Morning: Jerry van Amerongen

An excellent Dutch name this morning: the cartoonist Jerry van Amerongen. From Wikipedia:

Jerry Van Amerongen is a cartoonist based in the United States. His work includes the comic panel Ballard Street, which has run since 1991. Before 1991 he drew a comic panel entitled The Neighborhood for ten years.

From the Ballard Street site:

Boyhood memories shaped by the ethnic influences of his Dutch and Polish heritage, images of roly-poly women in print dresses and rotund men in baggy trousers, shape the look of his characters. “Regardless of our physical appearance, we see ourselves as having wrinkles and rumples on the inside. We all perceive ourselves as having big bottoms”.

Oh yes, and dogs. Three samples:




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