Our Absurd Life: 12/27/20 – Pool Party

Pool Party

Hola Night Owls

I hope everyone has had a squeaky-clean windshield kinda day.  

Tonight’s Essential Cartoon echoes a previous cartoon from May 16: The wife yelling at her husband, Harold, that it’s “Shelter in place!” NOT “Shelter in space!”  So, 7 months later, same situation.  

Speaking of “yelling,” I met with an editor a couple of weeks ago to review some of my earlier cartoons.  She didn’t care for how angry and mad some of my characters looked, saying I should go for a more exasperated expression.  She believed the angry faces would turn off the readers, and I should make them look more humorous.  She talked about the Shelter in Space cartoon in particular.  I’m not really sure where I stand on this subject.  I guess more will be revealed.

I wish everyone a restful rest of your night.

Until tomorrow . . .


Ian S.



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

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: