Two new Out of Context cartoons posted tonight, as 2009 segues into 2010. Where art and technology intersect, mysteries abound. One of the two cartoons has a keyline, the other does not. One has very heavy title type, the other does not. Both are too blurry. But another decade is starting in a couple days, so watch this space!
Yikes! Sometimes it’s better not to overhear any details. And by the way, that’s not a real steam clock in Gastown.
Sarah Leavitt, comix artiste and drawing buddy extraordinaire, creator of a graphic memoir about her mother, who died of Alzheimer’s.
Doug Savage, creator of Savage Chickens, free every day. OK, the chicken funnies aren’t true funnies (hope not, anyway) but they’re funny.
Sometimes people ask whether I make up the Out of Context cartoons. No, I don’t have to. This one, for instance — who could make it up?
I overhear bits of conversation on transit and in cafes, at readings and parties, in hallways and parks and stores and airports and along the street. I write them down and then I make them into cartoons. This has been going on for about ten years.
The Out of Context shown here isn’t the first one I ever made, but it’s the first one I put together on the computer and posted to this page. That roller coaster in the background? — it’s my Photoshop Elements learning curve.
True funnies = comix, cartoons, graphica — usually true and sometimes funny.
Writer, cartoonist, comix artist, teacher and grandma, an alter ego of Mary Schendlinger. More biographical info on both of us coming soon.