I love those cartoon characters who are grumpy and depressed…

Feeling grumpy today, so thought I’d share this old post from way back in 2013! This post is one that gets frequent traffic, even though the likes and comments on it are not high. Most of the traffic it gets are from Google searches. I would love it if you guys showed it a little love with a few more likes and comments if you relate!

Maranda Russell


Do you love cartoons? I absolutely do. However, I think when most people think of cartoons they think of funny, silly stuff. What I love are the depressed, angry, grumpy, slightly emo characters…

  • Those like Eeyore, who walk around like they are on the verge of suicide, but are just too lazy to actually do it.
  • Wile E. Coyote who is so darn smart but seems to have really ticked off the powers that control nature and gravity. (I really wish I could see an episode where Wile catches that bird, roasts him and then tears him limb from limb with a fork and eats the stupid thing.)
  • Lucy, who likes to snatch the football away at the last minute and laugh, or Charlie Brown, who falls for the same trick over and over and then wonders what the heck is wrong with him.
  • Scar, who can look around and…

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

11 thoughts on “I love those cartoon characters who are grumpy and depressed…”

  1. Eeyore and Charlie Brown are great.

    Frank Cottrell Boyce wrote a film on A. A. Milne (which admittedly I haven’t seen). He said in an interview on the film that Eeyore is basically depressed, but everyone else accepts this and works around him, instead of blaming or pressuring him to change, which strikes me as interesting considering the 1920s were not so enlightened about depression (this would be about the time my great-grandmother was institutionalised for what we think may have been severe depression or some other mental illness).

    Charlie Brown never gives up despite always losing, which is inspiring. I’ve been working my way through the complete Peanuts for the last year or so, it’s amazing how Schulz kept producing funny and touching cartoons for fifty years.

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    1. Yeah, I have heard that interview quote from Boyce before about Eeyore’s depression. Definitely ahead of his time on that one. My favorite Peanuts character has always been Lucy, although I really like Marcie, Peppermint Patty and Schroeder too.

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  2. Love that you found me new ones to look up, the grumpy cats and old guys from loony tunes have always been my go to. My husband calls me pooh, being named by him as a wise ole bear, makes me smile. Without those characters, in cartoons, and in life … it would be flat and boring. That’s all folks!

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      1. I did. Did You realise are getting spam comments posted on your site, they will stop people commenting as the spammers will then flood your visitors and their visitors. If alter your settings so you approve all comments before they show, you will be able to tap the avatars first, to see if it is a real blog before you allow it to show. I go in to my comments list and change it to spam box, then empty spam once a week. That was why I commented on reader rather than on your page. I hope you do not mind me saying? but If you are not told then ( like myself once) you can’t stop it and you lose followers. Just don’t approve or like this comment if you want it not to show. X I will be back for more reads soon.

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      2. This old post I think I hadn’t figured the whole spam comments thing out yet lol. Now I’m good at weeding them out, but I should delete them from this post, so thanks for noticing!


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