The Spectre of Professionalism

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Spectre of Professionalism by Amy Crook for Jo Van Every

The Spectre of Professionalism by Amy Crook for Jo Van Every

Once again Jo VanEvery has commissioned an awesome cartoon to use in her work. She consults academics about academic career sorts of things, and one of the issues that often comes up is the spectre of professionalism. He’s modeled a bit after Marley from A Christmas Carol since I was watching the Muppet version when I did his sketch, which gives him a delightful sort of gloom that goes well with the snippet of academic-speak, overflowing inbox, monogrammed briefcase and perfectly boring suit and tie. His humorless expression tops off the chains of expectation perfectly.

Here’s hoping your Monday isn’t quite so burdened, and that you have plenty of caffeine regardless.

The Spectre of Professionalism, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper, nfs (commission), all rights reserved.

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