Topic of the Month – December 2018

Posted on: November 30, 2018

As befits the end of the year, this month’s cartoon topic is ‘Endings’. It’s a bit about semantics, with dashes of Christmas, fragments of journeys, with traces of relationships, and a bit about the end of the world (sorry, can’t help myself).

As usual there will be no January topic. The Topic of the Month for February 2019 will be ‘Fish’. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful whatever it is they celebrate at this time time of the year, and a fantastic summer or winter depending where you are. May health, joy and peace be a part of all your days until we meet again.

Every month this website will feature twenty or so Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I choose 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 Age, The Australian, Art Monthly, Australian Review of Books, Australian Society, the Canberra Times and as greeting cards.

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Carolyn Bebbington , says:

    Just roared my head off at the ‘two bin’ cartoon – just right for a few teachers I know. And the fridge magnet one GREAT for my daughter who has had a few accidents with loved fridge magnets. Thank you, also, and SO much for the cartoon which I have just found in my Mildred Calendar parcel (only just opened). Has defrosted some of my resistance to Xmas this year.

    I loved your quote from one of the school students at the Climate Change rallies last week. Coal promoters do not want young people to become activists. Reminds me of repressive dictatorships. I am trying not to be melodramatic, but cannot get over a grown politician discouraging political maturation in the young…

    Wishing you as much fun as your newsletters have brought me.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks for your lovely long comment Carolyn. Very happy to hear that you are pleased with the Mildred calendar parcel, and glad the TOTM has given you some perfect cartoons for people.

      And oh, the reaction of some politicians to the kids’ climate change rallies. How patronising and stupid. In a way it is good, it won’t be long before the young people are voting, and they won’t have a bar of these dinosaurs. They’ve exposed themselves, much more than the students. Weren’t the signs and slogans at the rally great – impressive effort all round.

      Wishing you lots of fun too! Happy merry and jolly things.

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  2. Henry Porter , says:

    Have a great summer Judy & thanks for all the smiles this year – much needed.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Henry, hope you have a great summer too.

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  3. susan m brandwein , says:

    Love these,some tough love. Oh that “inexorable crepe of Time.”

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Yep, crepe of time. On the one hand I’m proud of the cartoon, on the other hand, I just don’t want to know.

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  4. Rose , says:

    My mom LOVED her Mildred Calendar, really made her laugh. I hope you enjoy the Crazy Seasonal Madness of the holidaze. Love your work. Always lifts me up to see it, even the darker ones. Keep on keeping on!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Great to hear that your mom loved the calendar. I’m sure Mildred will love hanging out in USA with her. Thanks very much for your kind words about my work – I have to keep on keeping on, what else could I do! x

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  5. T from Boulder, CO , says:

    What a great “end” to my work day. Sorry, couldn’t resist! I have your fridge magnet on my fridge, of course, and I’m happy to report that so far, it hasn’t decided to jump. Happy Holidays, Judy!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      No need to resist – the more punsters the better! Happy holidays to you too 🙂

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  6. Shirley Randell , says:

    I’m rushing home to check my frig magnets in case it is contagious Judy

    Both laughter and pathos in these – thanks again

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    • judy horacek , says:

      I’m sure it’s not contagious, but you can never be too sure. Wishing you happy, merry and jolly things!

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