Oct 29, 2011

Trick or Treat?

Ann Cleaves, 10/29/11:
I have no idea what Cleaves uses for inspiration, but we could use a bit more of it around here, if you know what I mean.

As far as I can tell, this is just a demented "Hey, Halloween is coming!" cartoon. But if anyone wants to claim that, for example, the giant girly-drink represents the fruitiness of the American capitalist system and the zombie is the depraved hordes of grasping, brainless Occupy Wall Street, please, go ahead.


  1. are you sure Ann Cleaves is an _editorial_ cartoonist? The last two things you posted look like the kind of spot drawings the New Yorker uses to break up text on a page.

    and is it true she was the fourth wife of Henry the VIII?

  2. Jee Jay: I've wondered about your first question myself, but she is a member of AAEC, even if I have no idea where her cartoons actually run.

    I suspect this is a different Anne of Cleves, but I'm prepared to be wrong about that, too.

  3. The drink is called a Zombie.


  4. Why, yes, and I do believe that the homeowner is a zombie, too.

    Just think how incisive this cartoon would have been if either of those zombies had been dressed as Anne of Cleves.


Please remember that the purpose of Editorial Explanations is to explain and to expand knowledge, rather than to engage in any partisan bickering. All cartoonists are completely correct, in their own worlds.