Last November, the cartoonist Ron Regé, Jr. released a weird and wonderful book called The Cartoon Utopia. One day I’d like to write a real post on it. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
On Tuesday Ron announced that he’s accepting commissions for all manner of projects, including artwork for your walls, kids’ bedrooms, invitations to events, pet portraits, whatever. On his website, he’s posted some of the custom projects he’s been working on lately. Turns out his “Chris Ware and Lynda Barry’s love child on acid” aesthetic is weirdly appropriate for pretty much any conceivable art need! This surprised me.
|drawing for a wedding invitation|
I'm very curious about the specs that resulted in the mysterious drawing below.
|The aptly titled "Pigeon Molar (?)"|
He also does pet portraits!
Ron’s work is almost unbearably charming and his rates seem reasonable. Why not become a patron of a really terrific (and, I’m guessing, underpaid) cartoonist? It’s pretty clear you’ll end up with something delightful, and much more personal than a print.