I’m not sure I can really explain the above drawing. This was done while I was in college, maybe while I was in grad school. The three characters in this piece were all friends of mine, especially “Natasha,” who’s real name is Joelle. Joelle originally invented the name Cynical Woman, although at the time that name did not refer to moi. Cynical Woman was just that inner voice Joelle claimed she always heard when things were going just a little too right. You know, everything would be all hunky dorey, and then Cynical Woman would raise her ugly head—!! (Insert scary alien-bursting-out-of-your-chest sound effect here…)
So anyway, the above drawing was a very inner joke, so inner that even I can’t remember it. I can only remember sitting and laughing over it with Joelle as we waited for Cynical Woman to rise up and smack us in the face with something else gone wrong. A lot of things went wrong back then, but somehow we survived.
Or did we?!!