Happy Halloween — a good excuse to post some monster-themed cartoons. Here’s a couple that might fit into a Halloween-themed library.
This man isn’t worried that he’s out of candy, because he’s planned ahead.
If there is something left, it might not be the good stuff.
Andréa sent in this ThatABaby, and reminded me of an earlier CIDU discussion of Candy Corn: https://cidu.info/2020/09/07/ot-candy-corn/#comments
One measure of how influential
Peanuts was is how familiar the Great Pumpkin is to us all.
First mention of the Great Pumpkin, October 26, 1959. You can follow this arc at
Some veggie substitutes work out well. Others …
So, Monty Python’s science was right!
If you’re partying tonight, party responsibly!
Andréa sends in this synchronicity. Cartoonists are always looking for a new angle, but sometimes push it too far.
Finally, like that house at the end of the night that gives out multiple candy bars so they won’t eat them all themselves, there’s this bonanza from John Atkinson — some cartoonists would have spread these out one at a time, and gotten a whole month out of this idea.
Mother Goose and Grimm is analyzed at Arnold Zwicky’s blog.
I also posted this
F-Minus, with remarks, in a comment on that same Zwicky blog entry.
Several selections contributed by
coming up: Andréa
“I KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHO THIS WAS, EVEN BEFORE READING THE CAPTION . . . DOES THAT MAKE ME A GEEZER??”
Bizarro from is also taken up under the Andréa Arnold Zwicky analytical microscope. I like his term “a Desert Crawl cartoon” for the main trope here.
“SYNCHRONICITY – ABOUT *NOT* LEARNING A LESSON . . .”
And one final OY contribution:
Some explanation for this morning’s post:
I started putting together the post on my phone yesterday, without either the comic or any of the tags, and then put it in hibernation for 24 hours intending to finish it up before it went live.
Something I’d done countless times in the past.
Then I suddenly had to go out of town, and forgot, and the unfinished post went live.
Andréa: I remember this, AND I remember speculating on what would happen if a dog caught it . . . now I know. I can start thinking about other things now: