Artist’s Note

When the tropes of time before COVID-19 went into hibernation, Brooke shifted to mining the strangeness of the now-hackneyed ‘new normal’ for cartoon inspiration. She looks to draw connections between common experience and stories in the cultural cannon, ranging from the Bible to Winnie the Pooh. Single-panel cartoons have become an important form of comedic expression in the era of sharing over Instagram and online publication, especially as humor has drifted almost exclusively online. Brooke is looking forward to the days when she will be able to exploit the transition period into a post-COVID society.