From the Archive: Anatomy of a Single-Panel Cartoon, and Bonus Kitty Sighting
Right before the lockdown. Sigh.
I mean, they don't seem like much, do they? Just a picture and some words.
Well, we will just see about that. Here's the first of a series of hand-drawn pieces up in the vault (it's 8 or 9 inches square on Bristol paper), illuminating various splendid types of narrative art. Thought I'd start with the one I know the best, the single-panel cartoon.
You can see this hand-drawn explanation in its original paper in-person form at the gallery, while you take in all the fabulous work on display. Read the story of Kitty and Sloth and Hugh the Manatee and Harriet the Pangolin, enjoy a wide range of righteous original paintings and sculpture, enrich your very soul.
Here's the gallery website with all the details and goings-on there. Always something new to enjoy, and maybe take home to live with you.
Alright what next? Perhaps I'll do an explainer on Zines. Or maybe Monuments. But first I have to tally up the votes as to what exactly Harriet the Pangolin found in the mini mart. Never a dull moment.
ALSO, NEWS FLASH: Birthday Kitty is running around in Portland! My great friend Bridgett Spicer spotted Kitty, hat and all, hanging with a businesslike pup and also a pretty mellow-looking rain cloud. Bridgett is part of Sidestreet Arts gallery there in Portland and also has a Patreon. She is groovy.
May you laugh out loud at a cartoon, may you have very good parking karma, won't you be my neighbor?