits, my layout was complete!
If you’ve got any cartoon layouts you’d like to share with us, we’d love to see them!