Moon cartoons. Moon with electricity pylons

Moon cartoons. Electricity pylons looking at the moon.

Moon cartoon
The moon with electricity pylons

Electricity pylons looking at the moon. The moon in the cartoon is made from metal struts like the pylons
The pylons are anthropomorphic and suggest human figures

A cartoon about anthropomorphism, surrealism.
Cartoon drawn: 1999
Cartoon reference number: mon011
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Moon cartoons. A monkey reaching for the moon – or is it a banana?

Moon cartoons. Monkey reaching for banana shaped moon

Moon cartoons
A monkey reaching for the moon, or is it a banana?

An illustration or design showing a silhouette of a monkey trying to grasp the moon

The illustration is about reaching for things that are out of reach (as in reach for the stars).
It is also about the way that people interpret things to fit in with their experience and interests – hence the monkey sees the moon looking like a banana
Drawn: 2009
Cartoon reference number: mon010

A cartoon about apathy about learning and education

cartoon about apathy about knowledge, education and the wonders of the universe

A child who is not interested in learning anything

Cartoon showing a boy who has no sense of wonder or curiosity about the world, and who isn’t interested in learning anything about how the world works.
The cartoon shows someone trying to impart knowledge to him about how the moon orbits the earth.

The cartoon was drawn in the 1990s, but is relevant in the 2020s due to the rise of ‘post truth’ attitudes where knowledge is not valued.
A cartoon about intellectual apathy, ignorance, dumbing down, under achievement, illiteracy, low attainment, knowledge, teaching, inspiring teachers, scientific literacy.
Cartoon reference number: uni001
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Jigsaw puzzle cartoon. Jigsaw puzzle of the night sky. How difficult is that?

Moon cartoon. Night sky jigsaw puzzle.

Moon cartoon
Jigsaw cartoon

A man doing a jigsaw puzzle of the starry night sky. So far he’s only managed to put together the two pieces that make up the image of the moon.
Obviously a jigsaw puzzle of the stars in the night sky would be a very difficult jigsaw to put together

The cartoon may be interpreted as a warning about not judging tasks by how easy they seem to be at the beginning.
A cartoon illustration on the subjects of deluded optimism, futility, hubris, astrology, jigsaws
Cartoon reference number: mon006
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Space exploration cartoons. The space shuttle deploying a key to unlock the secrets of the universe

Space shuttle cartoon. The space shuttle deploying scientific instruments to unlock the secrets of the universe

Space exploration cartoon
Space shuttle cartoon

The space shuttle deploying scientific instruments (a key) to unlock the secrets of the cosmos.

The keyhole in space is meant to evoke the shape of a cosmic phenomenon such as a galaxy, nebula (the Keyhole Nebula?) or perhaps the moon.
Cartoon reference number: mon004
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Moon Cartoon. Thor Heyerdahl voyaging to the moon in a version of the Kon Tiki craft

Moon cartoon featuring Thor Heyerdahl voyaging to the moon in a version of the Kon Tiki craft.

Space exploration cartoon
Thor Heyerdahl reaching the moon in a Kon Tiki type balsa wood raft

Cartoon featuring Thor Heyerdahl voyaging to the moon in a version of the Kon Tiki craft – to prove that people may have first reached the moon that way.

Kon Tiki was the craft used by Thor Heyerdahl in 1947 in a voyage to prove that people from South America could have reached Polynesia and settled there.
Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer who was extremely famous during the 1950s (especially among schoolboys like myself).
Cartoon reference number: mon003
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Moon cartoons. Moonbeams and moon beans.

Moon cartoon. Moonbeams and moon beans

Moon cartoon

Moonbeams and moon beans. Moon beans are (fictitious) beans in a pod shaped like the crescent moon.

A cartoon perhaps about astrology, lunar myths, lunar folk law
Original version drawn: 1999
Cartoon reference number: mon001
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