By Deep Blue Toons
I think about tooning as a continuum - each tooner toons according to rules he or she has learned by looking deep into the toons that came before. A line here, a shadow there, a curvature of the mouth up or down - these are symbols, letters that shape the toon. They don't rise from scratch or nothing. Every tooner takes and borrows notes from the toon continuum, but then owns them - alters them slightly, remixes, or rekindles old tropes. So, in the end, tooning isn't just about communicating with the world outside the head where the toon developed - it's also about communicating with a timeline of toons. And, of course, it's about playing - which, in my opinion, no one does enough of. I hope these toons make you laugh or think or feel something. Thanks for taking a look.