Sincerely, Beatrice: Webcomic Issue No. 1

My goodness folks, yes, I’m late. Beatrice wasn’t dressed and well, she couldn’t go on stage that way. As my first comic ever, this was a lotta work and I don’t think I took any shortcuts, which means I gotta find some. As Pamo would say, thank you for tooning in…

Taking the Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singing in the Comeback Choir

I really can sing, people. Just wait, Totsy will definitely pay for throwing me under the bus. I won’t waste another thought on her, however. How are you all doing? I’m just leaving choir practice myself. As for my gospel debut, as soon as I opened my mouth, a slow belch preceded, found its way into my notes, drifted into the air and knocked on a rusty, metal door. I’ll earn your ear before the rapture, okay?

And believe it or not, that’s all I have for you today, people. I may have caught myself a case of Larrygitis. What do you think?

 

Blessedly Yours,

Beatrice from Apartment 7B

 

Meet Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes.  From Jackieormes.com website

Jackie Ormes. From Jackieormes.com website

Meet Jackie Ormes. I discovered her on NPR about 6 years ago from one of their audios. At the time, I was toying with the idea to do an educational graphic novel and got a little education myself. That’s what NPR tends to do.

Well, I was intrigued and got to nosing around on the web, looking for more information about this Ormes woman. I ended up buying a book with her work. She was the first syndicated African American cartoonist in her day. Now, I ended up giving the book away as a gift ’cause I was inviting someone to do a presentation. I sure do miss that book ’cause I haven’t re-purchased it yet but I will on Amazon this weekend.

Anyhow, Mrs. Ormes’ character was kinda modeled after herself. The little girl in the cartoon below was quick-witted and as central to the content as the adult characters. I’m rather inspired by Ormes in developing my own work, although our content will be different, this being a different time and all. Since women aren’t dominating this area of the arts, her accomplishments were significant.

Just thought I’d share that with it being Women’s History Month and all. If you’re spotlighting a woman of substance this month, please share. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

From the Jackieormes.com website

From the Jackieormes.com website

Making the Cut

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It’s Grammy time, people and I am in the mix. As is such, I’m going Dutch, though I do plan on snatching up a single and available tux in the crowd, okay.

Ladies and gentlemen, one artist who won’t be in attendance is Justin Bieber. He’s dealing with legal and emotional issues at present. No, we do not want him driving anywhere. What I would like to see, Justin, is you enrolled in How to Be A Human Being without Money Whose Got Some Sense 101. Yes, I know you’re young and rich but this does not justify or excuse your behavior. You are putting lives other than your own at risk and any person who’s not so self-absorbed as you are knows this. Please, get a grip and stop acting as if the world owes you something. Pay for the help you need, so I can scandalize other people in Hollywood, okay?

Jennifer, as in Aniston, when is the wedding, darling?  The nation wants America’s sweetheart to tie the knot. I read that Fiance dumped you and then I recently read that you two secretly married. I don’t think you did and I need you to do me the favor of making the nuptials public in a massive way, so the rag papers will stop making you appear so fractured since your divorce from Brad. Aren’t you simply tired of the stories? You’re becoming more famous for the divorce than for your acting abilities. I just don’t hear much about this skillset you’re supposed to have.

Well people, the cameras are flashing and I need to sashay down the red carpet in this svelte red and purple number that I can barely breathe in. The work it takes to be fabulous can be as painful as it is costly. Stay or get beautiful, whichever is applicable to you, okay? I’ll see you at the after party…Oh, you weren’t invited. Pooh!

Always fabulous,

Beatrice from Apartment 7B