Archive | May, 2014

Pulling a New Generation

31 May

Okay, so this is kind of a funny story! This drawing was not…. queue drum roll… an original idea! NOOOOO!

I was at the coffee shop, trying to do some paper work between rushes when a colleague comes in the back asking for me! As I manage the shop, this usually means a refund or a “great” complaint to handle. I begrudgingly remove my self from the laptop to greet the elderly gentleman but something’s weird…. He’s smiling. He then asks if I’m the manager? I say yes. He then asks if I also do illustrations? I say a very confused yes.

Turns out he had just seen a parent dragging their child on a scooter. Thus defeating all few physical benefits of the scooter. And as the witness was an elderly gentleman, I assume he walked uphill, barefoot, 10 km, knee deep in snow, and avoiding Russian spies every day just to get outside the house! So naturally the sight of such a lethargic child shocked him and he wanted to commission a cartoon. His plan you ask? Post it around the neighbourhood, send it to papers, shout it from a mountain top! He even offered to pay me. I declined, but the idea did make me smile; thus, the below illustration.

It turns out he had seen a friend of mine drawing in the shop. They started talking and the friend told him the manager of the shop was a quite the cartoonist. Well thanks Chris!

In any case, while I was doing this it also inspired my last two posts: Walking the baby and Don’t Sweat it.

Hope you enjoy!

DD

A Dominic Durocher Original

A Dominic Durocher Original

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Walking the baby!

27 May

These leashes have become all too popular! Maybe I need kids to understand this, but the sight of a young one on a leash makes my societal gastronomical system churn every time I see them. What’s even more hysterical is that in the UK there are some awesome pet owners that don’t even use a leash with their dog. I have literally seen a client walk into my Café, the dog stays at the entrance, doesn’t meander and returns to his master’s side as they exit. WOW! I guess training children a bit inhumane!

Cheers

DD

 

A new Leash on life

Don’t Sweat it!

27 May

When I lived in the South of France, I once saw an owner walking his dog, or at least walking beside his Dog, and having his dog walking himself. The owner was relatively fit, but the below image made an immediate impression on my psyche. Hope you enjoy my attempt at Satire!

Cheers

DD

Chunky Walker

 

Anatomy of a Chocolate Box

20 May

A small, indie, underground film once said “life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re gonna get.” Well they clearly never saw my NEW Awesome Chocolate Box Guide! Complete with all the classics, such as: prize chocolates, drifters, fillers and of course the duds! Let me know what you think of if you’d add any 🙂

Cheers,

DD

Chocolate Box