We all like to laugh isn't? And there are many ways to make someone smile.
One of the oldest and never die way to make someone laugh is by telling a joke or sharing a gag.
But as a cartoonist, I would always want to wrap the gag (joke) by folding it around a cartoon (illustration or drawing as referred by many).
But then what value add does the cartoons, or the drawing does?
I know, it is a no brainer to conclude that good a joke even if wrap around a stick man type cartoon can do the job. And a mediocre joke with an excellent drawing may not make someone laugh.
But that is not the question I am trying to answer.
What if a good joke comes with a mediocre cartoon vs the same good joke coming with a good or contextual cartoon.
I think I know the answer, but still, I am putting it for my readers to answer and share their perspectives.
Consider following options:
Option 1: Just the joke:
Friend 1: Why was your wife shouting on you?
Friend 2: Instead of putting her picture on Facebook, I uploaded it on OLX.
Option 2: Consider the following cartoon.
Option 3: Consider the following cartoon.
Option 4: Consider the following cartoon.
Option 5: It doesn't matter how good or bad or contextual the cartoon is. If the gag is interesting/funny - it goes doesn't need any cartoon.
PS: For my international readers, OLX is an online service in India where people can buy and sell old stuff.
So, the question is - out of the four options talked above, which one will you choose. And if possible, do share your rationale.
It is more like a social experiment, and I want to do with the cartoon and not just by throwing the question.