I drew this cartoon a few years ago and recently it's been making the rounds online as a meme. Someone added some text at the top and cropped off the bottom part, along with my name and URL.
Over the past week, the meme has been shared on many large social media pages, resulting in thousands and thousands of shares. I'm glad people like the cartoon, but stealing an artist’s work, changing it, and removing their signature isn’t cool. (It's actually copyright infringement, but that's a whole other blog post. If you'd like to learn more, here's a great article about copyright.)
Thankfully, there seems to be a growing number of people who understand the importance of crediting artists—and calling out those who don’t. I've noticed this shift over the past year or so and it's great to see. As someone put it, “It's important to credit artists. Without them, there’s nothing to share!” Thank you, person who gets it!
To the many of you who look out for artists, thank you. You're the best.
I have two new T-shirts in my store - one for cat people and one for dog people. Wear it with pride to show how you're in service to your pet! Click an image to order. These shirts were inspired by the cartoon below. Enjoy!
This cartoon has been making the rounds on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and various blogs. To those who've shared it on your personal pages and blogs, I'm glad you like it.
If you are a business owner and would like to post this cartoon on your social media page or website (as a new post, not shared directly from my Facebook page), please contact me. I charge a small fee for this type of usage.
One business owner who recently purchased this cartoon to post on her Facebook page said this: "Your fee is so reasonable (some might even say "cheap") and totally worth paying! Posting that cartoon resulted in 400+ shares and 50 new likes to my FB page! Much better results than from boosts I've done. Thank you!!!"
I was recently interviewed by Phil Treagus, who runs the website The Reading Lists. The mission of the site is to inspire more people to read books and use them as stepping stones to achieve success. I was asked about the books I’ve enjoyed, the books that have helped me, and the ones I’d like to read. I did this interview a month ago, before the disappointing news about Al Franken. (I mentioned his newest book in the interview.)
The Reading Lists is a great site with a wonderful mission and it was a pleasure being interviewed. Thanks, Phil!
My new collection of cat cartoons, Being Awesome Is Exhausting, is now available!
I had the pleasure to be interviewed by the cat website, The Purrington Post, about my cat cartoons. Thanks, Purrington Post!
HappilyEveRose did this amazing fingernail design based on one of my Valentine's cartoons. I can't imagine the amount of work that must've gone into this. Really well done!
This was my favorite Christmas cartoon I did this year. It was fun to draw.
Michelle Profis at Country Living Magazine wrote a very nice piece about my holiday cartoons. Thanks, Michelle!
I was recently interviewed for an article for the Marin IJ. As you can see, my cat Hannah did a pretty awesome photobomb. At one point during the photo session, she was rubbing up against my drawing pad (not at all unusual). In the end, they went with the cat action shot.
You can read the article here. Thanks to Vicki Larson (Lifestyles Editor), Adam Kreitzman (reporter), and Frankie Frost (photographer).