June 24, 2013


...continued from here.

This is the story of my ball. (It's a series. If you're new you can start at the start.)

My ball wasn't in any of the usual places...so I started to look in the more un-usual places.

Continued here...

June 21, 2013

Three Year BLOG-iversary.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming of "Ball" (a series) to bring you a special announcement. Today is my Blogiversary. I've been blogging for three years. I didn't feel like drawing cake on account of it being so summery today. So here's some watermelon.

This is my 425th blog post....I do not know how many drawings I've done as The Animated Woman, but it must be thousands. 

Happy Blog-iversary to me. Thank-you for letting me distract you. 

June 19, 2013

Ball...(part 2).

...continued from here.

This is the story of my ball. (It's a series.)

A Terrible Thing had happened - I had lost my precious ball.

I looked for it...

...but it wasn't in any of the usual places. I thought, "It’ll turn up. My ball always turns up."

But it didn’t.

Where could it be?

Continued here...

June 17, 2013


I told my son this story. But it doesn't have an ending yet, so I decided to draw it into a little series. Let's see how it plays out...

Once I had a ball. Not everyone has a ball, you know. I knew I was lucky to have it.

I had my ball and I was happy.

Even when I was sad or when bad things happened, I could always play with my ball and I would feel better.

My ball made me strong, and funny, and smart.

I loved my ball so much.

But then one day, a Terrible Thing happened:

I lost my ball.

Continued here...

June 7, 2013

The dumbing-down of Politics.

WARNING: Political cartooning.

When Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene said of Rob Ford as Mayor of Toronto, "It's like there's a giant baby running the city," this picture popped into my head.

Babies are cute...but they shouldn't be running cities

Don't not vote, ever. 

June 5, 2013

Night OWL.


Who else is up?

June 1, 2013

Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, is....The BLACK KNIGHT.

WARNING: Political cartooning. Also... body parts.

Craziness in Canada, people! Embattled Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto has some kinda pit-bull-determination-strategy for dealing with any and all allegations. The recent hemorrhage of staff from Toronto City Hall (6 people in a week) and the Mayor's subsequent insistence that "everything's going fine" reminded me of The Black Knight from Monty Python's Holy Grail.

Bombarded with questions from the media, all Ford had to say was, "Anything else? Anything else? Anything else?" If this catchphrase ain't meme-worthy I don't know what is.

With the alleged crack cocaine scandals, Rob Ford is enjoying the kind of publicity most people would pay an arm and a leg for (see what I did there). His shit is covered all over the world! I don't really care one way or another if the allegations are true or not. The story has me hooked and here's why:

It's the unresolved tension. I love a good mystery. And I hope he never spills the beans about what really happened.

The man really seems to get a kick out of helping people, but let's face it, he sucks at governing. He and his brother are always proclaiming what a great job they're doing, saving the taxpayers money and all kinds of crap that's been proven to be false. It was a mess over in Toronto even before the latest scandal.

Here's an idea: Rob Ford should quit politics. I mean, he seems to be enjoying all this attention...and I rather think he'll miss it when it's gone. So I think he should use his charisma and all this media attention to become The Most Amazing Philanthropist the world has ever known. With his personality and propensity to say whatever pops into his head, he's a shoe-in for regular appearances on every talk show out there.

And think of all the good he'd do if he didn't have to be slimey! As long as he never publicly announces his side of the story, keep that unresolved tension locked up tight, and the good people of Earth will eat out of his hand forever.

But this will only happen if / when he leaves politics.