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Many, Many years ago I was writing a book about window cleaning… I did finish it and I had an idea to make the first every Window Cleaning Guide on CD-Rom. It was at the beginning of the CD-ROM age and I spent almost $12,000.00 over 4 years making it. This at the birth of before digital video. I finished it only to have a programing issue. We’ll more like a CD issue. The program was to big, technology did not match my vision. We’ll my 300 page video and photo manual just sat on the shelf. I had many people since then pick up my idea and make thousands doing less then what I did. Now you can get more FREE information on starting a window cleaning business that it’s not worth updating my book. Oh, well… This is a gif file I did for the program… REMEMBER 15 years ago this was an amazing GIF image! In it’s had day I was pioneering new ground using a gif file to do more then just blink… Now it looks like trash…lol

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We Support People Living with Mental Health Disorders

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Many window cleaners are living with mental health disorders or have a loved one with Depression, Bipolar Disorder or other mood disorders.  It’s more common then we may want to believe.  I, myself, live with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD.  Why does the window cleaning industry have more then some other jobs?  Simple, for many of us, this is a business that can work around the illness and requires less restriction…  Not to mention, it can be a cash business.  Window cleaning does attract many people from all walks of life.  Since studies say 1 and 9 people live with or have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you can understand,  we as an industry have a higher influx of those working with an mental illness.

In 2008, I started to over-lap the Window Cleaning Cartoons with my own grass roots project called, Mental Health Humor Project. It was my goal with the project to bring a little humor into the lives of my fellow peers.  The cartoons, much like the window cleaning cartoons, focus on a clean and positive message.  This past year, I’ve been honored by winning a few awards for the Mental Health Humor cartoons.  I’m particularly proud of two.  First, the 2009 national Facing Us contest.  To enter, we had to tell our mental health recovery story using a hand held camera.  Here, take a look at the video on YouTube.

Winning this allowed me to receive a sponsorship to go to the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance 25th Anniversary Conference at the end of April 2010.  At the conference, I received another award for being part of “Stand Up for Mental health.”  It was the first time I ever did stand up comedy.  I’m happy to say, I did not totally bomb!

Here is the point, no matter who you are if you are reading this, then you know some one with a mental disorder.  Could be a friend,  a loved one or even yourself.  I believe in community out reach for advocacy.  We need  to be able to talk about mental illness and help find ways toward recovery…Yes, recovery!  It’s not a cure… Mental illness can’t be cured but it can be controlled.  With medication or therapy and a network of support…Recovery is possible.

The mental health humor cartoons do not make fun of the illness.  We look for ways to laugh while living with it.  All this month of May 2010, I will be volunteering over 100 hours to draw caricatures of Heroes in the Mental Health Community.  I encourage you to come and see these heroes!  You will see, they are as normal as you.  The only difference, we have a chemical imbalance that (at times) limits what we can do.

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Free Window Cleaning Cartoons and ClipArt Feb 15st, 2010

I’ve been drawing window cleaning cartoons since 1999.  As time has passed, I have been able to improve my style.  I’ve gone from awful to not so bad and to just o.k.  I know, I have a log way to go, but something funny happened last week.  I got an e-mail from Jag, he owns Island Window Cleaning.  He wanted to use one of my cartoons for a logo on his van.  Well, that is not a new request.  Many of my cartoons are used throughout the window washing industry for logos, websites and even t-shirts.

Window-Cleaning-Cartoons-and-Clipart_old-5-2001-500Thinking, with out question, he MUST want to use one of my new cartoons.  Since they are the best art I’ve drawn EVER!  Well, to my surprise, he wanted to use a cartoon from 2001.  When he contacted me, I could not find the old high quality image file.  So, I suggested that I just draw him a caricature… NOPE, he really wanted that cartoon.  Here is what he says:

Hi Chato!
Yes, we really like that picture. I’ll attach the original picture
from your website to this email. The title is “Crouching Ladder/
Hidden squeege”. We really like the picture. If you can please
redraw just the picture as close as possible to the orginal–but,
please do not include the words.We just want the same picture.

I sat down the other day and drew a few samples of the cartoons… I was not happy with any of them till today.  So, I inked it and scanned the cartoons and colored it.  Below, you can see the finished image.  I just sent it to Jag.  I hope he likes it!  And I hope he can use it!

How much did it cost him for me to do this?  Well, I did not charge him a penny!  Instead, all I ask is that he pays me what ever he thinks it’s worth to him.  This goes for anyone that wants me to do a cartoon for them.  You can hire me to do your window cleaning project and if you like it any can donate towards my volunteer work educating people about mental health disorders.   You can also help by becoming a window cleaning sponsor for our site.  Please feel free to use this cartoon on your site or as clip art.

Chato

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February 1st Window Cleaning Cartoon is FREE Clip Art

Thanks To Our Sponsors for your support of the Window Cleaning Cartoons.

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Each Month more the 4000 window cleaners come to check out the cartoons. We have been able to put a smile on over 100,000 window cleaners faces since 1999. If you would like to support us contact me at about support at cartoons4wc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Free Window Cleaning Cartoons and ClipArt Jan 15, 2010

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January 15th Window Cleaning Cartoon is FREE Clip Art

Thanks To Our Sponsors for your support of the Window Cleaning Cartoons.

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Each Month more the 4000 window cleaners come to check out the cartoons.  We have been able to put a smile on over 100,000 window cleaners faces since 1999.  If you would like to support us contact me at about support at cartoons4wc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Window Cleaning Cartoons 2010

Chato B Stewart for Mental Health Humor and Window Cleaning Cartoons

2010! Wow, we are in the future now, but no spaceships or floating cars.  I always wonder what that would be like working on spaceships…  I’m sure they will need their window cleaned too.  This past year we have see so many changes in our industry.  Water Fed Poles and Pure Water Cleaning systems have popped up like crazy.  Also we have thousands new window washers out there now. It’s a new industry for many who lost their jobs and picked up a squeegee to make a few bucks.   They are finding out the hard way that window cleaning is easy as it seems.  I don’t begrudge them, because that is how I got into cleaning 27 years ago.  I just want to say to them to remember your not working for a wage, it’s a business and if you treat it right you will have it for many years to come and make good money just cleaning windows.

2010 also ushers in our new blog.  I’ve spent the last three months changes my site to make it the biggest Window Cleaning Cartoon and Clipart blog in the industry!   O.K., I know it’s the only blog but still I have add a lot of new features.  One of the best things I’m going to enjoy is to be able to post about many of my fellow window cleaners blogs, websites and videos.  So make sure you contact me via email or friend me on Facebook to let me know about your site or video.

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