Once again this year I was asked by Mary Lennon, of Lennon’s Small Jobs, to draw a cartoon related to her home maintenance business, to use in her New Year’s greeting to her customers. Mary’s new year’s postcards serve as a reminder to her clients that she’s just a phone call away, and that she appreciates their business.
Through the years we developed a penguin character that appears at a customer’s home igloo to fix some problem, and these are always home repairs that Mary does indeed perform frequently for her customers. This year’s involved wallpaper:
You can see some past cartoons here and here. Humor is a great strategy in helping people remember your business, and my little cartoon chuckles add humor to Mary’s reputation for dependable home maintenance.
If you’d like to chat about cartooning for your business promotions, please contact me!
“Sir, we’re getting ready to land–I’m going to need you to slide that under your seat.”
I started reading and chuckling at New Yorker cartoons in high school when my dad introduced its unparalleled humor to me. He and I shared many hours discussing our favorite gags and cartoonists, and, while Dad did land a great cartoon one time in The Saturday Evening Post, he never made it into Eustace Tilley’s grand library. He hoped someday I would. Dad passed away 8 years ago but I have the uncanny feeling he’s been pulling some strings.
I recently went through my Big File of Past Illustrations and came across some fun ones from before I had a blog, so herewith:
This was one of the first paid illustrations I did after college, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, a small human interest story in their weekend ‘magazine.’ I remember being pretty thrilled! Newsprint isn’t the best medium for artwork, I found – I still have this clipping but it’s a bit yellowed.
Just a reminder that I created original illustrations for all the items on my Etsy shop – which you can visit by clicking here .
I created the Eagle Scout congratulations cards when my son earned his Eagle, and if I may mention, I’ve received wonderful reviews from people who buy and give them to the fine young men who achieve Scouting’s highest award.
I drew the small biz Thank You cards while I was a member of the excellent Women’s Business Forum of Bucks County, and can customize a message and your logo inside the cards if you contact me to request it. Those notecards come with the front message of either “Thank You for Sending Business My Way” for sole proprietors, or “Thank You for Sending Business Our Way” for small businesses.
I drew the Panda Piano notecards because I do illustrations for classical music groups in my area like the Lenape Chamber Ensemble and the Bucks County Symphony, and the cards are enjoyed by piano teachers, music lovers and panda lovers alike!
Etsy makes it easy to order, but if you are closeby me in the Central Bucks County area and would like to avoid the shipping fees that Etsy requires, just email me through my contact page, and we can arrange for you to pick up the cards from me.