Welcome to my little world!
First, to John Grohol, thank you so much for your warm introduction and invitation to join PsychCentral, a repository of interesting insights! It’s educational, but I hope no ones’ feelings get hurt when I say it’s also entertaining. I love reading about new studies, and anything I can apply to my own life. 🙂
Second, I wrote this cartoon before I knew I would have this opportunity at PsychCentral, and the name in the cartoon has nothing to do with John at PsychCentral or anyone else who might apply it personally. 🙂
Actually, I picked this cartoon because like the woman in the cartoon, curiosity is a quality I value greatly in others (although not necessarily in this particular situation!). To me, it indicates open-mindedness, intelligence, and a sense of discovery and playfulness.
Figuring out why someone acts the way they do – or trying to figure it out – is probably why I became a cartoonist: it gives me a chance to try out different scenarios, to see what could happen. I really like to analyze people, too, rightly or wrongly, and I think you’ll find this in many of my cartoons.
Cartoonists think of the idea, or caption, before they draw (unless they are just an artist), so I’m a writer first. Your comments and feedback are very important to me. Do you want to know more about cartooning, or even offer a better one? And I’m just as interested to know if you didn’t get the funny; one thing you quickly learn on Facebook is that not everyone shares the same sense of humor. 🙂
I am so grateful for this corner of PsychCentral called Quick Fix, and hope to see you in the funnies here again next week.
I can’t seem to stop building new websites, but my main one continues to be my name: Donna Barstow Cartoons. And you can Like my Facebook page to get notified of new cartoons as I post them. My first book (chocolate) and my second book (dating) are still available, too.
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