Monday, September 30, 2013

Poop Deck

Today's Bizarro is not only a clown gag, but also completely wordless—a bit of a one-two punch!
It's rare for this writer to produce a purely visual gag, so when it happens, it's particularly satisfying. I've managed to pull it off twice before. 

It will be interesting to see what sort of reaction this one gets. To my mind it's a rather gentle gag playing on the idea of stuffing a large number of passengers into a vehicle that couldn't possibly contain them all. Our would-be sailor seems to have come to the conclusion that a waist high boat is no less likely to hold two of every species on earth than the largest vessel that could be built by a small family using hand tools, but there's always the possibility of righteous blowback. We'll see.

Dan's finished layout is very similar to my submission sketch, though he's added some amusing little extras. 
My favorite of his additions is the very funny depiction of our man's extra-large "shoes," which are actually a pair of giant sandaled feet. This one was submitted as a photo snapped right from the sketchbook. I was away from the studio, and didn't want to wait to get back to tune it up and lay it out in a portrait-oriented panel.

Mister Piraro and I have more collaborative funnies lined up in the coming weeks, including, coincidentally, another with scriptural inspiration. 

All of our earlier joint efforts are available for viewing in this blog's Bizarro Archive.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

1 comment:

  1. As The Great Seal said when he was thrown a very lovely fish, "ark, ark ark."