Posts Tagged ‘Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant’

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 14)

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Dan Gilbert moving on...

By Ryan & AJS, at

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 13)

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Tristan Thompson is Canadian

By Ryan + AJS, at

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 12) (NSFW)

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

I call this piece, “the genesis of God’s relationship with Cleveland.”

I think the only thing you may need to know in advance (which ironically, I’m telling you post-cartoon), is that the following is the city of Cleveland’s seal:

The Seal of Cleveland, Ohio

We’ve made a huge mistake…


Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 11):

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

And, it’s here.

Our most risque entry yet by a fairly substantial margin.

It's funny because his name is a euphemism.

I think it’s way more palatable than my “Hot Rod” Williams cartoon.


Picture by me @, colors by the inimitable Aron (AJS).

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode bookmark):

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

New DFTNOCG coming soon (as in hopefully later today)!

In the meantime though, here’s something to tide you over.

A free Chris Grant bookmark!

It's a Chris Grant bookmark.

You just print it out, cut along the border, then…voila.

You have the Cavs’ GM on a bookmark.

Literally available nowhere else.

Probably for a reason.

-Ryan “CFAAP” Braun

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 10):

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Well, the lockout is on and times are slow, so what else to do but take a glimpse at the offseason training regimens of a few of our favorite Cavs…and/or our most transient ones.

This one’s for John.

“I’m not sure if Antawn Jamison could successfully defend a woman’s right to vote.” –John Krolik

Until next week,



Ps- Picture by the preeminent sports picture blog on the internet (according to my mom) CFAAP.COM, colors by the ever so talented AJS.

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 9.5):

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

I promise an extravaganza (and/or a normal cartoon) next week to make up for this.

A last minute scheduling conflict nearly derailed this week’s entry…but fear not. My always wanting to help out, super-awesome, 6-year-old cousin Adam has agreed to contribute this guest-submission of his favorite player Antawn Jamison to Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant.

Antawn Jamison looks pasty...

I count two major errors.


Check out the picture blog at (Our membership has grown by 200% in the last week alone…which bolsters our ranks to a hefty seven. So basically, the glass is half-full, but it’s a two-inch glass.)

Also, the artist wishes you to know that the above was done with Crayola brand crayons on standard notebook paper. All rights reserved.

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode 9):

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Or, the NBA: Where Amazing Happened…

This ball is lonely.

A little backstory…

Two weeks ago, I first got the idea to make some sort of a promotional banner for the NBA lockout, and what I came up with was essentially a pictorially transcribed version of the page sans players as accordant with NBA lockout policy.

Basically, this is what happened:

What Happened.

It struck me as not my most visually enticing endeavor, and worse, for those looking closely, it also kind of outed me as a closet Eva Amurri picture hoarder.

So, for today’s episode of DFTNOCG (pictured above), here’s a more streamlined (slash less personally revealing) effort.

Happy lockout everyone. May this picture soon be dated.


Ryan “NBA TV should be free until this deal is resolved” Braun


Ps- Picture by Ryan and Aron at

Pps- Next week, as inspired by one of John’s recent comments, we’ll be traveling back to Ancient Egypt to take a peek at the lineage of a few of the Cavalier wings…

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode eight):

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Last week, I promised a send-off to someone more deserving than Jonas Valanciunas.

And here is it.

Goodbye JJ…

J.J. Hickson leaves the Cavs their doughnuts...

You will be missed.


(to steal a Krolikism)

A Hicksomaniac


ps-This picture was again colored by the inimitable AJS.

pps- Check out for more drawings (though you guys have seen a number of them).

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode seven):

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Well, I have something even better coming down the pike for J.J., as I thought he deserved a pictorial send-off…but for now, let’s send off the guy who probably doesn’t deserve one at all.

The Jonas Valanciunas Haiku

Goodbye Jonas. It’s time for you to go, and to take your superior play against what I hope to God is in actuality inferior competition with you.


Ryan “I swear there wasn’t some Cavs: the Blog memo that made us all fall completely in love with this guy” Braun

Ps-Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!

Pps- Colors on this picture were done by acclaimed haiku artist, AJS.

Ppps-For those versed in the art of haiku, the one above was supposed to say “I hope that you suck,” (haiku = 5-7-5) but what can you do…

Maybe it’s apt. I jumped the gun at four.