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Breaking News: New Ostrich Cartoon is Hatched

She’s got a face that only a mother could love…

Thankfully, her grace and charm more than make up for it.

(Click here to purchase the Ostrich Ballerina thank you note card.)

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ON SALE! The 2017 Joana Miranda Studio Cartoon Calendar

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After having been flattened by a very bad case of the flu earlier this week, I’m rallying back with (almost) full energy to announce that I still have a few copies of the 2017 Joana Miranda Studio Cartoon Calendar available for sale in my shop at Etsy.  Even better, the price has been slashed so you can now purchase yours for a mere $12.50 + shipping!  This offer is good while supplies last and I’m still in town – in other words, after January 3rd, 2017 you’ll be out SOL.  (That’s “S— out-of-luck” for you non-texters out there!)

P.S.  In these next few days, if my shop shows the calendar as “sold out,” please check with me first before assuming that there are no more calendars.  I restock each calendar in the shop as it sells, so there could be a short delay.  Thanks for your patience!

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From My Sketchbook – A Wintry Quartet

It got quite cold in the Big Apple this past week and we even saw a few flurries!  My fellow commuters were bundled up in coats, hats and scarves…with some styles more outlandish than others.

Here’s a quartet of cartoon sketches from the subway…

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quick-sketch-of-woman-with-big-hoop-earrings

quick-sketch-of-anxious-looking-man-on-the-subway

quick-sketch-of-woman-with-knit-cap-and-straight-long-hair

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My Favorite Things – The 2017 Joana Miranda Studio Cartoon Calendar

(Warning: a little shameless promotion lies ahead…)

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Yes, I’m very excited to announce that the 2017 Joana Miranda Studio Cartoon Calendar is now available in my shop at Etsy.  This 8.5 x 11 spiral-bound wall calendar features 12 brand-new cartoon illustrations.  The characters are drawn from my menagerie of cartoon “friends”…and you’ll even find a few musicians and four-legged creatures tossed into the mix, too!  You can take a sneak peak inside by clicking here.

Quantities are limited, so please order your calendar before they sell out!

(P.S.  Each calendar comes wrapped in an archival cello sleeve adorned with a pink ribbon.)

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Happy Holidays!

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My Favorite Things – My Ever-Growing Stable of Cartoon Characters

Because they seem to keep flowing out of my pen in all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities (and even species!) and aren’t showing any signs of stopping!

Each of the characters below could star in their own cartoon short.  

Enjoy!

crying-baby

passing-the-baton

sale

asleep-on-the-job

prayers

leaky-pipe

shooting-hoops

ostrich-ballerina

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From My Sketchbook (What I’m Sketching and Why…)

I filled the last few pages of a Crescent Rendr  Sketchbook yesterday and will start in on a fresh one today.  The Crescent Rendr brand sketchbooks are my go-to sketchbooks because they feature:

  • bleed-proof, wrinkle-free pages which allow you to draw/paint on both sides of each page
  • discreet size (perfect for a pocket or purse)
  • sewn binding for open-flat access

I’ve discovered that I’m sort of addicted to sketching in public (or, to be more precise, sketching THE public.)  I find it immensely appealing and gratifying because it:

  • forces you to get faster with your gestures
  • puts you in the moment
  • makes waiting for the subway/train/plane fun
  • gives you lots of free subject matter
  • provides a record of your travels

As I flip back through this particular sketchbook I’m transported to our flight to Paris in June and walks along the Seine and in the Jardin du Luxembourg, then back to the cafes along Central Park, then to our hotel room in Saratoga, NY (for lots of TV watching of the Democratic and Republican conventions) and on to a very relaxing week spent in NH at my mom’s cottage.  The last few pages are filled with my favorite subject – fellow commuters on the subway as I make my way around NYC.

Enjoy!Thin Asian man checking his cellphone

Quick sketch of bald man on the subway

Middle aged woman concentrating

Man in sunglasses riding the subway

Old man on the subway

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My Favorite Things – L’Amour

 

L'amour with text

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