The first part of this cartoon is a poem from my book, Robot+Bike=Kitten. I like Sister’s response. She’s both smart and sisterly all at once.
I meant to link this video last week from a few years ago when my daughter’s art teacher asked her to interview me for an art project. It shows me explaining the joke of last week’s cartoon. I don’t like explaining cartoons. Doing so reminds me of my favorite Shel Silverstein quote, “Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.” A somewhat related note about Shel, most people know him only as a children’s poet, but he was also an extremely successful cartoonist and songwriter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA!
Broster is a farcical weekly, single-panel comic series about a brother and a sister created by Joe Mohr. Besides cartooning and illustrating, Joe writes lyrics and poems for (and raps in) a rock band for kids called ROBOT+BIKE. The music and the messages are enjoyed by parents and kids alike. Check it out!