Drawing from life

Some people complain on Facebook about how their housemates do not clean the bathroom.
One friend describes it in such graphic detail that I am compelled to remark that what she probably needs to remedy the situation is a soapy hot-water pressure hose. We are playing. We are joshing with each other. She replies that it won’t be necessary, since she normally just waves the shower hose about like a lasso and hopes for the best. The discussion continues in this vein to the point of being, well, ridiculous.
Then, my delightful friend posts one of her many delightful cartoons, much to my delight and the group now having a cross-continental conversation:

The Shower Scene Cartoon reproduced with permission of the artist, Toni Le Busque.
The Shower Scene
Cartoon reproduced with permission of the artist, Toni Le Busque.

The drawing gives the already ridiculous conversation new momentum, and produces more captions than are sensible for any cartoon to have.
In any case, I am grateful that she did not post a photo of the actual shower. After all, we all have experience and an imagination, don’t we?

Some time later, my friend thinks it would be a nice to give her step-daughter an advice manual as she embarks upon a university degree course. She invites her bunch of varied friends to offer their pearls of wisdom for the planned illustrated volume.
Here is her portrayal of what I had to say:

Practical advice about hair. Cartoon produced with the generous permission of the artist, Toni Le Busque.
Practical advice about hair.
Cartoon produced with the generous permission of the artist, Toni Le Busque.

If you like these two impromptu drawings, then you will love Toni Le Busque’s e-book which is one of the most entertaining autobiographical accounts I have ever come across.

A colourful journey, despite All the black and white.
A colourful journey, despite
All the black and white.

Come on, now, buy the book for the sheer pleasure of it all (click on the image above), or visit www.tonilebusque.com for free and enjoy her art on display there. I profit not a jot from this. I am simply limbering you up for a future post, in which I hope to tell you how much I love Mox.

Allison

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