Every once in a while I draw a cartoon that can be used in multiple ways. I drew a cartoon of myself to add to the Header for my website with the caption, “Welcome to my world !”. It also had each of the characters of my books, Annie Oxidant, Phyto (her dog), TC Bear, Rudy Baga and Brock O’Lee, the farmer.
As I look at the drawing, I can see a lot of uses for it. It looks like I’m telling a fish story about the one that got away. Or, maybe, with a few lines to make it look like I’m waving my arms, it could be me saying, “Yoo Hoo! I’m over here!”
I could be at Spartan Stadium (my college Alma mater) doing the wave or on the bow of the Titanic yelling, “I’m the King of the World!” Put a wand in my hand and I could be parking a Jumbo Jet…. Or, Sky Diving.
As you can see, being a cartoonist is like being the Chief Executive of the Universe… We decide what it all means and what happens. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why don’t I do something about the cartoon happening in Washington these days? That’s another cartoonist’s territory. It’s out of my jurisdiction. My Universe is pretty small…