Greenwich cartoonist launches daily comic
Today marks the launch of Half Full, a daily comic panel by Greenwich-bred cartoonist Maria Scrivan.
The first installment features a highly caffeinated flamingo.
Scrivan, who lives in Stamford, was featured in Greenwich Time in June when her work appeared for the first time in nationally syndicated comic strip Rhymes with Orange.
Her work has appeared in publications including MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine, Salon.com, Mashable.com, Funny Times and Yoga Chicago Magazine. Her artwork is also licensed with NobleWorks Cards, American Greetings and CheckAdvantage.
Scrivan draws inspiration from everyday annoyances that make people want to pull their hair out. Lines at the airport. How you have to push a dozen buttons to get a live person on the phone. The nauseating, never-ending Kim Kardashian news cycle.
For Scrivan, finding the humor in life’s frustrating moments has been therapeutic.
“It makes it fun,” she told Greenwich Time in June. “Well, almost. Later. It’s definitely not fun in the moment. After the fact.”