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Fear Of Heights

Fear Of Heights

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

Medication Mobo – Mixing meds

Medication Mobo – Mixing meds

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

Inlaws

Inlaws

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

Fear of Balloons

Fear of Balloons

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

Marriage and Depression

Marriage and Depression

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

PB And J Love

PB And J Love

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

You Dance Like A Cow

Manic Bipolar Pick-lines;”You Dance Like A cow”

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

Manic Lost Freedom

Manic Lost Freedom

Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

psychological, disorder, humor, cartoons

The Marriage Proposal

The Marriage Proposal

By Chato Stewart

The Family Stew: Bipolar Moment

2013 Mental Health Humor - Sunday Silly bipolar arms skateboard!

Joan Winifred: Better keep slapping them on and fly to the store and replace your son’s skateboard!

Caption: Bipolar moment: Belief you can do anything

The Family Stew Cartoonist Chato Stewart’s Notes:

It’s funny how the the development of a character takes place while drawing a cartoon. This is the beginnings of rounding out me as Chato Stewart as a character and my wife Joan Winifred as a character in the cartoon series “the family stew.”  Joan Winifred was always meant to be the antagonist in the concept of the cartoon, totally against her own personality as she readily tells/shows me day in and day out. While my character is more aloof, whimsical and happy…that is not too far a stretch for me, but I wanted my character to be the butt of the jokes.

The above-cartoon was used during the month I spent drawing nothing but the family stew cartoons which gave me opportunity to round out the character. Identifying these characters to a point where he being Chato Stewart, dresses in black and blue prefiguring his mental and emotional turmoil. Whereas Joan Winifred is always in green, the a global symbol/color for peace.

It would be a number of months before I totally get all the characters for The Family Stew fleshed out to where I’m happy with them. That’s one of the main reasons why it took so long to do a spinoff blog for the series. I wanted to make sure, I understood my character, my wife’s character, and the ever-changing characters of my children. I wanted to make sure I had the right voice for the blog.  Is it going to be about me? Is it just going to be about mental illness? Is it going to be about me living with mental illness and my family dealing with me being mentally challenged? It’s a slippery slope. That’s why for a lot of the cartoons, I would avoid introducing the kids, and I would just have me alone, or with my wife. However,  that’s changing as I am getting more comfortable in drawing the whole family.

I hope you enjoyed – my Family Stew.

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