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As a comic author, race... 

19 deviants said I'm white and I'm totally comfortable showing non-white characters. :meditation:
7 deviants said I don't make comics.
6 deviants said I'm white and I have anxiety about people thinking I'm racist when I show non-white characters. ^^;
5 deviants said I'm something else and I'm totally comfortable showing ethnicity in my comics. :meditation:
1 deviant said I'm black and I'm totally comfortable showing non-black characters. :meditation:
No deviants said I'm black and I get anxious when I show non-black characters. ^^;
No deviants said I'm something else and I have anxiety about showing ethnicity in my comics. ^^;

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Hey guys! My friend Kit Fox recently lost her job. If you have a minute, check out her Etsy shops. She makes cool stuff! :nod:

Journal History


Samuel Isaac Dealey
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hi! Welcome to my DA Page. I've been drawing since I was ankle-high to an otter, cartooning since 2006 and learning everything I can.

:bulletblue: I have lots of sources of inspiration like Gary Larson, kevinbolk, humon, Warner Brothers cartoons, public radio and cognitive science. I'm always looking for new material and challenging new projects.

:bulletblue: I'm a moderator for the-devart-comics where I publish Gutter Stars smolderingremains.deviantart.c… , a series of editorial interviews with dedicated webcomic authors who could use some more exposure.
:iconthe-devart-comics: Gutter Stars by woohooligan

:bulletblue: I also created the Critoons group to help me give back to the community and keep my commitment to write critiques for other artists every month.
:iconcritoons: 2 Critiques by woohooligan

:bulletblue: I'm a big believer in progress smolderingremains.deviantart.c… , both in my work smolderingremains.deviantart.c… and in the world at large! :nod: Whatever you're doing, do it bold, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them, and you can change the world! :D

:iconoccupyda: :iconoccupyartists: :iconoccupyart:
:iconkickyourownass: :iconkeepthemhonest:

:bulletblue: I created the DFWTX group and was the local liaison for Texasdevmeet because I wanted to meet more artists in my home town. :D Since then I purchased my first home in Dayton, Ohio!
:icondfwtx: :icontexasdevmeet:

I was born and raised in Dallas TX. There's a statue of my great-great grandfather, George Bannerman Dealey in downtown Dallas in Dealey Plaza just across the street from the old red courthouse museum. He was the editor and later owner of the Dallas Morning News and a great person who really helped to build the community, stood up to the KKK and stood up for people facing hardships. Heck, when he owned the newspaper, he refused advertising money from oil companies because he couldn't tell the difference between a good oil company and a bad one and didn't want sham oil companies advertising to his patrons. :D

And now I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Bob Dylan: any man not busy being born is busy dying. :nod:


Character Design Critique - Serchz by woohooligan
Character Design Critique - Serchz
Hi gang,

I had told Serchz a little while ago that I would give him a critique of this Deviant ID image he submitted to the Character Design folder of the Critoons group. A few weeks later now, here's that critique. :work:

I'm posting this to my scraps folder so that people interested in my art don't necessarily have to receive a note about this.

Here's the original deviation:
New ID by Serchz

I think Sergio's overall design here is good. I'm guessing that this is intended as a self-portrait, since it's his DevID. Having said that, I think a number of the design decisions here are really good. I think the lines are good and the structure of the face give the character a slightly goofy and overall friendly, likeable look.

If I had to sum up where I think Sergio could improve in a few words, I would say "less is more". I suspect his intention was just to make the character look slightly disheveled, like a lot of us are on a day-to-day when we're not going out for a job interview or otherwise trying to impress someone. So the hair is a little messy, the jacket's a little worn and wrinkly. But I think the number and weight of these accent marks and the extra shadows ends up causing the overall image to miss that mark and the character ends up in the long run looking like he's been sleeping in a garbage dumpster. Marks and shadows around the eyes in particular make him look exhausted (or possibly scared, if you covered everything but the eye area), which contradicts the up-beat, happy-go-lucky expression.

(As a side-note, because there were so many extra accent marks, I nearly mistook the cleft in his chin for another accent mark and almost removed it.)

The cleaned-up version at the bottom does take a few other liberties with the style.

:bulletblue: The dramatic rear-lighting and the colored ear are gone, only because I don't feel they add anything especially useful in an ID or character design image like this.

:bulletblue: The hair highlights are a dark blue instead of white -- that's really a style choice, it could go either way, I redid the hair highlights mostly to show what fewer, more simplified lines would look like.

:bulletblue: I added some white glint in the pupils of the eyes, just to give them a little more "life".

:bulletblue: And I turned the nose up slightly and filled in the eye-glass lens on the right with a solid color outside the eye, so you don't see the line of the face behind the lens anymore. This is all about cleaning up that right side of the face where the lens of the glass meets the nose because that area is pretty crowded and it produced several tangents. There's a great article here about what tangents are and how and why you might want to avoid them.

That's all from me. Again, good work overall and I hope you find these suggestions helpful! :D
War of the Worlds! by woohooligan
War of the Worlds!
There are only five days left in the comic contest! Thank you guys so much for supporting me and helping me the past two months! You guys reading, rating, favoriting and sharing these comics has helped me stay a top-rated comic in this contest! :la: LOL Rat is currently in the top 8%! Can you help me out one more time? Can you read the latest comics, fav and share them, and rate the submission if you haven't already? I've put in a ton of effort this past month to make the best comics I can. Can you help me push this even higher?

If you're unfamiliar with the contest, check out my journal Moar Comics! And a Contest! or go straight to the contest entry here and read and share new comics! 

:iconla-plz: :iconsaysplz: Stay awesome, Hooligans!


Markiplier Graphic Tee 2k14 - WORK IN PROGRESS by vickyjane

Hi Vicky! :wave: You're obviously very skilled and I probably wouldn't be offering a critique here except that you mentioned wanting to simp...

The Rejected Goodies 1 by DeadMooseMarch

Good Stuff :bulletblue: Characterizations - the characters are all visually quite distinctive and they have obvious personality traits that can be...

2 Critiques by woohooligan


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FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
i get a real kick out of your avatar, it's so cute
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: :hug:
FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch and fav! I'm always honored to have a cartoonist I already watch return the favor!
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! You've got some nice work!
TaoAndThen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch :)
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome :)
0kidd0 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thanks so much for the fave!
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
leeina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch! 
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