Welcome to the weekly dispatch from Bizarro Studios North. I hope you all got through this week's Polar Vortex, and that you're warm and safe. If you're reading this post, apparently the server hosting our blog survived.
The parent might regret saying this. When starfish lose an arm, not only does it regenerate, but the severed limb can somethings grow into an entire second animal.
Tuesday's cartoon is not terribly far from autobiography. After switching from traditional cable to streaming, it's awfully easy to overdose on episodic programming. The phrase "big slug" could refer to a large drink, or a person who doesn't leave the sofa for hours on end. Either interpretation is valid.
It's a little-known fact that when dwarfs are off the clock, they resent being asked to whistle. Cartoonists also react badly when friends or family ask, "How about doing one of your little doodles?"
By the way, did you know that Dan Piraro's online shop offers official Bizarro Some Sports Team t-shirts? If you're a sports heretic, these shirts are a fun way to get under the skin of believers.
It wasn't easy to wrap my own head around this premise, so I sympathize with any readers who were confused by it.
This driver takes obeying the rules of the road to a new level. It's always satisfying to come up with a wordless panel, even more when it also has a bit of a delay before the gag registers.
The gag did register, didn't it?
The odd-looking character on the right has appeared before, both in Bizarro and in my earlier comic, WaynoVision. Apologies to anyone who was creeped out by this panel. If it's any consolation, it gave us nightmares, too.
That wraps up this week's recap from Bizarro Studios North. Thanks for reading the comic and this followup commentary. After you order your Some Sports Team shirt (or other Bizarro swag), be sure to read Dan's blog and check out his latest Sunday page.
Petra Haden is a violinist and singer who has established a cool niche doing multi-tracked covers of other artists' music using only her voice. The first of these projects was Petra Haden Sings: the Who Sell Out. The album, released in 2005, is a note-for-note recreation of the Who's 1967 masterpiece (and this cartoonist's favorite Who record).
Pete Townshend himself is a fan of the album, and you can't get a higher recommendation that that.
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