That’s a Good One! Animal Crackups

I’m very excited to announce the publication of Highlights’ Animal Crackups Joke Book.


It’s been a long time in the works and was a whole bunch of fun to work on! According to the Amazon description, it includes “125 wacky, laugh-inducing illustrations” by myself to accompany the jokes. The jokes are pretty darn funny too! I highly recommend this one for the budding comedian in your life.

Here’s a sampling of the delightfully corny gags:

Why did the dolphin cross the bay?
To get to the other tide.

Jordan: Do you have any dogs going cheap?
Pet store owner: No, sir. All of our dogs go


What do ducks wear to fancy events?

Tallulah: Turkey, what are you thankful for?
Turkey: Tofu!

I love a good joke and now I actually have some I can share with kids!

All of the illustrations were done in pen and ink with a wash (usually, the wash was done in Photoshop).’ac1

I worked rather small and quickly, I wanted to keep the drawings looking spontaneous and fun. Highlights, as always was a joy to work with.

So go out there and get a copy for that little Rodney Dangerfield or Carol Burnett you know! If you get it from Amazon, be sure to give it a rating and, if you’re really cool…a nice review!!

Get a copy HERE!

Rich Powell

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in a small, North Carolina town. I worked for a few years as a conceptual artist and art director in the computer game industry but set off on my own to freelance. I currently do humorous illustration and cartoons for publications such as MAD Magazine and Highlights for Children.

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2 Responses

  1. Jack Hattaway says:

    I ordered two copies today of the book for my grandchildren in NC and in CA. Very nice job Rich!

  2. Mark C says:

    Just ordered a copy for my little nephew’s birthday. Only 2 left in stock at Amazon. Aren’t these the same jokes you’ve been telling for years? Why wouldn’t the rooster cross the road?? He was chicken.

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