So, I'm back in-house again at WB helping to develop a direct-to-video after some much-needed time off. My first week there has been very time consuming, so I wasn't able to draw up a cartoon for the blog this week. As a result I was forced back into my cartoon vault, wayyy back, and found this relic. It's dated 1978, the earliest drawing I've ever published here, from back when I was still in short pants and drawing what I called my 'bloody cartoons' for my junior college friends. I was very influenced by Gahan Wilson's Playboy humor and Charles Rodrigues' cartoons in the National Lampoon. I still like depicting old people in compromising situations, but would back off from depicting blood like this. Maybe it's because I feel a lot more mortal now that I've clocked a few years since those rash days. I figure this could end up being me splattered on the floor one day. Not so funny now, is it Mr. Ted? Hope it never comes to pass, but if it does, I hope I can laugh at the irony.