Bags are an ideal subject for cartoons: they indicate an unpleasant bodily function (vomiting), without having to show it explicitly. They can also reflect disgust with everyday issues such as news or politics.

Check the Humour section for cartoons printed on bags themselves.

Bagart | Cartoons | Remi/Rough





Paper or plastic?

"I don’t know about the rest of the world, but 'paper or plastic?' is the usual question posed at the supermarket checkout by the person bagging your purchases. It refers to the type of bag desired", says US baggist David Shomper.

"I know that in much of Europe you are usually expected to bag your own purchases, but in Lazy America, we actually pay people to do it for us."

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Why there's no food service on board

Thanks to Denir Camargo for this cartoon and the translation from Portuguese.

From Seleções of Readers Digest, Brazilian edition, May 2006.

The original English says "I'm happy to report our use of air sickness bags has declined sharply since we quit serving meals." Source:

How to avoid using precious bags

Thanks to David Shomper for this item.

Groggy on the ground

Source: Cartoon Room

Thanks to Chris Hays for this item.



In 1496, Leonardo da Vinci invented the barfbag.

"Now for the rest."

Thanks to Niek Vermeulen.


"A barf bag please!"

Part of what appears to be a website to teach English to Koreans. Includes an audio version of this conversation:

A: Sir, are you all right? You look pale.
B: I feel sick. Can I have a barf bag, please?
A: Okay sir. I'll get you one right away.


"Can I have your bag afterwards?" 

From an article about baggist Niek Vermeulen in Disney's Micky Maus magazine, Germany. 

One of four MAD magazine covers to feature bags. Click here for them all.

In an emergency: sometimes there is no barfbag handy when you need urgently need one.

Source: Was tun mit nutzlosen Männer by Scott Wilson and Jasmin Waltz (Lappan, 2002)

Thanks to Rune Tapper