What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Tour Bus Cartoonist


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Tommy Siegel/Van Doodles

“Doing a thing where I draw a cartoon every day for 365 days, against all good sense.”

Brooklyn-based Virginia native Tommy Siegel is a busy, busy guy. He self-describes as a singer/songwriter, guitarist/bassist, producer and sometimes-cartoonist, but it’s his cartoons I want to explore today. I first spotted his work on a good friend’s Facebook wall, and I just about fell down laughing. Siegel plays with a few different indie bands, so while he cools his heels on various tour buses, he takes cartoon requests from fans and tweets the results back to them, creating a constant back-and-forth dialogue. His first collection of cartoons appear in his 2014 book Van Doodles, Volume 1.

In case you’re interested in checking out his music, he plays with Drunken Sufis, Obiwan Coyote, Jukebox the Ghost, and Narc Twain, which dystopian pop band he actually founded. I tried wading through his music pages, but I kept getting stuck on sentences like the one below, so I eventually gave up.

“He is currently finishing a solo record of McCartney-inspired bedroom pop.”

You can follow the adventures of the very funny Siegel on his website, and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also buy his cartoon merch on Etsy.

All images property of Tommy Siegel/Van Doodles.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “The Tour Bus Cartoonist

  1. Would b fun to do this. My mind is just to slow to be very funny.

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  2. Good Laugh this morning!

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  3. These are great! I have had a heck of a day (and it is only 3pm) and these made me smile. Thanks for that!

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  4. These are so good! Had me laughing out loud (and wondering what he’d say about Leos). Thank you!

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  5. Found it. Yup. Because I am a Leo and can’t help it, I would add: Not bossy, just knows what you should be doing.

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  6. Although I fail to see how on earth anyone could do these fab cartoons on a MOVING BUS (let alone on a non-moving desk – they are absolutely hysterical! Chakra Khan!! Libra!! I’m a Libra, ok? Yet I can still laugh at this, that’s how good he is. (My guess is that his wife/girlfriend is a Libra. Must be.) I LOL’d at almost all of them. Thanks, Donna!!


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