Cartoon of a boy and a bully. The boy says, “You want to bully me too? Get in line! I have three other bullies before you.”
As a child, I learned bullies aren’t creative. If one discovers you’re ripe for being picked on, others will catch on. Even in a small town with a small school, this became obvious.
My coping skill was to draw a cartoon that would amuse a bully. It usually worked, and sometimes made a friend. Unfortunately, I also learned you should never draw an unflattering cartoon of the bully you’re drawing a cartoon for. That was my first lesson in marketing.
I drew this for K! Magazine.