David J. Bromley's and Phillip Bowles' collection of color cartoons, their
skillful use of drawing and color has brought to life the humorous vignettes
of the adventures of Mitch the pizza delivery man. In using striking juxtaposition
of bold colors, Bromley and Bowles have followed in the tradition of the
20th century illustrator and colorist, C.B. Falls. Fine line drawing,
an exuberance of color, and funny situations for Mitch have produced very
likeable cartoons that are particularly appealing to children and young
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will contain more than 50 color cartoon panels as well as some full
scale posters. Some subjects are wild (biker gangs), a few are
tame (like barbers), while others are far-out (aliens).
What do these characters have in common with their fellow guest stars
King Kong, Alfred E. Neuman, Captain Crunch and many others?
These dangerous deliveries
are made by none other than our very own MITCH, employee of Zeno's Pizza,
who delivers pizza anywhere. ANYWHERE.
These drawings are loosely based on a character by Phillip Bowles that was published in The Commonwealth Times. Upon collaboration, David Bromley suggested a pantomime approach to the storytelling, supported in text only by the title.
The nature of the work is entirely visual, using written titles as a valuable, but not necessary, component of the scenario. Bromley and Bowles are influenced not only by the slapstick of silent film comedians, but also the drawings of master cartoonists such as Charles Addams and Don Martin.
The collaborative aspect
of the work involves four main stages from concept to digital coloring.
Each artist contributes to the others efforts, but David is the primary
writer and ink artist, while Phillip is the pencil illustrator and colorist.
Most of the production is done on paper, but Photoshop is used for the
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