I had myself cartooned. I expected Cartoon-Jean to look professional, like a Pep Boy or Colonel Sanders. Clean, nice, anonymous, relatable. I enlisted the service of CartoonMe, based in Amsterdam. For 3.56473 Euros ($5.11), an artist would draw me by hand. The artist made me 1-dimensional, sucking the life out and adding pounds!
Sparkling eyes, out. Double chin, in. Check!
Tri-colored doo, out. Poop colored doo, in. Check!
Designer dress, out. Prairie dress, in. Check!
Pretty necklace, out. Souvenir penny on a chain, in. Check!
I complained. Not just to everyone within earshot. I emailed CartoonMe and said, in a nutshell, you must be joking.
They apologized and tried again.
I didn’t like. Again.
If you would like to be cartooned, for whatever reason, I recommend this free application on Facebook:
Cartoon Head Creator.
You can also turn any photo into a cartoon using PhotoShop: WonderHowto.com.
Or my kids could draw you for the low, low, low price of 2.0933 Euro.
Speaking of cartoons, here’s a cool site that answers the question, “What if cartoons were real?” LarryFire.Wordpress.com.
• What’s your favorite cartoon?
• What cartoon character do you wish was real?
• Have you cartooned yourself?