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Cool Cars / Cartooning by Jack Keely

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Offroading

The sign that says “Keep Out” clearly means nothing to the off-road rebel roaring through this rugged terrain. When concocting the scenario you want to draw, don’t be ruled by your reference materials. Although a photograph inspired this cartoon, virtually everything has been changed, from the color and position of the truck to the details of the environment. The original image showed a hot Ford Ranger sailing over a hill, but I decided to turn it into a rough-and-ready ride, emphasizing dings and dents and even adding a couple of bandages.

The proportions echo the original photo to some extent, but the details have been exaggerated—especially the tires, which are drawn about 30 percent bigger than they are in real life. The truck ...

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