#348: Subway Sketches, Bathtub Mood & A slew of New Yorker cartoonists you should be following
+ Morris says "Get me another pup cup!"
I hope you’re having a Wednesday.
My current disposition is something I’m trying to put into words but is better typified by the following drawing:
It’s Summer in New York, but today I am at the other end of the planet where it is Winter. For reasons I’ll probably elaborate on at some point in the near future, I’m in my hometown of Perth, Western Australia. I’ll share some antipodean sketches from my travels next week. Until then…
I’ve always preferred train travel to any other form. I sold my car 15 years ago, and If I’m not riding a bike to get somewhere in NYC I take the subway. The @SubwayCreatures account on Instagram should probably tell you why it’s such rich fodder for cartoonists.
I carry a sketchbook with me everywhere I go. It’s the thing I pull out of my pocket compulsively during moments of transit, while everyone else is compulsively pulling out their phones. (Let’s be honest, I’ve got my phone out too. How else would I be taking these photos?)
People staring at their phones on the subway is the norm… to the point where seeing someone’s eyes is a really weird thing. It’s just as well they’re so entranced— it helps me get through my drawing without them noticing. Usually. (And no, I don’t give them the drawing at the end. I’m not trying to go viral on TikTok.)
If you enjoy my work, there’s a hefty chance you might like the people I enjoy too. Each week I share a new person who tickles my fancy. This week’s person is…
…a bunch of New Yorker cartoonists you should probably be following on Instagram if you aren’t already:
Shannon Wheeler @muchcoffeeman
(Forgive me if I missed you or got yours wrong, feel free to add yours in the comments. )
Until next time,
While we’re away, Morris is staying with Uncle Paulie and enjoying Starbucks pup cups with his best friend, @MarbellatheFrenchie