Donna Barstow Cartoons Posts

man wants to live in his sand castle
Real estate in the beach community

Lotsa talk about real estate and housing in SoCal (Southern California). Real real estate hijinks. Beach house bingo.

I rather love real estate chatter. When the LA Times actually had a Real Estate Section — a few years ago, now — it was my favorite section, full of columns like Pardon Our Dust (renovations), how to present your house to get a good price, lending terms (never bothered to read that, since…it didn’t seem I qualified), analysis of different neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles (so I wouldn’t have to drive there) etc.

Read More Buying a house at the shore?

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how leadership is determined
how leadership is determined

Jump, how? Rumble? Fight like Mad Men? Or serious Soprano stuff?

I guess I just like brawls with businessmen. And references to packs of wolves.

White collar men have fighting needs, too, you know.

Yeah, this is a typical New Yorker cartoon: Set in a bar, threat of violence, and delusions of grandeur. See how that works, caption writers? :)

Here’s how to buy this or any Business cartoon for powerpoint, advertising, newsletters, blogs, textbooks, gang members, takeovers, etc.

Read More Leadership by destroying your competitors.

Business Cartoons

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                          Do you like cartoons in color? Color is the bomb, especially online. Just ask for color, when…

Read More Unhealthy cat food.

Cats,

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Cats,

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TV Cartoons

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California Editorial

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Law Cartoons

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Law Cartoons

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Can you tell from the lettering on the window? I went to sign school and I  really appreciate handsome  and well-considered fonts. :)  This current WordPress theme I’m using as…

Read More A simple restaurant sign.

Restaurant Cartoons

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NOTE: I changed the caption. Yes, that’s allowed. New caption is at bottom of post. Option is a word I hear a lot in my Scriptwriters Network seminars. No one…

Read More Movie development cartoon.

Education Media

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doctor tells patient he doesn't have a backbone to stand on

Oh, dear. I’m afraid some may think this cartoon is a reflection of what I think of certain men: that they don’t have a backbone. Or, you know, any kind of bone, anywhere. Or any word beginning with “bone.” (I’m bad at Scrabble.)

They rate diamonds by their hardness…why not bones?

No,  this cartoon is not just about men, for I judge both men and women for their strength: how they “stand up” , or don’t, for either themselves, a cause, an opinion. Because without courage, and something strong to stand on, one is just a quivering pile of jello. Gross.

Even the doctor here can’t give a full-out direct prognosis; he wants a second opinion! What a weenie.

Plus, my latest  in PsychCentral: Better not show this cartoon to your therapist.

Read More X-rays for your soul.

Health

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woman asks beau if her new shoes are over the top
woman asks date if her new shoes are too outlandish – YES!

This is a Girl Talk cartoon.

I did a page-a-day calendar for Barnes & Noble called What do Women Really Want? Cats, Chocolate, Shoes, and Love! (2003)

I sold it because of the title (my own)  that most people laughed at, and on the fact that I had been doing cartoons about women for many years, and even had a section on my website called Girl Talk Cartoons.

This is all to say that I was the only one using that term, and I’ve been using it continuously online for over 14 years.

Complaint about Cartoonstock’s Cartoon Category, Girl Talk Cartoons

Read More Girl Talk cartoons.

Girl Talk Cartoons

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men in coffin is plotting revenge
coffin cartoon for college kids

I’ve written elsewhere that I’ve been doing Morbid cartoons for a very long time. Bob Mankoff, editor of the New Yorker, spoke once and said that a great percentage of cartoons submitted there are about death. They don’t publish that many…but that doesn’t stop us from churning them out.

I can’t say that I have a grudge against any college teacher, but I think we all want to do our tutors (and elders) proud on how we turned out. In this case, of course, he didn’t turn out so well.

My latest cartoon for PsychCentral is about a woman’s secret fear on a busy street.

Read More Man in coffin cartoon.

Odd

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pastels in the boardroom!
pastels in the boardroom!

How Stephen King has changed sales, PR, and marketing.

Obviously,  this is a reference to the great Stephen King movie, The Green Mile. Just saying the title makes me want to watch it again! It’s about Death Row at a certain southern prison, and the fascinating things that happen there one year. The kindness of the prison guards is actually one of the most shocking parts.

Btw, I did this cartoon  before the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce did their “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” slogan. Copycats.

But in real life, I think marketing people can’t keep a secret. They explain everything, in detail. Isn’t Scott Adams’ Dilbert always poking them for that?

You may wonder if I’ve done other cartoons with this wonderful, powerful quotation. The answer would be yes.

My latest cartoon at PsychCentral: Do you wonder what very personal things people might be saying about you?

And I also have a cartoon about what one thing women are looking for in a new bf (and a bad review about cookies!) in my dessert blog.

 

Read More A good quote can always save the sale.

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