Every year I do a certain number of holiday cartoons. While they always sell well, they’re among the hardest ideas to generate.
Thanksgiving is the hardest. Halloween and Christmas have tons of great stuff to play with, and Valentine’s Day is pretty good, but Thanksgiving is pretty much just turkey.
One year I got to thinking about how bad it has to be being a turkey in November, and that led to a host of other holiday animals’ woes. Except for the groundhog.
He sleeps, he wakes up. Shadow, no shadow, back to sleep. Nice and easy.
So I thought it would be funny to have other holiday animals complaining about that, and the above cartoon emerged.
(Note – this cartoon is one of my favorites because I can use it for Thanksgiving, Easter and Groundhog’s Day. Talk about multi-tasking!)
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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.