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December 31, 2017

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At the end of every year, I draw my little cartoon, turning it into a holiday card. I share it with friends and family, in hopes to bring a smile, but I feel like I am the only one left who sends cards. Writing and sending physical cards is a dying art.

Over the holiday, I went to the Postal Museum in Washington DC. I remember when collecting stamps was a cool thing to do. I collected them as a youth and I still do. I definitely recommend you check the museum out if you are in the area. And maybe try stamp collecting yourself (or with your child). It’s a great way to learn about history and the world. There are so many subjects such as nature (flowers, birds, national parks), pop culture (Elvis, Wonder Woman), and important figures (JFK, Amelia Earhart). It was nice to reminisce, at the museum, how important writing and sending physical letters were, before everything went digital.

Anyway, back to my card writing, over time, my cartoon has become less Christmasy and more of a way to flesh out my characters through stories. It makes me happy to share something creative and then at least I receive words of appreciation, not by a card, but by a text message. Oh well. It’s better than nothing I suppose.

This year, my cartoon comes with a special message.
Happy 2018 Everybody!

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I had the honor to do an illustration for a wedding. The couple knew they wanted to hand out a deck of playing cards as a keepsake for their family and friends. So, I did the artwork that would appear on the back of the cards. After some brainstorming, the ‘superhero’ theme seemed to describe their characters, perfectly, because the two of them are adventurous and they have a quirky sense of humour.

Is it a suprise that their bulldog stole the show?

Congratulations, Francis and Tommy!

graduation cards

May 18, 2010

Graduations are coming up. For me, there are two, one high school grad and one college grad. This gives me the opportunity to try something new and create inspirational greeting cards. I keep the idea simple by doing a pencil drawing.

A set is for sale in my store.

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