Saturday, June 01, 2019

Five O'Clock Shadow

Welcome back, Jazz Pickles. We've fully recovered from our cross-country travel, and are working diligently here at Bizarro Studios North to provide your recommended daily allowance of absurdity. Here's the week we just delivered.

Dogs and cats provide an endless well of humor for us here at BSN. It'd be interesting to see a statistical accounting of dog and cat gags since we started on the dailies. We could do it ourselves, but we're busy batting around the cap from a milk carton.

Certain modern a-go-go corporations would love to keep their employees "on campus" around the clock, so this particular cartoon is almost backwards. The boss could easily be making the case to the worker.

We feel a sense of accomplishment when we come up with a gag that requires no text, until we remember a case where a colleague did a wordless panel so brilliant it made us proud and envious at the same time.
As I mention here regularly, after completing each Bizarro panel, we convert the art to a horizontal layout for the client papers that run it in a regular comic strip slot. Sometimes this means we have to draw extra elements to fill in the scene, as with the trash can and passerby in today's cartoon.

Major League Baseball finally catches up with Little League.

In the unlikely event that I'm asked to deliver a commencement address, I'll incorporate this bit of wisdom.

With this panel, I found that it's surprisingly tricky to draw ghosts in a corporeal setting.

Don't forget to read Dan Piraro's weekly blog to see what he thinks of this week's output. Compare our comments for big fun.

Bonus Track

"Growin' a Beard"

Ben Vaughn is a versatile musician, songwriter, musical historian, and producer. He also hosts one of my favorite podcasts, The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn. Episodes of The Many Moods have helped me get through long nights of inking cartoons. Your musical knowledge will be enhanced if you listen. 

Tell him Wayno sent you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the podcast recommendation. I listened to "The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn" all day yesterday while doing chores around the house. It's a great relief from the chaos of the current news.