At the height of the COVID-19 crisis of Spring 2020, I signed up to take an online gag cartooning class with Emily Flake, who creates for The New Yorker. Gag cartoons are single panel cartoons. The class was through the Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW), a grassroots organization that, until COVID, offered the majority of its courses in face-to-face classes in Gainesville, Florida. But with the nation-wide stay-at-home orders, SAW instructors saw the opportunity to expand its classes to online.
Here are some of the cartoons that I created. These came from prompts given by the instructor, e.g. cave painting, cat and mouse, God, and asking for directions. We were to twist the original meaning of each word or phrase. These were great fun to do. Two of them are Alaska specific; folks who do not live in Alaska, or are otherwise unfamiliar with our fish and other wildlife, may not get the gag, so I will provide hints.