Ask A Cartoonist: Babblemouths!
It's National Babbling Day!
I had two choices for the blog today: write three thousand words about nothing, or ask our cartoonists to talk about the things THEY babble about in their comics-- or the characters who just won't shut their traps!
Bill Holbrook, Kevin & Kell, On the Fastrack, and Safe Havens:
The dodos babble constantly...on social media. :)
Bud Grace, The Piranha Club:
Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle:
I try and avoid babbling in Arctic Circle. I remember someone telling me that comic strips shouldn’t have more than 70 words in them and ideally massively fewer than that. Occasionally, one of my characters will have a bit of a rant though. Usually Howard.
Hilary Price, Rhymes With Orange:
My favorite bumper sticker is "Don't believe everything you think." So in terms of "Babbling Day," I spend a lot of time trying to quiet my internal anxiety-fueled broadcasts.
Ron Ferdinand, Dennis The Menace:
Dennis Mitchell, the babbling comedian.
John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith:
Terri Libenson, The Pajama Diaries:
I tend to babble about social issues that are close to my heart. Usually they are women’s issues, like equal pay, paid maternity leave, flex time, things like that.
Here’s a strip that I got babbly and preachy with. And I love it.