Cartoons: Picnic Hijinks

Picnics are no picnic!

Couple take their pet anteater to the picnic grounds so it can suck up the ants as they try to eat.

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Woman lifts up the sheet to reveal a laundry basket. Her husband packed the wrong thing.
Scott Taber
July 17, 1954

 

Army of ants charge in an attack on a picnic
“Charge!”
Roland Michaud
June 21, 1958

 

Couple take their pet anteater to the picnic grounds so it can suck up the ants as they try to eat.
John Jarvis
May 19, 1945

 

Man catches a large fish, but his family is more focused on the picnic.
“Tell your father never mind, we’ve already started the frankfurters.”
Alain
May 7, 1955

 

Dad and son fall into a stream
“There’s a stream just over that little rise back there.”
Dick Cavalli
May 3, 1952

 

Two men race to grab the last picnic table.
Don Tobin
April 14, 1953

 

Man is frustrated that his picnic has been awful.
Everything tastes so much better outdoors. The ants, the sand, EVERYTHING!”
Stan Hunt
September 13, 1952

 

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Comments

  1. Well, the top cartoon of the laundry basket was pretty outrageous, even though it was subtle. I love number 2 for cleverly showing the ant’s perspective on their game plan for the family’s food. #7 is my favorite. Dad isn’t hiding his disgust, is he? One can only wonder if it didn’t degenerate into out and out swearing. He’s almost on the verge here.

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