Jan 6, 2010 map of the u.s.a. [About Hugh. Cartoon Archive. Commission Hugh. Sign up for Hugh’s “Daily Cartoon” Newsletter.]
Hey isn’t this more negative than usual. Surely the top half of Cali is o.k
Never thought of Missouri being flat but it beats being awful boring crap.
Actually, Missouri has been placed in the region of crap if you take a closer look. Having been born there and left as soon as possible I would agree with Hugh. 🙂
As one who lived in Corpus for a wondrous 4 years and am now back in Cleveland, I LOVE this.
Definitely don’t want to live a the panhandle of awful at the intersection of flat, texas, awful, and boring.
hey Hugh…you gotta do one of these for the UK. some suggestions
1) Scotland = whisky/golf
2) Cumbria = trees/lakes
3) Birmingham = concrete
4) London = crazy
+1 to that idea!
+1 – same request for Spain. Ex’s: Costa Blanca (ex-pat criminal ghetto) Costa Blanca (Blackpool with sunshine) Madrid (absentee landlords) Andalucia (olives/donkeys) Barcelona (party) Almeria (desert)…etc
Bugger – I meant Costa del Sol (ex-pat crim ghetto)…
I would buy this right now as a cube grenade, full-size print, or even a T-shirt.
There it is.
Can you do a map of London soon Hugh? 🙂
Looks like about 2 minutes of thought and 10 minutes of work was put into this one. Not even clever.
Hence, the difference between people who get paid for what they produce and people who get paid by the hour …
i love it!
They only reason anyone wouldn’t find this funny is they’re touchy about not living in Texas.
Myself? I’d buy a print.
Umm…where’s Red Sox Nation?
Hmmm, being a yankee is not so bad. I’ve always felt Texas is actually a country unto itself.
Mary Anne, Re. Texas… and you’d be right 😉
I dunno, Hugh. I always love your stuff! But this one left me feeling flat, awful, bored………..
Nice, erm…homage to the New Yorker maps of Steinberg and Kalman/Meyerwitz
John, Steinberg is one of my personal gods of cartooning.
He also pretty much invented the map-cartoon idea.
I meant no disrespect.
You couldn’t have chosen a better cartooning god.
I strongly reject that 1) my current home (Chicago) is within “Crap” and 2) my former home (East SF Bay) is within “Hideous”.
As to my brief time in El Lay… Well…
Yes, Phil, that’s cuz you ain’t Texan 😉
Quite an accurate depiction of a typical Texan’s view of the country.
An alternative, according to my family, would label everything north of Amarillo as “North Pole.”
Make Washington say ‘Sasquatch’ or something.
would love to see one of South Africa. all you’d have to do is label it racists, right?
As a Californian, I’m used to being the complimented singular entity; the beneficiary of exceptions made to insults about the U.S. But now we’re included along with everyone else! Psssh!
Yes, Texas plans to become a Republic once again! Long live the great Lone Star State. It is simply the best!!
No state income tax. Come one, come all, except if you are from California or a Yankee (beware we protect our borders).
Need an addendum map.
Alaska = Irrelevant
Hawaii = Explosive OR Too fiddley
wow, california getting dissed in favor of texas? what’s the world coming to :-p
Made me chuckle, not being American. Though the ‘Boring’ bit does have a lot of the spectacle. For me anyway.
I went west in the US and had a great time ! great GREAT time ! much better than Paris, France where I am stuck ! I guess I love boring places…
lol…i take it you’re from TX?
“texas” is a bit too closed in for us Australians… See
Texas is synonomous with “all of the other ones, rolled into one” right. That is the joke, isn’t it?
Hell, I used to live in Amarillo. I have issues.
I do think, however, that there should be some shading going on here. I mean, Seattle is not nearly as boring as New Mexico, and Chicago is probably only 80% crap….
Keep up the good work.
You live in Alpine? Awesome location. Like the map, too. – Houston Guy
I love it (being born-and-bred Texan)!
It’s kinda like the map of the world I saw once .. Sphere – Arrow pointing at it – caption ‘[email protected]@@@d Up …
My map always has hideous awful crap where Texas is. Fortunately there’s something for everyone in the US.
Texas is a beautiful State….the only problem: there’s way too many Texans there. I’d rather live in Boring Nevada which is just an oxymoron.
Absolutely pointless and informative at the same time
I love Canadian art!
God Bless Texas!
Oh, and Don’t Mess with Texas…
What’s your take on India… that’s not politically correct????
It’s all in the interpretation.
As this cartoon clearly shows – you couldn’t fit Hideous, Crap, Flat, Awful and Boring in the space of Texas.
Texas is just the collective term for all five 😉
1×29. Heh. Is that the best you can do?
Don’t quit the day job… 😉
Unfortunately it’s too late for quitting the day job – well, the one that had me in Beaumont for last year at least.
But I do have good memories of TX – not least a Wolf v Sheep print 😉
I’m fine with that map unless you Texans start crossing over your border to other states. We need to keep you confined to one area so you don’t mess up the rest of the country. You know, the nice part.
someone got their ass kicked by a Texas when she was younger…
where can i buy the tshirt?
I think this map is pretty accurate. I do agree on the shading comment though. Could you please put an emphasis on Ohio and Indiana and make them “Super Crap”?
I think everyone has missed the real point, but have proved it themselves, that it’s all about starting a conversation and a buzz. Err…right Hugh?
Is “Tiger Woods” by Dan Bern your theme song, buy chance?
This looks part of the run-up to Texas’ secession from the US.
You seem to have forgotten South Florida – “Cuba” – desculpa no hablamos ingles
Good to see the author has a high opinion of the country. Is he European, by chance?
Bret, good to see you have a highly-developed eye for irony, ambiguity and satire 😉
“Texas is a beautiful State.…the only problem: there’s way too many Texans there.”
@Bob Lathrop – heh. i LOVE that.
Sure adds to the argument of letting Texas succeed from the Union. Hey, we can pick up Puerto Rico and keep the 50 stars.
Paul, Texas might have to, at the current rate outsiders are moving in 😉
According to last month’s Entrepreneur Magazine, 69% of new US jobs created in 2009, were created in Texas.
That seems rather high to me, but even so…