When I started The Miniscules it was just an avenue for some strange ideas that I had in my head. sometimes they got into predicaments because of their size, then later they became embroiled with current events. With a bit of time on my hands, and in answer to many queries like, “Where did the Miniscules come from?”, I decided to use my rudimentary skills to produce what I like to call: “a waste of a few hours of my day…“
Now to continue your refresher of The Miniscules so far:
So, there you go. I hope that you enjoy The Miniscules as much as I do.
Continuing the evolution of my “artistic” side. Some ideas are poignant, others come from everyday situations, the last one was inspired by all the sports repeats in 2020. You can see that I haven’t figured out where to put the web link:
I started a “Miniscules: Origins” movie. I got as far as a trailer (will post that soon). The last one was due to changing my Instagram account.
“Can I see more creatures” you ask? Of course.
I hope you have been enjoying my scratches and scrawls.
Sometimes humor can make you laugh out loud, chuckle, snicker, giggle, smile, smirk, purse your lips, furrow your brow, or shake your head. As I have written before, humor is subjective (read my previous post here: Humor/Humour) and it is so diverse from the silly to the “I can’t believe you said that” to the just plain weird or bizarre.
I have always enjoyed the just plain weird humor. The Far Side cartoons were some of my favorites, and the humor of Steven Wright was groundbreaking. So, continuing with last week’s post, I am going to catch you up on my cartoon, The Miniscules, to show one aspect of my sense of humor. If you have read my other posts, you’ll know that I usually interject humor wherever possible.
I put together the rough drafts that became the finished product which I called ‘Scule-volution.
Notice the addition of various borders…
Most of the early humor was derived from the fact that they are just so small, which later will incorporate more current events.
And finally, on the theme of weird, here are my creatures. I don’t know how they came about, but they did, and they are definitely weird.
I like to sketch and draw, but for some reason, I could not consistently draw people-or cartoons. Not being one to give up, I decided to give up. But, I had all these oddly humorous situations that needed an outlet. So I came up with “The Miniscules”.
Some of the situations encountered were inspired by current events, others because they are so tiny, or the combination of the two. I began to post them on Instagram under the tag -minisculemondays. Seeing that my Mondays here were taken by my love of music, I’ll share some of my favorites and catch you up to date.
I’ll start with some of my originals and show how they evolved from a crude scrawl to a not so crude scrawl-but with a fancy border!
Weird? Yup. Laugh out loud hilarity? That’s still up for debate…
I started this a few weeks ago, so now I feel compelled to come up with something to amuse readers each week. As you may have noticed before in some of my earlier posts, I have an odd sense of humor, which borders on the surreal at times. If this is your first time here, go ahead, read some of my previous posts. We’ll wait.
(We won’t really wait. They can catch up.)
In my poetry book, I included a comic called, “When Does This Become That?” I have no clue what prompted me to come up with the idea, but it is a good example of what goes on in my head…
When Does This Become That?
I know what you are thinking. Either, “What the heck was that supposed to be?” or “Is there anymore of this hilarity” (see what I did there? No? I’ll give you a moment…)
To answer those questions: I really don’t know, and yes.