Artist’s Note

Brooke is a cartoonist and illustrator who primarily finds inspiration at the intersection of unlikely themes. She is constantly ‘searching’ for jokes that are specifically suited to visual anchors, and this often involves re-imagining historical periods, fairy tale characters, and even cartoon tropes. In the collection of cartoons she has provided for this issue, she explores this meta theme of searching in her practice while each individual cartoon employs searching on a micro level somehow: searching the internet, searching for love, searching for a way out of desert island, searching for purpose.