My Favorite Setting

Each individual cartoonist has their preferred things to draw. Some call them “tropes,” “devices,” “visual metaphors,” “cliches.” Frankly, none of those words fit what I’m talking about. I grew up an avid follower of Charles Schulz’s strip Peanuts, and he had a few visual settings he would use repeatedly. Snoopy’s dog house, Charlie Brown and the football, Lucy’s Psychiatric Help stand, there are many. I loved the way he combined humor, politics and philosphy in his drawings. It heavily influenced my work; I was drawing at an early age as I read his…

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