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Cartoons: Vacation Time

“Hello, Jim? It’s Carl. I just called to tell you how good it feels to get away from it all!”

"Hello, Jim? It’s Carl. I just called to tell you how good it feels to get away from it all."

From Jan/Feb 2004

I’m not sure what they’re “getting away from,” unless it’s the guy on the phone. Die-hard outdoorsmen would sneer at this idea of “camping.” But the RV could solve problems that come up in the next two cartoons.

“It says, ‘Microwave for three minutes on high.’”

"It says, ‘Microwave for three minutes on high."

From Mar/Apr 1997

The problem with “real” camping is that there’s no place to plug in the microwave. Or the TV. Or a hairdryer. This 1997 cartoon was by Martin Bucella, whom you met in a recent “Meet the Cartoonist” feature.

“Look! Burritos!”

"Look! Burritos!"

From Jan/Feb 2000

Now this is camping. The stars are your ceiling and nothing beats that wonderful smell of a campfire. What could be better? Oh, well, yeah, there are those pesky bears…

“The good news, son, is, you won’t be paying any estate taxes.”

"The good news son, is, you won’t be paying any estate taxes."

From Mar/Apr 2000

Looks like the folks should have gone camping instead of hitting the casinos. I found this keeper in a 2000 issue of the Post.

“Right about here—there’s a tear in the map.”

"Right about here—there’s a tear in the map."

From Mar/Apr 1997

The folds in the maps are a pain to drive over, but the tears really mess up a trip! If this 1997 cartoon ran today, the caption would read, “Recalculating…”

“Could you suggest some place to go where my husband’s cell phone won’t work?”

 "Could you suggest some place to go where my husband’s cell phone won’t work?"

From Jan/Feb 2005

A vacation with a workaholic is no vacation. On the other hand, one of the wilderness campsites above might have poor phone reception. Want to go camping, lady?

“Whoever said ‘getting there is half the fun’ never had a connecting flight in Chicago.”

"Whoever said ‘getting there is half the fun’ never had a connecting flight in Chicago."

From Jan/Feb 2006

Amen. The tear in the map doesn’t look so bad now.

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  • Rita Lawrence

    Your cartoons are a real pleasure–always funny and always clean which means the entire family can read and enjoy them. Thanks.

  • Joanne

    Was it in this magazine that ran the cartoon “This is a watchbird watching over you”?

  • Jim

    Cartoons are the main reason I like the post

  • John Hamilton

    Enjoy your cartoons.
    Keep up the good work

  • Anita Fiorini

    I love reading these cartoons.