Cartoonists Drawing Together

It keeps us sane, and married

Last week, I volunteered to show my studio and draw on camera for viewers via the wonderful Society of Illustrator’s Instagram. After a half hour of talking shop, materials, ideas, and drawing, I invited my husband to join me. Michael Maslin is also a New Yorker cartoonist, such as myself, and we have been married for thirty two years. I got us a huge piece of paper and we drew together, almost frantically at times. Michael reminded me that it’s something we did on one of our first “dates.” You can see a bit how we both work, and get a glimpse into a cartoonist’s brain.

Here is the video.

Michael and I met because of The New Yorker, and we live and breathe the art of cartooning. Both of us love what we do, and even wrote a book about the institution of marriage — and ours — together, called Cartoon Marriage. The book almost made it into a sitcom; it didn’t get picked up, ultimately.

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It helps to laugh in a marriage; take it from us. It’s manditory.

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