Today my cartoon, The Worried Well* starts running on Go Comics (home of many of my other favorites Tom the Dancing Bug, B. Kliban and the two Richard Thompson classics, Cul de Sac and Richard’s Poor Almanac).
Astute readers may notice that the idea for my first cartoon, Oh Shut Up, originated from my You Can’t Put Art on a Pedestal show at the DC Art Center a few years back.
*The Worried Well is also the name of the bar I would like to open, if I were to ever receive some sort of windfall. (Mental health professionals use the term 'worried well' for patients who aren't mentally ill per se, but go see shrinks to feel less anxious about their lives.) The entire bar would be therapy themed. There would be portraits of famous shrinks on the wall, the bathroom would be wallpapered with New Yorker couch-gag cartoons, the drink menu would be divided into sections titled, Love and Work, the two main reasons people go see therapists). Coasters would have illustrations of various mental ailments. I’m even thinking there would even be a parapsychology room with Tarot cards and a palm reader, in case patrons decide to nix the whole clinical psychology thing and just give the fake science a go. Anyhow, you can see I’ve really thought this through. If any angel investors out there are interested, please drop me a line.