Cartoon Stories: Bad Attitudes
Some political, some cultural, some animal…
Boy Wonder Wanted. On the theme of dangerous old gurus, and their insular recruitment centers…
Long Time No See. Some people never get the body language right. Or the fashion statements. Which, incidentally, I like to dress my characters in schleppy or nerdy gear…fair isle sweater vests, button-down shirts…even Dr. Billhook, above, gets a nice scarf.
Live from the Underground. Not much to comment on, just a rat-themed bit, with music.
Building on the Past. There actually was one left, though I didn’t know if such a thing was possible when I did this cartoon. Here’s a link, on the death of Georg von Tiesenhausen, aged 104.
Out Schmoozing. Because I have an ongoing counter-notion to the vampire craze in novels (see The House of Spooky Annoyances) that anyone who lived for hundreds of years would always be reminded of a peeve or a story…
Raising a You-Know-What. Drawing a stinkbug is a challenge, an aspect of cartooning that improves you as an artist. You never know what you may need to portray, or what sort of creatures/historical figures/imaginary beings, in what settings and combinations.
Free World, Take One. It couldn’t hurt, to go back to the old ideals, minus the racism, but plus the go-getting (as I mention in my accompanying notes to Catastrophe*, Puerto Rico wasn’t too far for T.R., when sending aid to Martinique…one president who could get right on the job).
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(2020, Stephanie Foster)