Crab & Lobster Cartoons

by Theresa (T-) McCracken

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Crab Cartoon 1293
Crab Cartoon 1293: People chase crabs near a sign that says, “All the crabs you can eat, $1.00. But first you have to catch them.”

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Drug Cartoon 6527

Drug Cartoon 6527: A crab looking at smiling clams at the bottom of the ocean saying, "Hmphh. Happy as clams, indeed! They're just all on Prozac."

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Crab Cartoon 5167
Crab Cartoon 5167: Wife on a phone saying of a huge crab watching TV, "Dear, your father is just a big crab these days." 

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In addition to cartooning, I paint watercolors and draw scientific illustrations. My series titled UnNatural History is a combination of all three. Someday they will be part of a book that's a whimsical look at my life as a naturalist.
Tide Pool Cartoon 8826
Tidepool Cartoon 8826: "A Crab Tubing in a Tidepool." A crab drinks a beer in an inner tube and is about to be sucked into a whirlpool.

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Crab Cartoon 8748
Crab Cartoon 8748: "A crab finds an alternative to walking sideways." A crab rides a bike under water.

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Crab Cartoon 8751
Crab Cartoon 8751: "A crab concerned about getting sun burnt." A crab with an umbrella crosses a highway.

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Lobster Cartoon 1298
Lobster Cartoon 1298: A man in a grocery store with a lobster pinching his foot says to a woman, "No, I'm NOT break dancing."

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Crab Cartoon 1435
Crab Cartoon 1435: A crab says to an octopus with a lobster bib, a mallet and a fork, "Hey, Bozo, I'm a crab, not a lobster."

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Crab Cartoon 0084

Crab Cartoon 0084: A nerdy looking man holds flowers in one hand and has a big claw on the other. A sophisticated looking woman says to him, "Standing on tiptoe waving your claw may attract a crab, but it certainly doesn't woo me."

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Crab Cartoon 7975

Crab Cartoon 7975: A woman on the phone says of a giant crab sitting in her living room, “He sidled in, said there’s not enough oxygen at his place and that he’s staying here until they figure out what's causing the Dead Zone.”

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Water Cartoon 8267

Water Cartoon 8267: A) A man looking in a medicine cabinet in his bathroom says, "Wow, look at all these prescription drugs that are out of date." B) He flushes them down the toilet." C) "Meanwhile." A crab reading a newspaper in a lake says to a fish, "Says here that drugs flushed down toilets can make their way into rivers and lakes." D) “Happy as clams explained."

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Cartoons from a Warped Mind

Cartoons From a Slightly Warped Mind

Now available as an eBook for $2.99 and as an autographed paperback for $7.50.

It's a collection of 100 of my most popular cartoons, including Lemming Suicide Hotline, Dorothy selling the Tin Man to a recycling center, and Druids changing to Daylight Saving Time.

Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

Now available as an eBook with lots of extras for a measly $3.99! *** iTunes It's my first book of literary nonfiction published by Caxton Press. It's a story that has everything a good read should have: sex, religious fervor, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder & sensational court trials. AND it's all true. To learn more about cults and the book, go to Holy Rollers



is a website I'm developing that has lots of "Then and Now" photos, stories about Native Americans, homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and colorful characters who have lived, worked and played in the quirky town I work in, Yachats, Oregon.


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With print on demand you can have cartoons printed on just about anything. Visit my two online stores.

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Magazines I've drawn for?

New Yorker CoverThe New Yorker, of course ... although they've yet to have the good sense to buy any of my work. Hundreds of others have, from the Saturday Evening Post to The Oregonian to large publishing houses to small trade journals. Let me draw a few cartoons for you. No matter what, I hope you get a few laughs as you go through my site.

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Public Speakers, even when speaking on serious topics, break the ice with a joke. Cartoons do the same thing--and you can't "tell a cartoon wrong.

Use Cartoons in Textbooks, Advertisements, Brochures, Web Sites & Blogs.

Cartoons & humorous illustrations grab people's attention and therefore increase your chances to convey your message.

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Events can't be called true events unless they have official T-shirts, and t-shirts with personalized cartoons on them are the T-shirts preferred by 9 out of 10 people stranded on a desert island.

Personalized Cartoons: An illustration of anyone can be Photoshopped into any cartoon on the web site. This is a great CHEAP gift.

The perfect "gift from the gang" at retirement or going away parties is an original cartoon of the guest of honor.


How One Cartoonist's Mind Works: How to create cartoon ideas.

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The Komic, a Graphic Novel in the Making

Got comments and/or suggestions about this web page design? Contact me. I, a techno moron, first designed it on an ancient, but much-loved circa 1997 Macintosh.

Many assume images found on the web can be used for free and are in the public domain. Many are not. I've spent years drawing these cartoons and I support my family selling them online so please contact me before using any. THANKS! Theresa (T-) McCracken, Humble & Financially Strapped Cartoonist

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Theresa (T-) McCracken
890 North Bayview Loop
Waldport, Oregon 97394
(541) 351-1433

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If you wouldn't steal a newspaper from a blind vendor just because you could get away with it, please don't use a cartoon without permission just because you think you can get away with it. If you would steal a newspaper from a blind vendor, well, I hope you die laughing before you have a chance to steal my work.

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