Tom Sloan Cartoon: Don’t Fall

Written by Tom Sloan

Historically speaking, falls are not fun but they happen. Think of King Kong, or the Roman Empire. Tom Sloan’s cartoon on flying and falling. — Falls can be dangerous. People are injured in falls all the time. It’s terrible. Without decent stats I’d say the numbers of falls are in the many, many thousands. Yikes.

Don't Fall Cartoon Tom Sloan

Cartoon by Tom Sloan

There are a number of famous falls in history. One of the great falls was that of Humpty Dumpty. Jack and Jill are also noted for succumbing to the perils of gravity. The Roman Empire had its legendary fall, too.

King Kong fell off the Empire State Building. He died. Being riddled with bullet holes did not help. Just last week I, myself, fell off a 22 foot ladder. Fortunately I didn’t get hurt — I was only on the first rung. No bullet holes to bring me down, either.

In October 2012, Felix Baumgartner fell 128,100 feet. On purpose, too. Fortunately for him, he didn’t get hurt. He had enough foresight to wear a parachute and a space suit for his world record plunge from a high altitude balloon.

In conclusion, do not be one of those who said they have fallen and can’t get up. Get up, or don’t fall. Simple.

For, I’m Tom Sloan.

Tom Sloan has drawn cartoons and illustrations for numerous publications — including the original BYTE magazine. Not limited to print, Tom’s cartoons and collages are displayed in museums and galleries throughout the United States. He’s also an accomplished animator. He’s created animations for such as clients Sesame Street, HBO, Nickelodeon, Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room, Burger King and McDonalds.