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Today’s post features two old cartoons from the late 1900s, which I came across while searching for something else. I really like both of these cartoons because they take well-known topics and combine them in new, thought-provoking ways. Neither of them really mean anything, although they kind of seem like they might.
This is also the trick to great song lyrics. Take a song like “Losing My Religion” (or almost anything by REM) and try to figure out exactly what it means. It’s relative nonsense, but you relate to it somehow and twist it into a personal meaning, almost subconsciously.
I’m not saying these cartoons take on a personal meaning for anybody, most people don’t dwell on cartoons long enough, but it’s fun to play with that edge. For me, that’s what creativity is all about.
Even now, I’m not entirely sure what I mean by what I’ve just written, but it seems like it means something. I should also say that I don’t eat animals anymore, I’ve been vegan since 2002, but at the time I wrote this Piglet cartoon the vegetarian message was not on my radar at all. It can have a hidden animal rights message if you want to apply one, but I was actually still a corpse eater when I drew it.
Regarding the Hokey Pokey Stew cartoon, I was not vegan when I wrote this cartoon, either, but was still not in the habit of eating human feet. So, no, this was not intended as an anti-cannibalism message, although you can turn it into one now if you wish. Whatever that means.
I hope you have enjoyed reading these rambling paragraphs eight times more than I have enjoyed typing them. Until tomorrow, my friend…