Friday, June 10, 2011

Pork Barrel Gambit

Today's Bizarro cartoon is a variation on the story of the Trojan horse:
The concept sketch is very rough, but gets the idea across. Dan moved the sentries up to the top of the castle wall, which makes more sense, as they're skeptical about the gift.
I must have been inspired in part by the Trojan bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I'd also recently seen or heard some reference to a Trojan horse, and that inspired me to start casting about for a gag involving some other animal concealing at attacking army.

I decided that a big wooden pig was a pretty funny image. The line about it not looking kosher naturally followed, and plays nicely on the expansion of the word's definition beyond its original religious/dietary meaning. That added the extra "layer" that the joke needed, and there we are!

Our previous collaborations can be viewed in my blog archive.

My next gag will appear on Thursday June 16. Thanks for reading!

By the way, Dan Piraro's performance at the Rex Theatre last night was killer! Thanks to all who attended.


  1. hahahahahhahaha! I'm still laughing. YOu two are a gag-athon-duo...each making it all better every step of the way....Very funny! and we LOVE any reference to Monty Python we can get. Seems like I saw one of their movies being shown this weekend, if not tonight on one of those movie channels!

  2. Trojan pigs are great -- and they really do exist! Check out this photo on Flickr: