Embrace the Absurd

Karate Sailing Comic
When you need to jump start your creativity, try thinking of your project in a completely different way. Try a different perspective! One method called Janusian Thinking involves connecting two opposite or ridiculous concepts to create an original idea. Karen Strum used this strategy when she created the above comic combining sailing and karate. Designing for audiences that have nothing to do with the project you’re working on could spark a great idea.

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About the Author: Karen Strum is a Tampa Bay illustrator available for freelance projects. A unique cast of characters in her style can be designed for use in advertisements and materials for which you want something extra special. Karen's cartoons use retro imagery and vintage color palettes that add charm to every image she creates whether it is a comic, logo, diagram, book cover, or concept image. [Send an Email]


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