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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Balloon Bust


Poor Penrod porcupine. All he wanted was a big balloon he could run with all day.

The Illustration Friday word is 'return'.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BED BUGS!


Awhile back my friend Kathy from my old high school suggested I do a cartoon about bed bugs. Can't recall if she had a confrontation with them or just a general fear like most of us. So I came up with this bit of weirdness. Maybe those poor bugs are just misunderstood by us. I mean, every creature on this earth serves some purpose, right? Can't we all get along?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Moby's Day Off


Too absurd? Too wacky?? Well it's all I got, and the closest I could come to a gag for the Illustration Friday word 'Shades'. Enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Too Many Tarzans!


I wracked my brain to come up with something for the Illustration Friday word 'Yield', and was about to throw in the towel when this ridiculous image popped into my head. Don't know where it came from but it made me laugh out loud at the absurdity of it.
Then I started thinking about the actual truth in this image: Have you ever thought of some great idea that you were so sure was original and then gone to the internet only to find out that about fifty people have already thought of it? Doesn't seem to make any difference how random the idea is either. How about if you decide to collect something that nobody else collects, like maybe decorative beadwork toaster covers made while bicycling? Think again. There will already be a hundred people who are looking for that and two or three authorities on the subject with websites and books out on it.
I suppose it's always been this way, but in the past we weren't so aware of all the competition out there. Ignorant bliss. Unfortunately, the internet makes it all so painfully real anymore, at the touch of a button, that it's very difficult to be first with an idea. Luckily, we can still improve on ideas that are already out there, so there's still hope for us creative types.
So, because of all this competition, I imagine that in some remote, out of the way jungle (if we still have those places) there are a bunch of dudes who had the 'original' idea to give up the rat race, don loincloths, and swing from vine to vine as Tarzan did, in one big hectic traffic jam amongst the apes.

Gentlemen, may you all find your Jane.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Space Barbecue!


Another weird idea from my sick and twisted mind. Do the aliens have good intentions?? These people seem to think so.
The Illustration Friday word is 'Intention'.