Monday, March 24, 2008

Chris Monroe, Goddess of the North

Cartoonist Chris Monroe creates one of the most idiosyncratic and supremely local cartoons on earth: Violet Days.

Based in Duluth, she often writes about memories from childhood and weird details from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Last Friday's strip (in the Star Tribune) was a fine example of all of the above:

Violet Days Hodag History first two panels
Violet Days Hodag second two panels
Violet Days Hodag third two panels
A bunch of her strips are collected in a book, called Ultra Violet: Ten Years of Violet Days. I highly recommend it.

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