Cartoonist Stephan Pastis’ strip Pearls Before Swine is a great source for Death Cartoons. One particularly on-target Pearls Before Swine cartoon is featured on the cover of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. While he’ll often do cartoons with puns that are real groaners, he also does very sensitive depictions of love and loss.
He just did a series about a character named Andy who is visiting his dad in the hospital during the holidays. These cartoons show how hard it can be to talk with family members. Click on the titles to see the cartoons at GoComics.com.
To everyone who has had a loved one die during the Christmas season, my thoughts and prayers are with you.