Cartoons, cartoons, cartoons.... John Crowther's Cartoon Odyssey

I think of it as The Fool's Journey. I've been asked who the "fool" is. It's me, but in the classical sense of the court jester. Only the fool was allowed to tell the king of his follies. All cartoons are available as prints or originals, framed or unframed, through my website or e-mail. For mugs, t-shirts, and other products visit my gift shop at www.zazzle.com/jcrowtherart* (be sure to include the *).

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nobody Claims Cartoonists Are Sane

I suppose there are those for whom the characters in long-running sitcoms take on a reality beyond the half-hour confines of the format, but not for me. Perhaps it's why I have never, as they say, "got into" them. To me the Seinfeld's, and Archie Bunkers, and the friends on Friends were always actors playing roles. The comics have always been different. Pogo and company, the Peanuts gang, the inhabitants of Dogpatch were real to me, and I imagined their lives continuing apart from the strip. Even now, when I pick up the comics page and find Satch is absent from that day's Get Fuzzy I imagine he has the day off, and wonder what he's doing.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Jean said...

hahaha that's so cute!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great cartoon john but the artist doesn't look like you. roger

3:31 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Thanks, Jean.

Except for my balding head, Roger, huh? [grin]

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

love this cartoon, John C. Jeremy's expression is so wistful and worried. So is Harvey's.

7:35 PM  
Blogger gretchen said...

Lovely cartoon, and sad news. I had not heard about Opus. Where do I go to rend my clothes, tear my hair and wail? I miss Pogo too. Course Walt died. Berkely has no excuse! LOL

5:08 PM  

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