Chirp! Chirp! A Cartoon Spread–Austrian Body-Painting Festival

Hi everybody! I have a few things that are out in print this month so I wanted to get them up on the blog.

First up is a spread I did for the Jan-Feb ’13 issue of Chirp magazine. This was a lot of fun to assemble and figure out, to have characters applying and wearing body paint. I learned a lot about the art form just doing research. Some samples of the spread are below. Thank you, Owlkids, for the fun project!





Closer again.


5 Responses to Chirp! Chirp! A Cartoon Spread–Austrian Body-Painting Festival
  1. Gina
    January 15, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    Wow – that’s fabulous and looks like it was a lot of fun to illustrate. Congrats!

  2. nancydrewit
    January 15, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    Paula, you are so amazing at these really complex, draw-a-zillion people scenes! Really fun–nice job!

  3. Paula
    January 15, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Thank you, Gina & Nancy! I appreciate you guys leaving comments!

    My first inspiration is Mad Magazines, Sergio Aragones. I probably mentioned that before…But back when I was young, I loved looking for his cartoons in the margins as well as his larger, busy pieces. My favorite has always been this 2-page spread he did depicting Woodstock. Wish I could see it again…

  4. Ruth McNally Barshaw
    January 16, 2013 | 1:57 am

    Really cool and fun scene, Paula! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Paula
    January 16, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Thanks so much, Ruth! I appreciate your encouragement!