Fantasy of Lights With The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Cartoon

Here's a cartoon I did for Fort Wayne Monthly magazine back in 2011. 

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I imagine that it's pretty difficult for one person to put up all those lights at Franke Park's "Fantasy of Lights" display. So what do you do when one of your co-workers doesn't show up for work that day? It's simple. Just walk through the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and look for a hand. Evidently, Jim, a Parks and Recreation worker did exactly that. Although, this time of year the zoo is closed to the public, so finding human help might be hard. But never underestimate the helpful nature of fellow mammals. Like giraffes. By the way... Did you know they have the same amount of vertebrae in their necks that humans have? Also, did you know that the cost per vertabra inch is much cheaper for a human turtleneck sweater than a giraffe's.

Anyhow, Jim found a very hardworking giraffe who was happy to help. 

Ironic Labor Day Cartoon

Sign Carriers on Stike

Here all this time, I thought Labor Day was sort of an ironic name that indicated that we should do the opposite of laboring. We should wake up late, fire up the grill and watch our weird uncle sit in the same camping chair (he brings his own) for hours and hours while downing the world's beer supply, one 12 ounce bottle at a time. 

Come to find out, according to the government website , "The History of Labor Day"   

"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

So yeah, I guess I was kinda right all along. Celebrate on, brothers and sisters of Labor. It's back to work tomorrow!