Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy St. Patty's!

St. Patty's is one of my favorite holidays. I've got a lot of irish in me (I'm a dark haired one, we're the more surly ones!) so I like to go all out- make the corned beef and cabbage, dress up in all green with shamrocks, go out to the taverns, etc etc). It's also the time of year I like to remember my grandfather- he LOVED St. Patty's and played the bagpipes with his kilt on and everything. So it's an important day for me as well. I really enjoyed incorporating the holiday into Alien and Dog- obviously Geel the alien isn't accustomed to pounding beers like so many irishmen seem to be able to do!

Tidbits: -the bow tie on Kevin the dog is a little inside gag for me- My grandpa would always put these big green bow ties that lit up on his two dogs for St. Patty's... :)
-the girl in the bar is modeled after my lovely girlfriend- I think she secretly likes popping up in my cartoons...

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha! I actually think Grandpa Don used to put the blinky bow ties on you and Corey and parade you around to his buddies :)