Still Going Strong Or Equal Time

After all these years of thinking about a comic strip or cartoon panel I am finally going to do it. In the 1980’s, my family included young teens and I have dozens of ideas I kept in a folder. But before the internet one had to sign on with a syndicate.

At that time working at the Daily Press newspaper as an illustrator and raising 2 kids was all I could handle. Several years later For Better or Worse beat me to it.

Fast forward to 2020 and the teens are still teens, but now they are my grandkids. And yes, internet and social media has changed the world, but people have not changed that much. I’m thinking with a little updating my originals are still relevant.

What has changed is that the only group left that one can still make fun of any more are older people. They, we, can still be degraded, or even thought of as children.

Which leaves a void.

I don’t feel dumb, stupid, or irrelevant.

I am still active as are my friends.

Perhaps it is time for me to put on my thinking cap and create my own version of life in the 20’s. It will be multi-generational and include people with disabilities. And I also hope that if it is not ha ha funny that it will at least provoke some thought.

Keep your eye out on my website and my Facebook page and if you feel so inclined share my work with your friends and ask them to share as well.

Now all I need is a title. I’m open to suggestions.

And here are few of my past ideas … Enjoy!

Baby Cartoon Wedding Cartoon

Such a Time as This

I assume like us you are at home.

I accessed a global virtual site and traveled virtually to London and Paris and the streets were filled with tourists and city sounds. Of course the tours predated 2020.

Then I checked webcams in different locations today and feel like I am living in an episode of Twilight Zone. The beaches are empty. The streets also. Times Square! Rod Sterling at his best would not have written a more bizarre scenario.

Just as I thought I could not emotionally stand any more politics, garden variety election year politics has been replaced by life and death issues-people sick and dying, joblessness, mental breakdowns, shut down businesses- all with no end in sight. Alcohol flowing quite well.

There is a personal bright side. I have my husband -and best friend- with me in our stay at home life. At least we have a gorgeous view and as of yesterday a new firepit on our deck. The great blue heron continue to fly back and forth over the marsh and our bird feeders attract an incredible variety of birds including bluebirds.

Nobody uses the “busy” excuse anymore.

My grandkids are communicating by text. I am talking more with friends from all over. I am cooking a lot (but then again I am a foodie and have always cooked) And so long as the entire world does not try to watch Netflix at the same time, I can binge watch come of my favorite shows.

On the other hand while I do have time, I have not even started my project of using more social media to showcase my art. However working on going through my photos  is just not on my real to do list. In fact I am avoiding reorganizing and deleting my 17000 photo images. Sigh.

I have done several cartoons that you can see on my Gloria Coker Fine Art Facebook. But my followers though loyal have not shared their enthusiasm. (That is a little joke) But I will persist.

Eventually this will end. Then we can figure out what permanent changes we will face. We won’t go back to business as usual. I hope many changes will be for the better, but we shall see.

In case you missed them, click on the cartoons below to see each one full sized.  Enjoy!!

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