Friday, September 21, 2012

Armageddon Savings Time

Today's collaboration with comics master Dan Piraro offers a possible excuse for Harold Camping's failed predictions.
Here's the scribble I submitted for Dan's consideration:
This is an example of the very loose roughs I scrawl in my sketchbook to get an idea on paper before I forget it. Normally I'll follow with a tighter sketch to try and sell the gag. I don't remember why I showed Dan this raw doodle, other than the fact that I hate to draw horses.

The finished cartoon depicts the supposed color of each rider's horse. Death is said to ride a pale (or green) horse, Famine a black one, and War rides a red steed. No amount of research is spared for Bizarro's discerning readers! Now you know why we both use the phrase "attention to detail" in our résumés.

Many additional hilarious—and sometimes educational—cartoons are in the works for your enjoyment and/or edification. The next one will drop in about three weeks, and represents a return to lowbrow form. Meanwhile, you are encouraged to view our "priors" in this blog's Bizarro archive.


  1. Love the eyeball in the dirt!! The two of you make a great team!

  2. Thank you, Unknown! Yes, that eyeball is a nice little detail that Dan included.

  3. I laughed out loud. Thanks for the levity skewering the often puffed-up notions of eschatology. You and Dan have a real gift for healthy irreverence! Can't wait for your next installment.

  4. Thank you for such an erudite comment, and for adding to my vocabulary!, dear Carol.

    "Healthy irreverence" -- I like that!