“I tend to favor and infuse cheerful colors throughout my cartoons. I prefer my characters to have a light and airy feel to them, almost as if they can be peeled off of the page, like pieces from a Colorforms set. Many might appear to be dancing around, unaffected by the laws of gravity. I like the dichotomy between a bewildered, muddled mind and a mischievous, haughty look. This adds a separate element to the picture and makes it seem multi-dimensional. It also lends itself to various forms of interpretation rather than that which is most obvious visually to one’s eye.
My cartoons are meant to encourage laughter and lightness. In their uniqueness and bold style they are meant to let people pause and have a “simple pleasure” moment. They are meant to inspire; arouse others to let their imaginations rocket and put down with fortitude the images that they feel compelled to create.”
Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org