Tying two topics together

associations can help you combine two unrelated topics.

Figure 5-7:

Quick sketches and word associations can help you combine two unrelated topics.

Figure 5-7:

Quick sketches and word

Some ideas jump out at you:

✓ What if you show Batman filing for unemployment?

✓ What if the Batmobile gets repossessed?

✓ What if the Batcave gets foreclosed on?

All these ideas could potentially work, and depicting them can be a clever or funny way to relate something to readers. I thought it would be really funny if I showed Batman sitting up on a building while the night cleaning lady sticks her head out in an effort to console him about his recent misfortune (see Figure 5-8).

The punch line works because it incorporates Batman's true identity — that of billionaire Bruce Wayne. The fact that the cleaning lady doesn't know his true identity is what makes the cartoon ironic and funny. Misery loves company, as they say.

Figure 5-8:

This cartoon is an example of tying two unrelated events together to form one humorous idea.

Figure 5-8:

This cartoon is an example of tying two unrelated events together to form one humorous idea.

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