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By Susanna McLeod

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Welcome to The Cartoonists!

   How do cartoonists do it? How do they make us laugh, make us think and even make us want to cry? With what looks deceivingly like a few simple strokes of the pen, a great sense of humour and a feel for life, these talented artists create art that touches our hearts and minds. Join me in one of my favourite things - exploring the lives and art of beloved cartoonists, from the first pioneers to today's talented creators. Browse through over 200 articles... and growing. Cheers for Cartoonists! Woo hoo!

While The Cartoonists is on temporary hiatus, let's take a look back at some of my favourites. So many to choose, so little space...

This month, let's look back at my own thoughts and wishes about cartooning from 11 years ago. Still can't get that pencil and hand to cooperate!

A Pencil in my hand, by Susanna McLeod


I may not have cartooning down, but I still enjoy creating art pieces of all sorts. This is a coloured pencil piece, titled

Winter Serenity.


And if you're feeling creative after reading about this amazing creator, visit Artist Supply Source for supplies and more ideas... and check out the nifty Badger Airbrush Compressor while you're there.

Susanna McLeod writes a Local History column in the Kingston Whig-Standard and is author of "The People of Canadian History" on Suite.io. And more, much more. Cheers!