Monday, April 18, 2011

Robo Vengeance

Today's Bizarro pokes fun at an old favorite cartoon character faced with the reality of 21st Century automation. It is 2011 after all, and TV led us to expect floating vehicles that collapse into briefcases, beds that pop us out like slices of toast, and wisecracking anthropomorphic domestic help. Instead, the state of housecleaning technology is a slow-moving, overgrown hockey puck.
My sketch had the dialog nailed down, but the drawing showed Rosie hiring  an old-school pinstripe-wearing gangster, who Dan Piraro replaced with a slightly updated thug. Actually, he reminds me of a crook from "Car 54" dressed up in modern "street" gear.
An earlier sketch (below) showed Rosie drowning her sorrows as she lamented her replacement. This one seemed more sad than funny, so I did the other treatment with the scorned maid out for revenge. Giving her more of an angry edge improved the joke. 
Our next collaborative gag will appear on Thursday. Until then, feel free to review our previous laffs here.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, yer collaborator nailed it with the final version. The old-style assassin is cool, too. But I think the final version goon connects better with modern readers. The thing is...they don't even really have to know who Rosie is.