Life in a Cartoon World

If you ever wanted to know more about the origins of our cartoons or the process it takes to create one, I’m guest posting over at Catholic Sistas with a post entitled “Life in a Cartoon World.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Like the old adage says, an image can usually tell a story better than words. Of course, storytelling in any form is as old as human beings. Comics or cartoons, humorous ways of telling stories, have been popular since the 1930’s, and many people still look forward to the “Sunday Comics” in local newspapers.

Today, comics are not only seen in newspapers, they also appear in magazines and, more recently, on the internet.

As a child growing up in New Jersey, I loved to read the Sunday comics. I never dreamed that I would be helping to create one. Of course, that was before I met my husband.

The origins of our little “comic” or cartoon actually began 47 years ago. My husband, James, an artist from the time he was three years old, used to doodle and create little caricatures of people around him.

Years later, when I was a teenager, I traveled up to Canada to meet my pen-pal. I know that it sounds cliche, but when I first saw James, he was so handsome that he took my breath away. As I got to know him, however, what really attracted me was his quiet, kind, and witty personality. Since we lived 500 miles apart, we began exchanging letters to keep in touch.

To read the rest of the article and see more cartoons, please go to the Catholic Sistas Blog.

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