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Fairy Tale Cartoon Characters who Lived UnHappily Ever After

How to Become a Slightly Warped Cartoonist: Part 7

Like the historical characters I wrote about yesterday, horror movie and fairy tale cartoon characters come with back-stories readers are familiar with, and like historical characters I usually have them dealing with life in today’s world.

Stick a bureaucrat into almost any fairy tale, and you’ve probably got the makings of a cartoon. The Princess and the Bureaucrat?

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And what if the fairy tale character becomes a bureaucrat?

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A princess kisses a frog, it turns into a prince, and they live happily ever after. She’s happy. He’s happy. Not much funny about that. What if they live unhappily ever after, though? I’m sure in some states a former frog marrying a princess is illegal. And what would happen if both the princess and the prince were gay?

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And what if they do get married, but they don’t live happily ever after?

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Amusing juxtapositions occur when characters with extraordinary lives go do mundane things.

When I do laundry? Not much funny there. When Dracula does laundry? Just the very thought of it is funny. And what sort of problems might he encounter while doing laundry?

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Is there an upside to his laundry day? Or his laundry night?

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Vampires live forever. Is there a downside to immortality? Do they age gracefully?

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What happens if movie monsters work nine-to-five jobs? Do they go to boring conferences, too?

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What happens if people with nine-to-five jobs meet movie monsters? If they act scared, that wouldn’t be funny. But if they act as though having a monster in the office is normal? Now that’s funny.

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In tomorrow’s post I’ll talk about using animals in cartoons.

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