December 3rd, 2014

Ask A Cartoonist: Naughty or Nice?

by Countess Tea

Well, it’s that time of year again! Up at the North Pole, Santa is making his famous lists and checking them twice. I’ve been doing my best to stay on the “nice” list this year– how about you?

This week, we’re checking in with a bunch of our cartoonists to see what lists they–or their characters– might be on.

This lady would be on the naughty list, because it’s not nice to yell at customer support people.


 –Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix

Well, Dennis is making sure he’s got all his bases covered in the Klassic Ketcham panel.

–Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace

Since Zippy is on Santa’s “Unreal” list, he always gets what he wants for Christmas!
–Bill Griffith, Zippy The Pinhead

Here’s a recent take on the subject reflecting on our current President.


–Jim Margulies, Editorial Cartoonist

I happen to be on both lists. And to further complicate matters, the persona on each list secretly wishes she were on the other one.

–Hilary Price, Rhymes With Orange

Are you kidding?

–Bud Grace, The Piranha Club

Gordo is the naughty one of the penguins, but he usually gets away with it, even with Santa! The penguins help Santa to deliver what naughty children deserve in this cartoon.

–Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle

I hope all of my characters will be on the “naughty list.” being on the “Nice well behaved” list isn’t very funny.

–Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey

In 2012, Dethany actually had to locate Santa’s missing Naughty/Nice list which was lost in cyberspace.

–Bill Holbrook, On the Fastrack and Safe Havens

Most of the characters in “Shoe” would have their names on both lists throughout the year . . . The exception, however, is Sen. Batson D. Belfry . . . definitely on the “naughty” list 24/7! . . . He lies, cheats and steals as often as he takes a breath. And although he is a member of Congress, he pretty much represents ALL of our elected officials in Washington.

–Gary Brookins, Shoe




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