Humility is a good thing, but to really appreciate it you have to completely immerse yourself in it. Shame and embarrassment have to fill your every pore, to become assimilated into your very being. Only then can you taste the sweet essence of complete humbleness. To that end, each year I submit cartoons to the National Cartoonists Society so that other cartoonists can click their tongues and agonize among themselves over who is going to be the one to tell me my cartoons are (a) not very funny, and/or (b) not very well drawn. It is all part of the annual Reuben Awards competition among professional cartoonists, and so far I have amassed a perfect record in humiliation.
But that is about to change, because in addition to military cartoons, I have also dipped my toes into the civilian cartoon world with Workfarce. It is kind of like playing the lottery by buying two tickets instead of one. The odds are still astronomically high against winning, but with two cartoons I have doubled my chances.
One of the newer categories is called “Online Comics – Short Form”, specifically for online-only cartoons like Workfarce. So here are the twelve that will be submitted this year (I’ll show the Broadside/Greenside submission later).