Memory Through Humor

An illustration of a blue aardvark in one panel with an arrow heading straight for his behind, stating that "the arrow affected the aardvark." The second panel features the aardvark jumping up in pain with stars coming from the rear stating below that the "effect was eye-popping"

With special thanks to Grammar Girl at 🙂

When I consider my skills, creativity has it all over grammar. I have a decent grasp of grammar thanks to a series of very talented grade school teachers, but the smallest things trip me up sometimes. Commas are my own particular brand of white whale, a combination of enjoying the way they look and a background in choir singing hammering into my head that “a comma on the page means a breath in the lungs.” I tend to be a visual learner, so when I reach out for guidance, cartoons are a huge help!

For today’s blog post, I thought I’d share a few that have been instrumental in getting my writing in shape. Please note that these use a bit of adult humor, so they aren’t for the sensitive!

The Oatmeal


Hyperbole and a Half