This wound up staying in the sketchbook because of one thing: the word "Barbie." For one thing, it's trademarked, and Mattel's attorneys are vigilant about its use. For another, there's the whole "Barbie" concept -- she's not representative of today's young women. I like the idea of the playsets, but the tradeoff wasn't worth it, so in the sketchbook it stays.
I've been cartooning since I was a teenager, and have been published in magazines ranging from AASHTO Quarterly to the New Era and several other periodicals, trade publications and newsletters.
Feel free to contact me with comments, complaints or questions!