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Design Spotlight: John Crowther

October 23, 2012

Today’s Design Spotlight shines on John Crowther, whose splendid niche lacrosse cards tickle your funny bone!


I’m an artist and illustrator, but this series of cards is inspired by my activities as a coach. I like to joke that people shouldn’t hold it against me that I see humor in a sport where kids hit each other with sticks.

This particular card is a huge favorite when displayed at lacrosse events, but one team mom, a psychoanalyst, told me she disliked it because she knew too many mothers like this. I pointed out to her that if we cartoonists were limited to behavior we approved of, there wouldn’t be cartoons.

My so called “fine art” and portrait work can be seen at J. Crowther Art, and I post a cartoon daily at my blog, The Fool’s Journey.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2012 4:01 pm

    Really nice to get more familiar with your work John and learn more about your journey in life. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the J. Crowther Art site … particularly your drawings, love the attention to detail and realism in those portraits. You are a very interesting and talented person!


  2. October 23, 2012 7:59 pm

    WOW – I’m totally awestruck. Just visited your J. Crowther Art website and I’m amazed by your sketches… not to mention the fact that you also write etc. etc. As I said WOW.

  3. October 24, 2012 1:17 am

    Great work, John! Fun to see how your art is inspired by your life and vice versa–very cool!


  4. October 24, 2012 9:31 pm

    Always great getting to know a fellow artist.
    Your work and site is awesome John!

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