Topics for Cartoons
I recently made a mind map of all the branches of creative work I want to explore. "Cartoons" have been on my to-do list for a long time – but so far it has stayed that way. I haven't really grasped yet what makes up the story or meaning of a good cartoon. Here are a few guesses.
1. An exaggerated characteristic of a character, person, or group
2. How does this character, person or group behave in a certain situation?
3. The opposite of a preconceived notion or a different perspective
For example, a shark that is afraid of humans
4. An interesting philosophical idea
For example, Tom Gauld's cartoon about Kierkegaard's statement that we live our lives forwards and understand them backwards.
5. An attitude to life that deviates from the norm portrayed exaggerated or particularly succinctly
6. Own quirks
7. Punch lines from cabaret programs
In terms of content, there seems to be a large overlap between these two art forms.
8. Particularly funny short dialogues from every day life
You have to keep your eyes and ears open to collect them
9. Criticism of politicians, ideologies, religions, professional groups
10. Messages and wisdom
And also mockery of alleged wisdom