cartoonist

Creative workspace: Roz Chast – cartoonist

In the recent post by New Yorker cartoon editor, he mentioned a cartoon by Roz Chast, very much part of the magazine for decades. Here are a few more of her creations:

 

 

 

Viewable on her website

You can also find her cartoons in her many books.

Her creative environment I find fascinating – there is such a range of interests and a strong love of craft.  Her personality comes across: angsty but finding comfort in drawing as a way to remember, a way to process – possibly a response to the fact that her parents didn’t talk about important things in life.  The actual workspace is quite simple: 2 filing cabinets full of drawings, plenty of paper, a well-lit desk space with drawing tools ready to hand.

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Michael Leunig – cartoonist

… is new to me.  I saw one cartoon referred to by a friend of a friend, looked him up, found this wee gem on his website and found it uproariously funny, immediately.

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from website http://www.leunig.com.au/

 

I’m not quite sure why it amuses me so much.

Possibly because, like the famous quip from Morecambe and Wise playing Greig – “it’s all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order.”