Friday, May 12, 2006

Fun With Scissors - part 100

Choosing a worthy character for the 100th post was a tough choice. I didn't know who was going to do until the last second. I'd toyed with picking some lame arbitrary character, but am glad I didn't.

Here's Red Hot Riding Hood from the classic Tex Avery cartoon of the same name.

Before you pop that champagne cork, I feel a need to let you know that this will be the last Fun With Scissors post until mid-July. When it resumes, it most likely will not be on a daily basis. The reason for this long break is that I have numerous paying projects which require my attention, and trying to juggle them and a daily collage has been exhausting to the point where I ceased having fun about two weeks ago.

I'm taking this time to hopefully, finish these various projects, as well as take some time here and there to relax, something that I'd not been doing so that I could get these daily cartoon characters done.

In the meantime, I will still be adding posts to this site, including, hopefully, some more involved collage pieces, as well as a pretty cool announcement of an upcoming writing project, once the final pieces are in place.

I thank all of you who have visited, especially the regulars. Thank you for the comments, and please continue to visit. Now's a good time for anyone who came in late to go through the archives and see what you missed. I'll move some of these pieces over to the art section of the main website, which I'm also hoping to get refurbished by the end of the summer with poor Scottra doing most of the work. It's something we've talked about doing for a long time now. I figure why put it off any longer.


Phill Weber said...

Red Hot is an understatement. Enjoy your hiatus.

scottra said...

Good luck with that new site buddy, I can't wait to see it! Sounds like that scottra guy is in for a big surprise!

Glad all I have to do is relax and draw monster pix all summer.

By the way, what a beautiful piece to break with, I had been expecting it to be Betty Boop.

Trevour said...

Tex Avery is one of my biggest inspirations - I want my cartoons to be as entertaining and hilarious as his were back in the heyday.

This was a great choice for 100 - the flare of her dress, the overall curving of her body, the 3D-ness of her hairdo... I think you did a *red hot* job on this one!

And congrats on this milestone. Now take that well-deserved break.

Ted Hobgood said...

Yes, if it's not fun anymore, then it's not worth doing.

I've enjoyed the ride so far, and look forward to the other creative work you'll be sharing with us in the future. Thanks for giving me something cool and nostalgic to enjoy. Recoup your energy, do the stuff that pays the bills, and come back when you feel it's fun again.

(And if you ever decide to get rid of that wonderful Solomon Grundy...) :)

John Rozum said...

Thanks, all. I haven't decided how I'm going to go about it, or given any thought to pricing, but most of the "Fun With Scissors" pieces are available if anyone is interested.

Make me an offer.