This office cartoon shows one of my favorite writing techniques: taking two or more similar idioms and combining them. The math is just a bonus.
It’s been a little while since I’ve been featured in Reader’s Digest, so I’m really happy to share that I’m in the May issue. Here’s the cartoon:
It’s a gag I like, and I’m happy with the line art, but what I really love is the color on this, and I can say that without sounding like a jerk because I didn’t do it.
For about two years now I’ve been working with a terrific artist named Rick Hughes and he handles all my shading and coloring. I’m a competent colorist, but Rick’s work is of a much higher caliber (I mean look at that above!) and I’m super lucky to have found him.
So, if you’re looking for someone to help you shade, color, or otherwise help out with any art duties, , OK? He’s a good guy, he’s never missed a deadline, and his work speaks for itself.
Computers are an inescapable part of modern life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun at their expense. Sit back and enjoy these 12 computer cartoons; you can catch up on your email later.
Hey there! Mark from Andertoons.com here with you. And I brought along 12 computer and technology cartoons that I think you’ll enjoy. So let’s get into them.
Computer Cartoons #7484
“Come on you guys. If you’re going to snicker every time I say ‘dump file’ we’re going to be here all day.” This is a rejected cartoon that I did for a client. They didn’t… they went with another caption. But I kept this one around and I’m glad I did. Because this is one of the more popular cartoons on the site right now. I’m not above a little scatological humour now and then. And that I don’t totally understand what a ‘dump file’ is but a lot of people do. Because this is, as I said, very popular.
Computer Cartoons #7496
“I appreciate your commitment to safety, but this might be overkill for a data architect.” This one, the cartoon itself, it took, I don’t know, five, ten minutes to draw. It’s a pretty standard cartoon. But the hat on the top of his head, that construction helmet, man, those things are really tricky to get it right. That took me another like ten, 15 minutes just to get that to read as a construction helmet. So I’m glad that one’s over.
Computer Cartoons #6875
“The internet of stuff. Coaster; monitors humidity, texts reminder to use it. Dust Bunny; schedules own clean-up with Roomba. Sock; uses GPS to hide from matching sock.” Cartoons like this I always worry about being dated. But the internet of things hasn’t really become a thing yet. It’s one of those things that keeps saying, “Oh, it’s going to be the big thing this year. Everything’s going to be connected to the internet.” But still hasn’t happened. That being said, the coaster, the texts, a reminder to use it would be totally valuable. And I endorse that.
Computer Cartoons #7419
“Did you get it wet?” That’s always the question that I would get when I go to the Genius Bar and I have a problem with my phone. And I’m always a little worried that they know something that I don’t. I don’t think I’ve gotten it wet. I didn’t take it into the bathroom, I haven’t dropped it into the sink. I haven’t put it in a, you know, puddle of snow. But maybe, I don’t know. Unless it got wet without me knowing it, and that was sort of the genesis of this one. That poor snowman. I wonder if he’s thinking the same thing.
Computer Cartoons #7089
“It’s not serious yet, but your data is enlarged.” Big data is another of those things. I can’t really wrap my head around that much data, like the kinds of massive amounts of data they talk about. But big data sort of went to enlarged data and that said check up to me, so…
Computer Cartoons #6970
“I’m hoping this is just a computer glitch, because if it’s not, I have no idea what to tell you.” You know what, maybe this is a nice change of pace for this weatherman. Maybe the weather… if the weather is that, that’s news my friends. And he’s going to talking about that for a while. That’s a day to remember.
Computer Cartoons #7131
“At the beginning of the meeting you were all like, ‘What’s with the toaster?! Where’s your laptop?!’ But now…” I got to say, if a guy came in to a meeting with a toaster, especially, if he brought bagels and cream cheese, that is a meeting that I would totally be for. And I would be invested in it and I would show up every week, I’m just saying.
Computer Cartoons #7001
“For the last time, it’s a highchair, not a charging dock.” Technically, semantically, that’s true. Although, it is a thing that you put another thing in to and then you give it energy and then it comes out and it’s fully charged. So, I’m siding with the guy on this. I think you could also refer to it as a charging dock.
Computer Cartoons #7223
“I keep trying to work on that report, but I can’t help curling up and napping on this damn thing.” I used to have, I used to say, that I had to research this cartoon. Which I did because my cats, my two cats did not like to curls up on the laptop. This is true. And I did have to research that. That being said, those two cats have now passed away. And now I have a kitten who loves nothing more than to sit on the laptop, the iPad… I think if she thought she could fit on top of my phone, while I was holding it, she would totally do that. So now, I totally get this. And I can’t say that anymore.
Computer Cartoons #7313
“According to your LinkedIn profile you’re a focused, disciplined achiever. According to your Facebook photos you prefer Jack Daniels and are pretty comfortable with your body.” This one’s got a really good response. Especially from educators, and I’ve sold it a couple of times for textbooks. A lot of people seem to want to use this cartoon to show kids that your internet stuff follows you around. I did not plan on that. I’m glad people find it useful that way. And I just think “pretty comfortable with your body” is funny, so…
Computer Cartoons #6934
“What about Instagram?” Wah-wah… Right. I thought like, “Okay, this is a cheap cartoon, someone’s done this.” I saw it. I didn’t remember it. And I don’t remember that I don’t remember it. But I’d looked it up. No one had done this cartoon yet when I had done it. So a little pat on the back. Nice job there, Marky.
Computer Cartoons #7427
“No, Spidey-sense is different. I think what you’ve got is a hotspot.” You know, in Spider-Man cartoons where he has a little squiggly lines that come out of his head that show that something is wrong. I was just playing with that idea. And then you have that sort of like Wi-Fi hotspot symbol on top of his head instead. You know what, that would come in really useful though. I should look into a way to make that happen.
Well that’s it for these 12 computer and technology cartoons. I hope you liked them. There’s a bunch more at Andertoons.com. Feel free to visit and that’s it for now. Have a good one!