Mr. Buttons and His Button Collection

Illustration

I’m working on an 8-page comic about a smarmy crow named Mr. Buttons who falls in love with a hot tub chlorinator¬†that’s shaped like a duck. Here’s the cover:

Mr Buttons cover by Sheri Roloff

And here is Mr. Buttons’¬†button collection, which I’ll be using for the end papers in the print version of the comic:

Button Collection by Sheri Roloff

I’m working on the inside pages and hope to post the entire comic soon!

Going Down a Rat Hole…

Art, Illustration

“Going down a rat hole” is a phrase my boss uses all the time. Sometimes he means it in a bad way, referring to an unproductive dive into details that should be avoided. Other times he’ll use it in a positive way, explaining how he went down a rat hole discovering something or figuring something out.  Either way, it refers to getting deeply involved with something to the point that you risk losing sight of the main objective. According to some sources it should be “going down a rabbit hole”…which is probably true, and all the more reason this rat hole business makes me laugh.

Anyway, the other day my boss said “going down a rat hole” so many times I started picturing him as a rat scurrying down a twisty tunnel of ideas. One thing led to another and I ended up drawing it. It actually turned into more of a metaphor of the creative process than I intended. 

Going Down a Rat Hole by Sheri Roloff