Bear’ll Roll

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

I’m steadily inching toward the deadline. Here are my two favorite panels so far. This isn’t even the punchline, but for some reason I wanted to see if I could draw a bear leaping over a counter, only to accordion on the floor below.

Edit: Argh, I took a second look at these panels and realized, it’s hard to read what the bear is doing in the first panel there. I think sometimes when I’ve been drawing something for too long it starts to look right even when it isn’t.

Here’s my re-do:


So, I think that’s easier to read, and it’s a much better action (a genuine jump instead of meekly rolling over the counter…probably more sanitary, too).

Ironically, I couldn’t for the life of me conjure up this simpler action from my imagination, so I hired a goofy-looking model:



  1. theresamonroy

    I love his pudgy belly 🙂

  2. Chicky II

    Well he looks just like the model 😉