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 when I, Carolyn Crampton, a fine artist in San Francisco, wanted to speak out during the 2016 Presidential Campaign and decided that drawing cartoons were the way. I started a Facebook page and asked friends to add captions. Few captions were forthcoming, but I met Kat Hatz, a social justice lawyer and professional writer living in Chicago, in a secret Facebook group. We began to craft cartoons via Facebook Messenger. We bounced ideas around based on what was in the news. Since we had different time zones and sleep habits, we only occasionally worked together live. We never met in person. Hatz, still a busy, online activist, ultimately lost interest in the cartoon project after a year of submitting brilliant ideas, but I soldier on…not knowing if anything is funny or well-written, but refusing to stop until Impeachment. We are ordinary American citizens—not bots.
I invite you to write funny caption for the cartoons and post it as a comment on the Facebook site at Laughaboutit or follow us on twitter at Laugh_About_It_.
If you like the cartoons, please share. Political cartoons need to be seen by as many people as possible. I welcome original ideas and will sign your name to the drawing.
(I reserve the right to edit the posts.)
If you’d like to purchase a print of any of these cartoons, please contact me.