For a demure giggle to a rousing horselaugh, start each day with cartoons for senior citizens! Many talented humorists craft a special perspective on what senior life is like.
Cartoons for Senior Citizens
Some of these cartoons may run in your local newspaper, while others may only be available online or through gift cards. Hopefully the following list will reveal a few you've not seen before that become new favorites.
Cartoonist Bob Zahn has a wry and relatable outlook on senior life. Zahn has released many books and greeting cards, and his panels appear in many popular magazines. See what you think of this comic and this one.
If you'd like to see a variety of cartoons for senior citizens, bookmark Cartoon Stock.com on your computer. Not only can you see many types of comics, but also put your favorites on a gift, such as a print, apron, or mouse mat. See if this one and this one makes you laugh.
Maxine by Hallmark
Talk about poking fun - Maxine has reached the age where she pokes at everything! Created for Hallmark by cartoonist John Wagner, this crabby snip is one of Hallmark Cards' most popular characters. You'll find her wicked wit on cards, cups, notepads, and more. Her e-cards are fun to send, too. Click this link for her official fan site, complete with snarky comics guaranteed to make you giggle.
Off the Mark
For a little more edgy humor about aging, take a peek at Mark Parisi's panel cartoon Off the Mark. Off the Mark is widely syndicated and Parisi has been nominated twice for Best Newspaper Comic Panel by The National Cartoonists Society. Here are a few examples.
Over the Hill.com
P&M Caregivers have put together a large selection of different senior cartoons on a site called Over the Hill. A word of caution: this is definitely an adults-only site, with a variety of mild to X-rated comics, jokes, and pictures. For a few mild examples, try Vend-O-Scout and the Retirement Village People.
Follow the antics of retired couple Opal and Earl Pickles and their family in Brian Crane's comic strip Pickles. Crane started cartooning in his 40s, and based Opal and Earl on his in-laws. The comic strip appears in more than 300 newspapers and on comic websites. You can browse the cartoons by date.
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Make a Cartoon of Your Own
If you have a fun story to tell about senior life, why not try cartooning? There are classes you can take at community colleges, or you can learn from online tutorials and books. For example, the How to Draw Cartoons Kindle book contains methods for all types of cartooning.