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Sorry for the relatively short post this time, but I don’t think this cartoon would be enhanced by a big discussion of what it’s about.
This one is pretty unusual in tone for me. (Don’t worry, we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled snark next week.)
I’ve been working hard to up my game when it comes to drawing environments, and to using smaller, full-figure drawings rather than relying on close-ups. And although I have a long way to go, I’m pretty confident that I couldn’t have drawn this as well a few years ago.
TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON
This cartoon has four panels.
A man and a woman stand on a fancy pedestrian bridge over a stream, holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes. Both are smiling.
MAN: I’m so glad I found you. You’re the woman I’ve been waiting for! You’re always supportive, always cheerful.
A closer shot of the two of them, walking while holding hands. They’re still looking fondly at each other.
MAN: You never think about your appearance or diet, yet you look like a model. You’ve got a career, but it never interferes with time for me.
A long shot shows them walking side by side down a path in a park. He’s looking ahead, smiling as he talks; she’s turned to face him a bit, smiling, with an “explaining hand” gesture.
MAN: You insist on doing the cooking and my laundry. You’re eager to hear about all my hobbies..
WOMAN: But don’t forget, honey – I’m also imaginary.
The same setting and shot as in the previous panel. The man has come to a stop and is looking down a bit, expression sad, one hand reaching out a bit as if to grab onto something that’s not there. He is completely alone.
MAN (in a thought balloon): I always forget that part.