This is the start of a RACKAfracka cartoon. This particular sketch came to me when I was out for coffee. But the real origin was while I was at work I was talking to my buddy Sam about the American saying, “Proof is in the Pudding”. We thought of a different treatment of this joke…but while I was at the cafe I thought of this solution. I rushed to sketch it down not really worring about detail. My goal was to get the idea down as fast as I can. Many times when drawing really fast you come up with stuff that is funnier. I love that the vat is so big that there is a ladder, plus the proof is just a arm hanging out of the pudding.
Once I decided that it was a go on this cartoon, I do another sketch in my bigger sketch book. This sketch book I explore different design elements to the drawing and it’s basic composition. Many times it doesn’t change between the thumbnail sketch above but in this case I worked out that I wanted a real body on the ground and there would be a baseball bat as a possible weapon. These elements help tell a story even though I have no idea why someone would have a baseball bat at a pudding factory.
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