Our Absurd Life: 08/28/20 – Losing It

Losing It

Hola Night Owls

I hope everyone had a great day.  

Last night after sending out my cartoon featuring the Highlightin’ Newscaster, my friend Art on the East Coast shot me back an email:

“That comic capped off my night.”


Tonight’s Essential Cartoon started off as an idea that I liked, but lacked the comedic kick I wanted.  So as I played with the dialogue, I discovered it got funnier the more over-the-top I took the final punch line.  I can also relate to this cartoon, sounding assured and down-to-Earth amidst a maelstrom, but then losing it (hence the title) over something small and trivial.  

I will always recall a comedian I liked a lot, but am spacing on his name, saying if you dropped an anvil on your foot that you wouldn’t yell, “SPRING IS HERE!” at the top of your lungs.  You would yell something more appropriate.

I’ll let you come up with your own fun and rewarding expletives.

I wish everyone a restful rest of your evening.  

Until tomorrow. . . 


Ian S.
Salinas! (Getting better)


“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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