Click image to enlarge. This cartoon tip originally appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The Cartoon!st, the newsletter of the National Cartoonists Society. All series images and texts are copyright © 2016 by the artist.
“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”
“A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.”
“Don’t get it right, just get it written.”
James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
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