Monday, January 26, 2009

Great Minds Think Alike

Just for fun, here's an identical gag that came to two cartoonists months apart.

First up is Mike Peters on October 15, 2008:

Followed by the New Yorker's cartoon editor Robert Mankoff, in the February 2, 2009 issue.


  1. That's pretty good.

    For some reason,though, I find the second one funnier than the first. Why? I ain't sure. There's just something about the little guy walking in front of the window that makes me smile.

  2. I can see what you mean. Having a character walking by and showing almost no reaction adds another layer to the joke.

    I'm wondering how many other cartoonists came up with this one, and how they chose to illustrate it.