Mary Hirsch famously said “Humor is a rubber sword—it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.” Since I faint at the sight of blood, I’ll definitely opt for the rubber sword (or, my fountain pen!) My humor is gentle – old school, even – yet witty. I write all of my own gags, and, of course, draw all of my own cartoons. Gag-less cartoons are my personal Holy Grail. Because if I can elicit a laugh with just a drawing, I’ll feel like I’ve succeeded. To date, my single panel cartoons have been published by The American Legion Magazine, Renaissance Magazine, Cruising Outpost, The Countryman Magazine, Philosophy Now Magazine, Phi Delta Kappan Magazine and Woman’s World Magazine. All of my cartoons are also now available for license and instant download here.

A sampling of my single panel cartoons follows:

  • Beach cartoon by Joana Miranda
  • Bundled Severance Package business cartoon by Joana Miranda
  • Meditation cartoons - The Birds in My Head - Funny Cartoon Art by Joana Miranda Studio
  • Tools of the Trade studio artist cartoon by Joana Miranda
  • Single Panel Cartoons by Joana Miranda Focus on the Journey for Cruising Outpost Magazine
  • Music Cartoons - Orchestra musician cartoon by Joana Miranda
  • Marriage Cartoons - Whoopee cushion cartoon by Joana Miranda
  • Marriage Cartoons - Holiday fruitcake cartoon by Joana Miranda
  • Unstarted museum cartoon by Joana Miranda

The above cartoons are available for license and instant download on To learn more about how licensing works, please visit my Licensing Page. If you’d like to inquire about licensing my character illustration art, please contact me directly.

To purchase greeting cards, prints and fun “merch” featuring my character art, please visit my shop at Etsy and my shop at Society6.


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