Thursday, January 28, 2010

About Me

Hi there! I'm Betsy Streeter, and I'm glad you came to visit.

I'm a teaching cartoonist + illustrator + designer + mom. I write about drawing, thinking, thinking while drawing, and drawing while thinking.

I live in Northern California with my kids, cats, husband and an enormous collection of books and music.

I believe Art is the Power to Speak the Truth.

My goal each day is to draw something for someone.

I publish e-books on creativity. Here is one called "Ten Great Uses for a Pencil," and here is another called "How to Draw Nothing." Both are free. I also did this one:

If you want the full career rundown, you can see my resume on LinkedIn.

Want to work together? Got a question? Here's my address: mail AT

Here's a partial client list:

Cartooning and Illustration:
King Features
The Funny Times
Utne Reader
Body + Soul Magazine (a Martha Stewart publication)
Coaching Sanctuary
For Women First Magazine
Z Magazine (cover, double issue)
Universal Press
Wiley Publishing
Thomson Learning
Henry Stewart Talks
Daily Press, Newport News Virginia
Utah Statesman, Utah State University
The Lamoni Chronicle, Lamoni, Iowa
The Rake, Minneapolis, Minnesota
She Shines (YWCA), Rhode Island
Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory Exhibit, "Black Holes and Time Twists"
Mommy Tracked
Oxford University
Stanford University Press

Design, Design Strategy, UI, UX:
Xerox (design appears in Jakob Nielsen's book, "Designing Web Usability")
Electronic Arts
Indus International

Please feel free to email me and I will be happy to draw something for you!

Old Guy Cartoon: Get back in the glass

I was trying to draw something completely different when this cartoon took shape on the page. This old guy just kind of showed up for the party and he was pointing at something….so I thought “Why not his teeth?” It just kind of took shape from there. “What could he say to his teeth?” “What would his teeth say to him?” I decided not to have his teeth talking back to him because that would be just plain……well crazy!
I then pictured him basically scolding his teeth kind of like a small dog like a Yorkie or maybe a Pug….you know…..”Get back in your cage doggy.” Anyway….I think you get the idea by now.

Oh…I almost forgot… case your curious….I was actually thinking about trying to draw some kind of troll type character to put on a coffee mug. Very odd that I ended up with this cartoon and will be using it for a birthday card.

Enjoy and have a great day.

Birthday Card

Funny Cartoon: Paper vs Plastic

I was just sketching last night and came up with this very random cartoon. I can honestly say that I must have been a little sleepy last night or something because I have absolutely no idea which part of my brain came up with this very random goofiness. Hope you get a giggle out of it at least. Have a great day.

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