Topic of the Month – November 2016

Posted on: October 31, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Journeys’.  All kinds – real or metaphorical, necessary or frivolous, sensible or pretentious.  Everything anyone tries to do these days seems to be described as a journey – I hope you enjoy this glimpse into ‘My Cartoon Journey’ Journey.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Kristmas and New Year’.  (I hate spelling it that way, but it’s the December topic and we’re up to K, what else could I do? K topics are surprisingly hard to find).

Advance warning – last orders for the year at the Horacek online shop need to be received on or before December 13, shortly after that day the shop is closing until 2017.

Every month this website will feature ten to twenty 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 Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian Magazine and for various commissions. 

horacek01-single-step-col-300

horacek02-pigs-at-travel-agent-col-500

horacek03-mc-004-next-step-col-500

horacek04-lonethong-col-300

horacek05-philosopical-road-movie-col-450

horacek06-21st-superheroes-col-300

horacek07-teapotpeople-col-300

horacek08-inertia-col-300

horacek09-freddy-krueger-col-575

horacek16-last-bete-noire-col-500

horacek15-summer-genie-col-300

horacek14-magic-carpet-col-350

horacek13-witch-upgrade-col-300

horacek12-superman-emissions-col-300

horacek11-more-roads-col-350

horacek10-boat-people-350

horacek17-which-greatness-col_500

horacek18-sylvia-livg-in-past-col-500

horacek19-crazy-old-trolley-col_500

horacek20-ca-34-instincts-col-350

horacek21-following-me-col-350

horacek22-cowboy-into-sunset-col-300

17 Comments

  1. Janette Hunter , says:

    Love the ‘Greatness’ directions, loving the quaint English placenames @ reading Bill Bryson’s lovely ‘Road to Little Dribbling’ among others of his.
    Your first I loved was ‘You expect me to wear that’ .

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  2. Ian McCall , says:

    brilliant as usual, your cartoons make you think about the things that we say and do.
    Ian

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Ian. See you at the Stanleys -soon!

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  3. Shirley Randell , says:

    Wish i had had an expresso with every step i have travelled on my journeys !!
    Thanks again Judy

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    • judy horacek , says:

      All the steps on all your journeys Shirley, that would be total caffeine overload!

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  4. Russ , says:

    G’day Judy,

    As you said “Interesting for me to hear which cartoon of mine you saw first” I thought I’d tell you mine. In 1997 I was involved with The Wilderness Society (SA) and our shop got in a batch of cards & teatowels by an artist I hadn’t heard of before. The first one I saw was “Woman with Altitude”. You immediately became my favourite cartoonist.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Love at first sight with Woman with Altitdue! Thanks for telling me, and for sticking by all this time – that’s nearly 20 years ago. Eeek!

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  5. Julie Hahn , says:

    Love them – as usual. I particularly love the cave.
    And the next step, but not being sure about the one after that – That’s how I first learnt about you.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Julie. Interesting for me to hear which cartoon of mine you saw first, it’s so nice that you remember. Will try to keep up the inspiration.

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  6. Rose , says:

    Totally makes my day to see your work! Delightful, funny and, as always, pertinent.

    Thank you.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks for the lovely comment Rose

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  7. Susan Magarey , says:

    Oh I just LOVE the witch on the vacuum-cleaner!

    Love them all, of course — I’m still giggling — but that one made me snort and out loud, too.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Hi Susan, Glad to hear I kept you giggling for a while, and a snort out loud is very high praise.

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  8. Angela Savage , says:

    So much to love here, Judy, especially the last one. Love the cover for the new cartoon book, too.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Ange xx

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  9. Jan Nicholls , says:

    Love them all, as usual Judi, but especially # 4 and having visited Cocos Island recently I can answer the question about where those lone thongs end up! Thankfully a local artist collects them and transforms them into various useful objects and pieces of art.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Jane. That’s so interesting to hear that thongs end up on Cocos Island. Love the idea of an artist remaking them as useful objects and artworks. There’s some great stuff being made from discarded – don’t think we’ll ever be able to keep up with the sheer amount of waste and detritus though.

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