Happy Valentine's Day! It's love's big day, so to celebrate I thought I'd share some of my favorite cupid cartoons!
I don't exactly remember how this cartoon came about, but it's fun to think of another cupid-ish being that flies around shooting more or less a strong like at you.
So instead of falling deeply in love, you maybe think "hey, that Stacy is a genuinely nice person." Or perhaps "boy, that Frank is just fine as far as I'm concerned."
OK, it's not real exciting, but it can't be all love all the time either. And the little glasses make me laugh.
This is another take on the alternative cherub. but this time it's definitely not platonic.
As you can probably tell by the art, this is a cartoon from quite early on in my career. I'm fairly sure it's never been published, and for the most part it lives quietly in my inventory, but I did get an uppercase filled email from a woman about this cartoon years ago.
She was very offended by the idea that this seemingly nice woman was going to have a one night stand and told me in angry paragraph after angry paragraph what a terrible person I was for suggesting it.
It's a good thing she never saw this one.
You just know that flying around shooting arrows into peoples' hearts gets boring after the first hour or two. Some friendly wagering seem inevitable.
This is a twofer. It's a Christmas cartoon and a Valentine's Day cartoon. (And kind of a legal cartoon to boot.)
I imagine it would be hard to prove who starting using "Cupid" first, but I'm betting on the flying babies.
OK, so hearts floating around a person would of course signify love, but what about clubs? And why would they have club arrows? Do they have diamonds and spades too, or just clubs? Should a club arrow be shot into another body part instead?
These are just some of the questions raised by looking at cartoons for far too long.
Why would a dating service write "Dating Service" on the front of the desk?! Dang! I'm doing it again!
OK, this one is a but subtle, and it took a good while to get the angle just right. In case you can't tell that's a heart on the far right. Apparently our little love angel is getting some target practice.
This is my most recent addition which was inspired by that whole iBooks Author EULA misunderstanding. The biggest challenge here was getting the tablet to read quickly as a tablet and not just a pad of paper or a notebook or something. I hope the techie nature of the caption helps that, but you never know. In any case, this is a serious nerdy valentine.
Well that's it for my little collection of cupid themed cartoons. Now get out there and get down to some romancing! (And throw in a little amour while you're at it.)
And to my loyal readers.... XOXOXOXO!