One of the few cartoons where the image came first. I doodled two guys in front of a giant fish tank with a solitary fish in it.
My first punchline attempt, “Henry’s an introvert”, which while super short which I love wasn’t satisfying to me. But I loved the image and so a couple of months later I dug it up from the files and started brainstorming the punchline you see here. Even the name, Emily, works better for this introvert cartoon.
I dig the real minimalistic visual design of the cartoon. It’s a very clean set-up.
Also if your name is Emily and you’re an introvert, I hope you enjoy this cartoon.