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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tension In The China Shop

Fermin was determined to make this job stick, to break the stereotypes and prove that a bull CAN work in a China Shop. .....Also, there were only two other job openings available to him at the employment agency: one in a Spanish Bull Ring, and the other a vague listing... something about a slaughter house.

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  1. Looking at the alternatives, I would also try the China Shop job. :)

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  2. Hahaha! But I feel guilty for laughing. Because he is cute. And trying so hard! Terrific color choices and details as always! Poor thing! Fermin may need to start his OWN business. But can a bull get a loan? Hmm.

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    1. I suppose Fermin will need to find a loan officer who's 'bullish' about his prospects, Cindy.

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  3. Aww, poor Fermin! Such few options. I actually love the endearing quality in this one as it's a little different from your usual gags that take a different twist on daily life. The gag in this one is still funny, but it also makes me feel for the character as he's clearly in a position where his strength and size serve him no purpose.

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    1. Mauricio, I always appreciate it when you describe your take on my cartoons. It's very helpful to me. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out the staging and captions in these drawings and can't be sure they're successful till I read comments such as yours. Thank you.

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    2. You don't have to think too hard about your latest successful cartoon Mr.Ted. Look back at your huge body of work and all of the comments you have had...That should give you the confidence that your'e unlikely to to a bad one...even if you did.... it would be funny.

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    3. Thanks, Rod. I feel that I have gotten a lot better at fine-tuning my gags, just by doing them again and again, but my humor used to be real hit-and-miss. People would be nice and say, 'Great drawing." I got that a lot. But this blog, and encouraging comments like yours and others has really helped me immensely. Thanks again, my friend.

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  4. I like face expression of Fermin, his truly fascinating concentration to carry Wedgwood soup bowl , I hope he can stay by hiss boss !

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    1. Haha. I had to look up Wedgewood soup bowl.

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  5. Haha! Aw Fermin! You can do it and keep out of the ring or the slaughter house!

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    1. Koosje, your optimism is contagious.

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  6. I think Fermin should be more careful unless he wants to end up ON a plate rather than carrying one.. Good name BTW Ted, I see you did your research!!

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    1. haha, yeah, I looked up popular bull names. I found it on a list of suggested names for your child. weird.

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  7. Fermin! I love him, especially because of his name and the forlorn expression on his face.

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    1. Fermin appreciates your love. This he told me.

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  8. We're rooting for you, Fermin!

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    1. I wonder if they make rubber gloves for bulls?

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  9. I'm thinking Fermin might make a good nanny. Great illustration, love the idea!

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    1. Hmmmmm... the gag possibilities... let me think about that.

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  10. What a bully illustration, TB (as TR would say). Tense--but bully!

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  11. Whoooaaaaa!!! That is some tension there. In fact it is so stressful just watching that bull hold that dish. Crap! Hahahahaha!

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  12. I support Fermin! :D Look at his determined face! oh btw, I look forward to purchase the superhero cartoon book. All the best, sir!

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  13. LOL!!! Love this one, Ted!! My Mom always referred to my little brother as a "bull in a china shop" when we were kids. My brother was nowhere near as large as Fermin, though, and he didn't eat grass, crap in the yard (that we know about, anyway) or sprout horns.....so maybe she was confused....

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