i came across her cartoons after my dear friend Natalie posted a link to one of her images that had made it onto 9GAG... this image, to be precise.
thankfully her web address was still intact at the bottom of the image, so i quickly hopped on over to her page... and got hooked. majorly, majorly hooked.
she has a few non-animal cartoons over at her site (and yes, i went through all 12 pages to check... don't look at me like that, i'm on holiday!) but for the most part, she draws furry (and some not-so-furry) friends saying and doing the darnedest things.
now, let's be clear. anthropomorphism (when animals or other non-human things are portrayed as possessing human qualities or as displaying human behaviour) can be irritating. MAJORLY irritating. my first few encounters with this kind of thing were frustrating for me, mostly (i think) because the people who created the memes/stories/whatever i'd seen in which animals were anthropomorphised were so patronising towards the critters they portrayed.
but these cartoons? nope, i don't think they're condescending in the slightest - they're just cute (and for the most part remarkably funny)! here are a few of my remaining favourites:
groundhog surprise party
and it looks pretty smart, though...
the issue with not having fingers
wannabe-hipster fennec foxes
the poor little foxes just wanna look cool!
these poor little penguins always seem to be at a disadvantage...
not so fun.
sorry, little guy, but your plan's a bit flawed.
this is pretty much how i feel whenever i see male baboons... ha.
gee whizz, Mom.
probably cause of his "hey girl" pick-up lines. that Gosling's got all the moves.
silly lemming. (sorry for the, erm, cuss. but i couldn't not share it...)
baaahahahahaah! Charlotte's Web for the win :)
good on you, Greg! what a buddy.
yeeeeah... a Hannah move right there.
how to give a mouse a heart attack.
...and a very scary Christmas.
now, this one i particularly love and have to make special mention of, because it makes me think of Chris.
and another one that makes me think of Chris...
don't you agree with me - isn't Liz's work amazing? which do you like the best? :D