Saturday, November 6, 2010

A dog and his bone...

The bad guys are always trying to ruin things- and that includes snatching Kevin's prized bone away from him. I must say- that is one giant bone.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween!

On a side note, and maybe there's some other cartoonists that can help me out here - I have digitally colored my work in Photoshop in RGB mode. This week I was printing some pieces to send out, and the colors are all outta whack- apparently to print the work needs to be in CMYK. So I've been changing my work to CMYK (this piece was done in CMYK mode) and the colors just ain't the same- not as bright or vibrant....is there any way to preserve my colors and still get a decent print done and show my intended display of my work??? Any help on the matter is greatly appreciated...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cheeseheads!

After that glorious Packer victory last night, this cartoon was quickly hatched...
I just had to make these aliens purple in color.
ALSO- thanks to loyal follower Robin for winning that small contest for a free signed Alien and Dog print! You rock!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not so happy campers...

I was reminiscing about childhood camping trips one day and thinking how so often it seems the weather can turn sour on you. I'll take hail over meteors though.

No one took me up on the lil contest thing in my last post! Maybe next time.     :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cat and Dog...

...no aliens or laser beams in this one (had to sneak the UFO in the back though). Me and my girlfriend have been playing a little Yahtzee lately- which spawned this cartoon, naturally.

So...Foofy the cat has actually made an appearance in a previous Alien and Dog cartoon. Which one was it??? Well, how about someone tells me! Drop me an email at ryanjcarpentier@gmail.com  and briefly describe what happened in that past cartoon featuring Foofy- first person who does gets a free signed print of an Alien and Dog cartoon of my choice! 

Free stuff rocks.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gone Fishin'...

I've wanted Kevin and Geel to go on a fishing trip for some time now. This is what I came up with...Geel likes to utilize his alien technology whenever possible!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Alien and Dog- 1 YEAR OLD!

Alien and Dog has been around for a year now folks. I really love doing the cartoon, even though the last couple of months haven't been extremely productive. I plan to continue and further develop the characters, and perhaps get an ongoing storyline going, rather than standalone pieces every time- maybe a short children's book or comic book type thingy.  I also would like to get some products available for sale- like t-shirts/coffee mugs, or signed prints, etc. We'll see if I can get that ball rollin' anytime soon...
Anyhow, this cartoon is a throwback to the very first Alien and Dog. I wanted to update the original piece, as my techniques and characters have been refined (and they have names now!). Enjoy, and please keep checking out Alien and Dog! 
Here's the original cartoon that started everything:  

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Storm chaser!

Anyone remember that flick? That movie use to be a big deal back in the day...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Number 4

It's been far too long since I've posted a new cartoon....man, time flies....I really wanted to kick it into gear too for Alien and Dog's 1 year anniversary coming up, but it is what it is.

I really wanted to do a football themed cartoon, and being a big Packers fan I felt the need to create the image here.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

That's right folks....


....TWO consecutive poop oriented cartoons in a row! Dare me to do three??  Somebody really needs to stop me.

This cartoon is actually a very familiar scene for me. I'll walk out to my car in the morning to see it totally covered in bird crap. What do these birds eat around here anyways? Jeez.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Weez

Well the summer is winding down. Hope everyone had all kinds of fun. When I think of summer and fun, I think of big outdoor music festivals. Geel and Kevin are rockin' out to Weezer today and even decide to give crowd surfing a try (which is fun until the security guard nabs you up front and you lose your good concert viewing position...)

Weezer (my fav band) is releasing their 8th album next month, titled Hurley! They've been playing a lot of festivals this summer, go see them if you can! Check out their crazy new album cover (especially if you're a fan of Lost) - HERE

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mooooooo...

Geel and Kevin have been taking a bunch of trips into space lately- must be trying to escape some of the Texas heat we've been having lately. Also, my 'alien space cow creature thingie' looks like some kind of twisted version of a Pac Man character.
Another cartoon coming tomorrow!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wow, a new cartoon!

It's about time I get one posted!

The one year anniversary of Alien and Dog is approaching (October) so I'm definitely going to try and pick up the pace and get some good cartoons drawn. I also have a couple surprises lined up for the 1 year anniversary for my followers, so please stay tuned folks! Rock on party people!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back in space...

It's probably a good thing I don't own an iPhone- I'd probably be checking it every 5 mins to see if someone wrote me a comment on a post or something. Just kidding. Maybe.
I need to come up with a backstory for why the general doesn't seem to care for Geel and Kevin. Hhmmhm....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

You'd look great in this new UFO...

I might have to be on the lookout for a new vehicle sooner or later myself- beware the mustached used car salesman. On a side note, the last couple Alien and Dogs didn't have a lot of detail in them so I'm trying to work on that..

Friday, July 23, 2010

Still waiting for football season....


I'm looking forward to football AND fantasy football- one more daily distraction to have around. Geel just wants to remind everyone who was the champ in his league last year- HIM (...and me. That's right. )

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fleas!!


Well, being the newbie at my job I didn't have the most desirable schedule my 1st week- not a lot of time for hardcore cartooning. However, next week looks a lot better and I promise more Alien and Dog. Thanks so much to my followers and to those who dig and stick with my little cartoon.

So we'll just assume the last week that Kevin and Geel were 'lost in space' (the 2 previous cartoons were set in outer space, clever eh) ! During this time, Kevin seems to have come across some alien fleas!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Where will The King go?


There sure is a lot of hoopla in the sports world about what team Lebron James will be going to play for next season. Apparently he's even being persuaded to play for some intergalactic basketball teams....

Tidbits- The Pluto Predators is a homage to the Arnold movie 'Predators' (there's a new one coming out this summer too).

Oh, and don't ask me how Kevin and Geel are able to go hang by Lebron James. I guess the two of them are kind of a big deal!

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's getting HOT.


I love the heat and you will never hear me complain about hot weather. I think my old car isn't liking it though....and some recent troubles with it has inspired this cartoon....

This will be the fourth appearance of General Zlorr- the petite, timid bad guy in Alien and Dog who wants to destroy Earth and take over the galaxy (and it's the 3rd appearance of his evil robot- we'll have to see if he gets fixed if he wants to show up again....)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Silly dogs and those crazy tails of theirs...


After that last, more serious Alien and Dog cartoon I needed to quickly follow up with a more goofy one....whew! I liked how this 'alien dog' turned out, maybe he'll show up again in a future cartoon....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The World Cup is on...


I'm not into soccer too much, but my girlfriend is. We got up at 9 am yesterday to go somewhere to watch the game. There are a lot more soccer fans down south here than where I am from! Of course, the score was 0- 0 after regulation, but I must say- that USA goal in additional overtime was pretty thrilling and the place we were at went wild! Maybe I will finally become a soccer fan??

ps Is it NFL football season yet? :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kevin meets cactus...


.....hhrmm, what is the plural form of a cactus? Cacti? Cactuses? They all sound good to me. Anyhow, Kevin needs to watch where he's going next time...

I did see some cactuses out in the wild the other day for the first time, which inspired this cartoon. Neat-o!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hello Texas


I have to thank follower Robin Cain for this cartoon. I was wondering if I should have my characters move off to Texas, since I just did this myself. She thought it was a good idea and mentioned they should be sporting some boots and cowboy hats. How could I not use that idea? :) Thanks Robin- and check out her great cartoon and blog at http://mindzaicomics.blogspot.com.

And for the record, I've only seen one cowboy hat in the week I've been down here! Some more Texas themed cartoons to come...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oof dah


My move is completed and I got all my gear now. Cartoons should be able to resume at a more frequent pace. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

STAY TUNED


Well I am all moved into my new place in Texas! Whew, it was an adventure. Not posting any Alien and Dog cartoons has really been killing me! I don't have internet yet (I'm in the library right now) so that's the next step. I have about 3 new cartoons all drawn up and will be able to post them very soon though! Yay! I'm very sorry for the hiatus and still hope there's peeps out there that still wanna check out Alien and Dog! Thanks!!!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hangin' the head out...

While packing up all my stuff to move, I came across some old photos. I found one of my dog Penny that shows her happily hanging her head out the car window while driving. Dogs just love to do that and it's hilarious! I will notice other dogs doing it as well driving around sometimes. So I had to incorporate Kevin doing it in Geel's UFO - with disappointing results.

Anyhow- here's the original photo of my dog Penny that inspired this Alien and Dog cartoon.

And of course, sorry for the longer than usual wait between cartoons. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just a walk in the park...


Apparently Geel is fond of human females....and Kevin too for that matter.....guys will be guys!

Also please check out Alien and Dog on FACEBOOK! I'm trying to get it hopping a little bit more.

Thanks for looking- hope everyone's doing good!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Owww!


The weather has been great up here in Wisconsin this week- lots of sun!
And I'll be seeing a lot more of it me thinks as I am planning to move to Texas early next month! It's the first big move for me and definitely has been keeping me very busy lately with planning, packing, etc.....I sure hope I can keep up with Alien and Dog in the meantime, but until I get all moved in the cartoon postings may be a lil less frequent :-(
But I sure hope it goes well and everything works out for me down there!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Would you like fries with that??


Aaahh- finally a new Alien and Dog.....I've been sitting on this one for awhile and finally got it whipped into shape! I always like rippin' on MCdonald's when I can (although, yes I do eat there on rare occasion, I especially like the apple pies).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Now open wide...


This is a little 'Alien' joke from the famous movie series from James Cameron. In other news, I should probably go to the dentist soon.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Alien and Dog on Facebook


Yup, first it was twitter, but now I made up a Facebook page devoted just to Alien and Dog. It can be viewed HERE - check it out and maybe even give it a 'Like it' :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

In theaters: Iron Man 2


The return of General Zlorr- the wannabe adversary in Alien and Dog! He isn't as familiar with Earth as Geel and Kevin are....

Iron Man 2 looks like a cool flick- hopefully I'll catch it this weekend.

Hhmmm, anyone know of a good scanner out there? Mine just crapped out and I've been disappointed with my last couple. I've been bumming off my roomies in order to get new cartoons posted!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The importance of breakfast!


This cartoon basically sums up some feelings of mine on various breakfast cereals available for children. There is a LOT of money spent on the promotion of cereals towards kids (many that include beloved cartoon characters!)- and many of these cereals are packed with ungodly amounts of sugar. The best way to start off the morning everyday growing up? Geel seems to be getting quite the sugar buzz....

I must apologize for the slight delay of a new cartoon. Busy work week (I do not make a living off of my artwork as of now, but hopefully someday!) and a freshly broken scanner to boot....

ALSO- this is my 50th Alien and Dog cartoon *massive applause*

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Here piggy piggy piggy

Aaahh, a new cartoon! Had a busy weekend- got to see a great NBA playoff basketball game. While I was off doing that, it appears Geel was out finding some pork for himself....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Almighty Beard


I am also a big supporter of the beard. I grew one a little over a year ago and have had it since. I'm a dude that could shave his face twice a day, but now with a beard I simply have to maintain it- much easier. Plus the lady now prefers me with one- win-win situation( I don't imagine Geel will keep his though). Included is a pic I snapped of my furry face in photo booth on my computer- I think I needed an excuse to play around on it....

Monday, April 19, 2010

Twitter


Well I decided to give Twitter a try. It seems a lot of artists use it to help promote their work. So of course Geel and Kevin are going to give their two cents on the matter.

Please feel free to follow me on twitter! www.twitter.com/ryancarpentier  I plan on posting updates on my artwork, among other stuff....and maybe I'll make a twitter account especially for Alien and Dog...

Also- a cool guy named Guillaume recently created the website www.comicsroulette.com- a fun site to easily view a variety of web comics and cartoons. Alien and Dog can be seen there, as well as some other work of mine, so a big shout out for including my stuff! Please check out the website!