Cartoon Stories: Whims Brought to Life

Posted by ractrose on 30 Mar 2020 in Cartoons

Cartoon of cat hanging in there on a starCartoon Stories

Whims Brought to Life





One category of humor cartoons are especially adapted to; and that, outside of skit comedy, can’t well be communicated to an audience (skits, requiring some minimum length, may also labor the joke), is this sort of idea we all have, little whimsies that take off on the day’s news, or any small observation. Below, a few of mine.



Cartoon of man having bad day

Ganging Agley. It was a simple idea. Just a sight gag implying a bad day for this man in his boxers and socks. I didn’t notice until after I’d finished that the dog looks like Hitler. That accident has no implication within the actual cartoon, though it does suggest (write it if you like) a dark satire, in which an illustrator mistakenly appears to be making political commentary…



Cartoon of worried big toe

Leadership Crisis. Pretty much the question of what kind of face would a big toe have, if a big toe had a face?



Cartoon of King Solomon

Top of His Game. Just making an entrance, before deciding who the baby belongs to.



Cartoon of sun very close

My Sunshine. People who don’t mind global warming getting a little friendly attention.



Cartoon of cereal mascots bickering over Scrabble

Double Word Score. First, the thought of people playing insult Scrabble. Then, I don’t know from where, the idea of the players being cereal mascots. 



Cartoon of fugitive couple by lakeside

American Noir. There should be a storyline, although there isn’t, really.





Whims Brought to Life
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(2020, Stephanie Foster)


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