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Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008


DAVETOON: Bad Monkey Looking at a "Hope" balloon flying out of reach.



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  1. Lisa says:

    Quick, grab that balloon before all hope is gone!

  2. Poppy says:

    I think you were supposed to hold on…

  3. metalmom says:

    Jump, little monkey! JUMP!

  4. Robin says:

    Awww come on. There’s always hope.

    And besides, you are going on vacation!!! Woot!

  5. PocketCT says:

    Cheers to that reaching the right place!

  6. shari says:

    That is perfect! I want that on a tee-shirt, or a bumpersticker. Awesome.

  7. Jeff says:

    Naw, don’t lose hope. McCain will never win.

  8. Amanda says:

    I like this one a lot

  9. maman says:

    I prefer to think of my hope balloon just being knocked about by a lot of hot air

  10. John says:

    Floating away?

  11. Chris says:

    I just hope that we don’t get tired of reaching…

  12. whall says:

    One of my favorite lyrics is from Yes’ “Hold On”

    When we reach
    We believe in eternity

    The whole song is great.

  13. RW says:

    Don’t worry, there’s always more.

  14. kapgar says:

    I know it seems like it’s getting away, but just keep reaching. Climb a nearby tree if you have to.

  15. Gina says:

    I totally “get” you on this. I am trying hard to hang onto my red balloon of hope for awhile longer though. Wish I had the ability to draw out my feelings as you do. I’d be doing a whole lot of drawing and posting for sure!

  16. the patient says:

    So why does bad monkey have that look on his face as though he is going to take out a 357 magnum and blow the balloon to smithereens?

    Is it just me?

  17. Laurence says:

    As I used to say, don’t worry… Beehappy! 😉
    I give you my secret for having hope :

    P.S. I’m a big fan of bad monkey!

  18. Whitenoise says:

    Yep. A classic image, sometimes you’re a genius, dude. But- they come in multiple units, you know… -sending you more balloons.

  19. Peggy Archer says:

    NO! I refuse to believe that hope is out of reach at this time.

  20. Oh yes, a t-shirt of this would be lovely.

  21. Winter says:

    Hmmm. That cartoon reminds me of the song I was playing when I wrote a contest piece called Silver Linings about a woman who had reached the depths of despair, but found the courage to try once more to reach for happiness. She grabs onto hope and takes a chance and finds more of a silver lining than she ever imagined.

    But down the road the sun is shining
    In every cloud there’s a silver lining
    Just keep holding on (just keep holding on)
    And every heartache makes you stronger
    But it won’t be much longer
    You’ll find love, you’ll find peace
    And the you you’re meant to be
    I know right now that’s not the way you feel
    But one day you will

  22. Cap says:

    I’m with Shari – that would be a fantastic t-shirt!

  23. karla says:

    Oh no, don’t let hope get away! I hope everything is ok with you and yours……your cartoons can make me so sad.

  24. awytch says:

    Didn’t anyone ever tell you NOT to open that stupid box??

    Although I always thought Hope would be more of a blue colour..

    And since it’s almost Harvest I figure the Monkey is just trying to remember where he left his picking ladder…

  25. Whit says:

    This might be my favorite post.

  26. Kailey says:

    You just captured exactly what I’ve been feeling. Thank you.

  27. Selma says:

    Hi Dave. Selma from Sydney, Australia here. I usually visit without commenting (sorry) but there is something so sweet and touching about this post that I had to say something. You have a true poetic sensibility. How lovely!

  28. Holy Knight says:

    I hope the monkey will never stop reaching for HOPE in his life.

    Good luck little Kingkong…

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