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Time for the end-of-the-year-review I suppose!

This has been a very nice year to me all told. Lots of positive things happened and very few negatives. I could list them all here but I’ll keep it simple by just saying that the plusses outweighed the minuses by far. I hope all of you had a fine festive season with plenty of fun, frivolity and terrible hangovers. We spent ours with my family in Aberdeen this year but are now back in Leeds for Hogmanay (we do it turn about each year) and we certainly had a grand old time eating, drinking and exchanging gifts. I could also list the Christmas gifts I received, but I’ll spare you that too, since I’m not materialistic and am over the age of 10. Suffice it to say that people I know are far too generous. I am very grateful to have such good family and friends and sometimes it takes a reflective look at the year to make me realise this.

Speaking of which, I’d also like to extend a big thank you to all the people on here (and off) who have supported my wife and I in our business venture. We’re still not exactly in the major leagues yet, but this year is a definite long step up from last which was pretty good in itself. So to all of you who supported us via commissions, be they DA-related or otherwise, we thank you.

As for now, we've gone full Scottish stereotyope mode - for once –  since it is the 31st of December. There’s Cullen skink to be supped, haggis, neeps and tatties to guzzle and beetroot and oatcakes to munch. So, let’s raise a glass of cheer and see in 2016 – starting it as we mean to carry on – by drawing things at an incredible rate of noughts!

Pip-pip old fruits! Have a SMASHING 2016!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Eating: Cheese and oatcakes
  • Drinking: Wine

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Andrew Morrice
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I draw/write cartoons and comic strips.

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troll36 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's funny, I remember discussing politics with you a few years ago & you mentioned something about British politics being insane (not sure I remembered it just now)

but after about a year of 2 insane primaries here, I can tell you you guys got nothing on us, I mean I can tell you some stories 
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Granitoons Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
All I know is that when it comes to internet politics, I just stay away. People will always find something to moan about or attribute to politics in some way!
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troll36 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
True, I suppose you're right I've just been stressed & enraged over this whole "DNC vs the primary voters" stuff (I've also been thinking of making it into a comic)
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wcarroll216 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Hi I have a question,I'm trying to develop comics for my characters I have one little problem coming up with plots ,and since you can come up with comics starring Looney Tune esque characters I was wondering how do you come up with stories for your characters. 
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Granitoons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That's not an easy question to answer. I have many influences that inspire my writing and drawing style, so when I get an idea I just and roll with it and try my best to do a good job. I think the best stories have a clear beginning, middle and ending. Sometimes I work backwards from what I hope is a good ending, or have a few set pieces or gags I've come up with via just sketching and try to work them in somehow.

Hope this helps :)
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Urvy1A Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you and the Mrs. are safe from all those storms going on.
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Granitoons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
There was some bad floods in Leeds city centre, but we missed those as we were in Aberdeen at the time. Thanks for you concern!
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28ear Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Just of of curiosity Mr.Granitoons knowing the country you live I know this sounds like a stupid question but have you ever heard of The Beano comicstrip.
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Granitoons Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it's pretty well-known over here. Been running for many years. Sadly the Dandy folded a few years ago, but I think it still exists in online format.
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28ear Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Oh I know about all that you see the reason I asked is because I had an interesting idea that I would like to tell you and don't worry it is not an art request. I will tell you what it is but not right now because where I am it is getting late and I will be winding down for bed soon but I will tell you the reason I brought up the Beano to you tommorrow. Please respond to note as soon as you can warm regards 28ear.
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