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Monday, January 17, 2011

Encounter Group

Not sure if this one is funny, sad, or just downright scary.
I'm an artist, and I'm constantly taking in everything around me as I go about my day, my senses working overtime as the song goes. So obviously I'm not into walking, driving, or talking to a cashier while staring at a screen that's ten inches from my face.
Because I'm not that way you might imagine how the world is starting to look to me, and if I say anymore I may begin to rant like an old fart :) -Ted


  1. I say more of these old fart rants!
    Indeed not every obversation has to be drop dead funny. this one is more 'awwwwww'.

    oh and i read your kick-in-the-butt-post, i'm just busy on a long blog update :)

  2. This one is quite a sad one for me. Kinda touch on most people's experience I guess..

    Sad.. in a funny way - because it is real :(

    I really like it though! Look forward for the next one, Ted. :)

  3. My friends literally fiddle with i-phones WHILE I'M TALKING TO THEM then glance up once in a while and say "uh-huh". I'm dumbfounded. Although, I might be one of those jerks when I finally become an iphone owner. Who knows. :) I feel that I'm the last person in the world who doesn't own one.

    This one is definitely in sync with our day and age. Funny :) The iphone isolates and connects us all at the same time.

  4. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the internet as much as the next person, so I know that if I had an iphone I would be staring at it, too. So I've avoided buying one for that reason. All day long I'm working on a computer in PS at work, and of course when I come home I have to browse my favorite site Ebay, and then after watching the boob tube, I start working on the next blog cartoon on my computer, so I really value going outside without a screen and completely getting away from it. The SF writer Harlan Ellison had a saying I always liked: He called it sucking on the glass teat. ha ha.

    Yes Tiffanny, without the computer none of you three would be connected to me now, and vice versa. Tek is in Belgium, Charles is in Australia, and you are in Texas, so of course it's AWESOME. -but that i-phone is trouble, I tell you. Let's go out and play stickball or kick the can, instead, said the old fart. HA!

  5. I've been a part of this group for sure he he he he he! Oh I love it! This is excellent!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. I so appreciate you taking time to do.
    Big ups

  6. Wow! This hits to the core man. Great toon on the sad side. I love the reality of this one. Wish lots of people could see this message that comes across strong in the drawing. I love the screen glow on their faces. Home run man!

  7. If the guy in the center was tweeting that to everyone, it would feel more like a gag than a condemnation maybe. But still, there's a charm in your cartoonist VOICE, Ted. I dig this one, keep it up!

  8. Thanks, Chris. -But the fact that nobody would be listening to such a heartfelt story after someone has opened themselves up like that, is extreme and unrealistic. It's also not human. The ridiculousness of that is what makes it funny. Because its so ridiculous, my hope is, it's more funny than sad.

    On the other hand, anyone who doesn't find it funny and sees it as too much of a condemnation, just might be a heavy iphone user. Chris???

  9. oh goodness I see this all the time! the saddest part is when you see a couple on a date doing this to each other!
    thank you so much for checking out my blog and leaving such a kind comment! I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

  10. A great illustration. The funny face of a sad thing.

  11. Oy. This is sad but true! we are all cyborgs now.