Thursday, May 26, 2011

Update on the LOST prints

So, if anyone's interested, it looks like I'll be selling the 18" x 24" prints for $30 each, plus $20 shipping. At least until I find out shipping costs me a lot more than that and I'm forced to charge more and lose everyone's interest. Haha. The smaller, 11" x 14" prints are $15 plus $5 shipping. But I honestly think the larger size will be worth the extra money if you're a fan of the show, so you can get a better appreciation for the small details. Each one, in either size, will come with a legend for identifying each of the characters. So order now! E-mail me ( if you want one.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Janer Way

This month's E-Caricatures contest has a theme of Star Trek captains. I went for Captain Janeway from Star Trek Voyager, just because she seemed to me to be the one everyone else would be least likely to try.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

My obsession comes to fruition.

Well, it's finally DONE! Just a couple of days short of the one-year anniversary of the airing of the series finale, My LOST caricatures, all composed into one big... thing. Click on the thumbnail here to see it larger.

I'm looking into how much it might cost me to get full-sized (that's 18" x 24") prints, and how much I'd have to charge for them to make any kind of profit. In case anyone's interested, I'll let you know what I find out. I also plan to do prints the same size as all my other full-colour celebrity caricatures (11" x 14"), but I think you need to see it full size to really appreciate it.

Hope you like it. I mean, I really, really hope you like it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I can hardly even believe I'm doing this, but...

Okay, so... I've been working up the final composition. It's pretty close to done now, which I'm excited about. I've also been re-watching the entire series on the DVD set. Those tow things together ended up leading me to the conclusion that, for somewhat varying reasons, there were still five more characters I had to add. But this time, I SWEAR this is it! I am done coming up with new LOST characters to draw!

The first one seems kind of obvious to LOST fans, I'm sure: Aaron. I had always planned to include Aaron in the final composition, but I was originally going to draw him as just a quick, cartoony, generic baby. In the process of composing the final image, though, I decided that that was going to just stick out too much. So I looked up some photos of the actual babies who played him and drew an actual caricature:

While re-watching, I realized that Michael Bowen as Danny Pickett had more screen time than some of the other minor characters I had included, so I decided I'd better add him too:

Same with Brad William Henke as Bram:

Once I had composed all the caricatures I had together the way I wanted them, I had an empty space in the middle of all the Freighter People that I couldn't seem to eliminate by just moving characters around, so I decided to draw Marc Vann as Ray the Ship Doctor to fill it in:

And finally, even though he had very little screen time, Sean Whalen as Neil ("Frogurt") was just an entertaining character and I decided to add him too, for that reason alone:

Okay, NOW I'm done with them, and as soon as I'm done the big picture, I'll post it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Do we have time for this one, Paul?

Here's my David Letterman sketch I did for the latest Wittygraphy contest. It was my suggestion, so I thought I ought to participate. Unfortunately, I really didn't have time to do as much with it as I would have liked. But at least I got one done.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So, now that I finally have my new website all up and running, I can start doing a bunch of things I've been wanting to do for a while to help promote it. Th two big things I did today were to create a Facebook Caricatures by Don page and join (shudder) Twitter.

The Facebook Page is, of course, primarily there to promote my business. But I din't expect people to "Like" it just to help me with that. I wanted them to have a reason to want to "Like" it. So I'll be holding caricature-themed contests there from time to time, just for "Like"rs of Caricatures by Don. While they will be caricature-themed, they won't require you to be a caricaturist to enter them. And they'll have actual PRIZES! Woo-hoo! Also, People on the "Like" list of my Caricatures by Don Facebook page will be entitled to discounts on purchases made from my website! Awrsome!

As for Twitter-- Yeah, that's pretty much just gonna be for announcements about updates to my website, this not-blog, the Facebook Page, etc. But "Follow" me anyway! It would just be a nice thing to do for me.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


If you know me personally, you may be aware that I've been hating my website for many years (which is admittedly a little odd considering how shamelessly I go around plugging it). I don't like the bland look of it, the artwork hasn't been updated for six years or so because I just didn't know how, there were a few pieces of inaccurate information on it, and it didn't list all the services I offer. Well, no more!

FINALLY, thanks to (and thanks to my friends Tara and Ron, who told me about, I was able to put together a whole new flash-based site, and replace my old one with it! It's not exactly everything I wanted it to be--yet-- but it's miles and miles ahead of my old site! If you, by chance, have been following my not-blog, Chumpmonkey's Electronic Carttonatorium ( ), there won't be much, if any, new artwork for you to look at, but if all you've seen is my old website, you're in for a treat!

I'd love for all of you to check it out and let me know what you think. Also, let me know if you discover any problems like spelling errors, broken links, etc.

the web address is still the same:

And here's a little promotional video I put together to help promote the NEW WEBSITE!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!