November 7, 2007

I Dream in Cartoon.

I am about to admit something that I have not talked about to anyone in a very long time.

For the majority of my adult life, I have dreamed of being a cartoonist.

"Little Molly Gardner had a way with words."


Yep.

I have been drawing cartoons for as long as I can remember, and I love it with some sort of raw passion that is surprising, even to myself, seeing as how... you know... they are JUST CARTOONS.

My personal favorite.


I could never see myself doing an actual comic strip, because that would require me coming up with an original idea EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE YEAR. My original ideas come once every decade or so. The trouble is, other than comic strips, what do cartoonists do?

Chris & Emery: A Parental Unit... OF JUSTICE.


So, I doodle and I draw on napkins and conference packets and scraps of paper that I find by the phone, and every time I do it, I feel absolute joy. And I always immediately feel an intense longing to share them with someone else... To see if these doodles are actually funny or amusing to other human beings other than myself. But who do I share them with?

Then my husband reminded me that I HAVE A BLOG.

DUH.

So, here you go. No one has seen these besides my husband and myself. I found some of these doodles in an old journal, and thought I'd share them with you. I drew all of these sometime right after Ezra was born.

A winded parental Superhero.


This may sound silly, but I am as nervous as a cat wearing tinfoil boots right now. Because I know cartoons are all lighthearted and fun, but what I don't understand is how something so goofy and carefree can feel so very intimate and dear to me.

It's official: I am a new breed of crazy.

Random doodles.


Hope you enjoy.

25 comments:

beth said...

awesome!

Hunny Bee May said...

Poor Rinalto.

Misguided Mommy said...

you are sooo cute

Thalia's Child said...

They are fantastic!

Court said...

I love them!

blackbird said...

I love them!
The cartoon Emery looks like you.

R-becca said...

I have so many random ones from high school notes, etc. at home. I would still LOVE to see your become a cartoonist and I, your sidekick.

Angie said...

They are your CREATIONS. Of course you are a bit hesitant about sharing them with the world, even if they are cartoons. And, they are cute.

Secret Agent Mama said...

God, here I thought you couldn't be any more talented...and here you are SUPER DUPER TALENTED! I'm stoked by it, girl!!

God bless you always, MRE!

Marianne Elixir said...

Hilarious, they are great. Perhaps you should stop by my blog "ode to milk" and work on some illustrations for my poem. Then we could publish it!

Andrea June said...

They are beautiful and fabulous. Good job :)

Talia said...

wow, those are great. Really great. They are cute, funny, and charming. Another great talent to share with the world!

piper of love said...

Silly you! You rock!! Everything you do oozes perfection!

You have nothing to be nervous about! We all know the truth!! You are cooler than cool, radder than rad, hipper than hip, seriously amazing YO!

SElizabeth said...

These make me smile so big.

Amy said...

I wanted to be a cartoonist when I was in 4th grade, but I didn't/don't have the talent. Draw on Emery!

sufferingsummer said...

adorable. I particularly like the first (way with words)one.
I for one would read these in the morning paper with my coffee:)

Danae said...

I love them, especially the cape and the dragon one.

Anonymous said...

i just saw the animated 7 minute video "ish" which reminded me of you and your cartoons ... have you seen it?

bravenec said...

You can make childrens' books! They are awesome and funny!

Emery Jo said...

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! I feel encouraged and happy and excited to keep drawing.

Oh- and Anonymous: I have not seen that video, but would love to take a look... where do I find it?

meg said...

thanks for sharing, these are adorable, and btw you are realllllly good.

Gracie said...

hahaha how freaking cuteeeee

Anonymous said...

"Ish" is a movie by Peter Reynolds. I found it at the library, which is impossibly small, so I am sure Reno, or OKC have more of an inventory.

Lindz said...

When I was in elementary school, my mom would always write a cartoon on my lunch napkin with a "special message" you should totally do this for Ezra, you're awesome. The other kids were always excited to see what was on my napkin each day, it was special and cool.

Tara Jones said...

please tell me you're going to make these into a t-shirt, postcard....umbrella? i LOVE these!

and "nervous as a cat wearing tinfoil boots"? where do you come up with this stuff?? you kill me!