Cartoon Stories: Encounters

Posted by ractrose on 20 Apr 2020 in Cartoons

Cartoon of cat hanging in there on a starCartoon Stories





Some two-character vignettes.



Cartoon of reporter and bear


Smarter Than Average. Investing the apparent with inscrutability…makes a better story? Inspired by the dumb punditry of our times, where anything not face value is still no deeper than a layer of tanning mousse.



Cartoon of man fighting lion


Grapple with It. Humans are basically obsessive-compulsive, so we can hardly afford animal collecting sports like trophy hunting. Using a gun on creatures who have been set up to be shot ought to feel dishonorable…so let’s make it interesting.



Cartoon of potatoes with eyes


Eyes on You. Peel them when they’re not watching. If you can.



Cartoon of man at party with alien


Be a Mixer. How to navigate your neighborhood’s first intergalactic get-together.



Cartoon of woman finding hair


Not to Split Hairs. Thinking of 1960s fashions, and of sitcom gender themes. 



Cartoon of old woman taking walk


Around and About. I don’t know about my readers, but where I come from I’ve seen a lot of this tendency, to “test” things instead of saying them outright. It’s clownish, and yet it’s disrespectful. (And of course, Mrs. Carter is going strong.)




Cartoon of smiling uranium atom

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(2020, Stephanie Foster)