Welcoming Mary Lawton, a Houston based Six Chix

The newest cartoonist on our roster of “Six Chix”, Mary Lawton, started a couple of weeks ago, replacing Anne Gibbons. Anne will be focusing on other projects, and we will keep you posted about that.  Mary Lawton, who is based in Houston, Texas, has a great “Six Chix” cartoon today about pedicures. But I also came across her contribution to graphic journalism in a piece she did for The New Yorker recently https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/houston-stands-up-to-harvey. 

(Might need to cut and paste link to The New Yorker.)

Here’s what Mary had to say about the volunteers helping out after the damage from hurricane Harvey:

 “It’s madness here, a crisis around every corner, but thousands of people are helping everywhere.  I just learned today that a giant truck filled with 500 huge buckets that contain cleaning supplies in each, is headed this way from Maryland.  We are getting 100 of them dropped at the church where I’ve been helping out.  So I guess it doesn’t matter where you live, you can do enormous good for the victims.”
With everything terrible that is in the news these days, it is truly heartening to see someone like Mary Lawton lending her talent and her time to help others.

Mary Lawton chats with a volunteer


Introducing Martha Gradisher and Susan Camilleri Konar

This year has seen some changes for “Six Chix”, and here are 2 of them so far. Our original Tuesday artist, Margaret Shulock, has retired, and Martha Gradisher, a long time practitioner of the single panel cartoon format has signed on. And our neighbor to the north, and Wednesday artist, Rina Piccolo, has given up her spot to Susan Camilleri Konar. Please join me in thanking both Margaret and Rina for all the laughs and great drawings through the years. And a big welcome to  Martha and Susan!

Still, someone should ask about incessant newspaper reading.

When the airplane is carrying a travel soccer team.


River Arts Studio Tour 2017

Isabella Bannerman will be part of the River Arts Studio Tour 2017, showing on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, from 11 AM – 5 PM. The exhibit space is the James Harmon Community Center at 44 Main St., Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. The Studio Tour features local artists from the Westchester Rivertowns of Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Ardsley, Irvington and Tarrytown. Many of the artists exhibit in their studios.


Not a Creature was Stirring, except for some Raccoons

Although I’ve never had raccoons make a mess on Boxing Day ,the day after Christmas, I have learned the hard way that if I have any particularly appetizing garbage – like lobster shells for instance – it is best to bag it and leave it inside the house overnight. Just be ready to hand it directly to the sanitation worker the next morning. Raccoons can be very dextrous – they have 5 fingers on each of their 4 legs. Find out more about “Monday’s Six Chix” ,Isabella Bannerman, here



Tips to improve your Job Security


I imagine this robot costume could actually be comfortable, as long as you had a little motor oil for the joints. But I’m not sure it would really improve your job security.


Kathryn LeMieux – 2008 Presidential Election – Six Chix


Kathryn LeMieux muses on the 2008 Presidential Election.

We are  close to the Presidential Election, and since it is “Throwback Thursday”, I thought I would post an oldie but goodie from Kathryn LeMieux, who left Six Chix a few years ago to pursue her fine art career http://www.kathrynlemieux.com/blog. There is a lot to like about this cartoon, but one thing I only just noticed are the smiley faces on the daisies.


Oktoberfest Lederhosen: to wash or not to wash?





Here is the black and white version of my lederhosen comic.  Oktoberfest went from in September 17 to October 3 this year. I’m not a big beer drinker, but “lederhosen” is a funny word. Even if all it means is leather pants. http://comicskingdom.com/six-chix/2016-10-03.