The Smashing Cartoons (Archive)

Cartoon #39: Web Battle

Smashing Cartoon #39

Cartoon #38: Designer’s Conscience

Smashing Cartoon #38

Cartoon #37: Modern Jobs

Smashing Cartoon #37

Cartoon #36: Back to work

Smashing Cartoon #36

Cartoon #35: Happy New Year

Smashing Cartoon #35

Cartoon #34: Wishes

Smashing Cartoon #34

Cartoon #33: The Beatles

Smashing Cartoon #33

Cartoon #32: iPhone 4, White

Smashing Cartoon #32

Cartoon #31: Cookies

Smashing Cartoon #31

Cartoon #30: Children

Smashing Cartoon #30

Cartoon #29: Search III

Smashing Cartoon #29

Cartoon #28: Search II

Smashing Cartoon #28

Cartoon #27: Search

Smashing Cartoon #27

Cartoon #26: New Experiences

Smashing Cartoon #26

Cartoon #25: Evolution (Some Things Never Change)

Smashing Cartoon #25

Cartoon #24: Food Delivery

Smashing Cartoon #24

Cartoon #23: Ping Without Pong

Smashing Cartoon #23

Cartoon #22: Open Standard Live Streaming

Smashing Cartoon #22

Cartoon #21: Face and Places

Smashing Cartoon #21

Cartoon #20: The Smashing Cartoons

Smashing Cartoon #20

Cartoon #19: Forbidden Apps

Smashing Cartoon #19

Cartoon #18: Twitter Birds II

Smashing Cartoon #18

Cartoon #17: Twitter Birds

Smashing Cartoon #17

Cartoon #16: Crime Scene

Smashing Cartoon #16

Cartoon #15: Hell’s Meeting

Smashing Cartoon #15

Cartoon #14b: Summer Holiday

Smashing Cartoon #14

Cartoon #14: Summer Holiday

Smashing Cartoon #13

Cartoon #13: How To Choose a Smartphone

Smashing Cartoon #12

Cartoon #12: Comments

Smashing Cartoon #12

Cartoon #11: The Flash Guy

Smashing Cartoon #11

Cartoon #10: Adobe vs. Apple

Smashing Cartoon #10

Cartoon #9: Jessica Talk Show (Cont.)

Smashing Cartoon #9

Cartoon #8: Jessica Talk Show

Smashing Cartoon #8

Cartoon #7: Smashing Team and Ricardo Gimenes

Smashing Cartoon #7

Cartoon #6: The Intern

Smashing Cartoon #6

Cartoon #5: The Intern

Smashing Cartoon #5

Cartoon #4: How to make money from iPad

Smashing Cartoon #4

Cartoon #3: iPhone OS 4

Smashing Cartoon #3

Cartoon #2: iPad

Smashing Cartoon #2

Cartoon #1

Smashing Cartoon #1


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  1. 1

    so funny,so creative… i like it :)

  2. 2

    very cool! cute little “Smashies” :)

  3. 3

    Excellent! This browser just incredible (:

  4. 4

    Was there something funny on that page? I don’t get it

    • 5

      This is a good description of what we feel for IE6 and its brothers about website rendering. Funny!

  5. 6

    nice !!! :D Like it.

  6. 7

    Very funny!

    I would like to see bigger images :P

  7. 8

    Lol… The little IE character is funny… “WHAT!?”

    Can’t wait for the series…

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    This should be fun. Best of luck Ricardo! (tip: ignore the haters)

  10. 11

    wow , that’s very funny and good step from smashingmagazine for comic web cartoons ;)

  11. 12

    What’s the license on these? Would love to be able to share, like XKCD. #1 is fabulous!

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    this has to be a lot better than your fail comic.

    • 15

      I wondered how far down the comments I’d have to read before I saw one like that. Cartoons/Comics are meant to be subjective. Each to their own and all that.

  14. 16

    Aww! The little ie character almost makes me like the browser. Almost.

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    Cool Cartoons

  17. 19

    Ricardo Gimenes

    March 27, 2010 5:59 am

    Thanks guys ;)

  18. 20

    Very good initiative! I’ve been longing for a smashing comic! Please make sure to put them up in a good manner so one can read them through a rss-reader or similar on the cellphones. I read all my comics on my phone while I’m on the subway or the likes.

  19. 21

    I don’t like IE5 6 7 8 either.
    I do like cartoons.
    I sneak around quite a while.

    But: I don’t get it.

  20. 22

    I like is cool!

  21. 23

    Fabulous !
    I can’t wait to see next scenes !
    I guess it all will be tweeted ?

  22. 24

    I like it!

  23. 25

    Cartoon #1 very funny.
    You should add “Boo”, to make it funnier.

  24. 26

    What the heck is wrong with you guys? Are you all zombified by the G trend? I am looking stupefied how an incredible large number of “followers” are turning normal people into Demi, or Semi Gods. It;s just a magazine composed of articles gathered form around the world. If you were to Google it, you’ll find just as that or better.


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    Cesar Mujica Castro

    March 29, 2010 10:07 am

    I see nothing funny guys, sorry.

  26. 29

    ummmm…. i have nothing to say but one word in dinosour:RAAAAAWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!♥

  27. 30

    someone please tell me what is funny about this.

  28. 31

    So this is a web design magazine? The page is broken in FF 3.6 on a 1024×786 monitor. The right edge of the comic overflows & gets hidden.

    • 32

      Yes this is a web design magazine. Site demographic would entail designers with FAR HIGHER resolution and therefore they may extend their site resolution higher….solution, buy a real monitor.

      • 33

        Thanks for the advice, James. Designing for a 1024 pixel width monitor is pretty standard. Many people still use that size monitor. Especially on laptops and netbooks. For a site that specializes in web design, it’s kind of a silly mistake to make. Telling people to buy things to fix the website’s problem is a lazy snob’s excuse – it’s the same as a web designer ignoring their IE users and telling them to install FF.

        And I’m in agreement with the majority of readers here – the comic’s not even funny!

        • 34

          Alexander Trefz

          April 7, 2010 11:47 am

          I have to agree. 1024px is standard. And its standard for SMag, too. They could provide solutions for higher resolutions but they have to make a version for 1024. Definitly.

          The IPad is funny, but i dont get the IE one.

  29. 35

    jajajajajaja, just love the second one… XD

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  31. 40

    Very cool idea. Keep going !!!

  32. 41

    Friday is April 2, not April 3… :-)

  33. 42

    damn gud !!! :)

  34. 43

    haha.. the ipad one is so trueeee!

  35. 44

    Funny and at the same time so true :)

  36. 45

    Okay, that iPad one is so true it’s not even funny! Keep up the good work, guys!

  37. 46

    Great! Now you’ve killed IE6 am sure he is going strait to HELL! :)

  38. 47

    Is ‘adpaters’ written this way on purpose (should be ‘adapters’ ?) or have you misspelt it?

  39. 49

    The adpater thing, looks really like a mispelling, rather than fun being poked. What was it meant to be? Otherwise, nice. :)

  40. 50

    JAjajaja.. so fun.. wonderfull comics.. very nice style.. good sens of humor and the best design magazine ever..

  41. 51

    the iPad one is pretty cute, but the #1 cartoon literally took me 15 mins to get. its not very noticeable that the hand in the 5th frame is from IE. and the last pilot one is just kinda poorly designed. whats with all the negative space in the upper left hand corner? i get its a cartoon, but its a cartoon on a design blog.

  42. 53

    Smashing is just awesome, keep up the creative stuff

  43. 54

    Aamazing :)

  44. 55

    Everybody loves iPad, except me :D

    Really awesome stuff’s here. Keep going!

  45. 56

    I love it!

  46. 57


    April 3, 2010 8:51 am

    These characters have a name ? why you don´t give them a name, to every one of them; with the help of your readers. They have been created by you, however since they have been online, they belong “some way” to your audience, Don´t you think so ?

    • 58

      I think the characters are the company founders and employees himself. See the illustration in “About Smashing Magazine”….
      As for the cartoons some are a bit way too geeky for me, but some are really cute!

  47. 59

    Cool and absolutely creative.

  48. 60

    I love it. Really really good.

  49. 61

    lol… vewwwy naaiiiceee…. :D

  50. 62

    Nice, i love it

  51. 63

    so cute, love it :)

  52. 64

    me waiting for next scene ;)

  53. 65

    Very creative. Please come up with something everyday or frequently with geeky stuff. Thanks.

  54. 66

    so creative =D

  55. 67

    Brilliant & Creative!!!

  56. 68

    Excellent work Ricardo!
    Looking forward to more Smashing Cartoons!

  57. 69

    Very nice…hahhahahaha…

  58. 70

    First! …. I mean nice Cartoon

  59. 71

    Adorable cartoons! I wish you very good luck!
    Keep them coming :)

  60. 72

    I really lol about the ipad one, it is really funny , hahaha….

  61. 73

    Guys, you are rocking! Its funny, indeed

  62. 74

    Smashing Editorial

    April 9, 2010 3:59 am

    The third issue of the comic strip is online.

  63. 75

    :D i love it! I said in a lot of comments, that with iAds there will be a lot of crap…. clear and nice illustration, nice done! greetings

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    me likey… more please

  66. 78

    I was afraid this was gonna be another issue of the Smashing Comic… Ehm, still don’t like it.

    • 79

      Ricardo Gimenes

      April 9, 2010 9:43 am

      Hey Mr. Hate, I mean Mr.”H” about Smashing Comic again? As you can see it’s not another issue of the Smashing Comic, if you want help please tell me why you don’t like it, style? Subject? Ricardo Gimenes? etc…or you don’t like cartoons in general? It will help me to create a better cartoon ;) Don’t forget to come back here next Friday.

  67. 80

    They are so funny,

    thank you

  68. 81

    Hey men… nice cartoons!… well a feedback will be: Apple block using Flash CS5 compiler! this sould be a legal problem between Adobe and Apple

  69. 82

    I love the idea, but here’s where I have to say something no one else seems to have.

    I’m guessing all of these cartoons need to be outsourced so they get made by a third party provider, right?.

    What happened to Smashing Magazine being in dept and not having enough money to stay in business. That is what you guys asked all those people to buy your book for, right?.

    If you’re tight on money, how the heck do you guys afford to do things like this?

  70. 83

    PLEASE!! i beg of u!
    dnt ever stop drawing carttons!
    HILAROUS! ( from style to idea)

    thnk u for makin my day start with a laugh :)

  71. 84

    Hillarious cartoons – Keep it coming :)

    P.S Ignore the haters.

  72. 85

    No comments, no laughs….

  73. 86

    I get a kick out of these, they seem to lose their arms sometimes though. *Unless that is part of the artist’s style* ;)

  74. 87

    the iphone os4 cartoon made me not want the new iphone

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    I like it…….:)(:

  77. 90

    ¿Porque sin brazos???

  78. 92

    Cool cartoons, but why don’t the characters have hands? Its weird…

  79. 93

    I love these. Probably one of the greatest addition to Smashing Magazine. Very cool, keep it up.

  80. 94

    lovely cartoons (^_^)

  81. 95

    what was so funny..smash

  82. 96

    HAHA! this is so cool!

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    Livingston Samuel

    April 16, 2010 4:55 am

    Awesome guys, great work :)

  85. 99

    awesome :)

  86. 100

    yeah so true about ebook on ipad… the future revolution! Secured payment on a single paying account, easy, fast… but i already have my SM book ! :p

  87. 101

    These are really funny, keep them coming!
    Thank you SM :)

  88. 102

    Hahaha love these!

  89. 103

    How to Make Money Without iPad: You can shut your site down and close off all your content till people give you money like the cry baby in frame 1. #fail

  90. 104

    Wow, these are really lame in terms of subject matter compared to the stuff you’ll find at They do have better animation, I’ll say that.

  91. 105

    Number 4 is so funny.

  92. 106

    haha, I love your cartoons… Especially the ipad one, hilarious, and SO true!

    made my day

  93. 107

    So true! Can’t wait to see more!

  94. 108

    really awesome idea n very funny…hahahah

  95. 109

    It’s awesome, like your ideas

  96. 110

    Excellent work Ricardo! Very nice cartoons!

  97. 111

    Funny cartoon style!
    The 1st one is funny.But the rest are a little to hard to understand how funny they are…..

  98. 112

    Wait… Is the smashing book going to be in the iBooks store?!

  99. 113

    Muuuito legal esses cartoons. Parabêns!

    Sooo cool these cartoons. Congratulations!

  100. 114

    Nice work! keep it up!

  101. 115

    I will not drink the Koolaid.

    Sorry, just not that funny to me.

  102. 116

    Awesome !

  103. 117

    ok.. i am still searching for the funny-ness here :(

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    Dainis Graveris (1stwebdesigner)

    April 23, 2010 1:50 am

    uh this will be such a big success! :) I love those cute illustrations!

  105. 119

    Cartoon #5: The Intern RULZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!

  106. 120

    Painfully hackneyed and childish.

  107. 123

    These cartoons do not seem to pull me in.
    They are far to plain in style and execution.

  108. 124

    Hehehe… nice…

  109. 125

    lol definitely

  110. 126

    Thanks guys.I must say comparing to well known,ancient(!!!) and powerful web comics such as xkcd and dilbertDaily ,this is just a try.We needed cartoons in smashmag and now we have it,but it needs much more work.Analyzing first feedbacks could direct “The Smashing Cartoons” to an ideal point.
    And special thanks to Ricardo.

  111. 127

    I don’t get the fifth one…

  112. 128

    Very entertaining and creative. Keep up the good work!

  113. 129

    Good Work. Like the first one. Waiting for its next version.

  114. 130

    wahaha :D witty and funny…

  115. 131

    I think these cartoons are horrible. They are not even funny to me. Nice drawings, but that is about it.

    • 132

      Ricardo Gimenes

      April 27, 2010 7:10 am

      Jeff, thanks for your “nice drawings” words, this is my job :) I promise that, these cartoons will be more agreeable for you…I’ll try…anyway, I concluded it is impossible, I’ll not try.

  116. 133

    LOVE this comic!! Definitely just hit the bookmark button on my toolbar :)

  117. 134

    Interesting Cartoon… Good Job.

  118. 135

    hahaha awesome

  119. 136

    These are awesome.

  120. 137

    Lol .. so funny and very nice : )

  121. 138

    I really like all the concept, especially buying SM book through iPad, its really OSM, keep doing more.

  122. 139

    iAbsolutely fantastiquement & georgeously love it ^^,
    True reality designers’ point of view ^^,
    and fresh !

  123. 140

    New strip looks brilliant, as they all do :)

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    Maximiliano Bazan

    April 30, 2010 4:42 am

    Yes I want a free caricature! I really love it!



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    Haha, I love them :)


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    Johan K. Jensen

    April 30, 2010 5:18 am

    I have been following “Behind the Websites” in quite a few months now (8+ I think) and I enjoy nearly every single one.

    Now a combination of Behind the Websites and SmashingMagazine… That can only be great. =)

    Thanks for the first 6 comics. :)

    – Johan K. Jensen // @Josso000 (Twitter)

  127. 144

    Fantastic work! You truly capture their personalities in a humorous and disturbingly accurate way! :)

  128. 145

    Lovely cartoons indeed. But the last one confused me a bit – is it going to be as complicated as LOST? :)

  129. 146

    Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

  130. 147

    Does it really say ШНАТ?

  131. 148

    Keep em coming :)

  132. 149

    Keep up with the good work! o

  133. 150

    Cool cartoons :D

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    Fernanda Saboia

    May 1, 2010 6:34 pm

    His work is pretty amazing. I’m a big fan. :)

  135. 152

    Great Stuff, very nicely done.

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    Filipe Guimarães

    May 2, 2010 8:56 am

    I’ve been following “Behind The Websites” since almost the beginning of it, and now I’m loving the comics too! Good job, Ricardo!

  138. 156

    hahaha awesome! great work! congrats ; )

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    Guillaume Deliancourt

    May 3, 2010 10:19 am

    Awesome stuff!

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    Reginald Harrison

    May 3, 2010 10:20 am

    It’s VERY refreshing to see that good design can still be treated as relevant and…important! With all the different programs out there and the emergence of do-it-yourself’ers, it’s seems like the respect and reverence of actual talent is being lost. So Kudos to SmashingMag and Ricardo Gimenes. And THANKS!


  141. 159

    Great stuff Ricardo! very funny!
    Banana nao tem carozo mais tem filamento grossoooo!!!

  142. 160

    Awesome caricatures!

  143. 161

    nice work! loving the futbol theme of the latest cartoon :)

  144. 162

    Keep the cartoons alive! They are awesome!

  145. 163

    Nice, I have a jersey form Brasil, would that be a good reason to win the cartoon Ricardo? ….

    Oopss I forgot these guys are from Germany :)

  146. 164

    I’m sorry guys, I just don’t get it. I prefer weekly comic from http://webdesignerdepot. That’s easier to understand. Anyway, I love the first part, pilot. That’s cute, but I dont like the other.

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    gustavo lamounier

    May 4, 2010 5:50 am

    I would love to win the cartoon! great idea!

  149. 167

    Meu muito fera as caricaturas, parabéns excelente trabalho!

    My very beast cartoons, congratulations great work!

  150. 168

    Muito legal!

    Eu quero ser caricaturado também!

  151. 169

    I loved your work! So criative and, of course, I would love to win my caricature!
    I want, I want, I want ;-))

  152. 170

    Cartoons Very funny and very smart! Congratulations…

  153. 171

    I REALLY would like to be caricaturized by @behindcadi and @smashingmag

    Great job!

  154. 172

    Congratulations, very good!

  155. 173

    Adorei o trabalho de vocês, as caricaturas são incríveis e o humor ótimo !
    Já estou seguindo vocês no twitter e vou acompanhar sempre os cartoons =)
    Já tinha visto o trabalho do Ricardo Gimenes no layout do twitter do marcelotas e me encantei !
    Adoraria de ser caricaturada por vocês, quero muito.

    beijos, sucesso.

  156. 174

    Nice one ;-)

  157. 175

    funny, creative, intelligent and clean…. awesome !

  158. 176

    Nice cartoons, this so creative! Congrats!

  159. 177

    Hey, Ricardo Gimenes, Nice Job man.!!
    I’m, Brazilian so..” Bom trabalho”!

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    Sooo good !

  161. 179

    Haha! I seriously love this section.

  162. 180

    It’s really awesome
    so creative with the different concept
    i love it

    Thank you so much to share with us this kind of creativity to us which gives inspiration to develop such creative stuff always

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    Ramesh Vishwakarma

    May 5, 2010 10:37 pm

    hey… ! really nice….awesome.

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    carolina french

    May 6, 2010 8:17 am

    quero a minha caricatura tb!!

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    Great, very nice and funny comics!

  166. 184

    Nice graphics..great job guys.

  167. 185

    oh man, this keeps getting worse and worse…..
    but hey you can’t say anything negative, because the ego of the “artists” gets hurt….

  168. 188

    Nice graphics but not funny at all.

  169. 189

    Maybe for those of us “on the outside” of these inside jokes you should include liner notes, or even a blog entry, about the topic that the cartoon is trying to make a satire out of. It could be an interesting way of creative a productive conversation and discourse about topics in web development, or just a way for your readers to be in on the joke. I personally don’t get the “Jessica Talk Show” one with the Cat snatching the twitter bird away at all. :(… I don’t like being on the outside.

  170. 190

    so funny , i like it

  171. 191

    piracy makes poor people happy, the blue bird makes a poor cat happy. You are very positive!

  172. 192

    just gr8. the ipad one is awsome! good job! keep them coming!!

  173. 193

    I don’t get the Jessica strip. Is the punchline just the fact that the Twitter bird gets eaten by the cat and it didn’t have time to say anything?

    • 194

      Lay off, they’re web developers, not comedians

      • 195


        While that is a good point, surely these are supposed to be comedy? And so should be reviewed as such. If web developers don’t want criticism of their comedy – good or bad – they should stick to web developing, and avoid cartoons.

        • 196

          “they should stick to web developing, and avoid cartoons” – KAPOWWW –
          Thanks for clarifying Thor’s point.

  174. 197

    This is how i see the twitter comic, same as how myspace was eaten by facebook that’s how twitter will be eaten by something else. Stuff comes and goes, nothing lasts forever. That’s why the “…next” in the last slide is there…

    I might be wrong, but that’s what i think the creator had in mind when he created this comic.

  175. 200

    Cartoon #8: Jessica Talk Show
    BONJOUR !!!!!!!!! because in french ?

    I like your work :)

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    Rolando Peralta

    May 12, 2010 9:18 am

    LOL! fantastic, Ricardo Gimenes is amazing. This is the perfect combination with SM!
    I love this cartoon now and waiting to see more!!

  177. 202

    Nice and funny., clean cartoon. personally I like it, even there’s some pictures I don’t understand, strangely the cartoons made me feel comfortable to be in this site., what software you’re using to draw it Ricardo?


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    from JORDAN, Awesome

  179. 205

    Great…..very good. Thanks…

  180. 206

    More Busty Blonde cartoons!

  181. 207

    Where are their arms?! OMG! Other than that, they’re pretty good =)

  182. 208

    Pretty funny… LOL :)

  183. 209

    Please, make a animated version of this Cartoons!

    It’d be so cool! :-D

    • 210

      I can’t agree with you more. Ricardo is the best artist with the funniest sense of humor x-) Keep going, Ric… You are the best!!

  184. 211

    Prossssssto……………o4en krutoi!

  185. 212

    they’d be better with arms. i know artist like to add their “thing” that sets them apart, “oh, that’s the guy that draws characters without arms”, but it just doesn’t work. the boobs on the boss lady look like her missing arms are crossed most of the times. just always include the arms and it’ll be much better, trust me brother :)

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    You’ve got extreme skill man! You can make a guide – how to draw so awesome characters and comics – I would like to learn it :)

    Your fan,

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    funny, creative and full of great illustration skills.


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    Really funny and very cool 8)

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    So funny :D

  190. 217

    The artist can remain, but whoever is writing these things needs to be replaced.

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    creative with Funny :-)

  192. 219

    What’s wrong with using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer?

  193. 221

    Just love it ;)

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    Raicho Nikolov

    May 23, 2010 1:53 pm

    It will be good to put every picture on a separate page. Thus people can comment every single cartoon and also will be easier to share a specific cartoon via Facebook or Twitter.

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    Michael Hendrickx

    May 24, 2010 9:38 am

    Awesome, I love them!

  196. 225

    Excellent & so funny!!! :-))

  197. 226

    Cool Comic Stuff. Great Smashing :)

  198. 227

    i like how you hide the arms and hand so you dont need to draw them if you dont “need” to draw them, NOT. thats pretty lazy and it doesnt look good. plus i dont think these are very funny at all

  199. 228

    hahahah they are all really funny and hats off to those who did all of em :)

    thanks for sharing :D

  200. 229

    do you get money from apple for these cartoons? ]> (

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    The only place on the web where you can learn a lot, and have a bit of humor by the side. Keep ‘em coming.

  202. 232

    What is the problem of drawing cartoons without knowing nothing about the web?
    Really, the only dinosaur here is you. Weren’t you inspired and decided to go with the first silly thing that’s on the air those days?… I am sick of people criticizing flash, when no one of them can show sites in HTML5 or other technology that do the same or engage the user as SOME (not all) Flash Sites do.

    By the way, simple animations in HTML5 take between 30% and 60% of the computer resources… and they call Flash a CPU HOG… The HTML5 CPU HOG is going to be legen…. wait for it… dary. Once they start building Flash Like sites in HTML5.

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    I really like this series. I was hoping the idea wouldn’t die after the first attempt wasn’t so well received by us. Good to see what has come out of it. Kudos!

  204. 234

    so funny i like this ……. nice creativity..

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    Rolando S. Bouza

    May 31, 2010 3:03 am

    Hahahahaha! The flash guy! hahaha!

  206. 236

    Apple must die.

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    Haha, those are very funny for sure :))

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    I love you guys!!!!

  210. 240

    this is sooooooooo goood! make more!

  211. 241

    I love this and I’m always checking back :)

  212. 242

    Love them!!! Awesome idea…..

  213. 243

    kocak dan keren! (Indonesian language) it means awesommmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  214. 244

    Great stuff! Warm up our office at this freaking cold weather, keep up!

  215. 245

    Worst post ever…! :) no i`m kidding, nice cartoon!

  216. 246

    More of Jessica!! LOL

  217. 247

    funny stuff!

  218. 248

    tap tap tap = fap fap fap

  219. 249

    I love #2 and #3!!!

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    Worst post ever ! LOL

  221. 251

    I have to say it to:

    worst post ever


  222. 252

    I love these cartoons, so funny!

  223. 253

    it’s so funny this cartoons! do more!

  224. 254

    great work I like all cartoons characters…

  225. 255

    Awwww … just ignore those people who always complaint and keep saying worst post ever, they didn’t know how hard it is to publish a great articles that you guys posted. Keep smashing the magazine guys !! you rocksss

  226. 256

    Matt Litherland

    June 18, 2010 3:45 am

    Cartoon #1 is awesome :D

  227. 257

    I enjoyed them. But…am I the only that noticed the Jessica has NO ARMS?!

  228. 259

    Smashing Editorial

    June 18, 2010 8:22 am

    Cartoon #13: How To Choose a Smartphone is posted.

  229. 260

    Ricardo Machado

    June 18, 2010 9:34 am


    Is it just me or… you’re too much “fanboys” of Apple? Since when does android is used to impress ‘geeks’ ?

    And since when do you impress girls only with an IPhone? You can impress them even with a dog, and probably not an top technology dog -.-

    You’re starting to disappoint me, I was expecting a more balanced judgement on things that depend on opinions/tastes/likes and dislikes… =/

    • 261

      Its just a cartoon, so chill dude…. Appreciate the humor in it and embrace the “truth” ;)

    • 262

      Hi Ricardo (Machado)

      Well, It was Steve Jobs the one who said you can impress a girl by using an iPhone… He got an email describing such story…

      Relax man…

  230. 263

    Awesome toons!! Loved them all..

  231. 264

    industri kreatif

    June 20, 2010 7:52 pm

    Cartoon #2: iPad is really happened in my real life ., lolz., and I sent link to my friend who did the exact thing in the cartoon haha

  232. 265

    Diana Solorzano

    June 21, 2010 9:01 am

    I love your cartoons they’re so so creative…

  233. 266

    I Like your creative sprite, It makes things look so funny. I always which it is Friday to see the next cartoon. Keep creating.

  234. 267

    “after Brazil be the champion of Fifa world cup”
    jajajajajaja… subliminal :P

  235. 268

    “after Brazil be the champion of Fifa world cup”
    No more cartoons? Oh noooo … :P

  236. 269

    Ricardo this means you’re never gonna do cartoons again cause what you said is never going to happen… ARGENTINA is gonna win this Worldcup!!!!! :)

  237. 272

    Just Awesome, Its been a while Ihad’nt been here but this section is excellent.

  238. 273

    Creative cartoons. Thanks

  239. 274

    Oh Ricardo, I know you support Brasil but I want Argentina to win!!!
    Loved the #14 anyway!!!!!

  240. 275

    Can I find more of it as it is very interesting…:)

  241. 276

    wow! so creative work… I love it..

  242. 277

    Well, Ricadro, I really hope you have the honor to update your mistaken #14, and let Brazil come back to the Amazonas (and keep shut for the next 12 years!)

    The Fifa World Cup is for Argentina ;-)

    BTW: funny cartoons. #14 in particular

  243. 278

    Do you like some Orange Juice? This means that no more cartoons?

    Netherlands 2 – Brazil 1

  244. 279

    Sorry Ricardo… back to work. And see the final Argentina-Netherlands by TV… (design T-shirts “Messi 10″… you will see it for the next four years!)
    Don’t be sad… next Mundial it’s at home… sure yours!
    Tristeza não tem fim. Felicidade sim…..

  245. 280

    bye bye brazil!!!

  246. 281

    No issue today?

  247. 282

    Now… u must do an #14c cartoon without argentinian t-shirt at display.
    Have u “coragem” and put the german tShirt?

  248. 283

    Adios amigos…

  249. 284

    Awesome! Love it! Nice and creative work!

  250. 285

    oh please…you completely messed up #14b.

    the sign should say “GERMANY”. I´ll give you a last chance in #14c…


  251. 286… i just think you guys are germany fans (you should! :p)
    ok, this is my prediction:
    holland will go to the final against Spanish.
    and let see then….^^

    • 287

      jelle schouwstra

      July 8, 2010 4:35 am

      I assume Spain will kick the Dutch back to Holland.

    • 288

      Nice cartoons..It’s a Very amazing article..All the information are given very clearly.I really appreciated with it…I will bookmark this site.Thanks for sharing.

  252. 289

    hehehe, that was a good one: brazil -> netherlands…

  253. 290

    speechless but meaningful :)

  254. 291

    Holanda sucumbirá ante España y tu tendrás que hacer un dibujito para reconocerlo…

  255. 292



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    Sebastiaan Stok

    July 12, 2010 1:26 am

    Well Spain won, is this they end of the Smashing cartoons?

  257. 294

    Well we need a 14c now

  258. 295

    it’s Spain … Spain I tell you … gowl-hum gowl-hum

  259. 296

    I really hope you don’t disappoint us, and #15 is about Brazil not winning the 2010 World Cup!

  260. 297

    I like the comic design styling & concept of each strip, Ricardo this is purely AWESOME. I look forward to SM strips every week, great going :-)

  261. 298

    This is absolutely brilliant! Love it… and I’m sad Brazil got sent home, but happy that Spain rules.


  262. 299

    … so?

  263. 300

    jo! very funny… nice vectors by the way…

  264. 301

    That talks a lot with few words~!

  265. 302

    I can’t believe they never create a cartoon recognizing the victory of Spain… come on do not skip on this and create that cartoon, it is history! :D

  266. 303

    Great Work, Very Creative

  267. 304

    hahaha i like this!

  268. 306

    hahahahaha Really cool

  269. 307

    Comments… nice one. :D

  270. 308

    haha, cute and humorous cartoons!

  271. 309

    Sorry I don’t get no.16..
    The earlier cartoons were way better

  272. 311

    ahahahahaha, very funny! nice cartoon! I’m so happy after watching these cartoons! :)

  273. 312

    I like cartoon #1,got to the point…
    The cartoons have same charasteristics. Good, it will make us remember you, Smashing Magazine.

  274. 313

    hahahaha… So good I loved the IE one, the Flash one and the Giant twitter whale. hahahaha Awesome
    Thanx for making them

  275. 314


    August 19, 2010 1:40 pm

    Every new cartoon funnier than the former… awesome…

  276. 315

    plsss dont stop , love the one of the crime scene, piratebay and apple

  277. 316

    jeez! You found my secret formula out! Thanks, probably I have no more jobs with smashing.

  278. 317

    Binnie, i think you need to laugh more and be less grumpy.

  279. 318

    look forward to these every week…keep it up.

  280. 319

    it’s so funny, jeje
    nice work!

  281. 320

    Hm mby add a few lines of text to make it clear for people (like me) who don’t get it :/

    #22 does I-Phone support livestream and Android doesn’t? I’m not into the whole app-scene :O

    • 321

      Norman: I agree, a link to a news article of some sort would be nice.

      Basically Apple livestreamed their “event” (Salespitch) in a way that the only devices able to see it were theirs.

      “Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™.”

      Note the “Based on Open Standards”-bit. That’s a bit like what they say on “Orange Juice” packaging.

  282. 322

    The last one (Ping / Pong) is pretty good. (Although you might want to take a look at the iTunes icon, it looks awful).

    It seems like you are coming into the groove of social commentary. #21 -23 are the strongest message wise. (#18 has a really good joke though… :-) )

    Keep doing this, don’t listen to the haters (It took me about #20 cartoons to get into it)

  283. 323

    “Worst post ever!”


    I love it all and cry laughing with some :D

  284. 324

    Amazing! :-)

  285. 325

    Its really Amazing :)

  286. 326

    Very Creative :)

  287. 327

    Awesome, cool & funny

  288. 328

    pretty funny joke cartoon..

    i love it !

  289. 329

    worst post ever

  290. 330

    I just bought an I Phone game by Comedy Central Adult Swim its called Adult Swim Surgeon i love the illustrations in the game and if im not mistaking the cartoon is drawn by the same person who brings us and smashing cartoons.. awesome illustration but the game its okay

  291. 332

    I really like this jobs :)

  292. 333


    cant remember when last I spent 15 minutes on a single page.

    Well done guys!

  293. 334
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    Amazing stuffz!!

  295. 336

    They are just amazing! :D

  296. 337

    it’s funny….

  297. 338

    no one’s forcing you to read them…

  298. 339

    You should make a t-shirt with this cartoons

  299. 341

    the last ones are really a waste of time. they’re not funny at all.
    Make funny ones again or leave it.


    • 342

      you are right novi, I need holiday… three in a row with similar idea. Don’t worry, this year holiday starts in november ;)

  300. 343

    I love it!
    Relief for the day in a bad mood.


  301. 344

    Hahahaha., how did you choose the colors for the cartoons Ricardo?

  302. 345

    Nice cartoons overall. I like the style but not all of them are funny. Freelance Freedom from N.C Winters are a bit more witty than these cartoons. Still keep up the good work.

    • 346

      yup, totally agree! the execution is nice, but the humour… seldom…..
      Indeed Mr.Winters is so much better & so much funnier.

  303. 347

    “Worst post ever” Do you remember this? Yes, yes you remember!! hahaha ohhh!! It was you!

  304. 348

    the matching socks

    November 7, 2010 11:54 am

    I love the comics!

  305. 349

    i just love your cartoons! they’re so hilarious, creative and brilliant!! keep posting them!

  306. 350
  307. 351

    the cartoon is so clear, i like to see ‘em.

  308. 352

    Excellent cartoons. Would like to see larger versions of each so they could be used on the OS desktop.

  309. 353

    Owesome work :)

  310. 354

    Man…your stuff is another level of nerdism and rocks!

  311. 355

    looooooool really nice cartons really enjoyed it keep up the good work guys :)

  312. 356

    Keep ‘em coming! Great stuff. How do subscribe to just these via RSS?

  313. 357

    nicely drawn but you guys need a writer, they are not funny even in the slightest.

  314. 358

    nice and creative :)

  315. 359

    very nice & very clear Graphics & awesome Creativity.

    Great stuff !

  316. 360

    Really Amazing……….Toons Concepts

  317. 361

    Jon Ivee Hernandez

    December 16, 2010 7:36 pm

    Twitter Birds 2 Cool!

  318. 362

    It’s superb!

    Very very very cool superb cartoons!

  319. 363



  320. 364

    Really nice cartoons!! Like the humor on some of them.

    Impressive drawings by the way.

  321. 365

    Gosh these comics are lame. Great animation, awful, awful, content.

  322. 366

    Awesome and funny!!!:)

  323. 367

    It’s so funny and nice graphic!
    I like Cartoon #24: Food Delivery and Cartoon #30: Children

  324. 368

    good. very cute & exiting. :)

  325. 369

    Nice and expressive

  326. 370

    Seriously, get the guy from to write your content. At least his comics are incredibly intelligent. That’s the only thing missing from your cartoons. Great animation, awful and lame content.

  327. 371

    Great style, very well done, but sadly there are at most 2 or 3 that actually made me laugh…

  328. 372

    Best post ever! thanks for it :)

  329. 373

    Some of the cartoons won’t be understood later, when the context gets forgotten. Why don’t you not show the date?
    It would be better than the current numbering only.

  330. 374

    I don’t know what it is but these cartoons just don’t contain and funny :|

  331. 375

    Hillarious and amazing work

  332. 376

    Amazing…will buy these artworks in a book form if it comes out…

  333. 377

    Eduardo rodriguez

    January 20, 2011 9:57 am

    Does every single cartoon got to be about Mac or steve jobs?

  334. 378

    I’m sorry, but you guys need to retire these comics. They look nice, but their lack of humor really takes away from the professionalism of Smashing Magazine. I look forward to reading new stuff from this site on a daily basis, and these cartoons are seriously not funny, or worthy of the Smashing Brand.

    • 379

      I thought I was the only one thinking this.
      But, I have to say, kudos to Ricardo Gimenes for drawing up a new comic every week. Maybe they need someone to tweek or improve the storyboard and punchline? Because really, that’s the only thing that makes these comics a bit of a miss instead of a hit.

  335. 380

    wow you guys realy good work this is awesome…

  336. 381

    ¡¡jajaja, están geniales!!


  337. 382

    I second Brock Peters. You guys are great illustrators, but your writing leaves much to be desired. Some comics don’t even make sense. #39. Web Battle? What’s the battle in the comic? I mean, I know the Flash/HTML5 reference, but how does the comic represent battling with the somersaults? Is it saying Flash has had to do a lot? Is it saying Flash is confused with the squiggly lines? What does the fading Flash logo mean? And then disappearing and re-appearing? Did Flash leave and then return? Does it mean HTML is not prepared? Or capable? Dear God, WHAT DOES IT MEAN??

    Hire a writer. Better yet, hire a comedic writer. Better yet, a comedic writer who makes comics. Like Axe Cop.

  338. 383

    man these are so depressing :( they are on the funny level of “family circus”

  339. 384

    kurniawan joko purnomo

    January 31, 2011 7:33 pm

    its good joke .. but some toon make me think hard.. what is the meaning.. but overall.. is verry good toon..

  340. 385

    Please discontinue these ASAP. They are horrible. Don’t you listen to your readers?

  341. 386

    For wooden-headed individuals

    The flash comic is supposed to mean that we ve all seen what flash can do in terms of features and ease of use proved by the numerous examples all over the web (flash ads not included)

    so lets see how how html5 responds..

  342. 387

    Good work. its awesome :)

  343. 388

    Really Amazing………….. I love it :)

  344. 389

    Expressive !!! Good !!

  345. 390

    “the worst post ever.”

    hahahaha. this is too cool. XD

  346. 391

    still waiting for HTML 5’s response.. grrr come on now don’t leave a dude hanging.. and #39 was COMPLETELY understandable.. just sayin..

  347. 392

    Any chance of a cartoon showing how much thought, pain and re-design goes into pleasing the users that don’t care or notice anything :0)

  348. 393

    When is the next one coming out. It’s been a while…

  349. 394

    these cartoons really fun and amazing !!

  350. 395


    Comic: “Fleaty is a geek bug.”

    I’m thinking, “Okay, so this is a comic about software bugs.”

    Comic: “Fleaty loves technology.”

    Brain: “Okay, I’m sorta with you. More advanced tech means harder-to-understand bugs. Oh, look, IE9 is there. I guess they’re saying there are bugs in IE9. Somehow the bug is supposed to be endearing.”

    Comic: “Unfortunately, technology hates him.” [IE9 spraying poison at him and I guess killing him.]

    Brain: “Okay… Um… okay….. Um…. WTF. IE9 eliminates bugs? IE9 eliminates geeks? IE9 eliminates the wrong bugs? IE9 is somehow exclusionary? Using the transitive property, IE9 is anti-technology because it is anti-technology-bugs?? AHHH!!!! WHY DO YOU MAKE MY BRAIN EXPLODE???”

    Please hire someone who can tell a simple story, because try as I might, I can’t ever make heads or tails of your comics. I can’t even tell if they’re supposed to be funny. I can’t tell if they make a point remotely, and if so, what that point might possibly be. The best I can say about Smashing Magazine comics is that they are horrible, incomprehensible stories drawn pretty well. Sort of like a never-ending repetition of Waterworld, only with 250% more Kevin Costner.

    • 396

      I must wholeheartedly concur with Matthew’s assessment. No offense to the artist, but these are incomprehensible to the point of being offensive.

      I’d suggest becoming at least somewhat familiar with western culture and American humor before firing up Illustrator and creating another one of these.

  351. 398

    Well i really love this section.
    The characters are great and you deliver the messages in short and great way

  352. 399

    Really Nice !

  353. 400

    Gone through this whole series again. Love the symbolism.

    In future, archaeologist will try to interpret these and find out the phases of humanity’s technological advancement.

    May be that would prevent future humans from not making Internet Explorer again..

  354. 401

    So Funny Keep it UP :D

  355. 402

    WOW! this cartoons look great, color usage and characters wonderfull, Keep it UP

  356. 403
  357. 404

    I like the look of these comics – they’re nicely drawn – but I don’t really get a lot of them, and several just aren’t very funny! Sorry!

  358. 405

    I love those cartoons :D

  359. 406

    Please sir – do continue your amazing work! Never listen to your critics!

    And please dear critics – follow some of the more main stream blogs. And leave this one alone – I think I just scared my neighbours laughing…:)

  360. 407

    I liked your cartoons and end up replicating yours and put on my fb

  361. 408

    Ricardo Gimenes

    May 30, 2010 10:15 am

    Hey Tin, you hit the nail on the head, I’m a dinosaur, I have an entire website in flash, check it out http// RAWR!!!!

  362. 409


    Oh, may be I didn’t fully understood your drawing as the irony within the irony. LOL. I apologize ^_^. But my post expresses the frustration that I feel… all because of Steve & Company trying to push HTML5 as a replacement for Flash… with non sense arguments.


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