The 5th Wall started life as a series of sketch book (and later ipad pro) sketches, figured it be worth it to post some of them here
I designed these guys back in 2012 as a rework of a much more primitive version I first began featuring on my business cards in 2008 shortly after beginning work as the cartoonist contracting at Luna Park. The Roller Coaster is based off the “Wild Mouse” a ride which dates back to 1963, the two riders are based off the Comedy and Tragedy masks used as an icon to depict the theatre, also the reactions I often get to my caricature work, the guy in the blue shirt is based on Luna Park’s giant fibreglass harlequin face for a front door and the girl is loosely based on an ex. The design has since been given a digital colouring and inking facelift but the original remains largely unchanged .
In my down time between commissions, events and trade shows I get a chance to draw up some single panel gag strip cartoons, the sort that might appear in publications like The New Yorker or Time Magazine. At some point I’ll compile all of them into a book.