This cartoon came from a batch of psychiatry cartoons I was working on, but it’s a different kind of cartoon than I normally do.
Usually my characters’ discussion is in a caption below the cartoon, but this is more of a one-two punch kind of joke.
One – set up the incongruity with “frying pan” and “you’re fired” up top.
Two – Knock it down by combining “Freudian slip” and “pink slip.”
It’s a nice change of pace, and, at least for me, the guy’s expression on the right makes it all work.