8/23/09

cat and mouse game



These cats had better exercise a little caution. They're out cruising around the bad side of town looking for trouble, and they're about to find it. These boys think they're about to pick up a little snack for the road, but may have another thing coming. I originally started this one out with the mouse was the one who was in danger, but then decided to turn the tables by adding the sign on the side of the building. Whatever the outcome, I had fun doing it.

69 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

and this is why you are the MAN!!!! Yessssssssss! How brilliant is this Dude???? I love it! it's so TOP CAT LOL!!! I love the characters and the colors you used. Teach me this please???? OMG how fabulous. I had to pull myself away to leave a comment. It's straight eye candy! Hey... what is it with some men, like my man, and the socks a flip flops or sandals??? I'm still trying to figure this one out LOL!!! I wanted to know if you are ever planning to sell prints of your work? I would love to get few things from you. let me know. Have a good my friend!

Mad'moiselle C. said...

Again, I really like !!!!!!!! Have you an etsy shop or where can we buy one of your illustration ?!!!

Gavin Goo said...

This is great! :)

Kyle Poling said...

Had to leave a comment on this one - love it! The cats are really well designed and again you took a somewhat simple composition and with a bunch of well placed textures made an awesome illustration. Would love to see a small kids book like this. Also your style, while retro, has a great updated look - like the car and how you shaped some of the details. Great piece - keep posting!

ArtSparker said...

I like the turnabout. Beautifully done.

Karen said...

You outdo yourself week for week Michael... they just keep getting better. I especially like the grin of the cat with teeth. Really good!

Tomás Serrano said...

Great!!! I like the setting, from a passage. The idea is perfectly done. Colors and style.

Katie McDee said...

Diggin' your work. Glad I found your blog :)

lolly-jolly said...

i'm in love with these cats! so cutee and weird :)))

JEM 'n Tonic said...

As always, I love the twist, and your imagination is great!

Dante Terzigni said...

wow Michael! this one is my favorite, it really showcases your awesome style. They keep getting better and better!

Jason Curtis said...

It seems that every time you post something new I find myself thinking "oh, that's my favorite Michael Robertson piece!"

Your ability to tell a story in a single frame is wonderful. I love your concept here, and it leaves the viewer to fill in the blanks as to the outcome (which is always fun).

Outstanding Michael!

This is my favorite piece so far...until your next post!

Danette said...

love,love, love it!! The cats expressions are THE BEST!! Great job!

salli s. swindell said...

great styling...the car is S W E E T ! ! !

jacks said...

GREAT! drawing

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Awesome! Another great illo. Great design, color & layout.

Chris Kennett said...

Great storytelling! You always make me feel so lazy, as I normally revert to a plain BG or a simple texture. Your compositions are always spot on.

Jarrett said...

Brilliant! I really like your design sense :)

justdoodleit said...

Like how you've seated those cats and those brick walls create great depth. Another lovely piece!

NANCY LEFKO said...

great illustration...really made me smile !!!

Kirk said...

Again- Good stuff Michael. I dig your use of color and those cats' eyes just pop!

Shishir Naik said...

Fantastic idea and lovely execution..!! great work.

damon said...

nice

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Love what you did for lemon tootsy!

Gabe Ferreira said...

hey your work is pretty cool, i really liked "impatience" and "red riding hood"
your blog banner is nice too

Shirley said...

Wow. Just love it. Kinda scary that there's a serial cat killer...yoiks! Love your details, the textures, the twist in your work..awesome. I am a fan! (And, I used to live in Cleveland....Cleveland ROCKS! : ) Great piece, yet again!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Now this is what I like! Turn the tables and give some props to the underdog, I always say!

Brilliant illustration as usual, fantastically executed.

Have a great day!

Nathanael Lark said...

GENIUS, GENIUS, GENIUS! The storytelling in this illo is impeccable. I am an instant fan. Great work!

Jack Foster said...

Is it politically correct to say that I am sooooo jealous! Your amazing way of storytelling and composition totally blow me away! Great stuff...oh wait is there a word that is better than great? How about double great :O)

jmanu said...

Love your work, man
great style

donny* said...

i just love your humor. and the illustration is brilliant as usual. bravo! bravo!

Wayne B. Medina said...

hey mike! thanks for dropping by my blog! just have to say that i really really love your style! i am an instant fan!

TJ Lubrano said...

Nice one!! The most dangerous ones are the ones who look innocent hehe ^_^! Keep it up!

Michael said...

This one seems to be getting all the attention, but i thought i'd throw in my comment as well. Just to repeat everything that's already been said, nice composition and twist, executed nicely with texture and style. Nice work on your blog too.

Peace.

Andrew Murray said...

Hey,

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog.

you have a wicked blog and I love that post you did back on the Robot Factory.

Very cool :)

Andy

Sasha Solovjova said...

Very funny and very beautiful style!

Amy C said...

no wonder you had fun this is awesome!
Love the mouse oblivious in the background, I hope he will be alright

Abhilash.N said...

You got an excellent style . Love the cats and mouse..!Thanks for the comments. very inspiring.

Fadas & C.ª said...

LOL Very good! Hilariously funny!

Ken said...

Hey dude, thanks for dropping by my blog! Much appreciated :D

Your work is fantastic, I love your style and your use of colour. Great stuff Ill be back for more

ken :D

Emily said...

cool cats got it comming... :)

Jason Dove said...

Michael, great storytelling in the illustration. I love the texture in the brick building too. Very Nice!

GhettoFab said...

tooo much goodness in one illustration! Super fantastic primo post Michael

Joanie said...

Great illustration. I love your work!

Gilberto Valadares said...

one word...
WOW!!!!

marcus said...

Very cinematic, I love how the story unfolds, a bit of a cliffhanger really.

Roberta said...

Nice twist.... that's one mouse not to be messed with I'd say!!

Pencil Pocket said...

Awesome! Michael, this is great. I get the top cat vibe from it too. So much style. Your work is just totally brilliant.

Tommaso Valsecchi said...

Wonderful, this is a HUGE illustration!

Turretrato said...

Whoa, your work stuns me, looks kinda Jim Flora, congrats!

And thank you very much!

Jmontiel said...

Thanks for your visit Michael, because I have discovered your blog. Your work is wonderful!!!. You have a great style with an air of Shag.
I'll visit you often

Romont Willy said...

Thanks for your comments!!! your blog is very cool!!

nessadee said...

This is great, and I LOVE the moon man!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Of course you know, I was smiling from ear to ear when I read your comment early this morning. It's indeed a honor to have a Kat so talented, and awesome, and hilarious as you to say something so encouraging. I have had my butt handed to me a couple of times this week hee he he he! I needed that pick me up of kind words from super talents like yourself and Eric. Words will never be able to express how much I appreciate that. Thanks so much.
Your Sistah girl
V

Coen met een C said...

Thank you very much!
I love your work.

Have a nice day,
Coen

Eric Barclay said...

Man, this is awesome. Outstanding.

Carlos V. said...

HOLY shit youre a popular dude!! Finally added you to my blog links, also I redesigned my blog so check it out and let me know what you think!!

Your work is amazing btw, but you know that!!

krisztina maros said...

it's simply fantastic. those nose of cats... love them!

Lucas Ferreyra said...

LOVE IT!

Roger Simó said...

Brilliant. And the same for Moon man.

Vhrsti said...

This is absolutely perfect work, Michael! The design, style, colors, atmosphere, expressions... Great! Great!

Art Fan Ako said...

Love the retro look, cool car, and the cats and mouse, the bricks, everything is just GREAT!

Kay Aker said...

Top Mouse! Ultra clever and style galore!

get zapped said...

Fantastic work! COol cAts!

michael robertson said...

wow! thanks everybody, for all your great comments. I really appreciate it.

Tel Coelho said...

wow!!!!!!
THAT'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!
CONGRATS!!!!

R.Dress said...

Awesome!

Ely'sa Castro said...

un excelente trabajo!!! saludos

Korey Scott said...

I could see this one animated with some cool jazz! I like it!