Thursday, September 9, 2010

When I grow up, I want to draw airline safety cards for a living!

I've been flying a decent bit lately.

Seeing as how I'm not fortunate enough to own a jetpack, as well as that my arms aren't strong enough—nor do they have enough feathers—to do it myself, I've been forced to rely on airplanes for my travels.

My favorite part of the trip easily is the few moments at the beginning of the flight while the flight attendants go over the emergency procedures.

Although I particularly enjoy the flight attendants' casual insistence that a water landing is an unlikely event, I find myself really drawn to the drawings in the emergency instruction pamphlets.

There's really nothing like textbook-style cartoons that remind me of the mustaches and sunglasses I used to draw on the characters in my elementary school spelling books to make me feel at ease in the unlikely event that gravity pimpslaps the plane I'm cruising at 35,000 feet in.

Inflatable slides???

Seat cushion rafts???

People smiling???

This is totally like a water park! I like Splash Mountain! I want to go!!! Yay!!!

Except I can't imagine it's anything like the pamphlets make it look like. If it were my job to draw the safety cards, I'd probably get fired. Because my cards would probably look something like this one I found on the internet:


  1. This really makes me excited to fly again in a few weeks. I thank you for that.

  2. Top right, middle panel. That made my morning.

  3. I'd fly with whatever airline carries your safety card drawings.