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The cartoon at left was suggested to me by a reader who noted that the Hawaiian hula dance is a method of story telling and perhaps it needed translation into Spanish by a flamenco dancer. It's a simple idea but I liked it and drew it pretty much as they described. I'm a big fan of flamenco, by the way, and spent many hours pounding my heels on hard floors when I was a kid. I think I would have been good at it.
The therapy cartoon was a reaction to a memory I have of a therapist I had back in the early nineties who used to regularly nod off during my sessions. At the time I was very agitated and emotional during the sessions so I can't imagine what I could have done to keep her any more entertained. A few months into therapy she died unexpectedly, so I forgave her. Fortunately, she did not die during one of our sessions. I'm not sure I would have ever sought therapy again fearing that my problems were lethally boring.
This last cartoon is one from over ten years ago that a textbook publishing company recently asked about including in one of their books. I remembered how much I liked it and thought I'd share it with you people. If you're not familiar enough with the work of Magritte, here is the original painting from which this cartoon grew. Since the cartoon is already a bit opaque, I translated his original French into English to make it a little more accessible. If there were such a thing as a surrealist plumber it would be interesting to hire one just to see what happens when you flush the toilet.