Finding the humor in something tragic is a healthy thing to do. I hope these cartoons make you feel better. Creating them makes me feel better.
Laugh About It was started during the 2016 Presidential Campaign, when Carolyn Crampton, a fine artist living in San Francisco, thought she would lose her mind if she didn’t speak out in some way. She decided that using anger, as fuel for laughter, was the path. She started a Facebook page and asked friends to add captions. No good captions ‘comments’ came in. Then, in a secret Facebook group, she met Kat Hatz, a social justice lawyer and writer living in Chicago. They began to craft cartoons via Facebook Messenger, bouncing ideas around based on what was in the news. Since they had different time zones, they only occasionally worked together live. They never met. Hatz, a busy online activist, eventually dropped away from cartooning and Crampton, now more confident after the collaboration, soldiers on, refusing to stop until Impeachment.
Crampton always intended to publish a book of cartoons, and in September, she realized that there were so many cartoons, it was time. The book is cute, fat, and a strange romp through recent history….ah, we were so naive. Order it today from any bookseller and support an indie artist. Here’s the amazon link where you can look at a video of the book. Softcover, 183 pages, greyscale cartoons, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-9793088-5-7
You are invited to post captions as “comments” on the Facebook site at Laughaboutit . If Crampton chooses your comments (or ideas), she will announce them and sign your name to a re-posted drawing. (Crampton reserves the right to edit the posts.)
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