Narcissyphus

The title of an Art Spiegelman cartoon in the June 1st New Yorker: a portmanteau title (Narcissus + Sisyphus) with a visual realization:

The woozy protagonist climbs out of his hole, admires himself in a mirror, falls back into the hole, and the cycle begins again.

Spiegelman has appeared on this blog as a celebrated graphic novelist (Maus and all that), but this is his first time here as a gag cartoonist, or at least as a graphic short-story writer (a story in 12 panels).

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