Topic of the Month – April 2018

Posted on: April 1, 2018

This month’s topic is ‘X-tinction’. It’s not cheery. Human beings are by far the most destructive and deadly species on the planet. Not sure why we can’t seem to stop ourselves, I hope we wake up soon.

Sorry about starting the word ‘Extinction’ with an X. I actually hate that kind of thing, but it’s X-tremely difficult to find topics starting with X. Next month’s topic will start with Y, which is a milder version of the same problem.

Every month this website will feature twenty or so Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I chose them alphabetically. All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek. I’d rather you didn’t use these cartoons without my permission, but if you must, I’d appreciate it if you acknowledge my authorship and the source.  They are cartoons, not memes! Cartoons this month were first published in the newspapers The Age, The Australian, Overland, and an environmental cartoon project I was involved in in North Carlton many years ago, Curbin’ the Urban.

 

 

 

14 Comments

  1. Henry Porter , says:

    I love the dinosaur one, Judy, especially after this morning’s news about the “Monash group”. More like More-Ash group or Moan-Gnash group, I reckon.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Henry

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  2. Ian McCall , says:

    Brilliant Judy. Absolutely brilliant

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Ian. Hope to see you at the opening of the Cartoon Exhibition on Wednesday x

      For anyone else reading this, Australian Cartoonists Association Exhibition, Glen Eira Community Gallery, 6pm, Wednesday April 4. Exhibition to be opened by Anthony Albanese. It’s going to be huge!

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  3. Nancy , says:

    Hi Judy,

    Your exquisite artwork captures our disaster-in-the-making…and with sad humour. As with the dinosaurs, we seem to be heading for the same fate and sooner than we think. I have come to the same conclusion and share similar frustrations. My hope is that everyone with Influence is suddenly awakened through viewing your cartoons and takes immediate action! I truly think you have that power. Go girl!!! Look forward to your further musings~

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks for your lovely words Nancy. If only I did have that power, things would be quite different! But I do hope that the cartoons make even one person think, and also give some solace and support to people like you who ar already thinking (and worrying).

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  4. Maurissa Ailion , says:

    Very inspiring and sadly even with humour this is our futures

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    • judy horacek , says:

      ?

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  5. Heidi , says:

    Thanks so much Judy

    You are a persistent inspiration

    Your work is rigorous and perennial

    It helps keep me striving and creating

    I am also learning from your strategy and honesty

    With love

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    • judy horacek , says:

      What a lovely comment Heidi, thank you. Good luck with your own work – we have to keep striving, there’s no choice!

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  6. Shirley Randell , says:

    I read these out and showed them to two of my grandchildren in the car during an Easter ride from Sydney to Canberra – great appreciation Judy
    Love
    Shirley

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Shirley, hope it made the trip go more quickly. x

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  7. Rose Momsen , says:

    Love these, even if they are spikey and sharp! The Coffee Shop froth comic is brilliant; the ice canary is funny and sick, and the dinosaur comic is gorgeous. Doom has never looked quite so funny. Thanks for lightening up my day.

    Rose

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    • judy horacek , says:

      ‘Doom has never looked quite so funny’ – that made me laugh. Glad you enjoyed them Rose

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