Flying penguins cartoon. Penguins flying using balloons

penguins flying using balloons cartoon

Penguin cartoons. Penguins flying with the aid of balloons.

A cartoon showing penguins in flight.
Who said penguins were flightless birds?

A cartoon about overcoming adversity, overcoming physical restrictions or disabilities, ambition, ingenuity, enterprise.
This cartoon would probably make a very nice greetings card.
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Penguin cartoons. A penguin sunbathing on a tropical beach

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Penguin cartoon. A penguin sunbathing on a tropical beach.

This cartoon isn’t a joke so much as just a slightly silly and humorous image of a penguin sunbathing on a subtropical beach.
The penguin is obviously on holiday.
The cartoon has no specific meaning. It’s just that a penguin on a tropical beach is somewhat incongruous, therefore funny.

I suspect that it’d look very effective on a ceramic mug or greetings card.
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Cartoon penguin with Mickey Mouse ears

penguin with mickey mouse ears cartoon

Cartoon penguin with Mickey Mouse ears.

I’ve been drawing quite a few penguins recently, and they’ve started mutating.
This one means whatever you want it to mean.
I probably thought up the idea because Mickey Mouse is a very simple black and white shape, just like penguins.
I like its air or slight weirdness. An ambiguous mix of cute and unsettling.

I suspect that it’d look very effective on a ceramic mug.
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Global warming cartoon. Penguins and polar bear march against shrinking polar ice caps

 environment cartoon - polar bear and penguins against global warming

Environment cartoon.
Global warming cartoon showing polar bear and penguins marching to protest against global warming and the shrinking ice caps.

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, shrinking polar caps, climate change, global warming.

One of the humorous points about this cartoon is that polar bears and penguins live at opposite poles (penguins in the Antarctic and polar bears in the Arctic), and thus never meet in normal circumstances (apart from in cartoons). In this cartoon the fact that they are in the same cartoon is meant to convey the notion of solidarity and of the whole world mobilising to fight climate change.
This cartoon can be used in this short version or a long version (in fact as long as you want – just add penguins). And either way round. The long version is show in the previous post.

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Global warming cartoon. A polar bear and penguins marching

environment cartoon - polar bear and penguins cartoon

Environmental cartoon. Global warming cartoon showing polar bear and penguins marching to protest against global warming and the shrinking ice caps.

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, shrinking polar caps, climate change, global warming.

One of the humorous points about this cartoon is that polar bears and penguins live at opposite poles (penguins in the Antarctic and polar bears in the Arctic), and thus never meet in normal circumstances (apart from in cartoons). In this cartoon the fact that they are in the same cartoon is meant to convey the notion of solidarity and of the whole world mobilising to fight climate change.
This cartoon can be used in a short version or a long version (in fact as long as you want – just add penguins). And either way round. The other version is show in the next post.

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“Bad penguin” cartoon. A penguin dressed as a gangster

penguin gangster cartoon

Penguin cartoons. Even bad penguins look cute.

A cartoon about anthropomorphism and penguins and the fact that penguins always look cute (which annoys some penguins who want to look tough).

This cartoon is funny because it has a penguin as a gangster or similar criminal type, which goes against penguins’ anthropomorphic character type.
A secondary joke is that the gangster penguin is carrying a machine gun case that is shaped like a fish (rather than the usual violin case).
This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
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Penguin cartoon. Penguins look like little people: people look like penguins

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Penguin cartoons. It’s impossible not to look at a penguin and anthropomorphise it into a person. Do penguins do it back?

A cartoon about anthropomorphism and penguins.

The joke in this cartoon is that the roles of the penguins and the people are reversed. It is also funny because of the use of the work ‘cute’, partly because we don’t normally think of ordinary people as being cute – but penguins (which we think are cute) seem to think that we are cute too.
It’s a cartoon about anthropomorphism, projection, role reversal.
This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
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Penguins cartoon. A penguin playing a guitar

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Penguin cartoons. A penguin playing a guitar.

A cartoon showing a penguin playing the guitar in a band. Another penguin is playing the drums.
The guitar playing penguin is thinking “Playing chords is really hard when you’ve only got flippers”.

This cartoon is partly funny because penguins look like humans but don’t look like the sort of humans who would be in a band playing guitar and drums.
This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
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Penguin cartoons – a penguin up a tree in a tropical jungle, with a parrot

penguin and parrot cartoon

Penguin cartoon. Showing a penguin up a tree in a tropical jungle, with a parrot.

A cartoon showing a penguin perched on the branch of a tree in a tropical rain forest or jungle.
The penguin has just told a parrot about the existence of snow. The penguin was saying that it has forty different words for snow (similar to the eskimo or inuit claim to have many words for snow).
The parrot is surprised, as it doesn’t know what snow is, having never experienced it.

The penguin is probably a tourist on holiday from the cold Antarctic, visiting a hot tropical holiday destination.
One of the funny aspects of the cartoon is that the penguin is perched in a tree – which is incongruous as penguins can’t fly and most of them have never seen trees as there are no trees at the South Pole or in Antarctica.
This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
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Penguin cartoon – penguins at a fancy dress party in drag looking no different to normal

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Penguin cartoons. Penguins at a fancy dress party, wearing drag.

A cartoon showing penguins wearing drag at a penguin fancy dress party – they look no different to normal, as male and female penguins look identical and indistinguishable from each other.
The problem for penguins as female impersonators, as there are no obvious (to humans) sexual identifiers or distinguishers between the sexes of penguins.

This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
The cartoon is related to Antarctica and the South Pole.
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Nonconformist penguin cartoon. One penguin standing out from the crowd

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Penguin cartoons. A flock of penguins all the same – apart from one penguin which is a different colour.

A cartoon about uniformity of fashion or social conformity and conventionality. The colourful penguin is a rebel, nonconformist, individualistic penguin following the dictum ‘Dare to be different’.

This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
The cartoon is related to Antarctica and the South Pole, stroppy youths.
A cartoon about conformity, uniformity, following the crowd, how to stand out from the crowd
The title of the cartoon is ‘One in a Million!’.
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Penguin cartoons. A rebellious teenage penguin

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Penguin cartoons. Penguin with rebellious teenage son who is a typical stroppy youth.

A cartoon showing adult penguins and an adolescent or teenage penguin. The teenager is going through a typical teenage rebel phase. .

This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
The cartoon is related to Antarctica and the South Pole, stroppy youths.
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Penguin cartoons. Hiking penguins

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Penguin cartoons. Penguins planning a hiking expedition, trek or walk.

A cartoon showing penguins looking at a map to plan a recreational walk. Part of the joke is that the map is showing nothing but ice everywhere, because the terrain or landscape in which the penguins live is the same featureless ice everywhere. So it really doesn’t matter where the penguins go for their walk.
The cartoon makes reference to the long march carried out by emperor penguins, made famous by the film ‘March of the Penguins’.

This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
The cartoon is related to Antarctica and the South Pole, rambling, the ramblers.
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Penguin cartoon. Penguins that are any colour except black

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Penguin cartoons. Penguins that are all different colours – because black is no longer fashionable (for penguins)

A cartoon showing multicoloured penguins.
The joke is that penguins are all black, which happens to be a fashionable colour in some areas of human fashion. Penguins are often thought of as wearing dinner jackets, so in this cartoon I’ve given drawn brightly coloured penguins as though they can change their colours to suit fashion.

This cartoon would make a very nice greetings card.
The cartoon is related to Antarctica and the South Pole.
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Global warming cartoon – a man and a penguin worrying about the shrinking ice caps

Global warming cartoon. A man and penguin on shrinking iceberg

Environmental cartoons
Global warming cartoon

A man and a penguin on a shrinking ice flow, worrying about the shrinking polar ice caps
The man is thinking “We’re on thin ice here!”

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, penguins, climate change, icebergs, environmental impact, rising sea levels
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