Saturday, October 17, 2020

Diagnosis: Tasty

This year continues spew forth a ridiculous number of outrageous news stories, week after week. Here's a tidbit you may have missed, as reported by the New York Times.

That explains the first gift request in his letter to Santa.

While we realize that it's become impossible to top the absurdity of real life, here are our latest attempts.

Be thankful the glow is bright enough to hide what's going on in that scrum of insects.

When seeking employment, one should do research on each occupation's hazards.

I have no idea what a timing belt does, but I've heard the term on "Car Talk." The engine compartment in this drawing is based on a couple of reference photos and pure, uninformed fantasy.

My Bizarro panels start off as scribbly digital sketches, like this one. I'll then place the printed sketch on a lightbox, and start penciling on Bristol paper.

Quite often, I prefer the intermediate penciled art over the finished, inked drawing. This pencil drawing looked as if it should be viewed through 3-D glasses.

Thursday's panel resonated with quite a few readers, as the months of sheltering in place have led many people to unleash their inner baker. For the record, I am awed by anyone who's able to create baked goods. The joke could have been about any hobby/obsession. Breadmaking served as a conveniently timely hook for the gag.

Halloween is now just two weeks away, so I figured it was time to start doing some spooky material. 

Remember, you never know what lies beneath an seemingly-ordinary exterior.

Every day, more of what we hear requires decoding, and George Orwell's work seems less fictional.

Thanks for checking out my latest work. Don't forget to visit Dan Piraro's blog, to see what's on his mind this week, and to admire his newest Bizarro Sunday page.

You should also follow Dan's surreal Western graphic novel, Peyote Cowboy. It's free to read online, and the latest episode is a double-length killer!

Bonus Track

The Kinks
(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
From the album One for the Road (1980)

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1 comment:

  1. "I have no idea what a timing belt does"

    You should look into "non-interference engine" vs. "interference engine
    ". You will want to know which you have!