Saturday, June 29, 2019

Dig the New Breed

We kicked off this Bizarro week with a lesser-known Bible story.

If not for the intervention of corporate attorneys, Moses could have delivered instructions to the masses on a Post-it note, or at least the stone equivalent. Many readers offered suggestions as to the original text, and all were amusing and illuminating.

This breed is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club, mainly because they're so easy to overlook.

Converting today's panel to the comic strip format was a little tricky. If I had reduced the art to show both of the humans in full, the punchline dog would have become too small to read in print.
I decided to work around the problem by cropping the people just above the waistline. That was enough of the image to make it clear that they dogs were being walked by their owners, and that the guy walking the tiny pup was speaking. 

Best of all, I was able to keep the tiny poop-bag in the frame.

Unlike the commandments referenced in Monday's gag, the rules regarding wine and food pairing aren't set in stone.

The teacher is now issuing a request to the kid's parents for the underlying evidence.

Almost everybody needs a side gig these days. This isn't the first time we've shown one of the Reaper's alternate income streams.

My favorite detail in this gag is the framed image of the tire swing on the wall.

That's the wrap-up from Bizarro Studios North for this week. If you simply can't get enough of this sort of shop talk, cruise on over to Dan Piraro's blog, where he offers additional commentary along with his always amazing Sunday Bizarro page.

Bonus Track

Last week, on June 21, Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE, celebrated his 75th birthday. Here's a video from 1970 featuring Sir Raymond and his bandmates, collectively known as The Kinks, performing one of his many classic compositions.


  1. I'd kind of like to see the wide comic strip format regularly included alongside each of the 6 regular vertical panels in these weekly blogs. It's always very interesting to me to see how you convert the art to a wide form. It's just a suggestion, of course, and I will continue to read and love the strip no matter what.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, and for reading the blog each week.

    I'll definitely consider showing more of the panel/strip conversions. Generally, I like to do it when the conversion requires some extra art, or isn't as straightforward as I'd like them to be. So far, I've only had to do one where the art is rotated 90 degrees.

    I appreciate the feedback and comments, Mr. or Ms. Unknown!