Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Not Yet Sold: Technology cartoon

"Let the machine get it."

I've played it fairly safe, so far, with this series of rejected cartoons, showing either gags that came close at a magazine, with some encouraging noises, or ones that have got a good reaction when shown to colleagues and friends.

This one never came close, and I don't think I've ever shown it to anyone else. It's just one that amuses me! I'll often use the phrase "Let the machine get it" if I don't want to be disturbed when the phone rings, and I just liked the idea that you would have some kind of steam-driven machine that potters around the house doing chores.

The absurdity of it appeals to me and I had fun drawing the machine (I confess, I made whirring and whooshing noises to myself, in an Oliver Postgate style, as I drew it!) But maybe it's just me. Comments welcome, as ever.

Click here to see all of the Not Yet Sold cartoons.


  1. Nothing wrong with absurdity, in fact everything's right with absurdity. Funny cartoon!

  2. Thanks, Surreal. I agree, absurd is good. Not sure all editors/cartoon eds think the same way though.



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