The holidays are hard for cartoonists.
Sure, you have the run of the mill crazy schedules, mall brawling, and cabin fever, but there’s the added pressure of trying to come up with fresh cartoons.
Some holidays give you a lot to work with, but even so, you’re going up against a hundred years or so of people doing seasonal gags, so trying to find new material is rough.
This one came after mulling over Frosty the Snowman’s “two eyes made out of coal.” I remember thinking that it must be great to just throw on two pieces of coal and, POP!, vision! Throw in about an hour of staring out the window, surfing the web, and a little nap, and you get a cartoon that I’m pretty sure hasn’t been done before.
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.