Sunday, January 07, 2007


Here's a sketchbook page from my recent trip to Africa:

As I was drawing this page, a young boy approached me. We didn't speak each other's language at all, but we spend an hour just taking turns with the pencil drawing cartoons.

He turned out to be pretty good (that's his drawing on the bottom right, next to the picture of us). I felt like some art anthropologist who'd just discovered a previously unseen african-manga hybrid style. Most of all (cue sappy orchestral swell) it was proof of the ability cartoons have to connect people across cultural barriers with a language that is truly universal.


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