ARMSTRONG WINS BY A NOSE!!
I created this drawing in an attempt to find something humorous in the Lance Armstrong fiasco and all the drama that surrounded it.
Because of all the accusations of lying and deception in the media, Pinocchio seemed like a good character to encapsulate the issue so I spent ages trying to marry cycling and puppetry somehow until I remembered the phrase “winning by a nose”. It was one of those ideas that takes lots of work to come by but once you have it, it seems it was in front of you the whole time.
I work mostly digitally these days so it was great to get back to just sketching out ideas quickly by hand. The Artline 220 was one of the first pens I started drawing comics with so it’s a pen I have a great fondness of.
– Bill Hope