What a week it's been. We had a full moon on Halloween, a record election turnout, and a pathetic executive meltdown.
If that wasn't exciting enough, there was also a fresh batch of cartoons from the Bizarro Studios North Fun Factory.
An exercise in autocomicography, although I'm more inclusive, and don't limit my celebrations to sweets.
Wednesday's cartoon is a lighter variation on the folkloric hero, John Henry.
The strip layout provided a dramatic widescreen perspective on the bout.
Jimmy's theme song was "I Fought the Law (of Gravity)"
While I can't vouch for the existence of the World Lemming Council, I know for a fact that the National Cartoonists Society is real, and I'm a proud member.
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For the record, we're not going to stop doing gags about lemmings jumping off cliffs. We know it's a myth, but it serves as a useful metaphor for human behavior, including, apparently, a significant portion of the American voting public.
My mental image of an artist was formed by the original television art instructor, Jon Gnagy, so I'll probably always draw male artists with a goatee and mustache.
I don't recall him wearing a beret, but a cartoon about a painter requires one.
Gnagy's art lessons were broadcast by NBC well before my time, but I probably saw reruns as a child.
Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that this "Learn to Draw Outfit" did not in fact included a plaid flannel shirt and high-waisted tweed pants; just art supplies and a book.
Thanks for coming by the old blog, friends. Be sure to visit Dan Piraro's Bizarro blog, too. His Sunday pages are always worth the trip.
In times of uncertainty, stress, anxiety, or self-doubt, music can be comforting and reassuring. I often listen to Alice Coltrane's music while drawing, to encourage a calm mood and stay focused on the work.
Over the past couple of days, I've been returning to her records to remind myself to slow down and breathe.