Chato Stewart: [Looking at all his cartoons for the month with a joyful tear in his eye.]Caption: 30 cartoons for National Health Blog Post MonthDay 30 of the National Health Blog Post Monthof the blog party at We Go Health.. What a wonderful experience of accomplishment I feel right now! With this blog post makes a complete 30 days and 30 posts for National Health Blog Post Month!
This is my second year participating. Last year, I was only able to participate 15 sporadic days out of the month. I made it a goal this year not to miss a day during the We Go Health blog party.
I focused on drawing from the cartoon series The Family Stew. A unique thing happened while drawing cartoons for this series…I found the real voice and characters for the cartoon. I was able to polish up who Chato Stewart is in the cartoon series as a likable guy with a unique perspective and point of view. I felt drawing him wearing a blue T-shirt and a black pair of pants really fit with a character living with bipolar disorder. He’s gone through a lot emotionally and physically– he’s black and blue.
Although the cartoon series normally includes my protagonist wife, semi-aloof son, and my three wise girls, I opted to focus mostly on me. My character is the underdog, anti-hero of sorts living in my own twisted reality. I was able to include my three wise girls to a few cartoons. That brought them a lot of joy … They love it when I draw them into the cartoons.