Before I was in treating Yourself ( The happy Hippie) we would buy it at the corner store because we found it to be one of the most informative, educational and entertaining magazine out there. I read it from cover to cover. Before TY it was Oprah ;-)
Now my strip The happy Hippie has been in the magazine since issue 16, 2009. I can't tell you how THRILLING it is a a cartoonist to pick up a magazine and see your work in it! BUT to have a magazine that you believe in, Inspires you! It's a dream come true.
I feel blessed to be in Treating Yourself. Over the years I take copies to Dr.s, give them to friends to read and leave it out on my coffee table for all to browse. I am PROUD to be a cartoonist but I am even prouder to be someone that might make people smile and think about Cannabis.
6 years ago I set out to become a syndicated cartoonist! Little did I know that a few years later, It is not about syndication but more importantly about bringing an awareness to others about Cannabis as medicine. I know first hand what Cannabis can do. I witness it every day. God has put us on this path (Thank you!) I get to use my gift - that brings me happiness and peace! My son gets pain relief from Cannabis.
Last week someone sent me a copy of TY in the mail to please autograph!
WOW! How cool was that!? It included a SASE to send it back to The U.S.A. I was honored and slipped in a matted toon to say thanks!
If you get a chance pick up your copy and see why I am so proud.
I do not even submit my work to the syndications anymore. I am quite content doing what I am doing. It is with LOVE and that is all that matters.
Time to go make a tea, snuggle with my new magazine and have a good read and get inspired!