Topic of the Month – February 2020

Posted on: January 29, 2020

This month’s topic is Queens and other Courtly Folk, a topic which I promise you was decided on before the recent Harry and Megan conflagration, so don’t go looking for cartoons about them, nor any recognisable royalty. I prefer generic, fairytale and Pythonesque royalty.

The next topic will be in March 2020 and will be ‘Riddles’.

Every month this website will feature twenty or so Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I choose the topics 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 Weekend Magazine, the Canberra Times weekend supplement, the Age Cheap Eats, and the sadly demised Australian Society and Australian Left Review. And some were first published in various cartoon collections of mine, in the absence of any other outlet.

30 Comments

  1. Catherine , says:

    “that silly Bouncing Castle King” is the comforting absurdity I needed in my day today. Thank you Judy.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Catherine. The phrase ‘comforting absurdity’ is something I needed in my day too.

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  2. Ian McCall , says:

    Damn funny. You bring tear to my eyes.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Ian, that’s lovely of you to say.

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  3. Henry Porter , says:

    Hi Judy,
    A belated happy 2020 to you & an advance valentine to Mildred!
    HP
    P.S. Love the first newsletter too – thanks squared!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re very welcome Henry. Mildred would send you Valentine greetings right back except, you know, she’s Mildred.

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  4. Sue , says:

    I love seeing your old Unrequited Love cartoons – my all-time favourite is Desert Island, but the knight in shining armour is a close second!!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      There’s two different things happening in those two choices, LOL. Glad you like them, I have a soft-spot for them too

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  5. Janette Hunter , says:

    Loved ‘Kings @queens of the castle’ – very appropriate for 2020. Very clever!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      If only it wasn’t so appropriate!

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  6. Shirley Randell , says:

    Just saw theses Judy
    Wonderful !
    love and strength

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Shirley. Love and strength to you too.

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  7. Rose Momsen , says:

    omg – this might be my favorite newsletter yet! Yes, yes, too many to say, but the CarPark one truly did me in~. Well Done.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Rose, hope all is good with you. Favourite ever, that’s pretty cool. Hope next month is enjoyable too!

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  8. Nancy , says:

    Yes, hard to decide! I vote for a tie between Cinderella and the fairy godmother AND Super Sleeping Beauty! Or maybe its a progression. After Cinderella and the fairy god mother have an all-night chat, she turns into Super Sleeping Beauty and escapes from patriarchal oppression. Thanks for drawing what many of us are feeling inside~ AWESOME!

    BTW, I really enjoyed your “Now or Never” and “Random Life” books. Great fun and insights! Keep up the lovely work~

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Nancy, very glad you liked the reworking of those two fairytales. You can have a project of joining all the fairytales up in a feminist fashion! Glad to hear you enjoyed the books 🙂

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  9. T Diaz , says:

    Hello Judy! Unrequited Love #8 is demanding to be printed and added to my 2020 Self-Care index binder, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, too!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      That’s a great compliment! Best wishes for all your self-care. Raspberries and other rude noises to Valentine’s Day!

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  10. Anne , says:

    Cinderella and the fairy godmother is the best.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Anne, that’s the second vote for that one as best (not that I’m trying to find a winner)

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  11. Suzette Markwell , says:

    I tried to pick a favourite “best of all” but found 5 or 6 best. Thanks for warming my smiley face.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      5 or 6 favourites is even better than one!

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  12. leefe , says:

    Best ever take on Cinderella.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Leefe, it’s better this way I think.

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  13. Bob Gardiner , says:

    As a Shakespeare man, I couldn’t go past the cooking segment. LOL Judy

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    • judy horacek , says:

      I now have ‘He’s a real Shakespeare man’ in my head, to the tune of the Beatles ‘He’s a real nowhere man’

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  14. Mary Williams , says:

    Such beautiful and wry humour . Thank you for this delightful enjoyment Judy

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Mary, glad you enjoyed them

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  15. Rosalie , says:

    Love your Super Sleeping Beauty best of all.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Rosalie. My fairytale would be the sleeping bit!

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