Topic of the Month – May 2020

Posted on: April 30, 2020

For this month’s topic I’ve broken out of our usual alphabetical order to bring you ‘At Home’ instead, a selection of cartoons about being at home. Hope you find some comfort and recognition. Next month’s topic may well be ‘Still at home’ LOL.

Take care and stay safe everyone. xx

Every month this website will feature a dozen to twenty 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! But you’re very welcome to tweet the link to this page. Cartoons this month were first published in The Age, The Australian Weekend Magazine, and the Canberra Times weekend supplement. They have all been re-published in various Horacek cartoon collections.

28 Comments

  1. Denise , says:

    Hi Judy, Thank you verrmuch for these. I love your work! Thank you for your FB posts too. A post or a cartoon from you is always welcome and never fails to restore my mood.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      What a lovely message, thank you Denise.

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  2. Jangles - again , says:

    Wait: why are the penguins eyes red?!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      They are red because it was a good contrast to the black. Not ornithologically correct I know. Cartoonist’s licence maybe.

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  3. Jangles , says:

    Hello again I was late to read this one. I was hoping for the theme to be pandemics but this is just as good! My favorites were feline groovy and the fear of living a tissue in a pocket. Sadly I only have one of your books and always forget to check your website. I also told my freinds about your mildred cartoons and they loved it! That’s all. – jangles

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Too many things at the moment with the theme of pandemics 🙂 – thought I’d stay right away from that theme. Glad you enjoy the cartoons. Do you want me to sign you up up to my monthly newsletter, that way you’ll always know when I post a new topic, and also about books and things (some of them are available in my website shop). I love Mildred – I haven’t done a Mildred pandemic cartoon yet because I can’t decide what she would make of all this! Thank you for your message

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  4. Rose , says:

    Ah, I was late to click through; what wonderful comments! Loved your choices this month, and what a curious time it is, yes. Amazing you have all the perfect comics already made for a pandemic-stay-at-home month. It’s 7 weeks for us here in our bizarre corner of the world. All closed down tho’ we have no Covid apparently. I wish I could say I was super productive, but at least I get 3 things done a day. And making dinner counts as one of them! A right little susie homemaker I’ve become in the youth of my old age. LOL. Thank you for the email of happiness and joy tonight. Be safe and I love seeing you finish all those great puzzles. I do Magic Puzzles at night on the kindle to go to sleep. Not the same thing at all, but close.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Hello Rose, lovely to hear all your news, and to know that you are going well in your bizarre corner of the world. I know what you mean about productive, I am trying to be easy on myself and glad that I get three things done from the ever-increasing list. It’s better than no things, right? Glad you enjoyed the cartoons, it was a nice process for me choosing ones trying deliberately to be happy and comforting (probably not the main thrust of my work in general). Warm wishes to you

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  5. Jen , says:

    What a tonic! After a long week, now feline groovy … 😀

    Thanks so much for cheering us all up. You’re a gem!

    Jen (& cats) xxx

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Jen, thanks for the message

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  6. Alison Hunter , says:

    Hi, the tissue in the washing machine has been sitting on the wall in my laundry for many many years and is in a parlous state. Now I can replace it with a good copy – to last for another 25 years! thanks !!!!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Perfect place for it, and that you’ve had it there so long is a great compliment. Hope it serves as a reminder to you to check for tissues (I am still hopeless at remembering)

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  7. Henry Porter , says:

    Thanks Judy, always loved that thoroughly modern Jeannie one – great to see it again. Apparently Barbara Eden is doing well & looking fabulous as recently as a few months ago aged 88 (or 2000+ in genie years)!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Wonder if she’s still lying back on silk cushions?

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  8. Bea Horacek , says:

    Thank you Judy. I had just spent a fraught time on the ‘phone with my energy supplier and the cartoons brought me back from boiling to normal – whatever that is in these times! Thanks for a great giggle. Bea

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Bea. Glad to be of assistance. Hope you managed to sort the energy supplies all out in the end.

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  9. Kath , says:

    Thanks for the laughs.

    Just found your one – from the Weekend Oz series – about the Hills Hoists are alive with the Sound of Music!

    Back in the day, I used to cut out the cartoons, put them into a plastic sleeve. Instant mini-poster for the cubicle.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Those were the days – that lovely big cartoon on shiny paper. Lovely to hear that you appreciated them!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks for the links Kenton, enjoyed them. Hope all is going well with you in these strange times x

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  10. Pat Tandy , says:

    Thank you Judy for this bunch of smile makers, they are a real treat. And I got a an extra laugh from Mildred’s Spill cookbook.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Pat. Hope things are all good with you and all the families x

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  11. Suzette Markwell , says:

    Thanks so much – loved them all. Was sitting here groggily checking emailing and it was so refeshing to receive your humour. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Suzette. Thanks for letting me know. Hope you can keep smiling!

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  12. Barbary , says:

    Hi Judy,
    I love your electric plug one – but it may not work overseas. LOL.
    Barbary

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    • judy horacek , says:

      LOL, good point!

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  13. Jill Barker , says:

    Thank you dear Judy. These are especially rich pickings.

    For some reason I feel a need to tell you that the main street in my town is actually called ‘the Parade’. Extra giggle!

    Love from Jill in Leamington Spa, UK.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Would love to see pics of penguins down the main street of Leamington Spa – promise you’ll send them if they ever become available. Glad you liked the topic.

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