Topic of the Month – September 2019

Posted on: August 31, 2019

This month’s topic is Mildred, a character who one day just sprang into my head, full of angst and complaints against the world. She’s not me, but I am sometimes her.

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, where my cartoons are currently published twice weekly, and which was the birthplace of Mildred.

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21 Comments

  1. Josef , says:

    Mildred I believe are all of us, she dwells inside our hearts and sometimes just went out to show the world we are only humans with human mindset. This is practical and very nice cartoon—Josef

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thank you Josef from me and from Mildred.

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  2. Greg Carman , says:

    You remind me of a guy I met in Sydney 20 years ago who told me in his bluff manner how much he liked the TV series Seinfeld.

    “Well,” he said, “it isn’t perfect, you have to wait around for ages while the other three natter on until Kramer arrives and it gets funny.”

    De gustibus non est disputandum.

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  3. Michael , says:

    Just read “you cant stand the heat”
    The most un funny collections of cartons I have every read. Can’t believe they were even published. 90% un funny cartoons mixed with 10% un funny propaganda.

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    • Greg Carman , says:

      The Seinfeld comment above was meant for you, but my sense of humour is clearly matched by my ability to click on the right link. (And I expect that Judy will pun-ish me for that one! 😉 ).

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Hi Michael, given we are obviously from different ends of the political spectrum, I’m surprised you didn’t say 100% unfunny cartoons, at least 50% of which are also propaganda. Thanks for reading them anyway.

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  4. Ruth , says:

    Mildred – c’est moi!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      She is all of us. But maybe especially you 🙂

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  5. Henry Porter , says:

    Yes, I agree, the giraffe is totally giggle-worthy – how she got the giraffe’s attention I’d like to know. P.S. Does Mildred shop for clothes at Mild-Red?

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Mildred ain’t saying.

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    • Greg Carman , says:

      A pinko for the new millennium! 😉

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      • judy horacek , says:

        🙂

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  6. Susan Magarey , says:

    And again — I’m reduced to helpless giggles. I just love the giraffe! And I think Mildred’s quite brilliant competing with an airliner on her wings (which of course won’t damage the atmosphere like the plane does.)

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  7. Jan Nicholls , says:

    Mildred is the perfect choice for this month. I can so identify with her. She’s not me, either but, like you, I am definitely sometimes her! I look forward to your newsletter at the start of every month – it’s a real highlight. Thought-provoking and amusing.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks for the lovely words Jan.

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  8. Jacqueline Kent , says:

    Judy, I’ve been a fan of yours for years, and now is a good time to thank you. And Mildred — starting with the name — is absolutely perfect. I think we all succumb to Mildredness from time to time …

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thank you for the thank you. Also for the term ‘Mildredness’, hope you don’t mind if I use that sometime?

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  9. Rose , says:

    Your work is always delightful. Thanks so much for the great newsletter.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Rose. Always lovely to hear from you.

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  10. Shirley Randell , says:

    Poor Mildred -lessons about how lucky I am to be able to smile !

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You are lucky indeed. Mildred does get by though. x

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