Two ladybugs on leaves, one with regular spots on its back and the other with emojis - The latest thing in natural selection

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Two ladybugs, one with regular black spots on its back (on the left) and the other with emojis on its back (on the right) meet to talk while each rests on its own leaf. The ladybug on the right says to the other, in reference to its emoji-spots, “It’s the latest thing in natural selection.”


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Shelli Pruett is a Los Angeles-based artist. She has a degree in Fine Arts from New College in Sarasota, Florida. Her work has been published in many venues, including The Wall Street Journal. Her cartoons range from the pithy and philosophical to the whimsical. They’re about life and spirituality in this modern world, as well as alternate worlds of imagination.