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Assignment: Horse Calendar, Part 2

Assignment: Horse Calendar, Part 2

~This is part 2 in a series. Click here to go to part 1.~

One of my favorite cartoons to work on for the calendar was called “Horse Show or Bust”. The joke is about people who think they can handle the task of preparing and getting to a horse show without the need for a groom.

What's a groom?

20th painting of horse and groom

What I imagined a horse groom looks like

A groom is someone who manages a barn's...

Getting our Comic Strip Syndicated, Part 2

Getting our Comic Strip Syndicated, Part 2

~This is part 2 in a series. Part 1 begins here

It was Henry's idea that I try doing a comic strip. “Really?" It hadn't even occurred to me. Comic strips, besides Peanuts, had never really appealed to me because there were so few that I could relate to. They were either about family life, or mischievous little boys, or old people.

So, I decided to start making cartoons of a character that I could relate to – a 20-something...

Pretending I'm high-tech!

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So the other day, I sat down to draw, and everything was coming out really weird. I looked closely at my pen nib, and it looked like it got stepped on. So I thought oh my gosh, I need to fix this right away, so I went online and B&H Photo had nibs, so then I thought oh, I have another problem, I don't have the tool to take it out. So Henry said,...

Halloween 2018

I wanted to share a Halloween "On a Claire Day" comic we did.  Writing a comic that's funny is hard enough, but for this we set an even harder goal: to create a comic that was actually scary.  Who knows if we succeeded, but in any case, what we ended up with has always been one of my favorites.  Hope you like... Happy Halloween!!!  

Mr Ricks - On a Claire Day

Assignment: Horse Calendar

~This is part 1 in a series. For part 2, click here

About a year ago I got contacted out of the blue to do a calendar for a horse association. Sure! I said, not really knowing what I was getting myself into.

Carla Miller Design horse cartoon

I imagined drawing lots of cute horsies


“Have you estimated how long this is going to take you?” Even Henry had reservations. He knew I'd often jumped into projects without getting...