What makes a cartoon funny?

Can humour be taught?

Conceptual cartooning is like learning to surf… there is a fine point of balance that is exhilarating when you get it, neither too trite nor too incomprehensible. You are aiming for a concept that is unusual enough to catch attention, but will convey the idea in a flash. And just about all humour contains an element of incongruity…

These are my favourites of my conceptual cartoons. These three drawings all depict “anxious”.

Anxious Rock-climber

Anxious Rockclimber

Anxious Lion

Anxious Lion

Anxious Elephant

Anxious Elephant

Mara Dall (46 Posts)

Mara Dall is a writer and traveller, exploring wild, magical places of the earth, of the mind, and of the soul. Read more about her here.