Topic of the month – October 2012

Posted on: September 30, 2012

This month’s topic is ‘Nighttime’ to celebrate the release of to celebrate the release of  the new book by Mem Fox and me, Good Night Sleep Tight (published by Scholastic).  It’s our first book together since the much-loved Where is the Green Sheep? and it’s in the shops now.  In the way of many children’s books, everyone ends up asleep at the end of Good Night, but many of the cartoons below are for adults who can stay awake even when it’s dark (whether they want to or not)

Every month this website will feature a different cartoon topic.  We’re doing this alphabetically – next month’s topic will be ‘Career Advice’.

 

14 Comments

  1. Freya , says:

    Judy, your work is so inspired. I especially liked the “remember when…” this week. At first it made me unthinkably sad and nostalgic. I wished not only that I could return to those days, but also that I can’t stop them from fleeing from the lives of my children.

    The last frame turned me around, and I’ve highlighted it and stuck it next to a picture of my son lying in long green grass. I’m choosing to focus on the flowers, and preserve his flower filled world where I can.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Gorgeous. I’m a firm believer in cartoons as talismans.

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  2. Donna Bush , says:

    Life on the hedge …it could be my new favourite! My best favourite is the one with the guitar in the grass saying “the guitar is always greener” Donna

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re obviously a puns and vegetation person with those two favourites. Two of the very best things in my opinion.

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  3. Fliss Lord , says:

    Happy New Moon Judy – I look forward to your monthly email of meaningful commentary on the times we live in.
    I’m now alone as my dearest soulmate died 6 months ago, and your unique view of the world helps me concentrate on the life ahead, albeit with sadness that we, as a population, don’t seem to learn from our mistakes.
    How can we allow such rubbish as Alan Jones to dictate our voting? Why do we turn the other cheek rather than take positive action for those amongst us who need us? It makes me so sad.
    But you, lovely Judy, are doing so much to make our world a better place. x

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Oh Fliss, this is the saddest comment I’ve ever had on the website, so sad and so lovely. Here’s hoping that some sense of decency and common sense returns to our public discourse some time. Thank you for your words, I am touched that you find my cartoons helpful. Warmest wishes to you from me.

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  4. Patrick , says:

    Wow, Judy!
    Like McCains – you’ve done it again.
    Thank you and ciao,
    Patrick

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Patrick

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  5. ian mccall , says:

    absolutely fanatstic

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Ian

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      • Ian McCall , says:

        i was so taken with your cartoons that i had to revisit them. they are certainly fantastic

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        • judy horacek , says:

          You say all the right things Mr McCall

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  6. Angela , says:

    There’s a full moon to-night and I’ll happily sleep on top of the elm-tree in my dreams. Thanks Judy! Angela

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Sweet dreams!

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