I will be heading into Luna park Sydney this evening to briefly drop off some new material which will appear soon in the caricatures section of www.eddyer.com. As part of a 2 month long complete overhaul of my public base of operations the Luna Park Cartoonist Booth and my website.
Updates pending are:
- The ability to follow me and my work on twitter/EdTMDyer
- New Youtube clips featuring the process of my work
- Online webcomic (to be announced)
So over the next few weeks a new major overhaul is pending with a new look for www.eddyer.com
…continued from part 1
So began the updating process, I had drawn new material in the past and introduced better stronger work in stages, lord knows I had to replace all the old drawings left over from the previous cartoonist. After much trial and error as more and more pictures would come in, some where shuffled, some were placed in more prominant spaces and some where retired with me shaking my head what was I thinking?!
The latest to emerge I feel more correctly reflect the artist I am, not the hack drawing big heads little bodies and bumper cars (Iabcdve lost count how many times Iabcdve drawn that tired tourist theme) to say Iabcdve been wanting to break the mould for a long time may be an understatement.
So over the next few weeks a new major overhaul is pending with a new look for www.eddyer.com and I would also like to announce that I can be followed on twitter look me up EdTMDyer, most of my tweets will be cute little one liners however important info on whether Iabcdll be drawing at Luna Park will be regularly posted.
Written by Ed Dyer 24th May 2010
Iabcdve been studying, working out and keeping a regular routine that involves a strong work ethic and dicipline. Yes Iabcdm thinking the same thing, “Who are you and what have you done with Ed?!” …relax, Iabcdm exaggerating.
On the 11th of April 2010 I celebrated an unofficial 2 year anniversary as the Luna Park cartoonist. A weird little milestone sure, but a mile stone none the less. Since then a lot has been in the works mostly Iabcdve since taken stock of the images Iabcdve produced over those 2 years and thought wow, they have done their job in cementing my career (nothing like some evidence to back up the claims) and to this day I still get asked “Did you draw all these?” To which the response is invariably “Yes, everything you see here is my work!” I then began to think about the question and why it would always be asked of my wall display, sure every image was indeed mine, however I can draw in about a dozen distinct styles, my realistic stuff was competing for wall space with my cartoon style, the ultra simple was mixed up with colour prints and the end result though interesting resembled a collage of works by separate artists not just myself.
So since last week on my regular commute home from Luna Park, I began idly sketching (when all is said and done drawing for me will always begin and end as a hobby) a caricature of the X-men character wolverine, he took the majority of the trip, which after change overs can be anywhere from 40 mins to an hour and a half. I brought him home and realised, this is the style Iabcdm truly comfortable with.
So began my new mission
…to be continued
Well another term comes to an end and its hard to believe this year is almost over, however ironic, chances are The Artist Currently Known as Prince will most likely not change the lyrics to his 1980abcds Glam Rock Hit song 1999.
The impending Summer is not far off and the smell of blooming frangipani and jasmine mingle in the air with the acrid stench of smoke haze, brought on by bushfire preventive back burning.
Luna Park is gearing up for record crowds and some awesome parties over the next months and at the moment my little booth in Side Show Alley has never looked so good. With new display pictures and a Flat screen mounted on the wall with some extra examples of my work as space has become a little cramped.
Iabcdm definitly looking forward to the warmer months and daylight savings and to see some familar faces, being a caricaturist itabcds harder still to forget.
See you there.