CP Cartoonists: Trudy McConnell

( [email protected] ) Apr 06, 2004 12:38 PM EDT

Trudy O. McConnell has been drawing cartoons all her life. She created her first cartoon panel at age six, and her first characters. Influenced by the popular comic strip "Peanuts", she decided to become a cartoonist. In her teen years, Trudy drew a comic strip for two local newspapers, about a spaceship and its crew.

When she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in her early twenties, Trudy's artwork turned to different subjects. She drew and painted for different church groups, and in recent years, started doing "Bulletoon", with the idea that churches could use the one-panel cartoons for the backs of bulletins. One of her favorite scripture verses is included in many of the cartoons, Proverbs 17:22. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine..." Trudy feels that humor is a wonderful gift from God, and does indeed contribute to a person's well-being. "Bulletoon" centers around humorous (although often unlikely) things that could happen in a church-goer's life.

Trudy lives in a small town in Kentucky, with her husband and three children. In addition to drawing cartoons, she also writes freelance articles, crochets, and paints with watercolor.