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When You See Things Other People Don’t

police station

Last week’s cartoon,  about which voices in your head to ignore, is here.  All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is © Donna Barstow 2014,  My own website is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And Like me  on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons. Thanks!

I think you could call this a “cartoon noir”, reminiscent of the hard-boiled cops and the hardened criminals of the 1940s. The police sketch artist prefers real pens and markers – no technology around. And that detective looks pretty peeved to me.

Just as this witness is (probably) confusing a head rest with a person, I find my visual perceptions are often mistaken. For instance, I sometimes don’t recognize people if they change their hair style. (Hello, Mr. Melonhead.)

I read once that many cartoonists have poor hearing or sight, and this is why they write funny captions or strange setups. Hey, give creative people a break!

Meanwhile, am looking forward to the Wanted poster for this criminal.



When You See Things Other People Don’t



APA Reference
, . (2014). When You See Things Other People Don’t. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 18, 2019, from


Last updated: 11 Apr 2014
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Apr 2014
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