I don\u2019t really swear in my cartoons. I\u2019ve very very occasionally used mild language, but in my experience if you have to use profanity to sell a joke, the joke wasn\u2019t that good to begin with. I have to admit, I struggled with this cartoon a bit. \u201cDamn\u201d isn\u2019t really swearing by most accounts, but you\u2019d be surprised by some of the complaints I get. I did consider \u201cdarn,\u201d \u201crats,\u201d and \u201ccrap\u201d for this, but there\u2019s just something about \u201cdamn\u201d that punctuates this nicely. So it stuck. Complaints be damned.