Cartooning Therapy

I never thought of myself as a cartoonist since real cartoonists I were so much more focused. However, during a period of severe depression I cartooned briefly.  Art and music have a great ability to help people transcend pain. This panel was from a story about a cat disillusioned by the world of commercials, here baking an “instant” cake. (Please note:  Although this work is worth nothing, it is copyrighted.)

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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5 Responses to Cartooning Therapy

  1. emily says:

    Why on earth would you say it’s ‘worth nothing?’ Cartooning got you through depression so it’s quite valuable. One of the best things you can do for depression is perform some kind of right-brain activity such as cartooning, so it was a good choice. Depression is one of the reasons I started my blog, so I know what works for me and it’s writing.I like the cat, and are the drawers on the right frowning?

    • kinneret says:

      Yes, they are. Well, you know, I guess I feel like it is pretentious to say something I have done is under copyright. So by adding a self-deprecating remark, it sounds OK to say it. I really mean it is not presently worth anything from a monetary pov. I really appreciate people posting their art or photos for others to see. Obviously though no one should ever try to take something for their own. This is one thing that really bothers me about public domain which art goes into after many years. Famous artists like Klimt would never have wanted to see their art reduced to bathroom shower curtains, if you see what I mean.

  2. I have found cartooning just an incrediable way of being shown feelings, emotions, thoughts through a couple of pencil/pen lines. It can be very powerful but simply put!…thank you for sharing your art work … worth much … warm regards Karen

  3. Tony Single says:

    I want to point to pieces like this and say to those who sniff down their noses at cartoons, “See? Not worthless at all!” Truly, when you see some of my later strips, you’ll see that cartooning has gotten me through some dark times too. You should keep at it!

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