Sunday, April 6, 2014

Eggs, Easter Baskets, and Stuff Like That.

   My apologies to those who were yearning for another episode of Kevin Koastie last week. I kinda-sorta promised that this weeks episode would be the bestest one yet. Well, bestestness is in the eye of the beholder, I guess, but I can guarantee that this episode was drawn on the bestest cartooning paper I could find!
Fanboy Paper!
   And now, at long last, another episode of Kevin Koastie!

... to wear shades!
Now, what was I going to do this week? Oh yeah, Easter-y stuff! Here are some designs you could use for Easter decorations if you had a mind to. A lot of my designs fall into the broad category of "Fun With Circles". But if I draw a circle, then draw a smaller circle above the first one and kind of mash them together, I get an egg-shaped outline, which I can then fill in with whatever my mind can invent. I also like playing with basket weave designs, and, well, you'll see what I mean.

Early Christmas. 12/9/09
Early Christmas was supposed to be Christmas Tree shaped, but turned out more egg shaped in the end. It was a development of my early Globe designs. Have I shown you any of my globes yet? Hmm... something for a later post or two, I think.
Open Weave Easter Basket. 1/25/11
Closed Weave Easter Basket. 4/26/11
These are two early attempts at weaving the elements of a design. I've been experimenting with various kinds of weaves and nets ever since - still haven't got to the end of the possibilities yet.
Cosmic Egg With Double Yokes. 4/9/12
Pseudo-Mandelbrot Egg. 7/19/12
Cosmic Egg, Cracking. 8/20/12
I was feeling kind of "cosmic" in 2012. I was also playing with a style of design I call "Fun With Spirals".
Variation on a Basket Weave. 1/31/13
These last three, from 2013, 2014, and at least one other above, you may have seen before in previous posts, but they fit the theme of this post, so I'm posting them again. This saves you the trouble of hunting for them yourself! You're welcome!
Eggsactly. 4/3/13
Easter Basket. 3/27/14
This last one is sort of basket-y and sort of egg-y at the same time, so call it a Two-Fer!
Now I'm going to try an experiment in sizing. If it works, you'll see it. If it doesn't, I'll edit it out and it'll remain forever my little secret!

... to wear shades! (Full Size)
So, does this make the comic page easier to read? You have to slide the center over to the right a little, but it does show the cartoon in more detail. What do you think?


  1. I think I'll post future episodes of Kevin Koastie at the bottom of each post so it can spread out and get comfortable without interfering with the stuff on the right side of the page at the top. Yeah, that'll work!

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    1. jw: test comment received. Don't worry about the penguin; you don't actually find chicken in a can of Chicken of the Sea, do you? ;)