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Ask A Cartoonist: Moments of Frustration

Hi, all! It's National Moment of Frustration Day! I asked our cartoonists to talk about some of the moments of frustration in THEIR lives, and in the lives of their characters:

Bill Holbrook, Kevin & Kell, On the Fastrack, and Safe Havens:

For Fastrack's Bud Spore, Art Welding is an endless source of frustration.


John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith:

Most of the time Loweezy has the patience of Job when it comes to putting up with Snuffy's extreme laziness. But, every once in a while, she very understandably reaches her boiling point and becomes very frustrated with him. This particular comic strip illustrates that moment of frustration well!


Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace:

NOBODY depicted frustration better than Hank Ketcham.


Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead:

My frustrations usually involve drawing materials malfunctions, like exploding pen points or Rapidographs needing new ink cartridges in the middle of drawing Zippy's polka-dots. Zippy, on the other hand, never met a problem or frustration he couldn't turn into a punchline.


Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey:




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