A fave cartoonist
I say “a fave” rather than “my fave” because in fact there are several cartoonists whose work I love — Gary Larson, Leunig for instance, but today I’m writing about an Australian cartoonist called Judy Horacek whose work I really love.
But first some context. Some of you might know that I write on and off in a writing journal. It’s just a blue A5 spiral bound notebook, and I’ve been writing in them since 2007. When I start each new journal, I stick a different picture on the front to make it individual to that year(s) (and blot out the company logo on the front.)
Usually I search the internet for a picture that speaks to me, then I print it off and stick it on the front cover. And sometimes I put a different one on the back cover. However I haven’t yet set up my printer because I’m waiting for the bookshelves to be built so I can then set up the study properly. Since I write on my laptop, having access to the printer is not urgent.
Now I’m about to start a new journal — my 11th, it’s not the sort of journal that has pre-set dates in it— and finding a picture to stick on the front is part of the pleasurable ritual of setting up the new journal (and yes I know it’s procrastination but I like it.) So I was looking through an old stash of greeting cards and postcards that I’ve collected over the years—usually I choose a pretty picture—but this one made me snort when I saw it again.
“Unrequited Love #49” is by one of my favorite aussie cartoonists, Judy Horacek, who created the wonderful “Woman with Altitude” card above.
That’s the card on the left, now stuck to the front of my blue journal— I took a photo of it.
Do you have any favorite cartoonists? And do you keep a journal?