Friday, August 13, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Message from Stilton

Just a few quick notes to welcome readers old and new to "Johnny Optimism." And actually, there can't be many longterm readers because the cartoon is only a few weeks old!

"Johnny Optimism" is a dark cartoon...but the goal is to look deeply enough into that darkness to find a small, humorous shaft of light.

After all, we've all been in Johnny's shoes at one time or another, and felt like the world couldn't get any weirder, more unfair, or dish us up another piece of bad news. At which point, the world laughs at us and does it anyway. But we can laugh back. Even if it's a creepy laugh that makes other people nervous.

On a technical note, I recently disabled the "comments" feature under the cartoons because, really, there isn't much to say. Hopefully the cartoons will make you laugh, or wince, or both. And whichever reaction you have, I hope you'll click on the little "share" buttons under each cartoon to send them to friends, family, or next-of-kin via your favorite social networks. After all, misery loves company - and Johnny needs all he can get.

For now, the cartoons will be updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday...and there are a lot of them already in the vault for the coming weeks and months! More characters will be entering Johnny's world...and things will be getting even stranger.

So ignore the "hospital smell," keep visiting (during approved visitor hours), and thank you for sharing your time with Johnny Optimism!

-Stilton Jarlsberg