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Donna Barstow is a cartoonist, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
When I first watched "The Office" I was surprised when none of the characters smiled. People smile as a way to be friendly, and on TV, actors smile constantly, especially if they've just gotten their teeth whitened. But after watching awhile, I realized that the serious expressions of the characters (except for Michael), made them that much funnier.
None of my characters smile. I laugh as I write the cartoons, however, and at the funny way people think one thing, but do another. That's a great cartoon.
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