Cartoon Stories: Side Glances

Posted by ractrose on 13 Apr 2020 in Cartoons

Cartoon of cat hanging in there on a starCartoon Stories

Side Glances




Various takes on cultural commonplaces.



Cartoon of abominable snowman


How’s the Look. Plaids were almost making a comeback…



Cartoon of man with big check


Check It Out. To make this one, I had to find where I had a check to copy from.



Cartoon of man wearing corduroy pants


Self-Confidence Is Key. The perfect 80s throwback ensemble doesn’t come together by happenstance…



Cartoon of pioneering psychologist


It’s Your Own Fault. Psychology becomes a discipline that puts women in the wrong. And, part two, how an institution turns notion into doctrine:



Cartoon of professor at blackboard


Cartoon of couple growing corpse flower


Getting In on the Corpse-Flower Racket. This stinky article is pollinated by elephants.



Cartoon of woman at easel


Never Mind the Legacy. Creative people have mixed feelings about “discovery” stories. How nice, someone who can’t get paid a dime gets her own retrospective (or on the best seller list) fifty years after dying!




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