Mr. Five

July 18, 2008

On May 17, soon after I started this blog, and in response to a request I made for reader doodle submissions, I received one by cartoonist Rick Parker depicting a Schrek-like figure up to his chest in liquid and holding a sign with the number 9 on it. In his note Rick explained that his idea while doodling the image was to imagine what a number would look like if it were a person. Clever concept, I thought. Loved the image and posted it. A bit later Rick sent along the number 5 guy, above. I think he’s even cuter than Mr. 9. You don’t have to be a professional like Rick to have a favorite doodle published on my blog. Just send the doodle to me attached to an email. Anyone? My email address is: jimscartoons@aol.com

Rick Parker is a hyper-talented professional cartoonist best known as the artist of MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head Comic Book. He was also on staff at Marvel Comics for many years and did lettering and production work in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Currently, he’s drawing the Introductory pages featuring the “Old Witch,” “The Vault Keeper “and “The Crypt Keeper” for Jim Salicrup’s new release of Tales From The Crypt, published by PaperCutz. Rick also teaches comic art in the New Jersey public and private school systems and has conducted classes in comic strip creation and seminars at the Newark Museum. You can see examples of his professional work by clicking on his link in the “Blogroll” or “Cartoons” sidebar boxes.