There is a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon that I especially like.
Calvin has just made a decidedly non-traditional SNOWMAN that looks, with his gaping mouth and look of agony, akin to Edward Munch’s The Scream, and says to Hobbes:
I call it, “The Torment of Existence Weighed Against the Horror of Nonbeing.”
Calvin then adds:
As he melts, the sculpture will become even more poignant.
I think that this cartoon marvelously captures existentialist notions of angst, absurdity, and even aesthetics—and does so in a way that says, “RELAX. Life isn’t all bad!”
To see the cartoon, click here.
I was looking for another existentialist cartoon (Sartrian) for an existentialist friend who would appreciate it- and I found this one ! What synchronicity! 🙂
Might even send it to her..
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