Friday, 9 May 2014

Honouring MOM — With a cartoon!

You’d have to be a hermit to not realize THIS SUNDAY is Mother’s Day. If you weren't talking about it (or making crafts) in class, then for sure you’ve seen the signs at flower shops and chocolatiers. Not to mention every single commercial on TV. It’s exhausting.

I didn’t forget, of course, but this year I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with another significant event. Did you know that the first ever cartoon was published on May 9, 1754? That’s a LONG time ago — and look at how far they’ve come now! When my Dad takes me grocery shopping, he sometimes lets me choose an Archie. He read them when he was my age. They’re GREAT.

The only cartoonist I’ve ever met in person is James Grasdal. He’s a local artist who does lots of cartoon work AND illustrates all of the Chase “Superman” Duffy adventure comics. He’s so talented!

This weekend, I’m asking him to help me create a Mother’s Day cartoon for my mom and then I’ll turn it into a card or little booklet. Of course we’ll all have brunch this Sunday — but I’m super excited for my Mom to see my cartoon. Um, if James can help me figure out how to draw more than just a stick person. Wish me luck!

Gotta jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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