Saturday, June 23, 2007

Well, I've finally gone and done it!

Yes, after hearing from many bloggin' buddies on how easy it is and why I should have one, I've decided to start my own blogsite. Being somewhat of a technophobe, I reckon I won't catch on to everything right away but I'm going to learn this sucker as I go along.

First of all, let me explain the reason behind my blogsite name: "The Cartoon Cave". I reckon that the more the times keep a-changin', the less I feel like I'm a part of it all. As my profile explains, I'm still revelling in nostalgia for a better past, at least as far as popular entertainment goes. Therefore, being as out of step with contemporary tastes as I am, I sometimes feel like a caveman, stuck in a 1960's time warp. Movies, TV, and most certainly, popular music are all far more to my liking from that era - An era when the radio airwaves were ruled by Italian-American baritones who snapped their fingers as they sang their swingin', breezy tunes. Here then is my first image post to celebrate that wonderful era: my caricature of Frank, Dean, and Sammy as they appeared in the 1964 film, "Robin and the 7 Hoods".

So, welcome to The Cartoon Cave. The blogsite that time forgot...


Amir Avni said...

Welcome to the 21st century, Pete! We definitely need more cavemen.
Traditional cartoons are becoming extinct, and I'm confident that the classic appeal of your work will inspire many more artists to come.

Floyd Norman said...

Wow! I didn't even know about your blog. Welcome, Peter. I love your work and I'm looking forward to seeing even more at this location.

By the way, that's a great Dean, Frank and Sammy.

jmv42osity said...

Nice to see you have a Blog! Been a long time since I saw you in Toronto, but speak often of you to Russell! Hope you get to California soon. Keep up the great artwork!

Pete Emslie said...

I'm not sure about the "jmv" part, but the "42osity" gives me a pretty good clue who you are! Perhaps as thanks for you posting the first post, I may have to find that caricature of Tommy Steele to put up on here. :)

jmv42osity said...

Tommy Steele would be cool, but I'm the other person with the 42osity license plate. Saw you last in 1997 during the Hercules Mall Tour!

JohnK said...

Hey Pete

I'm with you 100%!

That Rat Pack is great BTW. So are your other caricatures.


Pete Emslie said...

Hi John,

Hey, now that I've finally got myself a Blogger account, maybe I'll start dropping by your site. Just be gentle on a Disney-lovin' newbie though, okay? :)

harpo said...

good to see fantastic artists like yourself & John
blogging away!
that drawing is amazing & the colors fabulous.

Today there's a lack of natural entertainers like Dean, Sammy & Frank.
Wether they were singing, acting, dancing or telling dirty jokes, it was all done with such great flair and style. True naturals!