Thursday, May 29, 2014

BUC XING

Today's Bizarro cartoon includes character types who are favorites around these parts.
We have no real submission sketch to show this time around. The gag originated with the simple idea of a "pirate crossing" sign, followed by conversations where we tried to find a context for it. At this point, it's little more than a prop, not enough for a satisfying gag.
We wondered if it would be funny if the sugn was just sticking out of the ocean as a small sailboat goes by, perhaps with a word balloon coming from the sailboat saying, "Something tells me we're in dangerous waters."

We also tried to figure a way to show a pirate ship docked somewhere, and show the sign being observed by some puzzled landlubbers, or perhaps use the symbol on a rest room sign.

Finally, we hit on the idea that became the published cartoon.

As with all of our joint efforts, this was the result of a collaborative process.

Please feel free to unearth our earlier two-man gags by coming below deck to the Bizarro Brig.



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