by Donna Barstow | December 3rd, 2008
Well, the wine glasses are empty, and this may explain her behavior. But really, isn’t it fun to be the aggressor?! ;)
The subject for Illustration Friday this week is Balloon. So here you go, the speaking balloon all cartoonists know all too well. And a colorful cartoon that I just remembered I did last month for a little interview I did for Psychology Today. No, not as a patient, silly – though they may have missed the boat on that call – but as a creative person. (That’s what my most recent contract calls me: Creator. What happened to A**hat?)
Susan Perry is an accomplished writer of several books about flow, and is now working on a novel. Psychology Today invited her to do a blog for them, about creating in flow. (What, did you think Psychology Today was too stodgy for blogs and fun? Never! And they welcome comments, too!) I don’t know if you’ll learn anything new about me or cartoons there, but it’s a pretty accurate portrait. Or portrayal.
About the Cartoon
Because the title is at the bottom, I had to put the caption into a balloon for her. I think they balance each other out visually, but that took a couple of tries. I did the drawing recently, and I like the assertive lines. I thought of it several years ago, however, before chocolate became popular and healthy. (which is really only the last 5 years.) This cartoon was published in Weight Watchers. They have good taste, don’t they!
Of course, I loved the idea so much I also did one for men. But I’m not sure that one’s ready for Prime Time viewing!
*I just realized, several months later, that there are no ads on this page. G-oogle got it’s hair mussed up because I used the word s-ex, I guess. Terrible, misguided, and inexcusable search engine censorship.