I’m thrilled to announce the unveiling of my June-July 2020 Philosophy Now cartoon! My Be Here Now cartoon appears in the Buddha Travels West article by Peter Abbs.

June-July 2020 Philosophy Now Cartoon by Joana Miranda

June-July 2020 Philosophy Now cartoon - Be Here Now, by Joana Miranda

About This Cartoon

Be Here Now cartoon by Joana Miranda in Issue 138 of Philosophy Now magazine

I drew this cartoon in ink. I then colored it digitally in my Corel Paint Shop Pro 2020 photo editing program. Although I usually prefer to color by hand, I chose to color digitally so that I could experiment more with my color combinations. (I had a lot of fun playing with the placement of the shadows as well!)

The Back Story…

Last August 2019, the editor of Philosophy Now emailed to tell me that he liked my cartoon and was hoping to include it in a future issue. I then submitted the color finish even though I wasn’t sure if the cartoon would actually get published. Over the ensuing months, the editor and I corresponded back and forth about possible future publication dates. I was thrilled when he let me know that the cartoon would be published in the June/July 2020 issue. Although the digital issue went up towards the end of May, I just received the hard copy in the mail yesterday. We can blame the pandemic and lack of passenger flights travelling between England and the USA for the extra delay.

More Good News…

Is coming on the cartoon front as yet another of my cartoons has been selected for publication in a different magazine. But as with this cartoon, I’ll need to keep that cartoon under wraps until it’s been published.


If you like my cartoons, you can see more here. My cartoons are also available for license on Cartoonstock, so I hope you’ll hop on over to check them out!


    • Joana says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! Maybe one day I’ll finally make it into the New Yorker…that truly feels like the Holy Grail. So far, I have 4 years of rejections from them, but I’m not discouraged.

      I hope you’re holding up well and finding many new ways to enjoy this enforced “holiday” from regular life.
      xox – Joana

  1. Mehmeh says:

    Yay, good going! That cartoon is perfect for the mag. Xoxo mm

    • Joana says:

      Thank you, Mm! It looks nice inside with the article, too. (Probably should have posted a picture of that, too.)
      xox – J

Leave a Reply