Sunday, October 30, 2011

scary dungeon

scary - dungeon illustration by sandra santa lucia/1961
This week's IF topic is "Scary" suggested by Zach (

"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary." ~ Sally Ride

Friday, October 7, 2011

useless contraption?

pen and ink suitcase of energy saving ideas cartoon by sandra santa lucia for the Banff Crag & Canyon newspaper/12/09

Illustration Friday's October 7 - October 13's topic is "contraption". 
From the pages of The Banff Crag & Canyon's newspaper back in December of '09 my cartoon of "buck the elk's" contraption pokes a little fun at some of the cost efficient and environmentally sound suggestions put forward for The Town Banff and Parks Canada's Utility needs. 
contraption  (kn-trpshn) n. A mechanical device; a gadget.

Topic suggested by karen krings 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

wake up…don't hibernate

Elections…so many coming up around the world.
pen and ink cartoon by sandra santa lucia, banff
Back in September 0f 2001 I created a cartoon for the Banff Crag & Canyon's newspaper reminding voters to get out and vote. This cartoon above seemed the perfect illustration for this week's, Sept. 30 to Oct. 6th' Illustration Friday's topic for the week "Hibernate".
“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death." ~ Anais Nin 
Topic suggested by: suggested by Caitriona (
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