Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Vanishing Point road 2

Tom Toles, editorial cartoonist, makes jokes at the expense of his local transportation authority with some regularity. The little artist line in the lower right-had corner that Toles always does says: "Focuses the attention"

Earlier in the month we had a version of this from a Beetle Bailey strip:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Map directions scaled

Cartoonist Andrew Toos has this guy giving directions as if they're both looking at the same map... which isn't there. And it's in metric, so I'm guessing this is British?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You are bear

James Stevenson got this cartoon published in The New Yorker in June of 1990. I'm almost wondering why this is only a "You are here" gag rather than also a "Bear poops in the woods" gag.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vanity project

Cartoonist Alex Gregory had this in The New Yorker in April of 2003.  Truth be told, I do believe that it is a kind of vanity project, albeit a remarkably... um... charitable one.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Driving Frazz

This Frazz strip by Jef Mallet was from 2008. It's a tad perplexing I think... Frazz is a cycling freak so maybe the joke is that he sort of zoned out while driving and "woke up" to the fact that he'd started driving one of his cycling routes instead of going to his intended destination.  I thought Frazz had adopted a GPS before this one ran.  I dunno.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

The fog of maps

I have a feeling we're walking in circles...", "I'm sure we're not!  It's only the fog that looks the same everywhere..."
Anna Gawrys gives us this funny little item. Due to the androgynous nature of the characters I can't tell whether this might possibly be another "spouses arguing about directions" gag

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grim Iraq

Bill Greenhead, also known as Stik, did this editorial cartoon on the war in Iraq (note the map in the reader's hhod).  This is considerably darker than some of the other examples of his work I've posted.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Recession map

2008 saw the beginning of editorial cartoons about the current recession.  This one included a map.  I don't know that Mr. Bush was quite this clueless.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Unfolding solar panels

Remember back in 2006 when the International Space Station had trouble with a solar panel array that wouldn't unfold? Bruce Beattie of the Daytona Beach News-Journal made a nice little map-related editorial cartoon about that.  How nice!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sorghum Corners, Ohio

Roz Chast had this published in The New Yorker in May of 1988.... so I'm not sure why she labelled it a 1989 map.  The labelled are hard to read even if one clicks on the cartoon to make it bigger, however they are ripping of typical New York City neighborhood names for areas that are likely unpopulated fields in rural Ohio... or at least that's what I understand the intended joke to be. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Serious dog walking

Artist Gerard Whyman depicts a map-carrying dog that is very serious about taking a walk.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vanishing point road

Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker. This joke would work better if the first panel had the road going to a vanishing point rather than simply over the horizon.  You'd think the artist would know that.